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Cortalim accident: one succumbs to injuries

Vasco: Parth Dilip Bhuptani (26), a native of Junagad, Gujarat, who was one of the occupants of the passenger rickshaw which met with accident on Cortalim-Vasco stretch of NH17A near Matvem Dabolim on Saturday, succumbed to his injuries, while being taken to the Goa Medical College (GMC) and Hospital, Bambolim. The other occupant of the rickshaw Subhash Shetye, who is …

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18-yr-old dies in self accident

Ponda: A 18-year-old Calangute resident was killed in a self road accident, after he lost control of his bike and rammed it into a divider at Amigos Curti on the Ponda Belagavi highway. The deceased is identified as Raju Rathod, a native of Gadak Karnataka. According to Ponda police, the incident occurred on Sunday morning at around 7.30 am,  just …

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Stage set for Panaji bypoll

NT NETWORK Panaji The stage is set for the Panaji bypoll with all the necessary arrangements put in place for smooth and peaceful conduct of polling on Sunday for the high-stakes bypoll to the Panaji assembly constituency. As many as six candidates are in the fray. Out of these, three candidates represent three national political parties, besides one from local …

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Security put in place; cops detain 13 habitual offenders

NT NETWORK Panaji The police have detained 13 habitual offenders in view of the by-election to the Panaji assembly constituency, to be held on Sunday. According to police, such persons could create a law and order problem as well as threaten or intimidate voters. As such, seven such habitual offenders have been detained by the Panaji police while six have …

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Forest dept nod awaited for pruning of trees in Margao

NT NETWORK  Margao Pruning of trees within the jurisdiction of Margao Municipal Council (MMC) could be delayed as the department of forest has to give its nod for the same even though such work is sought through the district disaster management authority.   Sources informed that the office of the deputy collector has forwarded the civic council’s report that has sought attention to trimming of overgrown trees …

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Mapusa CO writes to collector over dredging of Tar river

NT NETWORK Mapusa Mapusa Municipal Council (MMC) has approached the North Goa collector seeking direction under Section 33 of National Disaster Management Act, 2005 to Captain of Ports (COP) and water resources department (WRD) to undertake the work of dredging of the Tar river bed immediately.  Desilting of Tar river has been a major concern for Mapusa Municipal Council as …

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Vote counting will take five hours more this time: South RO

NT NETWORK  Margao South Goa district collector and returning officer for the south parliamentary seat Ajit Roy said that it would take at least five more hours this time for counting of votes as VVPAT slips of five EVMs in every assembly segment will have to be counted.  Speaking to this daily on Saturday after holding two crucial meetings, Roy said that “the counting process this time will …

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Mahadayi award benefitting Goa under severe threat

NT NETWORK Panaji The August 14, 2018 award of the Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal, which proved advantageous to Goa, now seems to have come under severe threat, following the recent act of the central government to seek nine clarifications from the Tribunal on its particular order, out of which seven clarifications are clearly in favour of Karnataka. In its order …

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Camera trap captures tiger’s presence in Mollem

NT NETWORK Ponda After obtaining indirect evidences of the presence of tiger in Mollem for the last one year, forest department officials have finally managed to get the first ever direct evidence of tiger’s presence in the Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary in Mollem. The forest department officials released a photograph of the Bengal or striped tiger on Saturday, captured by …

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Nod to mines will boost Goa’s economy: CM

Chief Minister PRAMOD SAWANT, in an exclusive interview with ‘The Navhind Times’ speaks to RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR about the decision of the government to finally permit a mining lease in the state to start its operations. The Chief Minister, who is presently camping in Panaji to campaign for Bharatiya Janata Party’s candidate, also speaks about various issues related to …

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