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CM: implementation of new traffic rules after study

NT NETWORK Panaji Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday said that the state government will consider implementing the newly amended Motor Vehicles Act only after carrying out a comparative study with the existing Act. “I have directed the transport department and traffic cell to do a comparison study and accordingly then the government will decide and take action,” said Sawant …

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Rape-accused swimming coach arrested in New Delhi

NT NETWORK Mapusa In a major breakthrough, the Mapusa police, with assistance from New Delhi police, Friday arrested swimming coach Surajit Ganguly, who has been accused of raping a 15-year-old female swimmer who was training under his supervision, in New Delhi.  The arrest was made within 24 hours of the Mapusa police registering a First Information Report (FIR) against the …

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Cuncolim municipal council aiming at ODF-plus status

DIANA FERNANDES | NT Cuncolim Having already attained the open defecation free (ODF) status, the Cuncolim municipal council is now aiming at achieving ODF-plus status, with plans of constructing 298 individual toilets for residents residing in the jurisdiction of the municipality. The municipality is also focussing on topping the state as the cleanest town under the Swachh Survekshan 2020 survey. …

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Sawant says criteria followed by others for ODF adopted in Goa

NT NETWORK Panaji Claiming that 95 per cent of the households in the state have toilets, the state government on Friday said that Goa has been declared as open defecation free (ODF) by adopting the criteria that are followed by the other states.   “Other states have been declared ODF; that doesn’t mean they have provided toilets to every household. …

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Digambar urges govt to ‘defer’ implementation of new traffic rules

NT NETWORK Panaji Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat, on Friday, urged the state government to defer implementation of the new traffic rules, under the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, that have came into the effect from September 1, till the issue of road condition in the state is addressed. In a press note issued here, Kamat has said that the government …

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Ponda market complex still underutilised

Nirgosh Gaude | NT Ponda Even after assurance from the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to fully operationalise the Ponda market complex by Ganesh Chaturthi, the eight-year-old complex is still underutilised. The complex constructed at a cost of around Rs 27 crore was inaugurated in December 2011. However, since then it is underutilised and all efforts made by the Ponda Municipal Council (PMC) and other government …

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City ODF work to resume after Chaturthi celebration

NT NETWORK Panaji Work on open defecation free (ODF) in the city will be resumed after Ganesh Chaturthi celebration, informed a source from the Corporation of City of Panaji, on Friday. Speaking on a condition of anonymity, the source revealed that many workers who were on the job left for their homes to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi, but all efforts are …

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Chapora river level far below ‘danger mark’

NT NETWORK Bicholim Flooding in Sal, Mencurem and Dhumase in the Bicholim taluka was  ruled out on Friday as the Chapora river water level was far below the danger mark. Water is being gradually released from the Tillari dam, and there is no possibility  of flooding as the Chapora river is flowing far below danger mark, informed Bicholim mamlatdar Praveenjay …

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City ODF work to resume after Chaturthi celebration

NT NETWORK Panaji Work on open defecation free (ODF) in the city will be resumed after Ganesh Chaturthi celebration, informed a source from the Corporation of City of Panaji, on Friday. Speaking on a condition of anonymity, the source revealed that many workers who were on the job left for their homes to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi, but all efforts are …

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2 held in separate drugs raids in city

NT NETWORK Panaji In two separate raids, Panaji town police arrested two persons for possessing contraband drugs. In the first case, one Hanumanta Karbimann, aged 22 from Kevnem-Taleigao was arrested from along DB Marg, Campal ground while in the second case, Sandesh Kutkar from Panchwadi-Shiroda-Ponda was arrested from Miramar on Thursday. Police sub-inspector Rahul Naik, who is investigating the case …

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