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Power dept equipping linesmen with safety gear, essential tools

NT NETWORK Margao Power Minister Nilesh Cabral announced the procurement of around 4,389 safety kits to be distributed to line staff working across the state. He also said a special policy is being prepared to ensure the use and replacement of tools. At an event held at Vidyut Bhavan, Aquem, to distribute the kits, Cabral said a system based on …

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Mahila Congress seeks roll-back of LPG price hike

NT NETWORK Panaji Protesting against the steep hike in LPG price, members of Goa Pradesh Mahila Congress on Thursday cooked tea on a wood fire stove at the entrance of the municipal market in Panaji.  Claiming that following the price hike of Rs 149, the gas cylinders will cost Rs 1,000 each, the Mahila Congress demanded that the government to …

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Fomento to continue Margao waste collection for a week

NT NETWORK Margao Principal district and session’s judge B P Deshpande on Thursday ordered Sociedade de Fomento to continue with the collection of waste from the jurisdiction of the Margao Municipal Council (MMC) and its treatment for seven more days even though the former offered to hand over the Sonsoddo plant to the civic body immediately and even withdrew the interim application filed before the court under Section …

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CM assures to provide affordable, quality fish

NT NETWORK Panaji Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday assured that the state government will put in efforts to provide affordable and quality fish, round the year to the people of Goa. “We have to explore different ways to ensure that fish is made available to the people 365 days. We all know that Goans can’t stay away from rice …

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Padma Shri Wendell Rodricks laid to rest in Colvale

NT NETWORK  Mapusa India’s leading fashion designer, author, social activist and Padma Shri awardee Wendell Rodricks was on Thursday laid to rest in his ancestral village with hundreds of people including villagers, family members, friends, politicians, business world personalities and students from different walks of life bidding final adieu to the departed fashion designer. Around 2,000 people attended the funeral. …

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CS takes up cudgels for tribals

NT NETWORK Panaji Annoyed over the slow pace of work of disposing of claims received under the Schedule Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 in the state, Chief Secretary Parimal Rai on Thursday directed the officials concerned during a meeting of the State-Level Monitoring Committee (SLMC) headed by him to chalk out a time-bound …

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Govt to check feasibility of setting up tiger reserve

Panaji: Awaiting the report from the National Tiger Conservation Authority over setting up of a tiger reserve in the state, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that feasibility of setting up such a reserve in Goa will be checked. “It is easy to make a report recommending tiger reserve project, however we need to also think of people residing in forest …

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CM to meet archbishop shortly

Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday said that he will be meeting Archbishop of Goa and Daman Filipe Neri Ferrao within next two days. Speaking to media persons, he said that he will be meeting the archbishop either on February 13 or February 14 depending on the appointment given by the archbishop. However, he refused to divulge whether he …

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Govt invokes Section 144 for mandatory tenant verification

Panaji: North Goa district collector R Menaka on Monday imposed Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code, making mandatory for guesthouse owners and hoteliers to strictly check antecedents of their guests. The order says that Section 144 has been imposed in view of the prevailing situation in the country and intelligence inputs regarding possible terror threats along the western coast …

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Celebrated fashion designer Wendell Rodricks passes away

Mapusa: World-renowned fashion designer, author and social activist Wendell Rodricks passed away on Wednesday at his residence ‘Casa Bonne Aubaine’ in Colvale. He was 59. Confirming the death of Rodricks, his manager Mahesh Tuekar said, “Rodricks was fine in the morning. He had breakfast. In the afternoon, he had lunch… And then Wendell went into the bedroom to have his …

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