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Nocturnal fish checks at Patradevi

NT NETWORK Pernem  The hullabaloo over fish testing is not producing desired results as tests by officials of the Quality Council of India and the food and drugs administration are being carried out only during the nighttime and not round-the-clock as expected. And to cap it all, the fish testing is being done in a room of the Patradevi police …

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Cabral outlines roadmap to end power woes

NT NETWORK Panaji Power Minister Nilesh Cabral on Monday released a white paper on the status of power situation in the state, claiming that there is no shortage of power in the state. However, he admitted that there are problems in electricity  transmission, which are  encountered at various extra high voltage  stations. Addressing a press conference at the Secretariat on …

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Trouble mounts for Sonsoddo dump

NT NETWORK Margao    The Fomento  Green, which has been operating the  waste treatment plant at the Sonsoddo dump, on Monday stopped accepting the  waste from the Margao municipality, as the plant has been chock-a-block with refuse.  Consequently  vehicles  filled  with garbage were seen parked at the Sonsoddo waste site  and  the Old Market  garage. As garbage was not accepted for …

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Two armed cops to be posted at GMC’s casualty ward

NT NETWORK Panaji The Indian Medical Association’s Goa branch on Monday said  that  Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has assured  deployment of  two armed cops in the casualty (emergency) ward of the Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim, for the protection of doctors on duty. Senior member of the association, Dr Shekhar Salkar claimed that Sawant has promised that adequate security …

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QCI’s fish testing raises eyebrows

NT NETWORK Panaji The Quality Council of India has begun testing  fish samples lifted from the trucks arriving at state borders from the neighbouring states. However, the method adopted by the QCI for spot test is the same old one, which had been used by the state food and drugs  administration  by using the kits from the Kochi-based Central Institute …

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CoP says Sagarmala projects must be passenger-centric

NT NETWORK Panaji The Captain of Ports has made it clear that various projects to be undertaken under the Sagarmala programme along the Goan rivers must be passenger-centric, and that there should not be any scope for operations of cargo vessels in the rivers. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday chaired a meeting at his official residence reviewing the projects …

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EWS quota for seats yet to take shape in Goa

NT NETWORK Panaji Stating that the directorate of technical education is yet to implement the reservation quota for the economically weaker sections,  director of technical education Vivek Kamat on Monday said  the directorate has started on Monday the first round of admissions for various professional colleges in Goa, and is going ahead with existing number of seats in these colleges, …

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Highway safety: transport dept floats fresh tender

NT NETWORK Panaji In an attempt to improve highway safety, the transport department has floated a fresh tender, inviting private bids for the supply, installation, integration and commissioning of day and night interceptor and road safety equipment on SUV cars. The department intends to procure interceptor and road safety equipment for ten Mahindra Scorpio/Marazzo vehicles to improve the road safety …

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Chaos at MMC meet over ‘unequal distribution’ of development funds

NT NETWORK Margao Chaos witnessed twice during the  Margao Municipal Council (MMC) meeting that was held on  Monday — firstly, over the  unequal distribution of the development funds  among the councillors, and then over the MMC workers taking up tree cutting in private properties. Councillors  Damu  Naik,  Manoj  Mosurkar and Raju  Hadly  pointed out to the chairperson that  they have …

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Land Development and Buildings Construction Regulations amended

NT NETWORK Panaji The government has amended the Goa  Land Development and Buildings Construction Regulations 2010 to make construction of small solar farms and  residential projects easier. Under the latest amendment, notified in the Official Gazette, on June 14, no permission is required for the construction of solar farms by farmers, subject to the condition that the farm is not …

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