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Soon, aptitude test for class VIII, X students to arrest dropout rate: CM

Panaji: Stating that the government will stress on conducting aptitude test for the students of class VIII and class X so as to help them in finding a suitable career option, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday informed the state legislative assembly that students drop out of schools between class VIII and class X as well as between class XI …

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Police gear up to handle ‘road blockades’ by taxi operators

Panaji : Goa police have requisitioned cranes including earthmovers in case the tourist tax operators resort to blocking of roads with their cars. Sources informed that the police have received inputs that the tourist taxi operators are likely to block the roads by parking their taxis, thereby creating blockades. To tackle any such situation, the police have decided to use …

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Transport dept initiates steps to cancel permits of striking taximen

Panaji: Acting tough against taxi operators who are continuing with their strike despite invocation of Goa Essential Services Maintenance Act (ESMA), the transport department has initiated steps to cancel permit of striking taxi operators. The transport department has issued show-cause notices to at least 50 tourist taxi operators including yellow black taxi operators as a preliminary step to seek their …

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‘Parrikar is to be blamed for taxi issue’

Panaji: The former minister for transport Ramakrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar held the former chief minister Manohar Parrikar responsible for the current situation pertaining to the tourist taxi issue. “Manohar Parrikar is to be blamed for the situation that has arisen today,” the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party MLA told reporters on Monday. He also said that the former chief minister gave extension after …

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CM-led delegation to visit Russian Far East

Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant will lead coal, mining and power group of delegation to Russian Far East during visit of Indian delegation led by Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal. The Indian delegation will visit Vladivostok, Russia on August 12-13 to explore investment potential for Indian investors in the Russian Far East region. The delegation led by Goyal …

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Nod to introduce Goa State Selection Commission Bill

Panaji: The state cabinet on Monday gave approval to introduce the Goa State Selection Commission Bill which aims to provide power to the body for conducting examination and selection of candidates for appointments to the subordinate service or posts coming under group ‘C’ and ‘D’ in government departments, organisations and autonomous bodies, established by the state government and semi-government organisations. …

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‘Foundation stone for Mapusa bus stand project to be laid on Oct 4’

Panaji: The Minister for Transport Mauvin Godinho on Monday assured the state legislative assembly that the foundation stone for the much awaited bus stand at Mapusa would be laid on October 4, 2019, the birth anniversary of the former Mapusa MLA, Francis D’Souza, and the project will be completed in 3 years’ time. Replying to a related query by the …

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Legislators raise issue of damaged bunds

Panaji: The legislators on Monday discussed issue of damage caused to bunds, embankments due to recent incessant rains, stating that the people, farmers in general are facing grave inconvenience due to the same. The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party legislator Ramakrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar by way of a zero hour mention brought to the notice of the House that the farmers from Kundaim …

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Monserrate lashes out over Smart City Mission

Panaji: Alleging that the smart city is a ‘scam’, Panaji MLA Atanasio ‘Babush’ Monserrate on Monday threatened to stop the execution of projects under the Smart City Mission if the concerned authority fails to consult people of the city and take them into confidence. “There is no transparency and forget about people, the MLA of Panaji is not aware who …

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CM: Smart City Mission board to be reconstituted

Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday assured on the floor of the House that the board of director of Smart City Mission will be reconstituted under his chairmanship. Replying to concerns raised by Panaji MLA Atanasio ‘Babush’ Monserrate over Smart City project, the Chief Minister said that as of now mainly bureaucrats were managing the affairs of the centrally …

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