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‘Outsiders’ running shacks for locals indulge in illegalities: SOWS chief

NT NETWORK Panaji Claiming that ‘outsiders’ get involved in illegal activities while operating shacks along the coastal belt, Shack Owners’ Welfare Society (SOWS), on Monday, advised its members to refrain from subletting the shacks. “Some of the shack owners hand over the shacks to outsiders to operate, and they in order to recover their money get involved in illegal activities …

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State tourism industry in for ripple effect

NT NETWORK Panaji The collapse of the iconic British tour operator Thomas Cook could deliver  a major blow to Goa’s tourism sector, which is already facing threat due to the lower number of tourist arrivals in the state. “The British tour operator brought majority of the British tourists to Goa, which ranged from high-end to middle-level tourists,” explained president of …

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Mauvin: Centre needs to check ‘GST evasion’

NT NETWORK Vasco The Minister for Transport Mauvin Godinho, on Sunday, said that the central government needs to check GST evasion across the country. Godinho was speaking to the media on Sunday on the sidelines of Dandia Garba Dance Workshop, organised by Dabolim Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Mahila Morcha at Keshav Smruti High School Hall at Dabolim. The BJP state …

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No one should favour nepotism in education sector: Vijai

NT NETWORK Vasco Former deputy chief minister Vijai Sardessai has said that nepotism in education sector has to be opposed. “Sadly, today there is a controversy in the selection of the teachers in Goa,” he said, adding, education is not a field to play around with. “Nepotism in education sector has to be resisted by all,” he maintained. Speaking to the media …

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Yet-to-be commissioned south district hospital stares at traffic chaos

JOAO SOUSA M | NT Margao South Goa district hospital building in Margao, which is in completion stages, is likely to be commissioned later this year, however, the lack of planning could prove to be a hindrance to the movement of vehicles to and fro the hospital. As the PWD is yet to make a provision,   ‘crossing’ of vehicles on …

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Fire breaks out at Assagao saw mill

NT NETWORK Mapusa A fire broke out at a saw mill at Assagao early Saturday morning. The loss due to the fire is estimated to be round Rs 10 lakh. The exact cause of fire is not known, however, it suspected to be due to an electric short circuit. The incident took place at around 7 am; the saw mill …

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WRD Minister seeks ‘inventory’ of water bodies from communidades

NT NETWORK Margao The WRD Minister Filipe Neri Rodrigues, on Saturday, called upon the communidades to make a list of water bodies in their areas and get back to the department, so that water resources of the state could be protected and preserved. Rodrigues also urged the students to send their ideas on water conservation to the department. Speaking at …

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GST on hotel room tariff slashed

Panaji: The Goods and Services Tax (GST) council on Friday during its first meeting in the state and its 37th meeting so far, announced rate cuts on various items effective from October 1. The key sectors which benefit from the rate cuts are hotels, gems and jewellery, defence and automobiles. The council has cut tax rate on hotel room tariffs, …

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Goa’s doubles duo Lydia-Yasmin storms into finals

Peddem: Goan shuttlers Lydia Barreto and Yasmin Sayed entered the junior girls doubles finals at the West Zone Inter State Badminton Championships (individual events), being played at Multipurpose Stadium, Peddem, on Friday. The Goan pair defeated Aditi Verma and Anisha Wase of Madhya Pradesh  21-17, 21-16 to set up a gold medal clash with Maharashtra’s Simran Singhi and Ritika Thaker. …

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Within these walls

The second edition of Soul Travelling’s ‘Houses of Goa’ trail was held with an aim to explore the rich history and traditions of Goa through its houses.  As part of the trail, houses in Antruz Mahal, Ponda were visited, including the Gaunecar’s house, The Royal Palace of Saundekar (the only coronated king in Goa) and the house of Gyanpeeth awardee …

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