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Embittered Francis says he will quit BJP’s core committee

NT NETWORK   MAPUSA The embittered Mapusa MLA Francis D’Souza on Thursday said that he will quit the core committee of the Bharatiya Janata Party as soon as he returns to Goa from the US, where he has been undergoing medical treatment. D’Souza, who has been resenting after being dropped as urban development minister, said, “I am firm on my ... Read More »

Govt brings in rules for two levels of stilt parking

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The state government has notified the Goa Land Development and Building Construction (Amendment) Regulations, 2018, which provides two levels of stilt parking for commercial or residential projects that will not be calculated in the sanctioned FAR. The notification issued by the Secretary for Town and Country Planning, Daulat Hawaldar on September 25, 2018 states, “In SPR ... Read More »

HC directs North Goa collector to act against filling up of fields

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The High Court of Bombay at Goa has directed the North Goa collector to act in accordance with the recent amendment to the Goa Land Revenue Code against the illegal filling up of fields along the Ribandar-Merces road. The court directions came while hearing a contempt petition filed over the alleged inaction of the authorities to ... Read More »

IWAI urged to help out barge owners by formulating new scheme

NT NETWORK   VASCO Goa Barge Owners Association (GBOA) has requested the chairman of Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI), Ministry of Shipping, to formulate new scheme to help the barge owners, which would in turn help sustain the inland waterways transport industry in Goa. A memorandum pertaining to that was submitted to the chairman of IWAI, Ministry of Shipping, ... Read More »

S Goa Collector asks officials to intensify drive

NT NETWORK   MARGAO District collector Dr Tariq Thomas on Thursday informed that he has directed Margao Municipal Council (MMC) chief officer, mamlatdars, deputy collectors to intensify raids on those using plastic bags below 40 microns. He was speaking to media after a Swachhata drive at Margao KTC bus stand on Thursday morning. “MMC officer, mamlatdars, deputy collectors are given powers to impose fines on those using plastic bags below ... Read More »

Margao CO seeks police protection for civic body’s sopo collection team

NT NETWORK   MARGAO Chief officer of Margao Municipal Council (MMC) Siddhivinayak Naik on Thursday informed that he has sought police protection for MMC team so that they can collect sopo from vendors without any problem. This comes in the wake of the incident wherein some persons obstructed MMC officials in discharging their duties. Speaking to this daily, chief officer said that “from Thursday, ... Read More »

MoU with Portugal on water, waste, sanitation projects to be signed

NT NETWORK   PANAJI A memorandum of understanding will be signed between Goa government and Aguas de Portugal, in technology cooperation on water supply, waste management and sanitation. Coming out with the information on Thursday, Minister for Public Works Ramakrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar said that the MoU for proposed technical partnership for water supply, waste management and sanitation will be signed ... Read More »

GFP’s Yuri meets govt officials over development works, Congress protests

NT NETWORK   MARGAO Goa Forward Party’s Cuncolim leader Yuri Alemao, who had joined the party last month, held a meeting with officers of government departments and took up the issue of developmental works in the area. Assurances were also made on taking up more developmental works after the party sets up office in Cuncolim next month. The meeting that ... Read More »

Four injured in road accident at Dhavali

NT NETWORK   PONDA Four persons, including a pedestrian,  were injured in a road accident reported at Dhavali, Ponda, on Thursday. The accident involved car, auto rickshaw and scooter. The police said that the woman driver of a Micra car lost control over the vehicle and rammed it to a rickshaw parked beside the road after dashing it against a ... Read More »

Mauvin: DoP technical cell by year-end to fast-track projects

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The Directorate of Panchayats will soon have its own full-fledged technical and vigilance cells, Panchayat Minister Mauvin Godinho said on Wednesday. “Around 56 vacancies will soon be filled which include that of an accounts director and two joint directors which will help the department to clear the bills sooner. For the technical cell, we will have ... Read More »