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Shripad assures all support to GSL

Vasco: Union Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik has said that the central government will provide all support to Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) to complete all ongoing defence projects in stipulated time. Naik was speaking to media persons on Monday during his maiden visit to the GSL after taking over the charge as Minister of State for Defence. A …

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Taleigao not fully prepared for rains

Panaji: Even though the monsoon is just a few days away, Taleigao village is not fully prepared as the work of de-silting of storm drains is not completed. The pre-monsoon work was started late however the panchayat is pointing fingers at the enforcement of model code of conduct however after cleaning the storm drains in most of the wards, the …

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Argentina secure historic first point after goalless draw against Japan

Paris: At the final whistle, goalkeeper Vanina Correa fell to her knees as her teammates embraced each other. Though they had not won, they had created history. The scoreline would suggest that the goalless draw between Japan and Argentina was a dull stalemate, but that would not do justice to what Argentina achieved on a balmy Parisian evening in the …

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In the spirit of tradition

The feast of the Pentecost was celebrated at Margao’s Holy Spirit Church. The feast was attended by devotees from Margao and surrounding villages. The feast marks the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles and Mother Mary. The feast is also famous for the grand fair held annually in Margao known as the ‘purumentache fest’.  Taking place before the …

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Loutolim locals oppose proposed jetty project

NT NETWORK Margao Holding placards and shouting slogans hundreds of villagers from Loutolim unanimously  resolved to oppose the jetty proposed by the inland waterways through the Captain of Ports  at Rassaim, claiming that the said proposal will further the ideas of transporting coal through the jetty thereby polluting the village areas.  A resolution was taken during the gram sabha held on Sunday. The villagers resolved to …

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A shanty becomes makeshift school for Cotigao students

NT NETWORK Canacona As schools reopened across the state on June 6, an overjoyed lot of students walked into their respective schools, but students of government primary school in Avali village in Cotigao are disappointed with the reopening, as they do not have proper classrooms to attend their classes, thanks to the delayed renovation works of the school. The students …

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CM inspects highway work, assures minimal inconvenience to public

NT NETWORK Mapusa Assuring to put measures in place to avoid inconvenience to people due to ongoing work of national highway, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Saturday said that “our attempt is to take up work of national highway and at the same time ensure minimal inconvenience to public. I have directed to put in place all safety measures while …

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Dabolim airport closed for 2 hours after fire incident

NT NETWORK Vasco The Dabolim airport was on Saturday closed for two hours for all flight operations following an incident of fire caused by a drop tank of a MiG-29K fighter aircraft. There was no report of any casualty in the incident, and the pilot of the fighter jet is safe. The fire gave out thick smoke creating panic among …

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GWMC gears up for Sonsoddo challenge

ABDUL WAHAB KHAN | NT Panaji The Goa Waste Management Corporation, which will handle the garbage at the Sonsoddo dump, has set the ball rolling for scientific removal of the unsegregated waste. The corporation, which has exuded confidence of managing the garbage at Sonsoddo, is in the final stage of preparing tender document inviting bidders for remediation of the existing …

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Dispute over cremation right of migrants at Poira resolved

NT NETWORK Bicholim A dispute that had arose between Poira villagers and a migrant family residing at Poira over the issue of cremation of a body was amicably resolved with the intervention of Bicholim mamlatdar Praveen Jay Pandit at a joint meeting held on Friday at the mamlatdar’s office conference hall in the presence of deputy collector Sacin Dessai. While …

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