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‘Grievance cell will address DDSSY issues’

Margao: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant assured that the issues related to the government’s health scheme Deen Dayal Swasthya Seva Yojana (DDSSY) would be resolved with the launch of a grievance cell. “It has been brought to my notice that there are many problems faced by people with regard to DDSSY. We will give instructions to ensure that all the empanelled …

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Colvale locals seek inquiry into change of surnames by migrants in village

Mapusa: Colvale villagers on Sunday demanded an inquiry into the issue of change of surnames by migrants staying in the village. They also demanded that the panchayat should stop issuing caste certificate without verifying facts and that flood-affected families be compensated through panchayat under natural calamity funds. During the ordinary gram sabha, presided over by sarpanch Nityanand Kandolkar in the …

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Verla-Canca VP to appoint agency on trial basis for garbage handling

Mapusa: In a bid to tackle garbage problem, Verla-Canca panchayat has decided to appoint a private agency on trial basis for management of garbage in the village. The proposal for appointment of agency was approved during the ordinary gram sabha of the village held on Sunday. Sarpanch Milton Marques informed the gram sabha that the panchayat has decided to engage …

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Goa’s Liberation was delayed due to Nehru’s mistake: Chauhan

Panaji: Goa’s Liberation was delayed due to the mistake committed by former prime minister the late Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, stated the chief campaigner for the BJP’s membership drive and former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chauhan on Sunday. Referring to the abrogation of Article 370, which was in force in Jammu and Kashmir, Chauhan said the Prime Minister …

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City roads to be better in week’s time: Mayor

Panaji: With rains taking a backseat for last three days, the Corporation of City of Panaji took up work of filling potholes on the roads in and around the city, informed Mayor Uday Madkaikar. Speaking to ‘The Navhind Times’, Madkaikar said that “for the last one month we could not do anything as it was raining heavily. The CCP had …

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Sawant: govt committed to welfare of weaker sections of society

Margao: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, on Sunday, said that his government is committed to the welfare of the weaker sections of the society irrespective of caste, creed and religion. Sawant said that the fruits of the development of the state should reach the last person of the society and therefore he has been working towards it. He said that his …

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People urged to plant trees for protecting environment

Vasco: The former chief minister of Madhya Pradesh Shivraj Singh Chauhan, on Sunday, urged the people of Goa to join Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for making India one of the strongest and superpower nation in the world. Chauhan was speaking to a largely attended gathering during a plantation drive of fruit-bearing saplings near government primary school at Zuarinagar in the …

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SBI holds ‘consultation meet’

Panaji: The government of India has designed a bottom-up consultative process to generate ideas and review performance of public sector banks and their alignment with national priorities, says a press note issued here. And, the first stage of the process was conducted by the Regional Business Office of SBI, North Goa and South Goa at SBILD, Panaji, on Saturday and …

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82,368 cases booked under Motor Vehicle Act in South Goa

Margao: South Goa police has booked 82,368 cases for violation of Motor Vehicles Act for the first six months of this year. Over-speeding, driving without licence or permit, no entry, drunk driving, distracting drivers, avoiding safety gears such as seat belts and helmets, non-adherence to lane driving and overtaking in a wrong way have been the violations reported. The highest number …

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1 held for possessing drugs

Margao: The Margao police, on Sunday, informed that they have arrested a person for being in possession of drugs. The police said that upon a search operation near a hospital, a person by name Arun Malik was found to be in possession of narcotics drugs worth Rs 50,500. Based on a complaint the accused was arrested and lodged in the police custody, informed …

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