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Differences in state Cong over ZP polls

Panaji: The North Goa district committee and the frontal organisations of the Congress party have expressed disappointment over the ‘decision’ of its legislature wing to drop the plan of contesting the Zilla Panchayat (ZP) election on party lines. The ZP election is scheduled to be held on March 22. Vice president of Congress party’s Goa unit Sankalp Amonkar hit out …

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BJP has manipulated reservations, alleges Girish

Panaji: Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) president Girish Chodankar has hit out at the BJP for ‘misusing’ the power to ‘manipulate’ the reservations of various Zilla Panchayat constituencies in Goa to their advantage. Reacting to Cuncolim MLA Clafasio Dias’ video statement, which has gone viral, wherein he says that ‘Chief Minister can do anything if he wants’, Chodankar said that this …

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Traffic violations on the rise in Goa

Panaji: Since January this year, on an average, around 21 motorists have been booked per day in the state for riding/driving under the influence of alcohol. As per the statistics, in the last 51 days, the Goa traffic police have booked around 1,080 motorists for drunk riding/driving. During the corresponding period last year, around 863 motorists were booked for the …

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GWMC floats tender for construction of biodigester plant for Chicalim VP

Panaji: The Goa Waste Management Corporation (GWMC) has floated tender requesting proposals from individuals and consortium firms for construction, installation, and commissioning of 10 tonne per day capacity biodigester plant to treat cooked, raw food waste, vegetable waste and market waste for Chicalim panchayat. As per the requirement, the contractor must operate and provide maintenance for 5 years and attend …

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Carnival floats parade on Fatorda route, says collector

Margao : The south  Goa  district collector Ajit Roy on  Saturday  said  a unanimous  decision has  been taken  at the  special meeting held by him on Saturday with the  SP,  DySP, and chief officer of MMC to  hold the  Carnival  float parade  at  Fatorda route on Sunday considering the  administration convenience and  public safety. Speaking to media, after a couple of …

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Kalay VP pitches for rock climbing institute to tackle unemployment

Curchorem: Kalay panchayat in Sanvordem constituency wants a rock climbing and adventure institute to be set up in the village as it will not only benefit nature lovers and rock climbers, but also generate employment for the youths. A resolution to this effect was passed during a fortnightly meeting of the panchayat. In a letter addressed to Chief Minister, sarpanch …

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Calangute VP procures 4 more vehicles for garbage collection

Calangute: The Calangute village panchayat has taken another step forward to keep its village spick and span by procuring 4 small garbage collection vehicles to carry out door-to-door garbage collection. The vehicles have been bought under the panchayat fund at a cost of Rs 26 lakh. At the launch of the vehicles, Calangute sarpanch Franciso Rodrigues said that the four …

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Anti-CAA protestors resolve to oppose NPR, Census 2021

Panaji: The participants of the Anti-Citizenship Amendment Act rally in Panaji on Friday resolved not to cooperate with government agencies for the National Population Register (NPR) and Census 2021 enumeration exercises. Over 15,000 people took part in the rally, organised by the ‘Goa Alliance Against CAA-NRC-NPR’. “We pledge that till the CAA-NPR-NRC is withdrawn, we will not furnish any information …

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Govt to seek stay on Mahadayi Tribunal award implementation

Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday said that the state government will file an application before the Supreme Court with regard to the Mhadei river water diversion issue, seeking a stay on the notification of the Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal’s award. The apex court’s interim order on Thursday allowed Karnataka government’s plea for notification of the final award by …

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Tribunal term extended: CM

Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday said that the state government has better scope to present its case on the Mhadei water diversion issue, as the central government has extended the term of the Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal till August 19, 2020. In a tweet, Sawant said, “In a welcome move for Goa, the central government extends the period …

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