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Two-wheeler theft: cops recover spare parts from scrapyard

NT NETWORK Panaji The city police have recovered spare parts of a two-wheeler from a scrap yard at Merces in connection with a theft case in which four accused were arrested. Police said that the role of the scrapyard dealer is under scanner for allegedly purchasing the two-wheeler spare parts from the accused. The police had arrested Vignesh Naik (19), …

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Villagers want Netravali sanctuary excluded from VP

NT NETWORK Panaji Annoyed over the harassment by forest department, a delegation comprising of Netravali villagers and village panchayat led by Sanguem MLA Prasad Gaonkar has urged the government to remove the Netravali Wildlife Sanctuary from the jurisdiction of the Netravali village panchayat. The Netravali village panchayat has also submitted a memorandum to the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant with a …

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Police beef up nakabandi at check posts ahead of Maharashtra polls

NT NETWORK Panaji As Maharashtra goes to the polls on October 21, the police there held a coordination meeting with Goa police in order to strengthen the borders. The Goa police are maintaining a vigil and have beefed up nakabandi at the border check posts so as to keep a check on any kind of illegal activity, informed a senior …

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Goa aims to attract investment through Vibrant global summit

Panaji: Delegates from over 52 countries and over 2,500 national and international visitors are expected to attend the Vibrant Goa global summit from October 17-19 at the S P Mukherjee Stadium at Taleigao Plateau. This will be the first major event in the state showcasing it as a preferred destination for investments. Speaking on the three-day expo, Chief Minister Pramod …

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Single-window system created to lure investors

Panaji: In an attempt to streamline the process for ease of doing business in the state, the Goa Investment Promotion and Facilitation Board (IPB) has decided to issue construction licence to the proposed projects within 15 days of clearance from the Board through a single-window system. An IPB projects facilitation meeting was held on Tuesday at the Secretariat. The meeting …

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Govt cancels job advertisements issued after Aug 9

Panaji: The government on Tuesday issued a circular making mandatory the recruitments to group ‘C’ posts in all the departments under the state administration through the Goa Staff Selection Commission. The circular directs all the heads of the departments to withdraw the advertisements that were issued from August 9 onwards, following the passing of the Bill by the legislative assembly. …

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Central team to soon inspect land selected for IIT-Goa

Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday said that a team from the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development will visit Goa soon to inspect the land in Sattari taluka selected for setting up the Indian Institute of Technology-Goa (IIT-Goa) campus. “We are going ahead with IIT-Goa project in Sattari,” the Chief Minister told the pressmen, informing that the Centre …

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Lokayukta orders sarpanch, panch member to vacate offices

Panaji: In a fit case for gross negligence and dereliction of duty, the state Lokayukta Justice P K Misra has asked a former and new sarpanch of Azossim-Mandur village panchayat in Tiswadi taluka to vacate their offices in a case relating to showing favouritism to a violator and not taking any action against illegal land-filling and construction of a house …

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163 MoUs inked between companies, state’s engineering institutions

Panaji: Lamenting that the employability of graduate students has never been a priority up to the point of concern, in our education system, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday said that he has issued instructions (to the concerned departments) to come out with ways and means of making the graduates more employable. Referring to the projects taken up in the …

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Nauxi marina project: traditional fishermen fear losing land, houses, livelihood

Taleigao: Strongly opposing the proposed marina project at Nauxi, traditional fishermen from Cacra, Nauxi, Odshel, Siridao, Bambolim and other areas said that protecting the shoreline is the need of the hour and expressed fear over losing their livelihood if the marina project becomes a reality. They claimed that the entire 11-km shoreline along which people are residing for years, mostly …

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