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Lokayukta bill to be tabled during budget session

PANAJI: The government will table the Lokayukta bill during the budget session of the assembly, later this year.

Coming out with this information, the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat on Wednesday told the House that the bill was referred to the central government, but came back with certain queries.

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BJP cries foul over free distribution of water tanks

PANAJI: Admitting that there is no scheme formulated by the public works department as regards free distribution of water tanks to the public, the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat on Wednesday told the House that the intentions behind the decision of the PWD Minister, Mr Churchill Alemao as regards distributing tanks were honourable and cannot be doubted.

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CM assures firm action against illegal sand extraction

PANAJI: The Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat told the state legislative assembly on Wednesday that strict action would be taken against those involved in illegal extraction of sand at Kumbharwada in Shiroda constituency, even as he said that the flying squads would take prompt action against illegal hill cutting at Karai Salium and Anandwadi.

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Ravi admits having no knowledge of payments

PANAJI: The Home Minister, Mr Ravi Naik on Wednesday admitted that the police team led by the then PI, Mr Sudesh Narvekar, which had gone to Delhi last year, to arrest the director of Utsav Safety Systems, Ravi Somani, was provided air tickets by the then Inspector General of Police, Mr K D Singh.

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Protestors stopped at Mandovi bridge

PANAJI: The traditional fishermen from Grande island and Bimbel beach urged the government to intervene very strongly and stop the unjustified land acquisition presently being used by them as a resting place when they
are away at sea.

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State traffic cell prepares decongestion plan for city

PANAJI: Observing that there is traffic congestion in the city from Monday to Friday, every morning and evening during office hours, besides on the road leading from old secretariat to new Secretariat, the traffic cell of the Goa police has prepared an ambitious traffic decongestion plan, which includes road widening, introduction of a sub-way and construction of a flyover.

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21 injured in bus, trucks collision

BICHOLIM: 21 persons were injured in an accident between two trucks and a bus on Wednesday morning at Maina-Surla in Bicholim. Two seriously injured persons were moved to the GMC, while the other 19 were discharged after treatment at PHC, Sanquelim.

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Bail plea heard in headless corpse case

MARGAO: The arguments in the anticipatory bail application of Rasikant Gavas, wanted by the police for investigation for his alleged involvement in the headless corpse case were heard on Wednesday, in the additional district and sessions court.

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