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80% of state’s paddy crop destroyed by rain

Panaji: Farmers in various parts of the state are presently under severe distress, as most of their paddy crops have been damaged due to the intense rainfall that was witnessed in the state recently for around 8-10 days. According to sources, the destroyed paddy crop was ready for harvesting. However, due to the continuous rain during the last few days, …

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‘Huge drop likely in paddy production’

Panaji: The state’s encounter with Cyclone Kyarr during the three days of October 23-25 has destroyed another 250 hectares of land under paddy cultivation after over 1,500 hectares of cultivated land was previously damaged due to the severe monsoon rain, according to information from the directorate of agriculture. Speaking to this daily on Tuesday, agriculture director Madhav Kelkar said that …

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Extend lease period to revive mining, suggests FIMI

Panaji: In order to revive the mining sector in the country including in Goa so as to create more jobs, the Federation of Indian Mineral Industries (FIMI) has come out with various recommendations. In its publication released in August, the premium mining body has recommended extension of the lease period of captive and non-captive mines, replacing the auction system with …

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Goa loses Rs 5,830 crore annually due to shutdown

Panaji: Closure of iron ore mining in Goa has adversely impacted the state’s economy and total revenue of Rs 5,830 crore is lost annually, FIMI has said in its publication. According to FIMI, due to the closure of mining operations, more than one lakh direct jobs in Goa have been lost besides around three lakh mining dependants like truck owners, …

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Calangute cops seize drugs worth Rs 3 cr, arrest Nigerian

Panaji/Calangute: In one of the biggest drugs seizure cases, the Calangute police Tuesday arrested a 34-year-old Nigerian national, suspected to be a big shot in the illegal drug trade, and seized drugs valued at Rs 3 crore during a raid conducted at a rented premises in Candolim. The accused has been identified as Ifeanyi Pascoel Obi alias Alex. He was …

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Nauxi villagers, fishermen up in arms against marina project

Panaji: Raising livelihood and environmental concerns, local fishermen and villagers of Nauxi have once again protested and demanded the scrapping of the proposed marina project. The villagers have been vehemently opposing the project since 2009 citing that the project would destroy their village and livelihood, forcing them out of their ancestral homes. At a public meeting organised on Tuesday at …

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Public hearing postponed to unspecified date

Panaji: Due to strong opposition to the scheduled public hearing on the proposed marina project in Nauxi village, the Additional District Collector on Tuesday postponed the planned November 2 public hearing to an unspecified date. The order states that the environmental public hearing on the proposed establishment of marina ‘Ahoy Marina’ scheduled to be held on November 2 at Dr …

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Dengue cases showing downward trend in Margao; ‘surveillance’ still on

Margao: The Urban Health Centre (UHC), Margao, which saw a sharp rise in dengue cases some time back, has now begun to see a fall in the number of cases being reported in the town. With the garbage piling up in the municipal areas, the health centre is also focus on another imminent health hazard. Couple of weeks back, the …

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Coco beach road develops ‘crater’

Reis Magos: The main road leading to the Coco beach has developed a ‘crater’ near Quegdevelim beach, at Reis Magos.  The retaining wall constructed by the WRD to safeguard the road has also been breached. The cyclone has wreaked havoc at the Quegdevelim beach and near the Reis Magos fort. The main road from Verem to Quegdevelim beach, which further …

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Three injured after being hit by speeding car in Ponda

Ponda: In an accident reported at Tisk Ponda, three members of a family from Khadpabandh including an 8- year-old girl were injured after a speeding car dashed against them, while they were walking  beside the road, on Tuesday evening. Ponda police informed that they detained the car driver Norman Pereira, a resident of Patantali. The injured were identified as Samar Bag …

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