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Protest at Azad Maidan

Congress leaders and workers staged a silent protest at Azad Maidan, Panaji on Saturday against ongoing political development in the state with 10 MLAs of the party switching to BJP.

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Centre’s move over labour laws: AITUC to hold protest in city

NT NETWORK Panaji The All India Trade Union Congress (AITUC) has decided to hold a protest on July 15 in the city to oppose move over labour laws.     According to the AITUC, the NDA government is pushing ahead its programme of amending 40 existing labour legislations and has decided to scrap 44 central labour laws merging them into 4 labour codes and …

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Rent-a-bike operators flout norm over helmet quality

NT NETWORK Calangute The Road Transport Authority is turning a Nelson’s eye to the rent-a-bike business along the beach belt as more than 80 per cent of the rent-a-bike business owners are providing unsafe helmets, that don’t bear ISI mark, to the tourists who are often found riding dangerously on the roads. As per transport rule, it is mandatory for …

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Selaulim pipeline issue: govt wins arbitration battle

By ROQUE DIAS | NT Margao After a challenging fight for almost 18 long years, the state government won an arbitration case recently, pertaining to Selaulim water pipeline and saved around Rs 40 crore from the treasury. Arbitrator Justice (retired) A P Lawande passed an order to this effect in a 2001 case filed by agency M/S  Karnataka Cement Pipe Factory (KCPF), Hubli, against chief engineer, PWD and EE (works division XII of PWD-Sanguem) over …

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Valpoi council to introduce traffic plan on trial basis

NT NETWORK Valpoi Valpoi civic body is finally gearing up to implement traffic management plan in the town. At a meeting presided over by the Valpoi Municipal Council chairperson Akhtar Shah and attended by the council members Sayyad Sarfaraz and Ramdas Shirodkar, officials from RTO, traffic police and officials from PWD and mamlatdar office, it was decided to introduce the traffic …

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Corjuem farmers affected as sluice gate door breaks

NT NETWORK Mapusa Farmers of Corjuem have suffered losses as water entered the fields with a sluice gate door breaking apart.  However, despite raising grievances, the farmers are yet to get any relief and they fear that if the sluice gate suffers further damage the fields could get submerged. Around seven farmers have suffered losses as saline water gushed into …

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S Goa police stations receive 30,533 tenant verification forms in 6 months

SHYAM ZAMBAULIKER Margao South Goa police are updating information on tenants, migrant labourers and senior citizens and during the first six months of this year more than 30,533 tenant verification forms and 47 names of senior citizens have been filled. According to South Goa superintendent of police Arvind Gawas, police have unveiled a list of measures to protect the residents, …

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Carmona VP refuses permission to tourism dept to install mobile toilets

NT NETWORK Carmona The village panchayat of Carmona has refused to allow the tourism department from installing mobile toilets on Zalor beach saying a no objection certificate (NoC) was not obtained from the panchayat. Recently, it came to light that Zalor beach was not shown as being in the jurisdiction of Carmona but in Varca. But Carmona has been staking …

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CM asks GFP ministers, Rohan Khaunte to quit

Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday asked four of his ministers, Vijai Sardesai, Vinod Paliencar, Jayesh Salgaonkar and Rohan Khaunte to resign from the cabinet. “I have asked Goa Forward Party ministers and independent legislator Rohan Khaunte to step down from their positions,” Sawant said further informing, “I am inducting four new ministers in the cabinet tomorrow.” The Chief …

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Cong meet to decide on new leader of Oppn

Panaji: The Congress party will hold a meeting in the next two days with the remaining five party MLAs and decide on appointing the new leader of opposition in the state legislative assembly. “In a day or two, we will call a joint meeting of our MLAs and the Pradesh Congress Committee and decide on whom to nominate as the …

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