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Will ensure Goa-centric CZMP is prepared: Cabral

Panaji: Environment Minister Nilesh Cabral on Wednesday said he will ensure that Goa-centric coastal zone management plan (CZMP) is prepared by the National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management. “I have made a representation to the central government and told them that Goa cannot be considered along with other states while preparing the CZMP. I am fighting with the Centre for …

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GU revises fee structure for examinations

Panaji: The Goa University has revised the fee structure for examinations and other examination-related services for the academic year 2019-2020, with increase in the amount of fees for these examinations and such services. Fees for some exams and related services however remain unchanged. The decision to revise this fee structure has been taken by the Academic Council of Goa University, …

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If court asks me to step down I will do so: Inacinho

Margao: Reacting to Lokayukta verdict, Loutolim panch Inacinho Fernandes on Wednesday said that he will comment on it only after he gets the copy of the order. However, he said that he had resigned as sarpanch nine months ago as per verbal agreement of seat-sharing among panch members. The Lokayukta, in his order dated September 20, had said that on the basis of findings …

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ERSS will help reduce crime rate in state, says Sawant

Panaji: The Emergency Response Support System (ERSS) will help to reduce crime rate and also improve emergency services said Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant after launching ERSS at the state police control room in the city. Police said that the ERSS is a single emergency helpline number 112 that would replace the existing emergency services numbers ie 100 (police) 101(fire) …

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Concern raised over supply of turbid water to Ponda, Tiswadi

Ponda: The sudden rise in water turbidity in the Khandepar-Opa River has left taps in Ponda and Tiswadi Taluka with muddy water for the past one week. It has also slowed down the water treatment process at the Opa water treatment plant reducing its output by 10-20 percent per day. The Public Works Department on Wednesday has written to the …

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Woman dies in car-bus collision at Sankhali

Bicholim/Sankhali: A 37-year old woman Navita Amonkar, resident of Surla- Velgem died in a car- bus collision on Wednesday at Naveli Surla main road near Ghodeshwar devasthan at 10.15 am on Wednesday. According to Bicholim police the deceased was proceeding from her residence to her shop at Sankhali by car. When she reached Navelim Surla main road near Ghodeshwar Devasthan, …

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Police verification to be mandatory for issuance of badges to tourist taxis

Vasco: The Minister for Transport Mauvin Godinho has said that police verification will be made mandatory for issuing of badges for obtaining permits to tourist taxi operators with an aim to give justice to the local population. Speaking to this daily, Godinho said that the state government will soon issue directions to the transport department to make compulsory police verifications …

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DBL says Zuari bridge CCTV camera for security purpose

Vasco: The close circuit television (CCTV) camera which is installed at the parapet of Zuari Bridge towards the west side would not only monitor the smooth flow of traffic, but will also be a watchdog for Dilip Buildcon Ltd (DBL) in maintaining security round the clock at the construction site of the new Zuari Bridge which will have two viewing …

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Goa lagging behind in tourism infrastructure projects: Messias

Panaji: Stating that Goa is lagging behind in creating the required tourism infrastructure projects, the Travel, and Tourism Association of Goa (TTAG) on Wednesday said that the opposition from people and inter-departmental issues were delaying the execution of projects. “Every time a project is suggested they are opposed and stalled by local residents. Hence it becomes very difficult to execute …

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State performs dismally in settling forest right claims

Panaji: The state is still lagging far behind in disposing of claims received under the Scheduled Tribes and Other Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006. Goa stands at 19th position in the list of 20 states in disposing of the claims. The implementing authorities maintained that they do not have sufficient number of surveyors and PDA machines, which …

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