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Draft notification on reverse osmosis water systems issued

NT NETWORK Panaji Union Ministry of Environment and Forests and Climate Change (MoEF&CC) has issued a draft notification to ban the use of membrane-based water purification systems (MWPS) – also known as reverse osmosis (RO) systems where the source of water meets the Bureau of Indian Standards drinking water norms. This draft notification comes after the National Green Tribunal (NGT) …

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Nachinola residents seek action against parking nuisance on road

NT NETWORK Mapusa Nachinola villagers on Sunday raised the issue of roadside parking stating that it affects smooth flow of traffic on the road and sought action against the parking nuisance. They demanded an inspection to be carried out by the panchayat of the stretch from Arcado up to panchayat junction. Sarpanch Pooja Mayekar assured to carry out the inspection. …

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Set up dry waste shed away from residential area: Ucassaim locals

NT NETWORK Mapusa The villagers of Ucassaim-Paliem-Punola panchayat on Sunday raised objection to a proposal regarding setting up of a shed for dry garbage in residential area and demanded that the same be set up in a non-residential area. The shed is proposed to be set up at Pajir-Paliem. The locals expressed apprehensions that during monsoon the waste would flow along …

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Cavelossim VP hikes water, electricity connection NOC fees

NT NETWORK Cavelossim The gram sabha of Cavelossim on Sunday discussed and passed its budget for the year 2020-21. It also discussed and cleared revision in taxes, including lowering garbage and ‘guest house’ taxes and increasing fees as regards NOC for water and electricity connection and occupancy. The meeting that was chaired by sarpanch Dionizio Dias saw gram sabha members …

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Saligao sarpanch assures action on roadside food vans, carts

NT NETWORK Saligao The issue of food vans and carts operating along roadsides, that is contributing to traffic chaos and littering, highlighted by this daily, resonated at the Saligao gram sabha on Sunday. A resident, citing the report that appeared in this daily highlighting how food vans and carts operating near Saligao church and along the busy stretch of Porvorim …

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RSS slams Church for ‘exploiting and converting’ people

AGENCIES Panaji RSS general secretary Suresh ‘Bhaiyyaji’ Joshi on Sunday accused the Church of exploiting and converting people to Christianity by taking advantage of their “ignorance and poverty”. Stating that he had no objection if someone embraces Christianity on his own, Joshi said that forcible religious conversion of people should be considered a criminal offence. The RSS leader was speaking …

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Mauvin at odds with Church on CAA

NT NETWORK Panaji Stung by the appeal made by Archbishop of Goa and Daman Filipe Neri Ferrao to the government to repeal the Citizenship (Amendment) Act and desist from implementing the National Population Register and National Register of Citizens, senior minister in the BJP-led state government Mauvin Godinho on Sunday said that a religious head has got “no right to …

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Girish alleges Rs 40-crore scam in medicine procurement for GMC

NT NETWORK Panaji Goa pradesh Congress committee president Girish Chodankar on Sunday alleged Rs 30-40-crore scam in the procurement of medicines for the Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim. Addressing media persons in the city, Chodankar demanded suspension of GMC dean Dr S M Bandekar and other  GMC officers for their alleged involvement in the scam. He sought a judicial …

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Four panchayats oppose ‘urban area’ tag

NT NETWORK Vasco/Candolim/Margao Gram sabhas held by Chicalim, Candolim,  Saligao  and Sao Jose de Areal village panchayats on Sunday passed resolutions, strongly opposing the categorisation of their villages as ‘urban areas’. The special gram sabha of the Chicalim panchayat unanimously resolved to oppose the declaration of the village as an urban area, arguing that neither the panchayat nor villagers were …

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Parking provision by buildings will help resolve traffic woes: Lobo

NT NETWORK Parra Port Minister Michael Lobo has said that buildings coming up along the main road from Mapusa to Calangute via Parra need to have designated parking provision for four-wheelers as that will ensure smooth flow of traffic. Lobo was speaking at a function at Parra where he inaugurated a parking lot.  Also present were sarpanch of Parra Delilah …

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