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Dhavalikar assures Shapur-Ponda locals of installing traffic signals

Ponda: Following the demonstration held by the residents of Shapur, Ponda, for raising their demand for the construction of an underpass at the Safa Masjid junction, the former PWD Minister and Marcaim MLA Sudin Dhavalikar, on Monday, inspected the site along with PWD engineers, and assured the locals of keeping the junction ‘open’ for to-and-fro traffic,  with the installation of …

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Underpass at Safa Masjid junction is near to impossible: Pauskar

Ponda: Blaming the former PWD minister Sudin Dhavalikar for badly planning the Curti bypass road of Ponda-Belgaum highway, the PWD Minister Deepak Pauskar said that the construction of an underpass at Safa Masjid junction is near to impossible. “Almost 95 per cent work of the Curt bypass road is complete, and constructing underpass at this stage at the Safa Masjid …

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Will create awareness about schemes for MSMEs: Vishwajit

Panaji: Industries Minister Vishwajit Rane, on Monday, said that “as the directorate of industries, trade and commerce was dormant on data of Micro, Small and Medium Entrepreneurs (MSMEs) over the years,” he has decided to reach out to entrepreneurs and create awareness among them about the schemes for the sector. Speaking to the media at the Secretariat, Rane said that …

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CCP has imported ‘road bond’ material to fill potholes: Mayor

Panaji: The Corporation of City of Panaji (CCP) has imported ‘road bond’ material from Hindustan Petroleum Chemicals Ltd to fill the potholes on the city roads, revealed the city Mayor Uday Madkaikar. Speaking to ‘The Navhind Times’, Madkaikar informed that road bond material is a readymade mixture to be directly used to fill the potholes, and it is being used …

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Comunidades oppose regularisation of illegal structures

Mapusa: Stating that statutory convention of communidade is in session, the all Goa components of communidade has requested the state government not to pass the bill before the communidade session gives its consent. The body has also opposed the regularisation of illegal structures on their land.   It was for the first time that around 50-plus committee members of various …

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Ex members of Comunidades Commission for regularisation in exceptional cases

Panaji: Favouring action against illegal constructions and encroachments on communidade land under the extant provisions of the Code of Comunidades and the Goa Land (Prohibition and Construction) Act, 1995, members of the erstwhile Commission of Comunidades said that administrators should be made duty-bound to take action as per law.  The members including Antonio Bonfilio Bragança, Sávio J F Correia, Tulio …

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GSM demands white paper on removal of casinos

Panaji: Accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of encouraging “casino mafia” and misleading people on the issue of casinos for the past seven years, Goa Suraksha Manch (GSM) on Monday made a demand for a White Paper on removal of casinos and immediate constitution of Gaming Commission. Coming out with the demand, GSM leader Subhash Velingkar said that otherwise it …

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‘Rejection of Tonca plant will lead to flooding of garbage in city’

Panaji: The councillors of the Corporation of the City of Panaji representing the Bharatiya Janata Party panel have written a letter to the CCP Commissioner, Shashank Tripathi stating that the opposition from some of the ruling panel councillors for setting up a wet waste treatment facility at Tonca, and subsequent rejection of the said proposal by the Mayor, Uday Madkaikar …

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40 labourers contract malaria at GMC site

Panaji: A total of 40 migrant labourers working at the construction site of the Super Speciality Block (SSB) at Goa Medical College and Hospital in Bambolim have been found to be affected by malaria. The directorate of health services (DHS) has denied that there is an outbreak of malaria in the area and claimed that the cases detected are not …

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Pernem ITI instructor suspended for demanding bribe from student

Panaji: The department of skill development and entrepreneurship on Monday suspended the group instructor Hanumant Sunagad of Industrial Training Institute (ITI) at Pernem, for demanding money from an ITI trainee to pass him in his examination. Dipak Desai, director of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, in an order issued on Monday, suspended Sunagad pending inquiry. The suspension order mentions that Sunagad …

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