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Nachinola VP draws villagers’ ire for postponing gram sabha

NT NETWORK Mapusa Villagers of Nachinola, who are peeved over postponement of gram sabha scheduled on Sunday, criticised the panchayat body for postponing the gram sabha on Saturday. According to villagers, on October 10, a notice for holding of the gram sabha was issued. Following the announcement of the gram sabha, the sarpanch Reena Govekar proceeded on leave from October …

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Camorlim villagers pitch for listing migrants

NT NETWORK  Margao Raising fear of possibility of untoward incident, the Camorlim villagers at the gram sabha on Sunday called upon the panchayat to prepare a list of migrants staying in the village as “many a times, some unknown persons turn up in the village areas during odd hours.” Former panchas Inacio Antao, Alarico Antao and Jesus Romao raised the issue at the  gram sabha. Antao expressed …

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Shiroda villagers, panchayat oppose jetty plan

NT NETWORK Ponda Shiroda villagers on Sunday resolved not to allow any type of jetty in the village as shown in the draft Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP), and in accordance with the villagers, the sarpanch Amit Shirodkar assured to if required launch an agitation to keep the jetty at bay from the Shiroda village. The decision was taken following …

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Benaulim adopts 10-point resolution to maintain demography of village

NT NETWORK Benaulim The Benaulim village panchayat, in a bid to stop outsiders conducting illegalities in the village, at the extraordinary gram sabha held on Sunday agreed to a ten-point resolution asking the panchayat to maintain demography of the village. The gram sabha was attended by over 500 people including 10 of the 11 panch members including sarpanch Ezlina Fernandes. …

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Govt cracks down on residents discharging sewage into Sal

NT NETWORK Margao Launching a crackdown on residents and establishments discharging sewage into River Sal, the state government has served notices through the water resources department on around 90 houses and business concerns across 11 villages. The health department has also got tough and issued directions for the withdrawal of occupancy certificate issued to 11 houses over failure to meet …

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DFRL – designing homely food for jawans

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT The spirited soldiers of Indian armed forces protecting the motherland under testing conditions – right from the sub-zero temperatures on the glaciers to intense pressure in the submarines at unfathomable depths of oceans – need to have the right kind of food to match the environment they are in. Many of these ‘Bravehearts’, away …

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Goa’s Rs 20,485 cr debt burden worrisome: Cong

NT NETWORK Panaji Stating that Goa is presently under Rs 20,485 crore debt trap, with the state all set to face financial emergency by 2022 if no economic discipline is enforced, the Congress party on Sunday demanded that Chief Minister Pramod Sawant come out with a White Paper on the state public finances, including public debts and liabilities of Goa, …

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36% of accused held in drugs cases are Goans

NT NETWORK Panaji The involvement of Goans in nefarious drug peddling is on the rise with around 36 per cent of those arrested by the Goa police in drugs cases found to be locals. Sources in the police department said that in the last nine months, 166 cases have been registered under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act …

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Vibrant Goa brings Rs 453 cr investment to state

NT NETWORK Panaji Stating that the Vibrant Goa global summit 2019 was a huge success, chief executive officer (CEO) and founder of Global Network Institute and chief mentor of Vibrant Goa Foundation Jagat Shah Saturday said 19 Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) were signed during the summit. These deals are expected to generate an investment of over Rs 450 crore in …

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Explore innovative tourism projects, Goyal tells state govt

NT NETWORK Panaji Stating that Goa will have a vital role to play in making India a superpower, Union Minister for Railways, Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal on Saturday urged the state government to explore every possibility to harness and tap the tourism potential in Goa. “Tourism is undoubtedly one of the best possibilities and Goa should come up with …

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