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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 far from becoming fully digital: Lobo

Panaji: Indicating that the digital transformation in Goa till now meant related presentations by consultants, which took the government and its staff nowhere, Minister for Science and Technology Michael Lobo on Friday said that even though the digital transformation has failed in Goa, the government would not stop at any point, and move forward in this sector. Addressing a gathering …

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Rape case: aspiring swimmer deposes

Mapusa : The minor girl allegedly raped by swimming coach, and her parents have deposed before a local magistrate in Mapusa. Mapusa police have completed the process of recording the statement of minor girl allegedly raped by Surajit Ganguly, and her parents before local magistrate in Mapusa. Also, medical examination of the girl was conducted on Friday. Following request of …

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Repair of 2 pipelines: govt receives a bill of Rs 1.21cr

Ponda: The contractor of National Highway Authority of India M Venkata Rao Infra Projects Pvt Ltd has billed the state government Rs 1.21 crore for carrying out the repair work of the two pipelines that were damaged at Curti – Khandepar recently. According to the PWD Minister Deepak Pauskar, the contractor M Venkata Rao Infra Projects Pvt Ltd has billed …

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Sahni: Goa University has been refraining from responding to allegations

Panaji: Stating that the Goa University (GU) will “outlast the Portuguese in Goa,” the Vice-Chancellor of the university, Prof Varun Sahni, on Friday, said that the Goa University has been refraining from responding to various allegations levelled against it, as it is a centre of learning and nothing else. The Vice-Chancellor, speaking during the release of the book ‘Why Digital …

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Govt expecting all road work to be completed by May 2020: Pauskar

Ponda: Following a heavy criticism from all quarters over for the pothole-ridden roads across the state, PWD Minister Deepak Pauskar, on Friday,  announced that all roads across the state will be hot-mix carpeted by May 2020, and work on it will commence in  last week of October. The Minister also stated that the contractors, who had constructed the roads during …

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Environment dept sets timeline for completion of draft CZMP

Abdul Wahab Khan Panaji: Under ‘pressure’ to meet the National Green Tribunal (NGT) deadline of November 15 for the completion of the draft Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) and getting it approved by the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest, the environment department has finalised November 5 as the day for the public hearing on the plan. Though the redrafting …

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Cabral rejects CCP’s request for waiving interest on market power charges

Panaji: Power Minister Nilesh Cabral, on Friday, turned down the request made by the Corporation of City of Panaji (CCP) to waive the ‘interest’ levied on the power charges for the delay in the payment of particular electricity bills. The CCP owes Rs 6 crore in form of power charges for the power supplied to Panaji  market complex since it …

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ADT assures enhanced patrolling on Cuncolim highway

Cuncolim: The traffic, RTO and PWD officials along with members of the Cuncolim Civic and Consumer Forum (CCCF) conducted an inspection of the National Highway 17 at Panzarconi after repeated complaints that accidents were occurring due to parking of trucks on either side of the road and it was decided to implement measures to address people’s concerns. The inspection was …

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No technical nod for biomethanation plants: Margao civic chairperson

Margao: Chairperson of Margao Municipal Council (MMC) Babita Prabhudesai on Friday said that the Solid Waste Management Corporation has not given technical sanction for containerised biomethanation plants, proposed by the MMC, to be installed at two places in the civic jurisdiction.  “We have started segregation of waste after the Sonsoddo fire incident. We are doing our best in collecting door-to-door waste. We have two baling machines that are processing ten tonnes …

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