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Tourists lament lack of toilet facility on Colva beach

NT NETWORK Colva When the entire country is talking about Swachh Bharat, the iconic touristic beach of Colva has been left with no toilet facility after the Sulabh Shouchalaya complex located on the beach was closed earlier this month. The panchayat confirmed that it had shut down the toilet after it was found that sewage water was being released into …

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Western bypass work resumes in Margao as villagers raise objections

NT NETWORK Margao The Public Works Department (PWD) citing directives from the High Court has restarted work on the western bypass upto the wholesale fish market, despite local objection from the village of Seraulim. The work on the bypass had been stalled for the areas of Seraulim and Benaulim after locals feared the road being built through low-lying fields would …

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Goa aims to eliminate malaria by 2020: Korgaonkar

NT NETWORK Mapusa Goa is among 15 states in India which aspires to eliminate Malaria by 2020 and state entomologist Dr Nandini Korgaonkar is confident that the state will achieve the goal and continue to sustain it till 2030. Dr Korgaonkar was interacting with media persons on Wednesday on the sidelines of an advocacy programme which was organised by Siolim …

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PHC Siolim on its toes to reduce malaria cases

NT NETWORK Mapusa Siolim has been on the radar for the last few years over increase in malaria cases. With constant efforts put in by the Primary Health Center the situation this year is comparatively better as till date 20 cases were detected in the first four months. The primary health center at Siolim caters to villagers from Siolim Marna, …

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Vijai meets Israeli officials during private visit

NT NETWORK Panaji Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai, who is currently on a private trip to Israel, on Wednesday called on the officials of the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in Jerusalem. Discussion on concrete project of co-operation between Goa and Israel took place with the head of MASHAV, Israel’s agency of international development co-operation Gil Haskel, besides deputy head …

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Bhembre bats for GSM’s Velingkar

Panaji: A good person, who strictly follows principles and has an inclination for social work can make a lot of difference in the Assembly even if he is alone, said Uday Bhembre, a writer and former editor of Konkani daily ‘Sunaparanta’. Bhembre was speaking on the occasion of start of GSM rally near Mahalaxmi temple in the city, where around …

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CM discusses plans for early resumption of mining

PANAJI: Moving forward with his efforts, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday held a joint meeting with the mining stakeholders and officials of the government to work out a suitable solution for early resumption of mining operations in the state while respecting all applicable Acts and the Supreme Court judgments since 1998. The meeting was attended by Chief Secretary Parimal …

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GFP for shutting down of offshore casinos

Panaji: The Goa Forward Party (GFP) on Tuesday said that the casinos need to be closed down if it is proved that they do not benefit the Goans. “If there are few Goans working on casinos then there is no harm in closing down the casinos. Where there are no benefits to Goans, we are not there…if casinos are not …

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Close down offshore casinos after expiry of licences: BJP to CM

Panaji: Making clear its position over the issue of offshore casinos in River Mandovi, the Bharatiya Janata Party has recommended to Chief Minister Pramod Sawant that these casinos should be closed down following expiry of their present licences. Coming out with this information, state BJP president Vinay Tendulkar told the media during a press conference on Tuesday that BJP has …

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Missing victim girl was pressurised to answer exam: police

VASCO: According to the police team, which is looking out for the missing victim girl in the alleged rape case involving former minister and Congress candidate for Panaji bypoll Atanasio Monserrate alias ‘Babush’, the girl might have left the convent after being pressurised by the teachers to answer her practical examination of her two-year fashion designing course in vocational stream. …

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