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Colva traffic cell sensitises commercial vehicle operators over road safety

Margao: The Colva traffic cell as part of the week-long traffic awareness week reached out to over 150 private bus owners, conductors, taxi drivers, pilots and rickshaw drivers across the South Goa coastal belt as well as schools and colleges in a bid to ensure that rules and regulations are adhered to. The drive that began earlier this month focused …

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Health officials rue lack of co-operation in tackling vector-borne diseases

Mapusa: In view of dengue cases reported in the state, a review meeting of Bardez block committee of National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme was held by Deputy Collector I Sudhir Kerkar. At the meeting, health officials raised the issue of lack of co-operation from elected representatives both at panchayat and municipality level. The health officials also brought to the …

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Alina orders improvement of safety measures on Cortalim roads

Vasco: Cortalim MLA Alina Saldanha has issued directions to all the concerned authorities to implement measures to ensure safety of motorists and pedestrians including school students on internal roads in Cortalim. Saldanha had a site inspection of various internal roads on Friday owing to movement of heavy trucks on the narrow roads which she said endangers the commuters. “The two …

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GSAI seeks Kavlekar’s help over unfulfilled demands

Margao: Some members of Goa Seafarers’ Association of India (GSAI) recently called on the Deputy Chief Minister Chandrakant ‘Babu’ Kavlekar, and placed before him several problems that they face. They have sought relief to the seafarers who have been ‘barred’ for five years, for submitting fake SSC certificates to obtain Indian Continuous Discharge Certificate (CDC). GSAI president Franklin D’Costa in …

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1 held with Rs 1.8 lakh worth charas at Patnem

Margao/Canacona: The Canacona police, on Sunday, informed that they have arrested one  Prem Kumar (24) from Kepervado Patnem-Canacona, during a narcotics raid conducted by them during the wee hours of Sunday. The accused, who is a native of Himachal Pradesh, was staying in a rented premises, informed the police. Canacona PI Tukaram Chavan informed that ANC team nabbed the youth with …

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Finally, vessel gets customs clearance to unload naphtha

NT NETWORK Vasco In a late night development on Friday, office of the commissioner of customs granted permission for transshipment of naphtha from the vessel ‘MV Nu Shi Nalini’. In an order issued by assistant commissioner of customs (I and E) Kailash Aherwar, the permission for transshipment of cargo is granted subject to fulfillment of conditions laid down under section …

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Govt, MPT brace to salvage grounded vessel

NT NETWORK Panaji In a joint operation, the state government and the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) will on Saturday start operation to tow away the ship ‘MV Nu Shi Nalini’ that is carrying highly-inflammable liquid naphtha and has run aground off the Marivel beach near Raj Bhavan. Revealing this, North Goa collector R Menaka said that the state administration, MPT, …

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CM: action ordered against MPT, vessel captain

NT NETWORK Panaji The state government has held the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) responsible for the drifting of the unmanned tanker carrying nearly 3,000 metric tonne of naphtha and the danger it poses to the residents at the Marivel beach near Raj Bhavan. “I have issued necessary instruction to file a case against MPT and also the captain of the …

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Vessel had left Karachi in June last year

NT NETWORK Vasco The ill-fated vessel MV Nu Shi Nalini that is a double-hull oil and chemical tanker operated by Ms/ Arya Ship Charterers Pvt Ltd and owned by Pawan Arya had loaded the highly-inflammable 10,699.74 metric tonne (MT) of naphtha from Karachi-Pakistan. Highly-placed sources disclosed that a total of 10,699.74 MT of naphtha had been shipped onboard the vessel …

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Dona Paula fishermen feel neglected

NT NETWORK Panaji There is a high risk of cracks developing to the unmanned tanker that got drifted away from Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) due to gale winds and heavy rain. The vessel is stuck just 800 metres off the Marivel beach near Raj Bhavan in Dona Paula after it hit some rocks. Though the tanker was very still and …

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