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CM bats for central govt schemes

Bicholim: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has urged the general public to avail benefits of welfare schemes initiated by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Sawant said that special awareness camps will be organised in all panchayats for sensitising the general public about benefits of the welfare schemes. He alleged that some officials are creating hurdles in the allotment of the benefits to villagers in …

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Inland water fish in demand

Marine fish is scarce in the markets these days due to the fishing ban coming into force and also due to the rough seas during the monsoon months. It is inland water fish that is come to the rescue of Goans since they cannot do without nustyachi kodi in their daily meals. Inland water fish is in demand presently as …

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Karma Group celebrates 26th anniversary in India with student scholarships

International travel and lifestyle brand, Karma Group recently celebrated 26 years of operations in India by awarding scholarships to needy students. Preverger Penguin Prize Scholarship was awarded to several students from Christel House India, Bengaluru. Full university scholarships were provided to three students from the institute. “Karma Group has enjoyed an incredible journey in the Indian travel and hospitality industry …

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With eye on next assembly polls, Cong looking to ‘rebuild’ from booth level

NT NETWORK Margao Congress party on Saturday felicitated its South Goa MP Francisco Sardinha for his victory in Lok Sabha election, while calling for strengthening party booths as being crucial to winning the assembly election. While speaking to party leaders, workers and supporters during a function in Margao, Sardinha vowed to raise people’s issues in the parliament while also promising …

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TV, home culture factors for children getting introduced to alcohol: Patil

NT NETWORK Panaji With changing trends, children now get introduced to alcohol at the age of 12  and the reason is influence from television, culture in the house, ways of celebrations and peer pressure, said Dr Rajesh Patil, head of department (HOD) of emergency medicine and trauma, Goa Medical College, Bambolim. Dr Patil was speaking during an awareness programme on …

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GMPF appeals for quick resumption of mining

NT NETWORK Curchorem A delegation of mining dependents under the banner of Goa Mining Peoples Front (GMPF) on Saturday called on the Sanvordem sarpanch appealing to convey their grievances to Chief Minister Pramod Sawant urging him to restart mining activities in the state. Later speaking to media, mining dependent Prasad Bhandari said since the mining ban was enforced in the …

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International Day of Yoga in Jalandhar

An Indian Army dog unit performs a yoga exercise during the International Day of Yoga in Jalandhar, Punjab, on Friday. The world marked the fifth International Day of Yoga with tens of thousands of people rolling out their mats to stretch and twist, breathe in and breathe out, reach for the skies and bend to touch their toes.

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Hard-pressed state seeks package from Centre

NT NETWORK Panaji Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday sought from the Centre one-time financial package for the state through budgetary allocations so as to bridge the  revenue gap that has emerged due to the mining closure. Sawant, who also holds finance portfolio, represented the state at a  pre-budget consultations meeting held in New Delhi on Friday. The meeting was …

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Govt likely to allow people practice Yoga in public premises

NT NETWORK Panaji Stating that yoga ensures personal and social well-being if practiced regularly, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Friday said that the state government will strive hard to make government premises accessible to general public to practice yoga. “It is observed in the state a few cannot practice yoga due to space constraint. The government will try to overcome …

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Finally, monsoon arrives in Goa

Panaji: After a long delay of 14 days, the  southwest monsoon finally arrived in the state on Thursday,  the India meteorological department said. The IMD  issued heavy rainfall warning for the next five days: strong winds with speed reaching 40 to 50 kmph are likely to prevail over southwest and adjoining west-central Arabian sea for the next 48 hours. This …

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