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CM-led delegation to visit Russian Far East

Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant will lead coal, mining and power group of delegation to Russian Far East during visit of Indian delegation led by Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal. The Indian delegation will visit Vladivostok, Russia on August 12-13 to explore investment potential for Indian investors in the Russian Far East region. The delegation led by Goyal …

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Nod to introduce Goa State Selection Commission Bill

Panaji: The state cabinet on Monday gave approval to introduce the Goa State Selection Commission Bill which aims to provide power to the body for conducting examination and selection of candidates for appointments to the subordinate service or posts coming under group ‘C’ and ‘D’ in government departments, organisations and autonomous bodies, established by the state government and semi-government organisations. …

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‘Foundation stone for Mapusa bus stand project to be laid on Oct 4’

Panaji: The Minister for Transport Mauvin Godinho on Monday assured the state legislative assembly that the foundation stone for the much awaited bus stand at Mapusa would be laid on October 4, 2019, the birth anniversary of the former Mapusa MLA, Francis D’Souza, and the project will be completed in 3 years’ time. Replying to a related query by the …

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Legislators raise issue of damaged bunds

Panaji: The legislators on Monday discussed issue of damage caused to bunds, embankments due to recent incessant rains, stating that the people, farmers in general are facing grave inconvenience due to the same. The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party legislator Ramakrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar by way of a zero hour mention brought to the notice of the House that the farmers from Kundaim …

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Monserrate lashes out over Smart City Mission

Panaji: Alleging that the smart city is a ‘scam’, Panaji MLA Atanasio ‘Babush’ Monserrate on Monday threatened to stop the execution of projects under the Smart City Mission if the concerned authority fails to consult people of the city and take them into confidence. “There is no transparency and forget about people, the MLA of Panaji is not aware who …

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CM: Smart City Mission board to be reconstituted

Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday assured on the floor of the House that the board of director of Smart City Mission will be reconstituted under his chairmanship. Replying to concerns raised by Panaji MLA Atanasio ‘Babush’ Monserrate over Smart City project, the Chief Minister said that as of now mainly bureaucrats were managing the affairs of the centrally …

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Incessant rain, waterlogging throw life out of gear in city

Panaji: Heavy rainfall on Monday disrupted normal life in the city with students, office goers and commuters in general facing a harrowing time. Several stretches of roads witnessed heavy waterlogging as the downpour continued throughout the day. Businesses in the city also took a hit as there was less movement of people especially those coming for shopping due to incessant …

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Govt has considered proposal over regularisation: Milind

Panaji: Urban Development Minister Milind Naik on Monday said in the state assembly that the government has considered a proposal to work out a method to regularise contract as well as daily-wage labourers working in municipalities and who have completed 8 years of service. Replying on demand, the Minister said that a decision has already been taken by the government …

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Azgaonkar: east, north portions of stadium roof not repaired since 2001

Panaji: Coming out with the clarification as regards around 300 tin sheets placed atop Jawaharlal Nehru stadium flying away on July 4, due to gusty winds, the Minister for Sports Manohar ‘Babu’ Azgaonkar said that the east and the north roof of this stadium was not repaired since 2001, in turn admitting that M/s M Venkatrao Infra Projects Pvt Ltd, …

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Cabbies threaten to surrender permits on August 8

Panaji: Refusing the government proposal to join the GoaMiles app service, the tourist taxi operators in the state on Sunday warned the government that they will surrender their taxi permits en masse to the department of transport on August 8, if their demand to scrap the app-based cab company is not fulfilled. The decision came during the ‘show of strength’ …

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