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Lack of coordination gave advantage to K’taka: BJP

NT NETWORK Panaji The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday maintained that lack of coordination amongst the Centre, Goa and Karnataka, on the issue of sharing of water of the Mhadei river between the two states, had resulted in the recent problem related to the issuance of environment clearance (EC) to Karnataka for the diversion of Mhadei waters to the Malaprabha …

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Malik arrives in Goa; to be sworn in as Governor today

NT NETWORK Panaji Goa Governor-designate Satya Pal Mailk arrived in the state on Saturday. Upon his arrival at the Dabolim airport, he was received by Speaker Rajesh Patnekar, Urban Development Minister Milind Naik and leader of the Opposition Digambar Kamat. Later, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant called on the Governor-designate and welcomed him. Malik will be sworn in as the Governor …

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People need to cooperate with police in tackling drugs issue: CM

NT NETWORK  Sankhali Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Saturday said that drugs have reached everywhere in Goa and, hence, citizens need to help police in arresting those involved in drug trafficking so that the young generation do not fall prey to drugs and added that parents need to keep a watch on their children’s activities.  He said that people are …

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Carmona VP to issue shut-down notice to hotel

NT NETWORK Margao The village panchayat of Carmona, complying with a High Court order, has resolved to issue a notice to a hotel to shutdown all operations. The decision was taken at the panchayat’s recently held meeting wherein it was decided to “issue a letter to the hotel to immediately comply with High Court directions and shutdown all operations as …

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Appraisal by GCZMA, inclusion of CRZ maps mandatory for EIA report

NT NETWORK Panaji Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) (infrastructure) of the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), in the terms of reference (ToR), which were recently approved for preparing Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) report for  ropeway project has made appraisal by Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority  (GCZMA) as well as inclusion of CRZ maps, based on latest CZMP, as  …

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Sugarcane farmers seek clarity from govt on ‘future plan’

NT NETWORK Ponda Though it is clear that the Sanjivani Sugar Factory at Dharbandora will remain closed for a year or two owing to its non-viability, sugarcane farmers, during their meeting at the factory premises on Saturday demanded clarity from the government over their future and also the cane they have grown this season. “State government has assured the farmers …

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Govt serious in protecting Mhadei river: Filipe Nery

NT NETWORK Margao Promising that his government is serious in protecting the Mahadayi river, Minister for Water Resources Department (WRD) Filipe Nery Rodrigues said that the all-party  delegation will meet the Union Minister for Environment and  Forest Prakash Javadekar, on Monday, and would seek answer from him as to under what circumstances, he has granted permission for the  Kalsa-Bhandura  project …

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Education dept modifies training schedule for teachers

NT NETWORK Panaji The education department, through a circular dated November 1, 2019 has modified the schedule of the training programme for secondary and higher secondary teachers from the Goan schools, on aptitude testing, career guidance and counselling. The training for secondary school teachers from North, South and central zones will be held from November 6 to 8, while that …

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Fr Romuald focussed on developing top quality management resources

By Tennyson Xavier Fernandes Education is the key to development. Today, I am what I am because of my learning and development. A few days ago, the great thinker, scholar, economist and the former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh said, “India needs young people to take over the management and development of the country”. PadmaShri Rev Fr Romuald D’Souza SJ ensured …

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Government to hike compensation to farmers

Panaji: Deputy Chief Minister Chandrakant ‘Babu’ Kavlekar, who holds the agriculture portfolio, on Friday said that the state government has decided to increase the compensation amount to be given to farmers for damaged paddy crop from Rs 25,000 to Rs 40,000 per hectare.  The maximum amount of compensation to a farmer will be hiked from Rs 1 lakh to Rs …

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