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Navelim chain snatcher held in Belgavi

Margao: The Margao police have arrested the accused involved in snatching of a gold chain from the neck of a woman scooter rider. The police said that accused Ajay has been arrested in Belgavi and brought to Margao. He was produced before court and two days remand has been taken. The police had informed that in broad daylight at Navelim on Thursday Ajay, who …

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Banking business in Goa takes a hit

Panaji: With the state economy slowing down, bank business in Goa appears to have taken a hit. On Monday, local banks disclosed 11 per cent and 7 per cent decrease in deposits and advances, respectively during the quarter ended March 31, 2019, a period that is traditionally considered as ‘busy’ when business is generally considered good for all industries. The …

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Margao masseur arrested for molesting US national

Margao: A resident of Borda, Margao, was arrested on Monday following an alleged molestation of a US national in a massage parlour in Fatorda. The massage parlour is now under police scrutiny for allegedly operating illegally. Fatorda police said that the incident occurred on Saturday when the US national had been to the parlour for a massage due to shoulder …

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City Mayor threatens not to allow Calangute sewage tankers

Panaji: The Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) has threatened to stop Calangute and Saligao sewage tankers from entering the sewage treatment plant at Tonca in the city from Wednesday onwards if Panaji and Taleigao’s wet garbage is not treated at the Saligao waste management facility. Addressing the media on Monday, city Mayor Uday Madkaikar said that since the …

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Panel to approach court if plant accepts waste beyond capacity

Saligao: The monitoring committee appointed by the High Court of Bombay at Goa to keep a check on the Saligao waste management facility has warned the plant not to accept garbage beyond its capacity. The committee has threatened to file a contempt petition in court if the plant goes ahead and accepts waste beyond its capacity. Villagers from Saligao and …

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‘CCP was intimated in advance’

Panaji: The Goa Waste Management Corporation (GWMC) has said that the wet waste truck of the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) has not been stopped suddenly but that the CCP was informed several times in the last three months that the Saligao waste treatment plant will not accept the wet waste, as the plant is running at full …

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CM: MBBS students will not have to pay ‘bond’ amount at time of admission

PANAJI: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, on Monday, said that no students will be denied admission for MBBS course at the Goa Medical College and Hospital due to the imposition of mandatory bond clause. In a video message, Sawant said that bond is mandatory as per the guidelines of the Medical Council of India.  P2

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MMC begins transporting segregated waste to Fomento

Margao: The garbage issue of Margao and Fatorda seems to be slowly getting resolved with the Margao municipal council (MMC) beginning to hand over segregated waste to Fomento Green for treatment from Monday. Fomento Green, which operates the waste treatment plant at Sonsoddo site, agreed to accept waste from the civic body on Monday only after the plant was emptied …

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Restrict import of plastic waste: NGT to CPCB

Panaji: The principal bench of National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) to strictly restrict the import of plastic waste in the country, as it is hazardous to the environment. The NGT was hearing a plea filed by Amit Jain alleging that 9 lakh tonne of cheap waste paper and road sweep waste is imported …

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GSUDA comes to CCP’s rescue, to set up ‘biodigester facility’

Panaji: The Goa State Urban Development Agency (GSUDA) has come to the rescue of the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP), with an ‘approved proposal’ to set up a biodigester facility near the sewage treatment plant at Tonca. The CCP is presently facing a problem  of ‘inadequate mechanism’ in treating its wet waste. The GSUDA has already taken government’s …

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