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Make criminal cases public: BJP to Babush

NT NETWORK Panaji The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has demanded that the Congress candidate for Panaji by-poll Atanasio Monserrate alias ‘Babush’ make public the criminal cases pending against him through two popular local newspapers and a news channel. Addressing media persons along with city councillor Pundalik Raut Dessai and Vishnu Naik, BJP spokesperson Damodar Naik stated that as per the …

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Parrikar’s absence, Velingkar’s entry may upset BJP’s applecart

Soiru Velip | NT Panaji Even as early trend indicates that there would be a tough fight between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate Sidharth Kuncolienkar and Congress candidate Atanasio ‘Babush’ Monserrate for Panaji assembly by-poll slated to be held on May 19, the presence of former RSS state chief Subhash Velingkar, who is in fray as a Goa Suraksha Manch …

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Ousted Mormugao civic chief, dy approach appellate authority

NT NETWORK Vasco The ousted chairperson Kritesh Gaonkar and deputy chairperson Shashikant Parab of Mormugao Municipal Council have filed a petition before the minister for urban development, the appellate authority under Section 303 of Municipality Act 1968, alleging irregularity in the proceeding of the no-confidence motion held on May 3 wherein Gaonkar and Parab were voted out. The hearing in …

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Box culvert to bring relief to Siolim farmers

NT NETWORK Mapusa Farmers of Siolim-Marna, Gaunsavaddo, Sodiem are expected to get relief from the long pending issue of water stagnation in the fields as a box culvert has been planned to be constructed to ensure free flow of water. Around 300 acres of field area is lying uncultivable at Marna, Gaunsavaddo, Sodiem due to water stagnation and the farmers had …

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Poor internet service hampers issuance of residence, caste certificates in Salcete

Roque Dias | NT Margao Poor internet connectivity and shortage of computers, printers and scanners are hampering works of talathis across the Salcete taluka, who are empowered to issue residence and caste certificates after completing the process and e-signing of the documents by mamlatdar and the deputy collector online.  Reliable sources told this daily that in order to overcome the problem, many talathis deputed in panchayats in the …

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Centre rejects Goa’s plan to alter Western Ghats’ ESAs

Goa, 5 other states asked to submit proposal in 30 days Abdul Wahab Khan | NT Panaji: Turning down the state government’s proposal for making some alterations on notifying ecologically sensitive areas (ESAs) in Western Ghats, Union Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has ruled out fragmentation of the area. The Union Ministry has also said that it …

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Tourism dept to probe scuba diving boat incident

Panaji: The tourism department will initiate an inquiry into the incident on April 25 wherein 30-odd tourists onboard a scuba diving boat were rescued when the vessel found itself in adverse sea conditions off the Japanese beach.

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