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Bharati urges forming NCP blocks in all constituencies

VASCO: The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), women wing, national secretary, Ms Bharati Chavan has called to strengthen the party at the grassroots level in the state. She also urged the party to form women blocks in all the 40 constituencies in the state in order to strengthen the party base.

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Saligao-Salmona spring to be given new look soon

MAPUSA: Springs and water bodies have always been known to be a source of attraction as it believed that water of such springs has medicinal properties and a soothing effect, which ensures that people flock to them, especially during the summer months.

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Now, no scope for high rise buildings in rural Goa

PANAJI: The opponents of mega projects have a reason to smile as the height restrictions of 9 metres for new buildings imposed in the newly notified policies of the Regional Plan Goa 2021 would prevent the springing up of mega projects in the villages in the state.

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Doordarshan plans special channel for Indian documentaries

PANAJI: Stating that the central government is working on a proposal for introducing a special channel on Doordarshan network to telecast documentaries and short films produced by the Indian filmmakers, the Indian Documentary Producers Association (IDPA) on Monday said that few slots on national channel of Doordarshan as well as on DD News channel have already been fixed for the purpose on specific days.

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PAC asked to investigate: BJP

PANAJI: Pointing out at the possibility of involvement of the then chief minister, Mr Pratapsingh Rane, then industry minister, Mr Luizinho Faleiro and the officials of the Goa Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC), in the special economic zone land allotment scam, the Bharatiya Janata Party, on Monday

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SVM wants judicial inquiry into SEZ land allotment

MARGAO: Stating that the people’s struggle for land had been vindicated, the SEZ Virodhi Manch (SVM), on Monday, wanted a judicial inquiry to “unearth the whole land allotment scam” and appropriate action taken against all the police officers who failed to register a FIR against the GIDC board members.

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Margao CO moves note on maintaining discipline

MARGAO: The chief officer of Margao Municipality, Mr Prassana Acharya, on Monday, moved a note to all section heads that they should warn their staff to be punctual and to be in their chairs during office hours or “face serious consequences.”

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‘Goa Scholars’ scheme will be modified: Kamat

PANAJI: The ‘Goa Scholars' scheme will be modified during the next academic year to include more meritorious students from financially weak backgrounds, disclosed the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat after distributing ‘Goa Scholars’ awards to 11 students at a function held at seminar hall, Secretariat, Porvorim.

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