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19 more degree seats at GMC

NT NETWORK Panaji The Medical Council of India has converted 19 diploma seats in different discipline courses into degree seats for the Goa Medical College and Hospital at Bambolim. This is a big achievement for the state health department and the GMC administration, which strived to meet the necessary MCI criteria in getting the approval for the upgradation of seats. …

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Initiative in the works to monitor, protect tigers

SOIRU VELIP | NT Panaji Acting upon the recommendations of the National Tiger Conservation Authority, the forest department has started an initiative to monitor and protect tigers in the state beginning with the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary in Sattari taluka. The forest department is in the process of purchasing smartphones which will be given to all forest guards. The department is …

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IMD forecasts light rainfall at isolated places in state

NT NETWORK Panaji The state Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast light rainfall with thundershowers on Sunday at isolated places in the state. Light rainfall was reported in some parts of Sattari and Sanguem on Saturday afternoon.   “As per the standards, rainfalls are recorded in the morning. Through our remote sensing equipment and information from random persons, we know …

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GPCC president hits out at Sawant, Shripad for ‘failing to protect Goa’s interest’

NT NETWORK Panaji Days after the Union Ministry of Jal Shakti notified the decision of Mahadayi Interstate Water Disputes Tribunal, the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) president Girish Chodankar, on Saturday, hitted out at the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant and Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent Charge) Shripad Naik for ‘failing’ to protect Goa’s interest in the Mhadei issue. “The …

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BJP announces second list of candidates

NT NETWORK Panaji The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), on Saturday, announced its second list of candidates for the forthcoming Zilla Panchayat (ZP) elections, scheduled to be held on March 22. The announcement came after the meeting of the state election committee of the party. This list includes 13 candidates, with 7 of them in North Goa constituencies, and 6 in …

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Coastal Salcete locals stage protest against CAA, NRC, NPR at Benaulim

NT NETWORK Benaulim Hundreds of people from coastal areas of Salcete came together on Saturday to protest against CAA, NRC and NPR, and adopted a six-point resolution, which includes convening of special gram sabhas to pass resolutions against the aforesaid moves of the central government. Despite the heat on Saturday afternoon, the people from coastal villages like Velsao and Cavelossim …

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Notification issuance does not prejudice Goa: Sawant

NT NETWORK Panaji Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday said that mere publication of the final award of the Mahadayi (Mhadei) Water Disputes Tribunal in the gazette by the Centre “does not prejudice” Goa, and appealed to the people of the state not to get misled by any false propaganda. A press release issued by the CMO through the department …

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HC orders action against illegal constructions at Dabolim airport

NT NETWORK Panaji  The High Court of Bombay at Goa on Friday directed the Flag Officer, Commanding, Goa Naval Area, to immediately initiate/pursue action against the constructions which have come up in and around the Dabolim airport areas and which, in his opinion, are prima facie, unauthorised. The HC asked the Flag Officer to complete such an action as expeditiously …

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