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Nanus-Konse residents gherao PWD officials over water woes

NT NETWORK Ponda Peeved over irregular water supply in the village of Nanus-Konse, Usgao villagers staged a morcha to the PWD’s water division office at Daag-Ponda on Monday and cornered the concerned engineers. According to the villagers, despite several requests and complaints about the irregular water supply in Nanus and Konse area of the Usgao village, the PWD’s water supply …

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10 pm restriction on today’s Ponda Shigmo parade

NT NETWORK Ponda Dashing the hopes of the Shigmotsav enthusiasts, authorities have stuck to the order that festivities of Ponda Shigmotsav scheduled on Tuesday March 10 will be curtailed by 10 pm sharp owing to the model code of conduct in the state. This decision was taken during the joint meeting of the Ponda Shigmotsav committee, deputy Collector, Ponda police inspector …

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HC acquits woman of husband’s murder

NT NETWORK Panaji High Court of Bombay at Goa on Monday acquitted an accused, Amita Bhomkar of Bhoma-Ponda in a case related to murder. The prosecution case in brief was that on October 27, 2015, the accused, allegedly assaulted her husband Tatu alias Nilesh Bhomkar with a wooden danda on the first floor of an under-construction building at Marcel market, thereby causing …

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Mapusa fish vendors want civic body staff replaced

NT NETWORK Mapusa Alleging that they are being harassed by municipal staff deputed at the fish market, Mapusa fish vendors called on the chief officer of Mapusa Municipal Council (MMC) and demanded removal of the staff deputed at the fish market and sought replacement. Over 50 fish vendors under the aegis of Mapusa fish vendors’ association led by its president …

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Guirdolim seat a litmus test for Kavlekar, Clafasio

NT NETWORK Margao Guirdolim zilla panchayat constituency has become a matter of prestige for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and a defeat could leave the party red-faced as a lot is at stake which involves two MLAs who had recently made a switch over from the Congress to the saffron party. The build up to the announcement of the zilla …

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TAAI’s state unit seeks collaboration with GTDC

NT NETWORK Panaji The Goa chapter of the Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) urged the hotel industry, through the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, to have competitive rates for hotel rooms and work with it in Goa. A delegation of TAAI-Goa chapter, led by its president Sainath Prabhu Dharwatkar, on Monday, met the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant wherein they stated …

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Khaunte’s plea: HC issues notices to govt, police

NT NETWORK Panaji The High Court of Bombay at Goa has issued notices to state government and Goa police as regards a petition filed by Porvorim MLA Rohan Khaunte pleading to quash FIR against him for allegedly assaulting BJP spokesperson Premanand Mahambre.  Rohan Khaunte in his two connected petitions has contended that BJP government has misused police machinery to arrest …

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North DM to discuss highway, road ‘encroachments’ by food vans, carts

NT NETWORK Calangute The North Goa District Magistrate has scheduled a meeting on March 17 taking cognisance of a report that appeared in this daily highlighting how food vans and carts were flouting rules at Porvorim and Saligao. The report had spotlighted brazen violation of norms by way of stationing of food vans and carts along the busy highway at …

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3 teenage boys killed as car plunges into Verna gorge

Margao/Vasco: Three teenage boys from Sanguem taluka were killed on Sunday   as the car in which they were travelling went off the road and plunged into a 16-feet-deep gorge near the Verna Industrial Estate. Police identified the dead teenagers as Rowan Sequeira (14), Eathan Fernandes (15), both from Sanguem, and Joshua Barretto (15) of Curchorem. Giving details of the accident, …

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One more counter for passenger screening at Dabolim airport

Vasco : The Airport Authority of India has increased counters from two to three to screen air passengers, who are being checked for coronavirus (COVID-19) upon their disembarkation at the Dabolim airport. The AAI also arranged two separate rows to facilitate speedy screening of the passengers. The AAI has made mandatory the screening of the passengers coming from Hong Kong, …

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