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Western Zone Council meet failed to address state issues: Congress

NT NETWORK Margao Commenting on 24th Western Zone Council meeting, the Congress party, on Friday, said that the meeting failed to address state’s issues, including mining, rising drug cases, internal security and flooding of villages in the state following the opening of Tillari dam gates. Speaking to the media in Margao, Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) president Girish Chodankar said …

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DMG begins work on setting up ‘surveillance system’ on banks of Chapora river

NT NETWORK Panaji With barely a month to go for the expiry of the deadline set by the National Green Tribunal for the  Directorate of Mines and Geology (DMG) for complying with its order on curbing illegal sand mining in River Chapora, the directorate has at last commenced the work on setting up a surveillance network on the banks of …

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Scheme to provide self-employment opportunities to tribal youth

NT NETWORK Panaji In order to provide self-employment platform to the tribal youth in the state, the government has introduced Goa Tribal’s Employment Generation Programme (GTEGP) Scheme. The department of industries has notified the scheme in view of the direction of Planning Commission, Government of India, to direct benefits to the families of Scheduled Tribes. Goa has around 1,80,000 tribal …

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GSPCB among top 6 performing Boards

NT NETWORK Panaji The Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has been listed among the top six state Boards on environmental performance audit ranking carried out by the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) in compliance with National Green Tribunal (NGT) direction. The functioning of all the 35 states/Union territories’ pollution control boards was evaluated based on different parameters like environmental …

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Incomplete teacher database delaying SSC, HSSC results

NT NETWORK Panaji The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education is facing lot of inconvenience due to the absence of information in its database, pertaining to the teachers teaching in various secondary and higher secondary schools in the state. According to the Goa Board, this situation has resulted in delay in the declaration of results of SSC and …

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Relief at last to Ponda residents as water supply restored 

NT NETWORK Ponda Water supply to the residents of Bhoma-Adcolna, Banastari, Tivr-Orgao and Marcel in Ponda taluka and Kumbharjua and St Estevam in Tiswadi was finally restored on Friday evening, nine days after the supply to the areas was stopped following the collapse of a retaining wall at Curti-Khandepar leading to damage to two major pipelines. Following the completion of …

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Water woes of St Cruz, Bambolim residents to finally end today

NT NETWORK Panaji The repair work on the damaged water pipeline located at St Cruz junction was completed late Friday evening and water supply to the residents of Alto St Cruz, Bambolim, Goa Medical College and hospital, St Inez and Tonca is likely to be restored by Saturday morning. Even as water supply in Tiswadi taluka, which was affected due …

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Speed up probe, trial in sexual offences against minors: Shah

NT NETWORK Panaji Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday asked state chief secretaries to devise a mechanism to ensure that investigation and trial in sexual offences like rape against girls under the age of 12 are completed within two months of the crime. Speaking at the 24th meeting of the Western Zonal Council comprising Goa, Maharashtra, Gujarat and the Union …

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Rs 42.37-crore action plan to rejuvenate Sal

ROQUE DIAS | NT Margao The action plan report prepared by the River Rejuvenation Committee (RCC), which was constituted by the state government as per the September 20, 2018, order of the National Green Tribunal (NGT), has suggested various strategies roughly proposing to spend Rs 42.37 crore on how to clean up the highly polluted River Sal in Salcete taluka. It …

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GTDC plans new services before tourism policy release

NT NETWORK Panaji The Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) has floated a tender for introduction of various new tourism-related services, preferably in view of the forthcoming tourism season, which commences on September 15, contradicting the statement made by Minister for Tourism Manohar ‘Babu’ Ajgaonkar, during the  recently concluded monsoon session of the state legislative assembly that the State Tourism Policy …

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