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State drags its feet on rurban mission

ROQUE DIAS | NT Margao    The state government has been dragging its feet on implementing the Shyama Prasad Mukerjee Rurban Mission. Under the mission,   two clusters    – one at Xeldem-Barcem in Quepem taluka and another at Saligao in Bardez taluka – are to be developed.  However, even after four years of the mission launch, no significant headway has been made …

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Durgaprasad Vaidya new sarpanch of Bethoda VP

NT NETWORK Ponda Following the ouster of Tejas Shetkar from the post of sarpanch of Bethoda panchayat, Durgaprasad Vaidya was elected unopposed as the new sarpanch on Tuesday.  Tejas Shetkar was ousted through a vote on the no-confidence motion last month. On Tuesday, an election was held to elect the new sarpanch and with no other candidate filing nomination for …

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Taxi driver assaulted at Tivim railway station

NT NETWORK Mapusa Mapusa police have booked unknown taxi drivers for wrongful restraint and allegedly assaulting a taxi driver registered under an app-based service, at Tivim railway station.  According to Mapusa police, the incident took place on Tuesday morning when the complainant Kalandar Tahasildar had gone to Tivim railway station to drop customers. The police informed that Kalandar had parked …

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Role of wetlands as part of ecology underscored

NT NETWORK Panaji Subhash Chandra, PCCF, department of forest has highlighted the importance of wetlands as regards the ecology, the society, historic perspective and the spiritual connect. Goa State Wetland Authority (GSWA) with the support of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Department of Environment, Goa and Goa State Biodiversity Board (GSBB) celebrated the World Wetlands Day 2020 …

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Thousands witness Mapusa Carnival float parade

NT NETWORK Mapusa/Cuncolim Thousands of people witnessed the annual Carnival float parade in Mapusa which had more than 46 floats participating in various categories. The float parade began from the Tar bridge and ended at Gandhi chowk. It was flagged off at the hands of chief officer Clen Madeira in the presence of Ryan Braganza, chairperson of Mapusa Municipal Council and councillors …

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Tourism dept seizes over 70 items in drives on S Goa beaches

NT NETWORK Margao Over 70 items including deck beds, umbrellas, tables and chairs were confiscated as part of the tourism department’s drive against illegalities on the South Goa beaches. Having received complaints of illegalities along the Palolem coast, the department recorded the most number of confiscated items from the coastal area. Speaking to this daily, South Goa tourism assistant director …

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Greed pushes people to burn their fingers

AMRESH PARAB | NT Panaji Greed for money is driving people to fall prey to dubious investment options offered by fraudsters promising high returns on their investment. Since 2017 the economic offences cell of the Goa police has registered around 20 cases of financial frauds pertaining to investments, and people from all walks of life have burnt their fingers losing …

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Venkaiah exhorts youth to study issues before forming opinions

NT NETWORK Panaji Advising the youth to “shun negativism”, Vice-President of India Venkaiah Naidu on Monday urged them  to study the issues academically, and even join politics if they desire so, but never form   opinions without making proper assessment. Delivering an address at the 32nd convocation of the Goa University at Dinanath Mangeshkar Kala Mandir, Kala Academy in Panaji, Naidu …

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Chimbel voters sore over ‘no development’

NT NETWORK Chimbel The ‘clouds’ of fresh Zilla Panchayat elections are ‘hovering’ over the state, but many voters in the Chimbel panchayat ‘do not seem to know’ their  sitting ZP member. Many villagers have expressed the desire to elect a local to the post as the previous one was “inaccessible” to them. The people, especially, in Indira Nagar area  of …

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Dhavalikar: BJP-led govt has done seat reservation as per its ‘political need’

NT NETWORK Ponda Commenting on the reservation of seats declared for the Zilla Panchayat elections, which are scheduled to be held on March 22, the Marcaim MLA Sudin Dhavalikar claimed that the BJP-led government has done the seat reservation as per its political need and in the manner which would affect the rival parties’ fortunes. Dhavalikar urged the State Election …

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