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Floriculture struggles to bloom

ROQUE DIAS | NT Margao Floriculture is not a big business in the state as hardly 25 hectare of farmlands is used to raise floriculture crops, which produce some 40 tonne of various flowers every year. The poor floriculture cultivation fails to meet the rising demands for flowers in the state, which is frequented by lakhs of tourists from across …

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HC expresses satisfaction over steps taken to stop illegal sand extraction

NT NETWORK Panaji The High Court of Bombay at Goa, on Thursday expressed satisfaction over the steps taken by the state government agencies to stop illegal sand extraction. The Court, while adjourning the hearing of a petition for a week, asked the state government to search a possibility to rope in the volunteers of petitioner NGO – The Goa Rivers …

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Activist calls for unity against CAA, NRC, NPR

NT NETWORK Margao Ahmedabad-based Jesuit priest and human rights activist Fr Cedric Prakash, on Thursday, called for unity among the citizens of the country against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), National Register of Citizens (NRC) and the National Population Register (NPR), calling it “unconstitutional and unacceptable.” Speaking to an audience as a part of the discussion on the issue organised …

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Meet held to review welfare measures, facilities for sewerage workers in state

NT NETWORK Panaji Member of National Commission for Safai Karmacharis of the Union Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment Manju Diler held a meeting with the Collector of North Goa, directors of Social Welfare, municipality administration, CCP Commissioner, Deputy Labour Commissioner and the officers of other related offices, on Thursday. The objective of the meeting was to discuss and review …

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Dhavalikar demands CBI inquiry into ‘road tax cut’ decision

NT NETWORK Panaji The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) MLA and former deputy chief minister Ramakrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar, on Thursday, demanded a CBI inquiry into the decision of the state government of reducing the road tax by 50 per cent on the purchase of new vehicles between October to December 2019. Dhavalikar charged that the decision of reducing road tax by …

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Chaos over Carnival parade, study tour mar Margao civic body meet

NT NETWORK Margao Chaos reigned supreme at the one-and-half-hour-long ordinary meeting of Margao Municipal Council (MMC) held on Wednesday with the meeting stalled for as many as three occasions with opposition councillors questioning the chairperson and vice chairperson over the issues of study tour, proposed Maddel land for exhibitions and the Carnival float parade route. MMC chairperson Pooja Naik had …

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Sattari Bhumiputra Sanghatna to protest over unheeded demands

NT NETWORK Valpoi Sattari Bhumiputra Sanghatna (SBS) will hold a protest to express their anguish over the lethargic attitude of state government to the burning issues pertaining to right to land ownership, men and wild animal conflict in Mhadei wildlife sanctuary, Mhadei river issue and over demand of farmers to declare certain wild animals as vermin in Sattari taluka. Presently, …

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Govt takes back circular that whittled VPs’ power

NT NETWORK Panaji Flabbergasted by the backlash from village panchayats and the Opposition, the state government has decided to withdraw the circular which had made mandatory to village panchayat secretaries to route applications for construction licences to the government through block development officers. Panchayat Minister Mauvin Godinho told media persons on Wednesday that after reassessing the situation and the procedure …

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MGP to launch stir for Mhadei on January 19

NT NETWORK Ponda Senior MGP leader Ramakrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar on Wednesday announced that his party will launch an agitation on January 19 from Santre village of Sattari taluka for protecting Goa’s interest vis-a-vis the Mhadei water dispute. Disclosing the decision on the agitation at a press briefing at Marcaim, the former deputy chief minister said, “The MGP agitation will start …

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55 foreigners blacklisted for visa violations

NT NETWORK Panaji Fifty-five nationals from 19 countries, including a Pakistani, were blacklisted in 2019 for visa violations. Most of the cases of visa violations pertained to overstaying. However, in the case of the Pakistani national, Muhammad Faisal failed to register with the FRRO, Goa, on his arrival within 24 hours. Giving details of the Pakistani national case, FRRO officials …

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