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Valpoi council to introduce traffic plan on trial basis

NT NETWORK Valpoi Valpoi civic body is finally gearing up to implement traffic management plan in the town. At a meeting presided over by the Valpoi Municipal Council chairperson Akhtar Shah and attended by the council members Sayyad Sarfaraz and Ramdas Shirodkar, officials from RTO, traffic police and officials from PWD and mamlatdar office, it was decided to introduce the traffic …

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Corjuem farmers affected as sluice gate door breaks

NT NETWORK Mapusa Farmers of Corjuem have suffered losses as water entered the fields with a sluice gate door breaking apart.  However, despite raising grievances, the farmers are yet to get any relief and they fear that if the sluice gate suffers further damage the fields could get submerged. Around seven farmers have suffered losses as saline water gushed into …

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S Goa police stations receive 30,533 tenant verification forms in 6 months

SHYAM ZAMBAULIKER Margao South Goa police are updating information on tenants, migrant labourers and senior citizens and during the first six months of this year more than 30,533 tenant verification forms and 47 names of senior citizens have been filled. According to South Goa superintendent of police Arvind Gawas, police have unveiled a list of measures to protect the residents, …

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Carmona VP refuses permission to tourism dept to install mobile toilets

NT NETWORK Carmona The village panchayat of Carmona has refused to allow the tourism department from installing mobile toilets on Zalor beach saying a no objection certificate (NoC) was not obtained from the panchayat. Recently, it came to light that Zalor beach was not shown as being in the jurisdiction of Carmona but in Varca. But Carmona has been staking …

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CM asks GFP ministers, Rohan Khaunte to quit

Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday asked four of his ministers, Vijai Sardesai, Vinod Paliencar, Jayesh Salgaonkar and Rohan Khaunte to resign from the cabinet. “I have asked Goa Forward Party ministers and independent legislator Rohan Khaunte to step down from their positions,” Sawant said further informing, “I am inducting four new ministers in the cabinet tomorrow.” The Chief …

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Cong meet to decide on new leader of Oppn

Panaji: The Congress party will hold a meeting in the next two days with the remaining five party MLAs and decide on appointing the new leader of opposition in the state legislative assembly. “In a day or two, we will call a joint meeting of our MLAs and the Pradesh Congress Committee and decide on whom to nominate as the …

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Centre to revisit Goa mining issue

Panaji: Union Minister for Home Affairs, Amit Shah, who headed a high-level meeting in New Delhi on Friday pertaining to closure of mining activities in Goa since March 2018, gave directions to Ministry of Mines to revisit the entire issue and report to him. Shah stated during the meeting that he would like to solve the imbroglio in the Goan …

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Churchill: only BJP can develop Goa

Parra: Benaulim MLA Churchill Alemao Friday said that only the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) can carry out development in Goa as can be seen at present. Speaking to the media at Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo’s Parra residence, Alemao said that credit should be given to former chief minister late Manohar Parrikar and added that the present Chief Minister has also …

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Some ministers tried to arm-twist CM: Lobo

Parra/Margao: Calangute MLA and Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo Friday said that some ministers tried to arm-twist Chief Minister Pramod Sawant for their personal agenda leading to the present political situation in Goa. Lobo was speaking to media at his residence in Parra following his arrival from New Delhi. Without naming any minister, Lobo said that some ministers in the cabinet …

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Cong eligible to claim main Oppn party status: Speaker

Panaji: Speaker of the state legislative assembly Rajesh Patnekar on Friday stated that the Congress party is eligible to become the main opposition party in the assembly, as it has the required 10 per cent MLAs of the total strength of the House. The Congress presently has five legislators namely Pratapsing Rane, Digambar Kamat, Luizinho Faleiro, Ravi Naik and Aleixo …

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