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GSIA gets nod to bring factory staff from across borders

NT NETWORK Panaji Return of workers and staff of local units is presently underway in the state with the Goan industry gradually bringing in its stranded workforce from outside.  The Goa Small Industries Association (GSIA), the industry body assigned with the responsibility of coordinating the return, on Wednesday revealed that it has received permission from the government for the return …

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Govt hikes water tariff

NT NETWORK Panaji The state government has revised the tariff for water supply, hiking charges for all categories while also increasing the charges for water and sewerage connections. The public works department (PWD) on May 12 issued a notification on the Goa revision of tariff for water supply and sewerage and for fixation of water tariff and other charges for …

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Unknown person booked for spreading rumour on COVID-19 spread

NT NETWORK Mapusa Acting on a complaint filed by Devendra Deshprabhu, brother of former Pernem MLA late Jitendra Deshprabhu, regarding the spread of a fake message that he is suffering from COVID-19, the Pernem police on Wednesday registered an offence and booked an unknown person for spreading rumour to create fear among public. According to the police, Devendra Deshprabhu has …

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Appearing for exam a Herculean task for 297 SSC students

NT NETWORK Panaji Studying the syllabus has now become least of the problems for the 297 SSC students, who are residing across the Goan borders, with the main difficulty faced by them being their arrival in Goa to appear for the examination. The summer 2020 SSC examination will commence on May 21, after being delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 …

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Special train with 1473 HP migrant workers leaves Goa

NT NETWORK Margao Heaving a sigh of relief, 1473 migrant workers from Himachal Pradesh, who were stranded in Goa, on Wednesday left for their native state by special ‘Shramik Express’ train. The stranded persons boarded the train at the Margao railway station. This was the fourth Shramik Express train from Goa that ferried migrant workers to other states. Earlier, one train had …

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Major fire damages former Valpoi MLA’s house

NT NETWORK Valpoi House of former Valpoi MLA Narahari Haldankar at Valpoi caught fire on Wednesday evening. Since liquor bottles were stored on the ground floor of the building, the fire spread easily. At around 5 pm, locals in the neighborhood heard blasting sound and saw smoke billowing out from the building. The occupants of building alerted fire station of Valpoi. …

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Sudin slams govt for hike in water tariff

NT NETWORK Panaji Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) MLA and former PWD Minister Ramakrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar has slammed the government for hiking water tariff by more than 50 per cent even as people are under duress in view of the COVID-19 pandemic. Addressing media persons on Wednesday, Dhavalikar said that it was unfair on the part of the state government for …

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Cabinet nod for 12-hour shifts in pvt firms

NT NETWORK Panaji The state cabinet has granted approval for several central government-initiated ordinances and amendments to the Factories and Boilers Act to ensure ease of doing business for private companies in the state. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant told media persons after the cabinet meeting that these amendments to the Factories and Boilers Act have been introduced to ensure ease …

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CM urged to roll back liquor excise duty, licence fee hike

NT NETWORK Panaji Bar and restaurant owners in the state on Wednesday reacted with disappointment to the government’s decision to increase excise duty on liquor and licence fee vide a notification dated May 11. Expressing their unhappiness to Chief Minister Pramod Sawant during an evening meeting, bar owners sought reduction in excise rates and lowering of the licence fee to …

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Mapusa municipality to pursue box culvert work

NT NETWORK Mapusa Following a joint inspection by Mapusa municipality and Captain of Ports officials, replacement of piped culvert structure with box culvert has been suggested as a solution to restore flow of water which is affected due to clogged pipes at Gaunswaddo. The chief officer of Mapusa Municipal Council Clen Madeira along with officials from Captain of Ports, hydrographic …

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