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IT dept keen to be facilitator rather than enforcing authority: commissioner

Panaji: The income tax department is keen to be seen as a facilitator rather than an enforcing authority, said Amrapali Das, principal chief commissioner of income tax, Panaji, on Wednesday. Das while speaking at the 159th Income Tax Day event said that, the department is trying to transform itself “from being a collector to facilitator by making the experience of …

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Majority of MLAs upset over bad roads, water shortage

Panaji: Majority of the legislators including from the ruling bench on Wednesday raised the issue of bad roads and water scarcity in their respective constituencies.   Speaking during the discussions on the demand for Public Works Department on the floor of the House, Ponda MLA Ravi Naik said that the roads in all the 12 talukas were in a dilapidated …

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Dhavalikar challenges Pauskar to come out with proof of ‘scam’

Panaji: Claiming that he was not involved in any scam of the Public Works Department (PWD), former PWD Minister and Marcaim MLA Ramkrishna alias Sudin Dhavalikar on Wednesday challenged the current PWD Minister Deepak Pauskar to come out with evidence in the state legislative assembly on the alleged ‘irregularities’ committed by him. “Punish those who have done something wrong, don’t …

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Threat of landslide looms large over Vasco locality

Vasco: Occupants of houses atop the hillock at Jetty, Desterro, Bogda and Tariwada are living in fear as landslides have been reported for the last couple of days following incessant rain. As per information, there were three landslides reported along the hillock at Jetty, Desterro, Bogda and Tariwada but luckily there was no casualty. The landslide that took place near …

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‘Proposal for reconstruction of Corjuem-Shikeri footbridge under process’

Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, replying to a Calling Attention Motion in the state legislative assembly on Wednesday, said that new proposal for reconstruction of the footbridge at Corjuem/ Aldona-Shikeri/ Mayem is under process and till the existing footbridge is reconstructed, the people should use the alternative Poira-Corjuem bridge, which is at a distance of 2.5 kms from the footbridge. …

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NGT again keeps in abeyance order on GCZMA to pay `1 cr fine

Panaji: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has for the second time kept in abeyance its order to Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) to pay fine of Rs 1 crore it had slapped for non-compliance with the directions against illegal structures built at turtle-nesting sites in Morjim, Mandrem, Agonda and Galgibaga. The tribunal had earlier suspended the order for payment …

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N Goa Collector to examine ‘influx’ of labour class people

Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday informed the state legislative assembly that he has already directed the North Goa Collector to examine the arrival of large number of labour class people in Goa on July 22. The Chief Minister also stated that he has also asked the Labour Commissioner to come out with the list of companies in Goa …

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Vishwajit: govt may re-appoint Iva as FDA S Goa designated officer

Panaji: Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Wednesday said that he will consider the request made by Benaulim MLA Churchill Alemao for the re-appointment of Iva Fernandes as the South Goa designated officer of Food and Drugs Administration (FDA). A year after Fernandes ‘confirmed’ the presence of ‘formalin’ a cancer-causing agent, in the fish imported from the neighbouring states, she has …

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Cabral assures fresh CZMP in consultation with stakeholders

Panaji: Environment Minister Nilesh Cabral on Tuesday said that his department will prepare a fresh Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) 2011 for the entire state of Goa. “My department will prepare our own plan for Goa by consulting all the stakeholders including the local bodies. The plan will basically serve as the base plan that will be given to the National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management (NCSCM). We will ask the …

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Police have failed to track drug suppliers, admits CM

Panaji: The government on Tuesday admitted in the state legislative assembly that the police department has failed to identify and nab the main supplier of drugs to Goa, further assuring that if anyone in the police department is having a nexus with the drug trade in the state, due action would be taken against such a person. Replying to a …

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