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Govt vows to check damage to crops by wild animals

PANAJI: Stating that long-term measures like solar electric fencing along the borders of the wildlife sanctuaries, digging trenches so as to prevent wild animals entering villages and constructing boulder walls along the boundaries of the fields as well as plantations would soon be undertaken by the government,

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MLAs rake up communidade land grabbing

PANAJI: The issue of ‘haphazard’ land acquisition by government for various purposes and the failure of the authorities to check mass land grabbing allegedly by people in connivance with the managements of the communidades figured prominently during discussion on demands for revenue, settlement and land records, civil supplies etc in the state legislative assembly on Wednesday.

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‘ESG will be asked to follow up with central officials’

PANAJI: The House on Wednesday deliberated on the Hindi film, ‘Dum Maro Dum’ releasing on April 22 all over the country, for portraying Goa in bad light, with the Minister for Tourism, Mr Nilkanth Halarnkar assuring the Housethat he would direct the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) to follow up the matter with the central authorities.

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Section 144 imposed over demolitions

VASCO: The deputy collector and sub-divisional magistrate, Mormugao, Mr Levinson Martins imposed an order under section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), 1973 in view of demolition of the illegal structures at Khariwada and to prevent the assembly of five and more people in the stretch from near TB Cunha Chowk till up to the Hindu crematorium at Khariwada and Vasco city and in the area of 50 metres adjoining the stretch of road, excluding the fish market.

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Company experts collect data from accident bus

PANAJI: A couple of days after the tragic accident involving the Kadamba bus, sponsored under the Jawarharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission, which claimed the life of two people, a team of experts from the manufacturing company arrived in the state to conduct an inquiry.

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CM assures mechanism for allotment of plots in industrial estates

PANAJI: Assuring provision of a proper mechanism for the allotment of plots in the industrial estates around the state through the Goa Industrial Development Corporation, the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat on Tuesday fixed a three-year deadline for an entrepreneur to start the work in such a plot, after it has been allotted to him. "Or else, the government will initiate the process to take back these unused plots," he added.

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