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Panaji ferry ramp getting Rs 2-cr worth revamp

Panaji: The state government has taken up the work of upgradation and beautification of the Panaji ferry ramp at an estimated cost of around Rs 2 crore. The work includes widening of the two existing ferry ramps, creation of parking space, two new gates for entry and exit and the illumination of the ramp area. Speaking to this daily, a …

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Drive stepped up against Margao traders evading municipal tax payment

Margao: Margao Municipal Council (MMC) has intensified its drive against business establishments evading payment of municipal tax as well as those putting up advertisements without permission. In a notice on Wednesday, chief officer Siddhivinayak Naik and MMC chairperson Pooja Naik directed a stop to the practice or face removal of the advertisement boards and fines. “… Attention of general public, …

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3 African women held for overstaying

Panaji: Crime Branch police have apprehended 3 women foreign nationals for allegedly staying illegally in Goa. They have been lodged at the detention centre at Mapusa. The women, two from Tanzania and one from Kenya were staying in a rented premise in Vagator, police said adding that they have been identified as Hawa Ibrahim Kulwa (33), Faidha Khassim Mijae (35) …

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Loutolim VP orders stop to missing link road works

Margao: Loutolim panchayat on Wednesday ordered that the work on the missing link of the national highway passing through the village be stopped immediately “as the bridge is dangerous and life threatening” even as villagers warned of seeking legal recourse over “sub-standard” work being carried out. High drama prevailed at Loutolim with nearly 150 villagers assembled for a joint inspection …

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Pro-Mhadei group to stage protest in Ponda tomorrow

Ponda: Stepping up efforts to prevent diversion of water from Mhadei, Mhadei Bachao Andolan (MBA) will hold protest in Ponda at Dada Vaidya Chowk on November 29 from 4 pm to 7 pm, announced its Ponda members at a press briefing on Wednesday. Arun Dev, Harshad Dewari, Surel Tilve, Brahmanand Naik, Santosh Satarkar and Rohidas Shirodkar were present for the …

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HC directs officials to inspect Sonsoddo for removal of legacy waste

Panaji : The High Court of Bombay at Goa on Wednesday in a case related to Sonsoddo directed the officials referred to in High Court order dated November 21, 2019 to go to  the  site  and  identify  an  area  of  5,000  to  6,000  sqm  out of  the  area  of  about  20,000  sqm or  thereabouts,  which  is  stated  to have been …

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Lobo inspects Sonsoddo, plans to start bioremediation on Dec 1

Margao: Minister for Waste Management Michael Lobo on Wednesday inspected the Sonsoddo garbage dump and met with the Margao Municipal Council (MMC) to discuss the remediation of the waste. He has informed the council that the waste management corporation would begin work on remediation of the old dump on December 1. During discussions, Lobo informed the municipality that around 5,000 …

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Cabinet appoints MFG to provide technical support to DMF

Panaji: The state cabinet has granted approval to appoint Mineral Foundation of Goa, an NGO working in the mining belt of Goa, as the project management unit, which will act as a technical support for the District Mineral Fund for implementing various projects in the mining affected villages. MFG is working in the mining belt for the past several years …

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NGT raps GCZMA for inaction against structures at turtle nesting sites

Panaji: Taking a go slow approach in compliance to its order, the principal bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) slammed the Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) and warned them over facing double the fine to Rs 2 crore including punitive action against officials if they once again fail to act against illegal structures built at beaches, which have …

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Divar islanders rue lack of development, poor services

Panaji: In the absence of a bridge at Divar people mostly youth from Goltin-Naveli as well from Sao Mathias village panchayat have shifted and made their homes in Panaji due to a number of difficulties faced by them in the island. The youth felt that Prime Minister Narendra Modi is bent on making ‘Digital India’ a success, but in Goa, …

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