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Govt mulls pushing local bodies to wall for not abiding by waste rules

NT NETWORK  Panaji The state government is considering imposing a ban on  local self-governing bodies restraining them from issuing revenue-generating  licences to new constructions and trade establishments  for failing to comply with new solid waste management rules. The government has been taken to task  by the National Green Tribunal for failing to comply with waste management rules. The green watchdog …

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Goan agency should prepare new CZMP: Vijai

NT NETWORK  Margao   Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai on Saturday said that a Goa-based agency should be roped in to prepare new draft coastal management plan for the state. Speaking to media persons in Fatorda on the sidelines of a function, Sardesai said the then Parrikar government had paid Rs 86 lakh more to the Chennai-based National Centre for Sustainable …

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Report on private forestlands rejected

NT NETWORK Margao   Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai on Saturday said the  state government has rejected the review  committee  report  on  private forestlands in the state, claiming that the methods used therein were faulty  and did not have approval of the government.  Speaking to media persons in Fatorda  on the sidelines of a function, Sardesai said Chief Minister Pramod Sawant …

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‘Goa’s mining imbroglio is peculiar’

NT NETWORK Panaji Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday said that Goa’s mining imbroglio is peculiar, and hence the central government will have to find out a solution to the issue within the ambit of law. Interacting with media persons on Saturday at Sankhali while launching the BJP’s membership drive, Goyal said the Centre is committed to resolve the mining …

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Focus on Goa stretch in KR route electrification: Piyush

NT NETWORK Panaji Railway Minister Piyush Goyal on Saturday said that 100 per cent electrification of the Konkan Railway route will be completed in next one and half year. Goyal, who was in Goa for launching the BJP’s membership drive at Sankhali, said,  “The Union government has sanctioned Rs 1100 crore for the electrification of Konkan Railway route from Mumbai …

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KTC to go extra mile for women’s safety

ABDUL WAHAB KHAN | NT Panaji To take forward government’s push for night shift for women, the Kadamba Transport Corporation Limited has come out with a solution for the last-mile connectivity so as to facilitate women to work at night in industrial units of the state. The government has decided to amend the Factory Act 1948 to allow women to …

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Karnataka govt in crisis

PTI Bengaluru The Janata Dal-Secular-Congress government in Karnataka plunged into a crisis on Saturday, with 13 MLAs of the alliance submitting their resignation to the Speaker. The Congress accused the BJP of trying to topple the coalition government by “buying” MLAs, but the BJP dismissed the charge saying it had nothing to do with the resignations and the internal feud …

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Palienkar won’t make way for Michael: Vijai

NT NETWORK Margao   Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai on Saturday scotched the rumours that his  party colleague and Fisheries Minister  Vinod Palienkar   would  be dropped from the state cabinet to make  way  for  BJP legislator Michael Lobo. Matters like ministerial berth cannot be decided by leaking information to the media selectively, the Goa Forward Party supremo said. There have been …

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Raia villagers resolve to protect water bodies

NT NETWORK Margao Drawing inspiration from the letter received from the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Raia villagers, on Saturday, resolved to protect the springs and other water bodies in their village, as they prepared themselves to conserve water. The Prime Minister Modi, through his letter to the  sarpanchas, has urged to conserve the  rainwater  as the country is facing water crisis.   Anthony Fernandes  congratulated …

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South Goa police record 88.85% crime detection rate

SHYAM ZAMBAULIKER | nt Margao During the first six months of the year, in South Goa, a total of 583 criminal cases were reported, of which 518 were detected, putting the detection percentage at 88.85. Arvind Gawas, South Goa Superintendent of Police, said that “four police stations in South Goa achieved 100 per cent detection. These include  Sanguem police station, Mormugao police station, Airport police station and Collem police …

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