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MGP extends support to BBSM agitation

NT NETWORK PONDA The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) on Sunday declared their open support to Bhartiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch (BBSM) over the issue of grants being given to English medium primary schools by BJP. Bharatiya Janata Party in spite of the promises made during the 2012 assembly election and also after actively participating in the agitation along with BBSM against ... Read More »

People need to shed negative mindset to development projects: Mandrekar

NT NETWORK BICHOLIM WRD Minister Dayanand Mandrekar has expressed concern over rising negative mindset towards development with various sections opposing proposed projects. Mandrekar was speaking as a chief guest on Sunday after inaugurating the Bicholim river protection wall and a walking track along the river bank. He unveiled the plaque and cut the ribbon to mark the inauguration of the ... Read More »

Land use map: Calangute villagers seek two months’ time to file suggestions, objections

Anthony D’Souza, attorney of Calangute comunidade speaking during  the special gram sabha on Sunday

NT NETWORK CALANGUTE Calangute villagers, on Sunday, during a special gram sabha, sought two months’ time to file suggestions and objections to the land use map. They cited that there are 13,000 people under the panchayat area and, therefore, they all need sufficient time to put forth their views on the land use map and the outline development plan (ODP). ... Read More »

Moira residents cast doubts on boutique hotels

Moira villagers discussing an issue during the ordinary gram on Sunday at the panchayat hall 

NT NETWORK MAPUSA Raising concern over rise in boutique hotels in Moira, the village gram sabha on Sunday asked the panchayat to check if such residential complexes, that are being used for commercial activities, have valid permission and, if not, initiate action as per law. At the gram sabha, the matter regarding C form was discussed as despite passing a ... Read More »

Cansaulim Arossim gram sabha corners VP secy over budget

Cansaulim Arossim Cuelim villagers questioning the panchayat secretary Pradeep Tamhankar and sarpanch Philomena D’Mello during the gram sabha held on Sunday

NT NETWORK VASCO The gram sabha of Cansaulim Arossim Cuelim, on Sunday, questioned the panchayat secretary Pradeep Tamhankar and sarpanch Philomena D’Mello over their alleged involvement in manipulating the budget, which was approved through Zilla Panchayat, without being discussed at gram sabha. The villagers demanded a vigilance inquiry into Tamhankar’s alleged involvement in manipulating the budget approved for the financial ... Read More »

Battle for Mhadei river water at crucial stage

NT NETWORK SANKHALI The crucial final round of hearing by the Mhadei Water Disputes Tribunal on the contentious issue will begin on Monday. The hearing is very crucial for Goa as the river is lifeline of the state and any diversion of the river water will be detrimental to Goa’s water needs during non-monsoon months. After hearing arguments from Karnataka’s ... Read More »

Monsoon session begins today

NT NETWORK PANAJI The fortnight-long monsoon session of the state legislative assembly will begin on Monday. The government will introduce 12 bills including the Goa waste management corporation bill, which will deal with the formation of solid waste management body for the purpose of treating the garbage generated in Goa, and the regularisation of unauthorised structures and encroachments bill, dealing ... Read More »

Wary of contamination, Varca villagers demand subsidized water filters

NT NETWORK VARCA The Varca gram sabha on Sunday demanded that the government should provide water filters to the villagers at subsidized rates in view of presence of manganese content and other heavy metals in the PWD-supplied drinking water. The gram sabha raised serious concerns over health hazards arising out of the presence of contaminants above the permissible limits. The ... Read More »

Cong must display unity for a grand alliance: GFP

NT NETWORK PANAJI Stating that the Congress party legislators will coordinate with the independent MLAs namely Vijai Sardesai, Rohan Khaunte and Naresh Sawal during the forthcoming monsoon session of the state legislative assembly to expose the misdeeds of the government, the Goa Forward Party (GFP) on Saturday said that the Congress should now display same solidarity outside the House, if ... Read More »

Cong ready to contest all 40 seats in 2017 assembly polls

AICC General Secretary and Goa desk in-charge Digvijay Singh addressing the media along with Dr A Chella Kumar, Luizinho Faleiro, Pratapsing Rane and Francisco Sardinha in Panaji on Saturday

NT NETWORK PANAJI All India Congress Committee (AICC) General Secretary and Goa desk in-charge Digvijay Singh Saturday said that there has been no formal proposal for a ‘mahagathbandhan.’ In the absence of a proposal, he asserted that the party is preparing to contest all the 40 constituencies during the upcoming state assembly elections. Speaking to media in Panaji after chairing ... Read More »

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