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Tourism stakeholders want international flight connectivity improved

NT NETWORK Panaji The Goan tourism industry stakeholders are seeking government support in improving international flight connectivity to the state. According to the stakeholders, arrivals of foreign tourists in the ongoing season are being hit by insufficient landing slots to foreign airlines at the Goa International Airport, Dabolim. The problem of inadequate slots to foreign airlines is faced in the …

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Consumer forum sides with BSNL as complainant fails to prove service deficiency

NT NETWORK Margao The Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, Margao in a recent order sided with BSNL over the issue of a telephone connection after the complainant failed to prove there was deficiency of service. The complainant from Margao had filed a complaint that the telephone connection provided by BSNL was going from bad to worse. Despite complaining about the bad …

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Issue of iron content in Keri water: Vishwajit directs PWD officials to send water samples to lab for evaluation

NT NETWORK Panaji/Valpoi The Health Minister Vishwajit Rane, on Monday, instructed the PWD officials to draw samples of water being supplied to the Keri villagers and send them to laboratory for carrying out further ‘evaluation.’ Rane also directed the officials to carry out inspection for identifying an alternative location to set up a water pump to continue providing clean water …

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HC directs SGPDA to file affidavit on steps taken to improve Margao wholesale fish market

NT NETWORK Panaji The High Court of Bombay at Goa has directed the South Goa Planning and Development Authority (SGPDA) to file an affidavit in relation to the steps taken to improve the wholesale fish market at Margao, South Goa, in a case related to the issue of presence of formalin in fish. The High Court’s division bench comprising Justice …

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Carnival a boon for tourism: Rear Admiral Philipose

NT NETWORK Vasco Stating that Carnival celebrations are a great initiative of tourism department, Flag Officer Commanding Goa Naval Area Rear Admiral Philipose George Pynumootil said that the festivities help in boosting state’s tourism and also advertises Goa all over the world. Rear Admiral Pynumootil was speaking to media persons after flagging off the Carnival float parade in the port town, …

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Gold paste worth over Rs 63.6 lakh seized from air commuter

NT NETWORK Vasco An air passenger travelling to Bengaluru from Dubai via Goa by Air India flight (AI-994) was apprehended as he was found in possession of 1,728 grams of gold paste valued at Rs 63,64,837. As per information from AIU Goa customs a team conducted a search of the passengers of Air India flight (AI-996) upon its arrival at …

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FDA given free hand to crackdown on artificial ripening: Rane

NT NETWORK Mapusa Stating that the government will not make a compromise on the issue of health of people, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane has said that the FDA officials have been given a free hand to crackdown on artificial ripening of eatables in the state. “No matter if lakhs of rupees loss is suffered, we will not allow anyone to …

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Rape case against Tejpal: girl’s cross-examination rescheduled

NT NETWORK  Mapusa The cross examination of the girl in the alleged rape case involving Tehelka founder and former editor Tarun Tejpal, which was scheduled for Monday, has been reschedule and is now fixed on February 27. Meanwhile, cross-examination of other witness will continue before the additional district and session’s court at Mapusa on Tuesday. The cross examination of the victim …

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SEC makes light of Sawant flagging off Carnival parade

Panaji: The state election commission on Sunday said that no official complaint has been received from the Congress or any individual as regards Chief Minister Pramod Sawant flagging off the Carnival float parade in the capital city on Saturday. The clarification assumes significance as the zilla panchayat elections  will be held on party lines in the state; the model code …

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MiG-29K jet crashes off Goa coast; pilot safe

Vasco: A MiG-29K aircraft of the Indian Navy crashed into the Arabian Sea off Goa coast during its routine sortie on Sunday morning. The lone pilot onboard the aircraft ejected safely, and is said to be out of danger. Sources in the Indian Navy said that an enquiry has been ordered to investigate the MiG-29K crash that took place at …

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