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Governor gets ATS security

Panaji: Factoring in high threat perception, the Goa police have enhanced the security for Goa Governor Satya Pal Malik. Sources said that Malik has been provided with additional cover of commandos from anti-terrorism squad of the Goa police. Earlier, there had been no ATS security cover for the state Governor. Owing to security reasons, the Raj Bhavan will remain closed …

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Govt prioritises on road repairs, regular water and power supply

Panaji: The government on Tuesday decided to prioritise on repairing battered roads and streamlining supply of water and electricity. The decision came at a meeting of the BJP legislative wing. The meeting, which was chaired by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant at his official residence, deliberated on various developmental issues. Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Sawant said the party MLAs …

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State BJP to get new chief by Dec 14

Panaji: Rajya Sabha MP and incumbent state BJP president Vinay Tendulkar on Tuesday said that new chief of the Goa unit  of the BJP will be elected by December 14. Speaking to media persons after the BJP legislative wing’s meeting on Tuesday at the official residence of Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, Tendulkar said the party’s internal elections have been going …

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Cabral to meet Javadekar to push for changes to CRZ Notification 2011

Panaji: Environment Minister Nilesh Cabral will meet Union Environment and Forests Minister Prakash Javadekar to press for amendments to the Coastal Regulation Zone Notification 2011 to facilitate finalisation of draft coastal zone management plan of the state. Cabral has written a letter to Javadekar on October 31, seeking his appointment for pushing amendments to the CRZ Notification 2011. He has …

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Education dept asks schools to display child helpline number

Panaji: Taking cognisance of the increasing number of crimes against students taking place in schools, the department of education has enjoined upon all the heads of the government, as well as government aided and unaided schools to display ‘Child Helpline number 1098’ in the schools and send a compliance report to the department at the earliest. “The Supreme Court has …

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Electricity EE to look after net metering approval, grid connectivity procedures

Panaji: In order to streamline and facilitate installation of rooftop solar (RTS) system for prosumers (consumer cum producer) and speed up grid connectivity process, the procedure for net metering approval and grid connectivity has been transferred to the executive engineer (EE) of the concerned division of the electricity department with immediate effect. Net metering is a billing mechanism for solar …

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Lobo seeks strict enforcement of ban on illegal fishing practices

Panaji: Ports Minister Michael Lobo met the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday along with a delegation of traditional fishermen seeking strict enforcement of ban on bull trawling and use of LED lights for fishing in the waters of Goa. Speaking to media after the meeting, Lobo reiterated that the fishermen from neighbouring states of Maharashtra and Karnataka were illegally …

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CCP issues deadline for completion of works involving road digging

Panaji: The Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) will stop issuing NoCs for road cutting, digging, gas pipe laying and cable laying from November-end, stated city Mayor Uday Madkaikar. CCP has issued a deadline to public in general, government departments, private agencies, and other individuals to complete road cutting work or laying of sewage pipes, trench digging, laying of …

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Ensure police do not parade accused before print, electronic media: HC

Panaji: The High Court of Bombay at Goa on Tuesday directed the state government and director general of police to ensure that the police officials do not parade the accused persons before the print and electronic media or pose for photographs with accused persons as it shows disregard for human rights, right to privacy and right to live with dignity …

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BJP-led govt is taking up people oriented projects in state: CM

Ponda: Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant laid the foundation stone of the Government Primary School premises at Ambewada, Khandola in Priol Constituency on Tuesday, wherein a new ground plus 2 storied building with modern architectural design will be constructed by GSIDC at a cost of Rs 67.21 lakh.  Art and Culture Minister and local MLA Govind Gaude, GSIDC general manager …

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