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CM to consult MLAs before finalising mining policy

PANAJI: The Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat has stated his government has delayed finalisation of the state’s mining policy because he wanted to prevent any conflict of interest with the MMDR Act, which would be finalised soon by the central government, even as he said that he would take all the MLAs from the mining areas into confidence before finalising the state policy.

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10 cruise boats dispose of waste into Mandovi river: Sequeira

PANAJI:  The Environment Minister, Mr Aleixo Sequeira on Thursday informed the House that 10 out of 11 cruise boats operating in Mandovi river were disposing various types of garbage and waste material generated on them, directly into the river.

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Govt to focus on school students to control AIDS

PANAJI:  The government will target younger generation, especially students from class 10 to 12, for controlling the fast spreading HIV/AIDS menace in the state, said the Health Minister, Mr Vishwajeet Rane on Thursday.

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Buyers at odds with Goa Housing Board over hike in row house cost

BY MICHAEL FISHER | NT NETWORK
PANAJI: Despite the fact that prices of building materials, mainly cement and steel, have dipped considerably over the past three years, some 200 to 250 row house buyers have been forced to shell out an additional 30 to 40 per cent more to the original amount.

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Vishwajeet assures regular checks on Panaji fish quality

PANAJI: The Health Minister, Mr Vishwajeet Rane, assured the House during the Zero Hour on Thursday that the directorate of food and drugs administration, health officers and the sanitation officers of the Corporation of the City of Panaji would carry out an integrated inspection every week, to check the quality of fish sold in the city municipal market.

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Fears of Valvanti river overflowing subside as rain intensity decreases

BICHOLIM: Heavy and incessant rains, which continued to lash the state till Thursday evening, led to the water level rising in  Valvanti  river in Sanquelim and Bicholim river in Bicholim.
However, with  the intensity of the rains decreasing, the fears of  these rivers overflowing were put to rest The intensity of rains decreased after Thursday evening.

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Overflowing sewage raises a stink at Bhuteabhat Junta quarters

VASCO: The occupants of government quarters (Junta quarters) at Bhuteabhat, are facing hardship due to constant overflowing of untreated sewage from three chambers of a storm water drain, that are located in the premises of the residential quarters.

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Monitor activities of children, parents told

PANAJI: The annual general body meeting of the PTA of the Rosary High School, Miramar, was held recently at Joao de Deus hall, Panaji.
The headmistress, Ms Sarita Carvalho welcomed the gathering. The chairman of the PTA, Major Venugopal Nair addressed the parents.

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CM for consensus among MLAs on boosting agriculture

PANAJI: The Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat has called for consensus among the members of the state legislative assembly on promotion of agriculture in the state, even he listed out steps taken by his government on promotion of agriculture including steep hike in budgetary allocation and schemes for the purpose.

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Employment exchanges should be upgraded: panel

PANAJI: The report of the demands related to the ad hoc House committee on industries, labour and tourism has recommended to the House that the employment exchanges in the state should be upgraded since there are changes in the global employment scenario as a result of changes in technology.

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