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Surendra set to take over CCP reigns

Panaji: With the deadline for filing nomination papers ending, former mayor Surendra Furtado and Lata Parekh have been virtually elected unopposed to the posts of Mayor and deputy mayor of the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) respectively since nobody else has filed nomination papers, revealed CCP Commissioner Sanjit …

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Govt has no particular strategy to face Oppn

Panaji: The citizen-friendly, employment oriented and election-centric five-day budget session of the state legislative assembly will commence on March 14. Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar, who also holds the finance portfolio, will present the budget on March 16 at 2.30. Speaking to ‘The Navhind Times’, the Chief Minister said the meeting …

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FIR against Michael Lobo in forgery case likely today

Panaji: Crime Branch (CB) is likely to submit a chargesheet against Calangute MLA Michael Lobo in the seven-year-old case of forgery of coastal regulation zone (CRZ) no objection certificate (NOC). The chargesheet will be filed before the Mapusa judicial magistrate first class (JMFC) under various sections of Indian Penal Code. …

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BJP blames Cong for narrow defeats

Panaji: The State unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) blamed Congress for playing the role of spoilsport for the party at the Corporation of City of Panaji (CCP) polls resulting in the defeat of their candidates in certain wards by narrow margins. “Congress has damaged (the BJP). We lost …

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Election of CCP Mayor, deputy on March 15

Panaji: The new Mayor and the Deputy Mayor for the capital city would be elected by the city councillors on March 15. The directorate of Municipal Administration (DMA) on Thursday issued a notification stating that the first meeting of the newly-elected councillors of the Corporation of the City of Panaji …

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MLA refutes claim, says bridge was strengthened

Margao: Cuncolim MLA Rajan Naik has refuted the claims that the Balli Bridge is on the verge of collapse and called such claims as “silly”. “As the equipment for the DefExpo will pass on this bridge, the engineer got the bridge strengthened. Some excavation was done for cementing and strengthening. …

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Vijai slams govt for abandoning WISL workers

Vasco: Fatorda MLA Vijai Sardesai has lambasted the BJP-led State government and accused the BJP of betraying the Western India Shipyard Limited (WISL) workers by using them during all past elections but not supporting them when they are facing severe financial crises due to non-payment of salaries for the last …

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