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Faced no issues from locals at Dudhsagar till date: Goa Hiking Association

Panaji: Groups organising adventure sports, including trekking, refuted the allegations that ‘local residents or the jeep lobby’ ever opposed or stalled their activities at Dudhsagar waterfalls in Mollem. “Till date we have not faced any objection from any local groups. We do take support of locals from the particular area and we inform them in advance and one local accompanies …

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Speaker hears disqualification plea against 10 former Congress MLAs

Panaji: Goa Legislative Assembly Speaker Rajesh Patnekar on Tuesday heard the disqualification petition filed by Congress against ten of its former MLAs who defected to the Bharatiya Janata Party. A group of 10 Congress legislators, led by the then Leader of Opposition Chandrakant Kavlekar, had joined state BJP in July.  Following that, the president of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee Girish …

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S Goa collector asks municipalities, VPs to put waste management system in place

Margao: South Goa district collector Ajit Roy on Tuesday directed South Goa municipalities and panchayats to put waste management system in place and prepare a detailed report on it. This direction was issued at a meeting held here in adherence to the directives of National Green Tribunal (NGT). The NGT has asked the state government to hold such meetings every fortnight to review the situation. …

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Around 4000 motorists booked for riding, driving under influence of alcohol

Panaji: The Goa traffic police have booked around 4000 motorists for riding/driving under the influence of alcohol in the last 9 months. From Monday, the traffic police have undertaken a special drive with focus on riding/driving under the influence of alcohol. A senior police officer informed that drunk driving/riding is one of the major causes of road accidents and that …

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Shifting of casinos will affect locals’ activities at Aguada bay: Jayesh

Mapusa: Opposing any plans to shift casinos to Aguada bay, Saligao MLA Jayesh Salgaonkar said that “shifting of casinos is a pending proposal which I had not considered when I was a minister. I do not know what is the need to go against the wish of Nerul villagers.” Salgaonkar said that “currently in Aguada bay there are nearly 500 …

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PMC to issue notices to vendors to shift to market complex within 15 days

Ponda: Ponda Municipal Council (PMC) has decided to serve notices to all the shop owners asking them to occupy the allotted shops in the market complex  within 15 days or else the shops would be auctioned by cancelling earlier allocation, informed PMC chairperson Venkatesh Naik. “Shop owners have not shifted to the new market complex despite allocation of premises and …

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Kavlekar lays foundation stone for stage at playground in Avedem

Curchorem: Deputy Chief Minister Chandrakant Kavlekar laid the foundation stone for a stage to be constructed in front of the government playground in Avedem Kotambi village panchayat. The stage will be constructed at a cost of Rs 6.30 lakh from the Zilla Panchayat funds. Sarpanch Roque Alfonso, deputy sarpanch Sangeeta Prabhudessai, panch members Mafaldo Fernandez, Ganesha Gaonkar, Vithal Oliveiro, ex-panch members John …

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Carmona VP demands improvement in village’s power infrastructure

Margao: The village panchayat of Carmona, while seeking better power infrastructure for the village, has taken a resolution not to issue any NOCs to multi-family dwellings and commercial units till the demand is met. Concerned over the frequent power failures in the village, the panchayat has resolved not to give No Objection Certificates (NOC) to multi-family dwellings or commercial units …

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Ponda market vendors demand action over roadside vending

Ponda: Ponda market vendors met the chief officer of Ponda Municipal Council Vishal Kundaikar and chairperson Venkatesh Naik on Tuesday demanding strict action against vendors doing business on the roadsides. According to market vendors, the vendors operating from roadsides are selling low-quality items at cheaper rates and, hence, those vendors operating from the market were losing business. Apart from this, …

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Mauvin objects to navy’s restriction on high-rise buildings at Dabolim

Vasco: The Minister for Transport and Panchayati Raj Mauvin Godinho has strongly objected the navy’s move to restrict construction activities on high-rise buildings within a radius of 20-kilometers of Dabolim airport. Addressing a press conference at his office at New-Vaddem on Tuesday, Godinho said, “The navy has always been cooperative as far as civilian interest is concerned, but I am …

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