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Parra VP charges tourists for taking photos, videos at Bhatiwaddo

Parra: The village panchayat of Parra has started charging a tax on tourists and locals clicking selfies and carrying out photo shoots and videos at Bhati waddo on the road leading to the Parra church. The village panchayat of Parra has installed a board near the Holy Cross chapel at Bhati waddo road leading to the Parra Church.  The board …

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HC quashes FIR registered against Mapusa builder

Panaji: The High Court of Bombay at Goa has quashed an FIR registered against Mapusa-based builder, Oswald Clifford Moraes and his wife. The High Court observed that we find that the material is sufficient to reject and overrule the assertions contained, therein and the investigation or the trial, in pursuance of the complaint, would result in the abuse of the …

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Accused tampered with chassis, engine numbers, say cops

Panaji: The city police probe in the recovery of the alleged stolen 14 two-wheelers has revealed that the accused had reportedly tempered with the chassis and the engine numbers of at least 5 two-wheelers. Explaining the modus operandi, the police said that after these numbers are wiped off, the accused had allegedly planned to emboss engine and chassis numbers of …

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Isidore holds Indian passport valid till 2021, Panaji JMFC told

Panaji: The police have in their reply before the Panaji Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) stated that Panaji passport office has informed that Canacona MLA and Deputy Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly Isidore Fernandes holds an Indian passport issued to him on October 14, 2011 which is valid till October 13, 2021. The JMFC on Tuesday fixed for November 15 the final arguments …

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‘No major CRZ violations at new Zuari bridge site’

NT NETWORK Panaji The committee constituted by the National Green Tribunal has not found any serious violation or deviation of the provisions of the CRZ approval granted for the construction of four/six lane bridge across the river Zuari. However, the committee has noted negligence by contractors in handling waste. The contractors have also not set up stations to monitor air …

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GFP moves NGT on consent to Karnataka project

NT NETWORK Panaji The Goa Forward Party on Monday filed a petition before National Green Tribunal’s principal bench, New Delhi, challenging the issuance of the consent by the central government for Karnataka’s Kalasa-Banduri project, which seeks to divert water from the Mhadei. GFP president Vijai Sardesai said the petition has been filed before the principal bench of the NGT against …

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Javadekar tries to ride out Mhadei muddle

NT NETWORK Panaji Union Minister for Environment, Forests and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar on Monday assured the all-party delegation from Goa that ‘written communication’ on the contentious Mhadei matter would be issued to the state government within 10 days. The all-party delegation led by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant called on Javadekar in the national capital, seeking immediate withdrawal of the …

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Amitabh to inaugurate 50th edition of IFFI

NT NETWORK Panaji  Megastar Amitabh Bachchan will inaugurate the golden jubilee edition of the International Film Festival of India in Goa on November 20, just as the directorate of film festival has introduced a new section at the IFFI 2019 to display Konkani films, with around seven such films to be screened under this section. Coming out with this information, …

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Goa beaches are infested with debris, litter: study

NT NETWORK Panaji A report based on the study conducted by the ministry of environment, forest and climate change has observed that the coastline of Goa has highest quantity of beach debris and plastic litter, as compared to other parts of the country. The study conducted on the beach litter in the coastal states of India further observes that with …

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Like-minded citizens, politicians form ‘Mhadei Bachao Andolan’

NT NETWORK Panaji The like-minded citizens and politicians have formed a group called Mhadei Bachao Andolan (MBA) to take up the issue as regards protecting the flow of Mhadei waters in Goa, in general, and other issues of Goa’s interest, in particular. The former bureaucrat, Arvind Bhatikar is the MBA convenor, while Elvis Gomes and Subhash Velingkar, the leaders of …

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