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HC disposes of petition against Queula STP

NT NETWORK Panaji The High Court of Bombay at Goa has disposed of a petition challenging the ongoing construction and setting up of a 15 MLD sewage treatment plant at Queula, Ponda, by the Sewerage and Infrastructural Development Corporation of Goa Ltd. The High Court observed, “In this case, we are unable to agree with the contention raised by the …

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Villagers of Velim, Cuncolim are apprehensive on bypass alignment: Filipe Neri

NT NETWORK Margao Water Resources Minister Filipe Neri Rodrigues on Monday said people from Velim and Cuncolim constituencies have apprehensions and fear on the alternatives suggested for the national highway alignment within their constituency areas and therefore a final meeting will have to be convened to finalise the said bypass alignment. Speaking to the media, Rodrigues said, “We have taken …

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‘CM rejected proposal on fisheries corporation’

Panaji: Banking on a RTI reply, former fisheries minister Vinod Palyekar on Sunday claimed that Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has rejected the proposal to set up Goa state fisheries corporation. Addressing media persons, Palyekar recalled that an approval had been  granted on September 10, 2018 for establishing a fisheries corporation. Curtorim MLA Reginaldo Lourenco had raised the matter on the …

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Sanguem villagers say no to status of eco-sensitive areas

Curchorem : PWD Minister Deepak Pauskar on Sunday said the state government will try to impress upon the central government not to go ahead on acting upon the declaration of Goan villages as eco-sensitive areas of the Western Ghats. Addressing villagers at a special gram sabha of the Kalay panchayat at Kalay, the minister said that several villages in Goa …

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Over 9,000 delegates register for IFFI

Panaji : More than 9,000 delegates have registered in various categories for the golden jubilee edition of the International Film Festival of India, with the annual film event all set to be inaugurated on November 20. Coming out with this information, the Entertainment Society of Goa  mentioned that the festival authorities  launched  the delegate counters on Sunday at the festival …

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Axe falls on illegal structures along Pernem coast

Mapusa: A  demolition squad on Sunday began  bringing down all illegal structures put up in no-development areas, which are  turtle nesting sites at Morjim, Ashvem and Mandrem beaches of Pernem taluka. Following a NGT direction, around 107 illegal structures at turtle nesting  sites along Pernem coastal belt were  identified by the Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority. The structures  were served …

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Issue of subletting of shops to ‘outsiders’ rocks Betalbatim gram sabha

Betalbatim: The gram sabha of Betalbatim on Sunday discussed the issue of outsiders in the village and the practice of residents subletting their shops. It also decided to form a special committee to work along with the panchayat for renaming roads in the village after prominent personalities. The issue of outsiders running businesses in the village had cropped up last …

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Aldona villagers object to proposed project near school

Mapusa: Aldona villagers, at the gram sabha on Sunday, raised objection to the market project proposed to come up in front of girl’s school in Aldona but the proposal was rejected as the issue was not on the agenda. It was decided to place the issue before the ordinary gram sabha. The extraordinary gram sabha of Aldona panchayat was presided …

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Bandora villagers seek closure of Kashimath Ground

Ponda: Bandora villagers, at the gram sabha on Sunday, called for closure of the Kashimath Ground as the electricity department has declared it dangerous due to the passing of 33 KV high-tension lines over it. The demand was raised by the public after the panchayat tabled electricity department’s letter terming the Kashimath ground construction as illegal and that it won’t …

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Cavelossim VP resolves to stop hawkers’ menace

Cavelossim: The Cavelossim gram sabha like the neighbouring coastal villages of Benaulim and Colva, on Sunday discussed the issue of outsiders especially hawkers causing inconvenience and nuisance to tourists in the village. The gram sabha also discussed the issues of garbage burning, ODF and development works. In response to a proposal by one Dixon Vaz, villagers demanded that the harassment …

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