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FSSAI directed to submit report on quantity of formalin in fish

Panaji: The High Court of Bombay at Goa has directed FSSAI to submit a timeline by which expert scientific panel will submit a report regarding quantity of inherent natural formalin in fish. The High Court has observed that the matter related with sale of formalin contaminated fish has great concern in the state of Goa. In formalin in fish matter, …

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‘Particles’ wins Golden Peacock at IFFI 2019

Panaji: The screening of renowned Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s Italy-set refugee drama ‘Marghe and Her Mother’ closed the golden jubilee edition of the International Festival of India (IFFI) on Thursday in Panaji. ‘Particles’, directed by Blaise Harrison and produced by Estelle Fialon won the Golden Peacock Award. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 40 lakh, trophy and citation. …

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JICA water pipeline bursts in Sanguem

Curchorem: Water supply to areas of Mormugao and Salcete talukas was affected on Thursday after a Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)-funded pipeline, supplying water from the Selaulim water treatment plant to the Shirvoi tank ruptured at Kotarlim in Sanguem. Executive engineer of public works department (PWD) Shrikant Gaonkar said that the pipeline ruptured around 5 pm and soon after the …

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Dependants bank on Centre to restart mining

Panaji: Unhappy over the repeated pushback of resumption of mining, Goa Mining People’s Front (GMPF) on Thursday said that the state government’s action of filing the review petition in the Supreme Court is “delayed.” GMPF president Puti Gaonkar said, “We welcome the government’s filing of the review petition in the Goa mining matter, but it came after 20 months which …

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28 Colvale prisoners turn professional bakers

Panaji: Twenty-eight inmates at the central jail, Colvale have undergone professional training in bakery, a 15-day certificate course conducted by the Institute of Hotel Management (IHM) at the jail premises. The course had started on November 9 and after completion, the inmates have also cleared the exam, in theory as well as practical, said a jail official. The idea to …

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Scheme for sensitising on road safety launched

Panaji: The state government has introduced Marg Suraksha, a grant-in-aid scheme for creating awareness on road safety. As per a notification issued by the director of education Vandana Rao, the said scheme will be applicable to recognised schools and colleges in Goa and operated by the directorate of education. The objective of the scheme is to promote awareness on road …

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NGT orders monitoring of A-category projects at least twice a year

Panaji: Following a plea that questioned the effectiveness of current monitoring mechanisms for compliance of environmental clearances (ECs) granted to all-category projects, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has ordered to monitor category class ‘A’ projects for not less than twice in a year and other category projects including category ‘B’ projects at least once in a year. The Tribunal further …

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Draft CZMP: Shiroda villagers seek session with ‘expert’

Ponda: Dissatisfied with the explanation provided on draft coastal zone management plan (CZMP) by the field surveyor, deputed by the government,  the villagers of Shiroda, on Thursday, demanded another session on the draft plan with an expert to guide them on the draft plan. “Government should send an expert and not a land surveyor, who only shows the land marking,” the …

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Oppn to Sonsoddo waste bioremediation in Raia: Lourenco stands his ground

Margao: Curtorim MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco, on Thursday, said that he is firmly with the people of his constituency in not giving land in Raia to start bioremediation of dump at Sonsoddo, as was mentioned to the High Court on Wednesday. He also said that while he would help in the bioremediation process, he was not going to compromise on …

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Jan 31 is new deadline for govt to submit draft CZMP

Panaji: The principal bench of National Green Tribunal (NGT) has granted another three months’ extension to the state government to submit the draft Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) to the National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM). The new deadline for submitting the draft CZMP is January 31, 2020, and failure to do so will result in deduction from the …

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