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CPCB frames guidelines for utilisation of treated waste water

Abdul Wahab Khan | NT Panaji: The Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has framed guidelines for food processing units and other industries for utilisation of treated effluents or wastewater for irrigation. The guidelines say that no consent should be given to any industry if it fails to prepare a comprehensive irrigation management plan (IMP) for utilisation of treated effluents. As …

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Government is stable, will complete its full term, says CM

Panaji/Margao: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, reacting to Fatorda MLA Vijai Sardesai’s statements, has said that his government is stable and he is not concerned about what Goa Forward Party leader has said. Sawant said that some individuals were disturbed over the popularity and good performance of his government and, hence, making statements against the government. “The public in Goa has …

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CM for separate postal circle for Goa

Panaji: Stating that an independent postal circle for Goa would provide ample employment opportunities for Goans, the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday appealed to the state postal department to release postal stamp on former chief minister late Manohar Parrikar to acknowledge his commendable contribution to Goa as well as his role in the national development as a defence minister. …

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It will be helpful if Vijai joins hands to solve Sonsoddo problem: Michael

Panaji: Waste Management Minister Michael Lobo on Wednesday said that he is ready to share a drink with Goa Forward Party chief and Fatorda MLA Vijai Sardesai if he is willing to help in solving the problem of Sonsoddo. Speaking to media, Lobo said that a few days back he spoke to the former deputy chief minister on resolving the …

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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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