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Verla Canca, Chandor villagers say no to CAA

Mapusa/Margao: Villagers of Verla Canca and Chandor on Sunday unanimously rejected the Citizenship (Amendment) Act, the National Register of Citizens and the National Population Register. A gram sabha of the Verla Canca panchayat held on Sunday rejected the CAA the NRC, the NPR when the issue came up for discussion. Various issues including the CAA, land filling, garbage management, absence …

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Colvale villagers support CAA, NRC and NPR

Mapusa: The gram sabha of the Colvale village panchayat on Sunday passed a resolution extending support to the contentious Citizenship (Amendment) Act, the National Population Register and the National Register of Citizens.  The villagers attending the gram sabha expressed their concerns over “illegal” commercial establishments including scrapyards, marble and granite selling spaces, among others. The villagers paid tributes to the …

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Carmona VP passes surplus budget of Rs 27.64 lakh

Carmona: The gram sabha of Carmona on Sunday discussed its annual budget for the year 2020-21 while avoiding a discussion on development works in keeping with the moral code of conduct currently in force for the upcoming ZP elections. During the budget discussions, it was decided to do away with the trade tax and instead introduce a yearly trade licence …

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Candolim VP passes surplus budget of Rs 4.41 crore

Candolim: Budget for the year 2020-2021 and failure of recording the minutes of the previous gram sabha were the main issues discussed at the Candolim gram sabha which was held at the Candolim panchayat hall on Sunday. Due to the ZP elections and the moral code of conduct, the panchayat secretary told the gram sabha that no developmental works can …

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Usgao-Ganjem gram sabha resolves to remove illegal scrapyards

Ponda: The Usgao-Ganjem gram sabha has resolved to remove all illegal scrapyards operating in the village. The gram sabha has also decided to act on illegal roadside vendors and illegal houses constructed on Comunidade land. At the beginning of the gram sabha the locals raised the issue of scrapyards operating in the village, wherein the panchayat informed the members that …

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No more licenses to mega projects, says Reis Magos gram sabha

Reis Magos : The Reis Magos gram sabha have discussed to stop issuing water, electricity and licenses to new constructions in the village. The gram sabha was held at the primary school at Verem on Sunday. The villagers raised the issue of non supply of PWD water to Tuant, Sonarbhat and Quegdevelim for the last 2 months. The residents of …

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Thousands revel in Carnival spirit along Fatorda route

Margao: Thousands of locals and tourists turned up for the Margao Carnival float and parade that was after much deliberation held along the Fatorda route. Police and district administration were also present in full force to oversee the smooth flow of the Carnival floats. Despite being in favour of the Margao route, both deputy chief ministers Manohar Babu Azgaonkar and …

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ZP elections a litmus test for BJP

Panaji: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which will be fielding candidates on its Lotus symbol at the forthcoming Zilla Panchayat (ZP) election, would also be supporting like-minded “winnable” independent candidates in order to prove its superiority at this poll, post Manohar Parrikar regime. This is the first election the BJP is contesting after the passing away of Parrikar. In addition, …

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Differences in state Cong over ZP polls

Panaji: The North Goa district committee and the frontal organisations of the Congress party have expressed disappointment over the ‘decision’ of its legislature wing to drop the plan of contesting the Zilla Panchayat (ZP) election on party lines. The ZP election is scheduled to be held on March 22. Vice president of Congress party’s Goa unit Sankalp Amonkar hit out …

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BJP has manipulated reservations, alleges Girish

Panaji: Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) president Girish Chodankar has hit out at the BJP for ‘misusing’ the power to ‘manipulate’ the reservations of various Zilla Panchayat constituencies in Goa to their advantage. Reacting to Cuncolim MLA Clafasio Dias’ video statement, which has gone viral, wherein he says that ‘Chief Minister can do anything if he wants’, Chodankar said that this …

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