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Govt relaxes education norm for OSD post

NT NETWORK Panaji The state cabinet on Wednesday relaxed the educational qualification for the appointment of officer on special duty to ministers after three ministers complained   that they had not been finding “like-minded officers” for their work. Speaking to media persons after chairing a cabinet meeting, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that a resolution was taken to relax educational qualification …

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IFFI’s Konkani section in a muddle

NT NETWORK Panaji  The directorate of film festivals has begun the process of scrutinising around 10 entries received by the Entertainment Society of Goa for ‘The Goan Story’ section of Konkani films at the forthcoming International Film Festival of India. However, the condition that the films under this particular section should not have a commercial release has directly disqualified many …

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Stray cattle menace goes unchecked at Santa Cruz

NT NETWORK Panaji The stray cattle menace is haunting most areas of the state, and the situation in Santa Cruz and Bambolim is no different. A herd of cows keeps roaming near the Goa Medical College and Hospital, market area and blocks traffic during peak hours. A herd of around 35 cows are seen near the football stadium at Bambolim blocking the …

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Bambolim murder case: accused remanded to judicial custody

NT NETWORK Panaji The two accused who were arrested by the Agacaim police in connection with the alleged murder of their employer at Bambolim have been remanded to judicial custody. Manjunath Gaunder from Chimbel and Sunil Parvatkar from Merces were arrested two weeks back in the alleged murder of Prashant Pednekar. Gaunder is alleged to have assaulted Pednekar with a …

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‘Govt failed to take concrete steps for removal of naphtha laden ship’

NT NETWORK Panaji Stating that the government has failed to take any concrete steps for the removal of the naphtha laden ship ‘Nu Shi Nalini’ which ran aground at Marivel beach near Raj Bhavan in Dona Paula, the Congress party on Wednesday cautioned the government, claiming that it can cause even a bigger disaster than the 1984 Bhopal gas tragedy …

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GCZMA gives nod for gazebo installation at Miramar beach

NT NETWORK Panaji The Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) has given its nod to the installation of pre-fabricated Gazebos or public rain shelter proposed at Miramar beach. The proposed gazebos are rain shelters and a public utility, which will help the tourists and the locals at large. The executive engineer of the project cell of tourism department has submitted …

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Govt looks to Singapore firms to salvage Nalini

Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday said the government will engage a Singapore-based firm for transferring naphtha and salvaging the tanker ship M V Nu Shi Nalini, which ran grounded at Dona Paula near Raj Bhavan. Sawant told media persons that quotations have been received from two Singapore-based companies for salvaging the ship and removing the naphtha (flammable oil …

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State reaffirms its opposition to Mhadei water diversion

Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday asserted that the state will continue opposing diversion of the Mhadei water by Karnataka, and expressed confidence that Goa will win the Mhadei battle. Speaking to media persons at his official residence, Sawant said the state has already challenged in the Supreme Court the award on water sharing given by the Mhadei Water …

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Governor gets ATS security

Panaji: Factoring in high threat perception, the Goa police have enhanced the security for Goa Governor Satya Pal Malik. Sources said that Malik has been provided with additional cover of commandos from anti-terrorism squad of the Goa police. Earlier, there had been no ATS security cover for the state Governor. Owing to security reasons, the Raj Bhavan will remain closed …

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Govt prioritises on road repairs, regular water and power supply

Panaji: The government on Tuesday decided to prioritise on repairing battered roads and streamlining supply of water and electricity. The decision came at a meeting of the BJP legislative wing. The meeting, which was chaired by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant at his official residence, deliberated on various developmental issues. Speaking to reporters after the meeting, Sawant said the party MLAs …

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