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Local bodies not cooperating in eliminating dengue: Vishwajit

NT NETWORK Panaji In a bid to eliminate dengue  in the state, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Monday  pushed for interdepartmental coordination between the public health department, the  panchayat department and the  urban development department. Addressing media persons after chairing a high-level meeting of  officials of the health department, Rane  said his department has been doing its best to eliminate  …

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HC clears the decks for beach shack allotment

NT NETWORK Panaji  Clearing the decks for allotment of beach shacks, the High Court of Bombay at Goa on Monday set aside the order of the principle bench of the National Green Tribunal, which had on September 13 stayed the implementation of the beach shack policy. The division bench of the High Court also directed the state government to prepare …

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Meet tomorrow on revenue collections

NT NETWORK Panaji Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has decided to hold discussions with  stakeholders from industrial and tourism sectors to take measures for  increasing  revenue collections of  the state. Sawant will chair a meeting on Wednesday in Panaji with  representatives of the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Confederation of Indian Industry, the Tours and Travels Association of Goa, …

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Govt toughens its stand on release of sewage into rivers

NT NETWORK Panaji Acting on the directions of the National Green Tribunal, the public health department has issued notices to 4,240 households and commercial establishments across Goa for releasing their sewage in various rivers. Health Minister Vishwajit Rane told media persons on Monday that notices have been issued to the 4,240 households and commercial establishments for releasing  sewage in the  …

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Shipping Minister visits MPT, takes stock of port operations

NT NETWORK Vasco The Minister of State for Shipping (Independent Charge), Chemical and Fertilisers Mansukh Mandaviya took stock of the port operations and the proposed cruise terminal complex which is planned to be constructed at berth no-1 and 2.    Mandaviya was in Goa in order to take stock of the port operations along with his additional personal secretary Anilkumar Radadiya. …

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Private bus operators warned not to halt at Margao-Navelim flyover

NT NETWORK Margao The illegal stops by private bus operators at the foot of the Margao-Navelim flyover is beginning to take a toll on the structural strength of the bridge which has now prompted the authorities to wake up and take notice. Highly placed sources in the PWD requesting anonymity informed that the flyover is not designed for vehicles to remain …

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Shiroda fishermen demand reinspection of fishing zones

NT NETWORK Ponda Raising doubts yet again on the working of government authorities over the Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) for Shiroda, fishermen have demanded a reinspection of fishing zones and have submitted a letter to the Village Panchayat Shiroda and Block Development Office at Ponda on Monday. Villagers have also threatened to agitate if the concerned department does not …

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Goa has hygienic school toilets, says survey

Panaji: Goa has been among the top five states in providing and maintaining hygienic toilets in schools and anganwadi centres, a national survey has found. The National Annual Rural Sanitation Survey has found that Goa is among the top five states which have above 90 per cent functional toilets (non-ODF category) in schools – Telangana (98.9 per cent), Bihar (97.4 …

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CM says e-coli in Sal at dangerous levels

Margao: Disclosing that e-coli  in  the Sal river is at  dangerous  levels,  Chief Minister  Pramod Sawant on Sunday  said that efforts are on to crack the whip against those discharging sewage into the river. Sawant, who visited Nuvem to inspect the work on western bypass, told reporters that the government has already roped in  the National Institute of Oceanography to …

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Roti making business gets a foothold in city

Panaji: The rise in prices of Goa’s favouirite pao over the years has prepared ground for rotis and chapatis in the state, as many people in Panaji and its outskirts have earned popularity for their skills in roti making. Uday Ballari, a popular name in roti/chapatti making business at Taleigao, has carved himself a niche in Panaji and Taleigao in …

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