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Fallow fields at Durga, Chinchinim turning to agriculture

Margao: Despite all odds, the agriculture returns to the fields of Durga after four and half decades, thanks to an initiative by the agriculture department which has brought six of the 30 hectors of land with salt resistant variety of paddy. The agricultural fields acquired by the government after Liberation was last cultivated in the early 1960s only to be abandoned …

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65 mobile shops join nationwide bandh in Mapusa

Mapusa: More than 65 mobile retail shops in Mapusa remained closed extending their support to the nationwide bandh on Wednesday. The retailers protested against the online shopping websites due to which small retailers are facing problems. Under the banner of All India Mobile Association, 65 shop owners on Wednesday held a protest at the municipal market as all of them …

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Govt hopeful of resuming mining soon: Governor

Panaji: Stating that the development journey of Goa so far, was not easy and it is only due to the determination, self respect and self confidence that the state has become a role model in certain areas, Governor Satya Pal Malik on Tuesday said that the government is doing everything possible for finding solution to mining and Mhadei issues. Delivering …

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Speaker disallows Oppn’s adjournment motion on Mhadei

Panaji: Speaker of the Goa legislative assembly Rajesh Patnekar on Tuesday disallowed the adjournment motion moved by a combined opposition on the issue of Mhadei water diversion even as the opposition benches urged the Speaker to take up the matter by shouting slogans to save the lifeline of Goa. Ten opposition MLAs including those from the Congress party, Maharashtrawadi Gomantak …

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Oppn resolves to fight to protect Goa’s interest

Panaji: The combined opposition, comprising of ten MLAs cried foul on Tuesday following the ruling of Speaker of the state legislative assembly Rajesh Patnekar, who disallowed their request for an adjournment to discuss the Mhadei issue in the House. The opposition MLAs of three parties – Goa Forward Party, Congress party and Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party along with independent MLA Rohan …

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German arrested with LSD worth Rs 75 lakh

Panaji: The Anti Narcotics Cell (ANC) of Goa Police arrested a German national and seized drugs suspected to be LSD, worth over Rs 75 lakh from him during a raid conducted in Siolim on Monday night. The accused drug peddler has been identified as Mathias Waack (36). Police said that the accused was found with LSD papers during the raid. …

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‘25% quota for poor children in pvt schools failure in Goa’

Panaji: The All Goa Government Recognised Unaided Schools Association (AGGRUSA) on Tuesday maintained that the minimum of 25 per cent free seat ‘reservation’ for children belonging to weaker sections and disadvantaged groups (EWS), in all private unaided primary schools, as mandated under the Right To Education (RTE) Act, is a total failure in Goa. Coming out with this information, AGGRUSA …

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Follow recruitment, resignation rules strictly: DoE to unaided pvt schools

Panaji: The directorate of education (DoE) has issued a circular to the managers of all unaided private schools in the state as regards several reported cases of appointment of staff in such schools, wherein the appointed staff quit the service without giving appropriate notice as required under Rule 74 and managements’ of such schools approach the directorate for clarification. The …

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GIDC will auction only 5 lakh square metre of unlocked SEZ land: Ticlo

Panaji: Stating that five lakh sq metre of Special Economic Zone (SEZ) land out of 24 lakh sq metre in possession of the Goa Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) would be put up for auction, its chairman Glen Ticlo, on Tuesday, said that the auction is to repay the bank loan taken by the GIDC to buy back SEZ land. “We …

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Calangute cops booked 42 drugs cases in 2019

Panaji: Calangute police station has booked 42 cases under the Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances (NDPS) Act in 2019, the highest in the state and it has also recorded the largest drugs seizure. Sub-divisional police officer, Porvorim DySP Edwin Colaco said that as part of the crackdown on drugs, last year the Calangute police in one of the biggest cases …

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