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3 more tigers found dead in Mhadei sanctuary; 3 arrested

Valpoi: In a shocking case, the state forest department officials have found three more carcasses of tigers inside the Mhadei wildlife sanctuary near Golavli village in Sattari taluka, taking the toll of dead tigers found in the area to four. Carcasses of a fully-grown healthy tigress and two sub-adult tigers were found by the officials in a combing operation that was …

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Central team to probe tiger deaths

Panaji: The Union Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has constituted a two-member team to conduct inquiry into the death of tigers in the Mhadei wildlife sanctuary near Golavli village in Sattari taluka in North Goa. Deputy Inspector General of forests from the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) Nishant Verma issued an office memorandum on Wednesday constituting a committee compromising …

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SC admits petitions of 2 firms seeking mining resumption

Panaji: The Supreme Court has issued notices to the concerned parties including the Goa government on petitions filed by two mining firms seeking resumption of mining operations in the state as per lease renewal period of 50 years under the Mines and Mineral (Development and Regulation) Act. As per the Goa, Daman and Diu Mining Concession Abolition Act, 1987, the …

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11 trawler owners penalised for fishing illegally in Goa waters

Panaji: Over the last two years, the state fisheries department has taken action against 11 trawler owners for carrying out illegal fishing in the state waters. In the year 2017-18, licences of seven fishing vessels were suspended by the department, while in 2018-19, four vessels were seized for violating the norms by carrying out illegal fishing. The fish catch from …

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CCP Mayor blames DMA for failure to achieve ODF status

Panaji: Alleging that the vindictive stand of the director of municipal administration (DMA) Tariq Thomas against the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) has prevented the capital city from becoming open defecation-free (ODF), city Mayor Uday Madkaikar said that he will be writing a letter to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, providing him with all details as to how …

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GSUDA points fingers at CCP

Panaji: The Goa State Urban Development Agency (GSUDA), which is the nodal agency for co-ordination, monitoring and implementation of the project for toilets construction in the state, has refuted the allegation made by CCP Mayor and instead put the blame on CCP for failure to make the city open defecation-free (ODF). A GSUDA official claimed that administrative and procedural delay …

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City pay parking may start on Jan 15

Panaji: The Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) has stated that pay parking in some of the city areas could start from January 15, during the forthcoming National Road Safety Week 2020. City Mayor Uday Madkaikar informed that two bids were received by the CCP towards the city pay parking tender, with Juwarkar Associates being awarded the same, whose …

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Workers rally against govt’s ‘anti-people’ policies

Panaji: Thousands of workers affiliated to different trade unions under the banner of the Goa Convention of Workers held a massive rally in the city opposing the ‘anti-people and anti-labour policies’ of the central and state governments. The public rally, called as part of the nationwide general strike called by central trade unions, began from Panaji bus stand and culminated …

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Govt eyes bigger catch from inland fisheries

Roque Dias | NT Margao: In order to help double fishermen’s income by March 2022, the department of fisheries has planned to promote crab culture by putting mangroves to use and also promote aquaculture in inland and brackish water areas besides laying emphasis on improving the fishing infrastructure. As per the strategy document for Goa, prepared by the Goa state-level …

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RCS seeks clarification over Goa Dairy’s financial position

Panaji: Registrar of Co-operative Societies (RCS) Vikas Gaunekar has sought from the administrator a detailed clarification on the financial position and other issues pertaining to the Goa Dairy so as to take action on its employees’ demand to implement 7th Pay Commission scales. A meeting was convened by the RCS over the demand of implementing 7th Pay Commission by the …

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