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Gaming commissioner has powers to check casino ops

NT NETWORK Panaji The home department on Friday issued a notification appointing a gaming commissioner to keep a check and control over the games conducted in the designated places or areas in offshore and onshore casinos. The notification allows entry into casinos by a tourist, a person or a group of persons, who have attained the age of 21 years, …

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Centre nudges state on MP coal block

NT NETWORK Panaji Industries Minister Vishwajit Rane on Friday said the Union coal ministry  has indicated that it will cancel the coal block allocated to Goa if the required process is not completed within 100 days. Rane met coal secretary Anil Kumar Jain in Delhi, holding discussions on the coal block allocated to the Goa Industrial Development Corporation. The Dongri …

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Bandekar to be first gaming commissioner

NT NETWORK Panaji Stating that GST commissioner Deepak Bandekar will be the first gaming commissioner of Goa, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday said that Goans will be barred from visiting the offshore casinos from February 1, 2020. “A notification to this effect will be issued by January 31,” he added. The appointment of the gaming commissioner is expected to …

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Dabolim airport set for passenger screening

NT NETWORK Vasco The Centre on Thursday extended thermal screening of air passengers to the Dabolim airport owing to the rising cases of coronavirus in China and other countries. Airport director Gagan Malik said that Union health ministry has  asked the Dabolim airport  through an order  to screen air passengers through thermal scanners at the pre-immigration area, which are being …

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Goa readies to shift 9 million MT ore

NT NETWORK Panaji Welcoming the Supreme Court judgment allowing transportation of extracted iron ore in Goa, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday said that approximately nine million metric tonne of iron ore lying at various jetties and lease areas can be transported. Addressing media persons at his official residence, Sawant said  that export of iron ore  can resume in the …

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Bandekar to be first gaming commissioner

NT NETWORK Panaji Stating that GST commissioner Deepak Bandekar will be the first gaming commissioner of Goa, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday said that Goans will be barred from visiting the offshore casinos from February 1, 2020. “A notification to this effect will be issued by January 31,” he added. The appointment of the gaming commissioner is expected to …

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Police issue SOP on tackling violence against doctors

NT NETWORK Panaji The Goa police have issued standard operating procedure  to deal with violence against medical professionals and medical establishments. The SOP, which  has been issued by inspector-general of police  Jaspal Singh,  directs  all superintendents of police to ensure compliance. Police stations in-charges have been asked to form a WhatsApp group of medical professionals and beat police officers so …

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Faulty cell phone: consumer forum orders refund, compensation

NT NETWORK Margao The Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, South Goa, Margao, has recently ordered a complete refund besides compensation to a consumer in the case of a faulty cell phone that was bought online. The forum has ordered the retailer and manufacturer to refund an amount of Rs 30,090 along with interest and compensation of Rs 60,000. The complainant, a …

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Bison herd destroys paddy crop at Onurlem-Neturlim

NT NETWORK Curchorem A herd of bison reportedly destroyed paddy crop at Onurlem-Neturlim, coming under the wildlife sanctuary. A complaint to this effect has been made by farmers at the office of the forest department, Neturlim. The complaint has been signed by Raghunath Gawali, Sudesh Velip, Suraj Gaonkar, Prabhakar Gaonkar, Shilpa Bhandari, Sumitra Gawali, Murli Gaonkar, Govind Gaonkar, Marian Fernandes, …

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On CAA, Cong says govt going against Gandhiji’s principles

NT NETWORK Margao Commemorating the 72nd death anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, the South Goa District Congress Committee on Thursday held an inter-religious meet and also used the occasion to call out BJP government on the issue of CAA, saying it was functioning against Gandhiji’s principles. Referring to the Thursday’s incident of a man shooting at a crowd at Jamia Millia …

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