Tuesday , 19 February 2019

Goa News

GST meeting to discuss 2 models

PANAJI: The eighth empowered committee on the proposed Goods and Service Tax set up by the central government would deliberate on model prepared by the committee as well as on the model suggested by the Gujarat government and is expected to arrive on some consensus on the issue at its two-day meeting to be held in the state on October 29 and 30.

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CCP’s garbage disposal plans in jeopardy

PANAJI: The delay on the part of the government in giving a green signal to the proposal of the Corporation of the City of Panaji as regards setting up a solid waste management plant on the Taleigao garbage disposal site, has jeopardised the plans of Corporation to dispose the collected garbage in a scientific manner.

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Fishworkers forum calls for strike tomorrow

PANAJI: The National Fishworkers Forum (NFF) has called for an all India strike on October 29 to protest the draft coastal regulation notification 2010 which is threatening the livelihood of lakhs of fishermen across the country even as the draft notification has been outright rejected by the forum.

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15-year-old girl commits suicide

VASCO: A 15-year-old girl committed suicide by hanging herself with the help of a nylon rope at her residence at Cortalim on Wednesday. According to Verna police, the deceased was studying in class IX and had returned home after answering her exam paper.

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79% complaints against govt servants did not have proof


PANAJI: Even as the state is observing the vigilance week, enquiries with the vigilance department revealed that around 79 per cent of the complaints received (a large majority of which were anonymous) from the public against government servants in the state did not have any basis for proceeding against the government employees.

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