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Mapusa water supply restored, but some residents cry foul

NT NETWORK Mapusa The tap water supply to Mapusa that was disrupted for past few days was on Wednesday restored.  Around 14.5 MLD water was received which was distributed. However, many residents were not happy and complained that the supply was not sufficient. Various parts of Mapusa received regular tap water supply giving relief to residents who were relying on …

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Navy safeguarding country round-the-clock: Governor

NT NETWORK Vasco Stating that Indians are proud of the country’s Navy, Governor Satya Pal Malik said that India’s waters and land are safe as they are guarded by the Indian Navy round-the-clock. The Governor was speaking as the chief guest on the occasion of Navy Day function held at Navy House based at INS Gomantak in Vasco. Chief Minister …

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Bondvol lake on way to become wetland

NT NETWORK Panaji The Goa State Wetland Authority has decided to declare as a wetland  the Bondvol lake in Santa Cruz village of Tiswadi taluka. The decision was taken at the sixth meeting of the GSWA, which was chaired by Environment Minister Nilesh Cabral, who is  also the chairman of the authority. The GSWA members attending the meeting arrived at …

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‘Lake capable of quenching thirst of entire Santa Cruz’

NT NETWORK Panaji The senior citizens living in the vicinity of the Bondvol lake in Santa Cruz village felt that the lake can meet water requirements of the entire village, but unfortunately its water gets wasted due to ill-maintenance. Speaking to ‘The Navhind Times,’ many of them said that water from several springs flows into the lake, and if rainwater …

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NIO identifies, maps 35 wetlands in state

NTNETWORK Panaji The National Institute of Oceanography has so far identified and mapped 35 wetlands in the state which could qualify  for  conservation under the provisions of the Wetland (Conservation and Management) Rules. The NIO was roped in by the Goa State Wetland Authority to conduct a study on Goa’s water bodies. However, the agency will take a year to …

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Norway to show Goa the way in waste management

NT NETWORK Panaji Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday held discussions with ambassador of Norway to India Hans Jacob Frydenlund for establishing stronger collaboration between Goa and Norway on waste management technology. Sawant said that fruitful discussions were held with the Norwegian envoy for having stronger collaboration between Goa and the Scandinavian country on waste management technology. Speaking to media …

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No illegal Bangladeshi nationals in Goa: police

NT NETWORK Panaji The foreigners regional registration office had detained around 40 foreigners,  who were found to be staying illegally. However, there have been no Bangladeshi nationals among the detained,  police officials have clarified. Those detained are  the nationals from Tanzania, Uganda, Russia, Nigeria, British, Ukraine, Brazil and Kenya. It is pertinent to note here that recently at  the Chimbel …

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Casino vessels: Lobo aims for equilibrium in Mandovi

NT NETWORK Panaji Port Minister Michael Lobo on Wednesday said  the government wants to bring about equilibrium within the Mandovi  by shifting three  casino vessels towards Verem side of the river. “The captain of port will keep three each casino vessels on both  sides of the river so that a balance is maintained in the  Mandovi,” he told reporters. Rubbishing …

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Albert Developers pip PVC; Churchill Bros, Bidesh XI play draw

NT NETWORK Panaji Albert Developers scored a 2-1 win over PVC Parra while Churchill Brothers and Bidesh XI SC played out 1-1 draw in their respective matches of the GFA Vedanta Women’s League on Wednesday. At Duler stadium: Vedanta prodigy Karishma Shirvoikar made darting runs in the early minutes of the game. Cia Almeida had a chance in the 12th …

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Ambient air quality monitoring station to come up in Vasco

Panaji: The Goa State Pollution Control Board is in the process of establishing a continuous ambient air quality monitoring station (CAAQMS) in Vasco.  For the first time, an Air Quality Index  will  be generated and data will be in the public domain. An instrument costing Rs 1.10 crore will  be purchased with the funds received from the Union ministry of …

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