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2 youth held for theft at Nuvem  

NT NETWORK Margao Maina-Curtorim police on Saturday evening arrested two youth from Nuvem for committing robbery and lodged them in police custody. Maina-Curtorim police inspector Gurudas Kadam said that based on the complaint an offence under Section 392 read with 34 of IPC has been registered against the two of them and the property involved in the robbery has been …

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GMC Hospital performs kidney transplant

NT NETWORK Panaji The urology nephrology and anesthesiology departments of the Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim, on Saturday jointly conducted a successful kidney transplant. The latest of the transplants was carried out on a man who was donated a kidney by his wife. The latest transplant was carried out by the team of doctors led by Dr Madhumohan Prabhudessai …

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Environment dept mulling withholding salaries for non-submission of CZMP

NT NETWORK Margao/Curchorem The department of environment in a recent letter issued is considering withholding salaries of village panchayat secretaries or sarpanchas and municipality chairperson or chief officer that have not submitted their Coastal Zone Management Plans (CZMP). In a letter to the director, Directorate of Municipal Administration and the director, Directorate of Panchayat, director of the department of environment …

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CM allays fears of Portuguese passport holders

NT NETWORK Panaji Stating that the amended law would not take away Indian citizenship from anyone, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday said that the Portuguese passport holders need not fear over the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). “Fear is being created among the Christians over the Portuguese passport. The CAA will not take away anyone’s citizenship. The CAA is restricted …

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Nadda: CAA grants citizenship to non-Muslim refugees

NT NETWORK Panaji Drumming up support for the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA), working president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Jagat Prakash Nadda on Friday said that CAA is aimed at granting citizenship to non-Muslims who are already living within the borders of India as refugees. “CAA has been brought to protect and give rights to the minorities barring Muslims …

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Delay in Mopa works: govt faces risk of paying heavy fines

NT NETWORK Panaji Even as the construction work of the Greenfield international airport at Mopa has come to a halt due to status quo order of the Supreme Court dated January 18, 2019, the state government faces the risk of paying fines if GMR Goa International Airport Ltd, the concessionaire, raises such a demand for breach of the agreement. The …

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Nadda assures to resolve Mhadei, mining issues

NT NETWORK Panaji The national working president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) J P Nadda, who met his party’s MLAs and ministers from Goa on Friday evening, assured them that he would look into the Mhadei matter as well as the mining issue, and resolve them to Goa’s satisfaction. Nadda, who is in Goa, attended a joint meeting of his …

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Dhavalikar hits out at Sawant-led govt over fiscal health of state

NT NETWORK Panaji Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party president Pandurang ‘Deepak’ Dhavalikar on Friday alleged that the Pramod Sawant-led government is responsible for the fiscal ‘indiscipline’ due to which the financial health of the state has deteriorated. Addressing a press conference in Panaji, former minister also castigated Sawant-led government for its failure to govern the state. “The finances of the state were …

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Margao traffic cell booked 651 cases of drunk driving last year

Shyam zambauliker |NT Margao   The Margao traffic cell in the year gone by, during its drive against offence of driving under the influence of alcohol, booked 651 cases under section 185 of Motor Vehicle Act. While during the same period, the traffic cell booked 24,557 cases of driving two wheeler without helmet and 2399 cases of non-use of seat belt while driving. …

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‘Closure of virology unit will have no impact as regards KFD tests’

NT NETWORK Panaji The state health authorities have said that closure of Manipal University’s virology unit at the Valpoi community health centre will not impact testing of the suspected cases of the Kyasanur forest disease (KFD) as the Directorate of Health Services has made arrangements to send the samples to the Udupi city-based laboratory. “Manipal was doing a study of …

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