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3 trucks, 2 excavators seized in illegal hill cutting at Bethoda

NT NETWORK Ponda The range forest officer from Ponda has seized three trucks, two excavators and a wheel loader which were involved in the illegal hill cutting and tree felling at a private forest in Bethoda on Thursday. Forest officials detained the drivers of the trucks and machinery involved and released them after taking necessary action. According to Ponda RFO …

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Illegal hill cutting irks Bastora locals

NT NETWORK Mapusa Illegal hill cutting was reported at Gandhyar vaddo Xell in Bastora village wherein around three meter deep hill cutting was witnessed. Bastora sarpanch Savio Martins said that the panchayat will conduct a site inspection and assess the damage to the hill. On Wednesday an incident of hill cutting was reported in Gandhyar vaddo which is a hilly …

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Vasco MLA complains of threat

NT NETWORK Vasco The Vasco police have registered an offence against two persons involving one Francis D’Souza alias Pinto, a resident of Khariwada for allegedly threatening the Vasco MLA and KTCL chairman Carlos Almeida and his family members with dire consequences by trespassing into his flat located at Mundvel Vasco. As per complaint lodged by Almeida, the accused person accompanied …

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Bypoll campaign: BJP MLAs, leaders to handle city booths

Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant Wednesday evening held a meeting of the BJP MLAs and senior state office bearers of the party including former party legislators to chalk out a strategy for the May 19 Panaji by-election, as well as take stock of the developmental works in various constituencies.

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Date not finalised for Speaker’s election: CM

Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that although there has been discussion as regards the need to elect a new, full-time Speaker for the state legislative assembly, there has been no decision at the government level about convening the Assembly session for the purpose.

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Cong objects to Assembly session for electing Speaker

Panaji: Raising objection to the ruling party’s plan to convene a one-day special session of the state legislative Assembly for the election of Speaker, the Congress party on Wednesday urged Governor Mridula Sinha not to consider the request of the government or else the party has threatened to approach the President.

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Govt has not paid for my family’s trip: Babu

Panaji: Stating that Congress has a tradition of taking their kith and kin on foreign tours at the cost of government money, Deputy Chief Minister Manohar ‘Babu’ Ajgaonkar on Wednesday said, “This practice could be the only reason why Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president Girish Chodankar must have felt that others follow the same practice, and hence made baseless allegations …

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30% fall in assets of Babush

Panaji: Former minister and Taleigao strongman Atanasio Monserrate alias Babush, who is the Congress party candidate for the Panaji bypoll, has declared a decrease of 30 per cent in his assets over a period of two years. The declaration was made in the nomination papers filed last week.

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Bypoll candidates take advantage of vague SC direction

Panaji: With the Supreme Court not clear on action to be taken against election candidates violating its guidelines on advertising of criminal records, Election Commission of India directives are not being implemented properly.

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