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Goa 3rd in school education among small states

Panaji: Goa has been placed at the third position in the Overall Performance ranking at the School Education Quality Index (SEQI), under the small states category as released by central government’s think-tank NITI Aayog, with 2016-17 as the reference year. Goa has also been placed at the third position in the Incremental Performance ranking, at the SEQI, under the same …

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HC directs MMC not to dump fresh waste at Sonsoddo site till legacy dump is cleared

Panaji: High Court of Bombay at Goa has directed the Margao Municipal Council (MMC) not to dump fresh waste at the Sonsoddo site till the legacy dump is cleared. The civic body was earlier directed by the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) to this effect. The division bench of the High Court observed, “We note that till date the …

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Fomento Green will continue treating MMC waste till November 27: court

MARGAO: The Principal District and Sessions Court Judge  B Dhespande, on  Monday,  in his order  said   that Fomento  Green, the company that operates the Sonsoddo waste treatment plant,  will continue treating the MMC waste  till  November 27,  while the Margao Municipal Council  (MMC)  will  maintain   the same  earlier arrangement of  paying Rs 1 lakh  per day. Judge  Dhespande, passed this order after …

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HC directs state govt to file affidavit on steps taken to repair pothole-ridden roads

Panaji: The High Court of Bombay at Goa, on Monday, directed the state government to file an affidavit on steps taken to repair the pothole-ridden roads in the state. The Aam Aadmi Party has filed a petition before the Court over the potholed roads in the state. The Court drew the attention of the Advocate General to an earlier order by …

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CM: govt is contemplating to generate ‘additional revenue’

Panaji: Chief Minister, on Monday, said that the government is contemplating to generate ‘additional revenue’ by utilising a part of the 35-crore state-of-the-art multi-level car parking (MLCP) facility in Panaji.  “With the completion of third Mandovi bridge, the premises (MLCP) is now ideally placed in the capital city, overlooking the beautiful Mandovi river along with the magnificent Atal Setu. For …

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Pothole ridden roads: govt to take contractors to task

Panaji: Minister for Public Works Deepak Prabhu Pauskar, on Monday, warned that the government will file cases against the PWD contractors if they fail to repair roads by month of November-December as per their contract agreement. Speaking to the media at the Secretariat, the Minister said there are 55 contractors, who were awarded contracts of hot-mix carpeting of the roads …

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CoP to soon undertake work on desilting of 18 km stretch of River Sal

Panaji: Captain of Ports (CoP) will soon undertake the work of desilting of around 18 kilometre stretch of River Sal in nine phases, covering two kilometer stretch in each phase. “The desilting work will begin near Telaulim-Varca bridge up to the mouth of the river. We have already received the Environment Impact Assessment report from the National Institute of Oceanography. …

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Tejpal seeks adjournment of trial till November

Panaji: The former Tehelka editor-in-chief Tarun Tejpal, on Monday, requested the trial court in North Goa to adjourn the trial till November, as one of his Pune-based advocates is not available currently, however, the court said that the hearing can’t be adjourned for so long as there is a direction of Supreme Court to sum up the trial in a …

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Prices of onions, vegetables soar

Panaji: Prices of all vegetables have crossed Rs 40-per kg mark in the municipal market except for potatoes as traders from far and wide states like West Bengal and New Delhi are frequenting to Belgaum to buy the best quality onions and other vegetables. A retailer informed that there is a shortage of vegetables in those states due to the …

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30-year-old held for ‘nude party’ plans

Accused confesses of having rough patch for last six month and was not getting work. Panaji: The Goa party/nude pool party in Morjim is fictitious and its poster which was viral on social media was made with an intention to cheat prospective customers, the police have said. 30-year-old Armaan Mehta from Katihar Bihar who was arrested by the Crime Branch …

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