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Meet tomorrow on revenue collections

NT NETWORK Panaji Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has decided to hold discussions with  stakeholders from industrial and tourism sectors to take measures for  increasing  revenue collections of  the state. Sawant will chair a meeting on Wednesday in Panaji with  representatives of the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Confederation of Indian Industry, the Tours and Travels Association of Goa, …

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Govt toughens its stand on release of sewage into rivers

NT NETWORK Panaji Acting on the directions of the National Green Tribunal, the public health department has issued notices to 4,240 households and commercial establishments across Goa for releasing their sewage in various rivers. Health Minister Vishwajit Rane told media persons on Monday that notices have been issued to the 4,240 households and commercial establishments for releasing  sewage in the  …

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Shipping Minister visits MPT, takes stock of port operations

NT NETWORK Vasco The Minister of State for Shipping (Independent Charge), Chemical and Fertilisers Mansukh Mandaviya took stock of the port operations and the proposed cruise terminal complex which is planned to be constructed at berth no-1 and 2.    Mandaviya was in Goa in order to take stock of the port operations along with his additional personal secretary Anilkumar Radadiya. …

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Private bus operators warned not to halt at Margao-Navelim flyover

NT NETWORK Margao The illegal stops by private bus operators at the foot of the Margao-Navelim flyover is beginning to take a toll on the structural strength of the bridge which has now prompted the authorities to wake up and take notice. Highly placed sources in the PWD requesting anonymity informed that the flyover is not designed for vehicles to remain …

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Shiroda fishermen demand reinspection of fishing zones

NT NETWORK Ponda Raising doubts yet again on the working of government authorities over the Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) for Shiroda, fishermen have demanded a reinspection of fishing zones and have submitted a letter to the Village Panchayat Shiroda and Block Development Office at Ponda on Monday. Villagers have also threatened to agitate if the concerned department does not …

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Goa has hygienic school toilets, says survey

Panaji: Goa has been among the top five states in providing and maintaining hygienic toilets in schools and anganwadi centres, a national survey has found. The National Annual Rural Sanitation Survey has found that Goa is among the top five states which have above 90 per cent functional toilets (non-ODF category) in schools – Telangana (98.9 per cent), Bihar (97.4 …

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CM says e-coli in Sal at dangerous levels

Margao: Disclosing that e-coli  in  the Sal river is at  dangerous  levels,  Chief Minister  Pramod Sawant on Sunday  said that efforts are on to crack the whip against those discharging sewage into the river. Sawant, who visited Nuvem to inspect the work on western bypass, told reporters that the government has already roped in  the National Institute of Oceanography to …

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Roti making business gets a foothold in city

Panaji: The rise in prices of Goa’s favouirite pao over the years has prepared ground for rotis and chapatis in the state, as many people in Panaji and its outskirts have earned popularity for their skills in roti making. Uday Ballari, a popular name in roti/chapatti making business at Taleigao, has carved himself a niche in Panaji and Taleigao in …

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Chinchinim panchayat vows to wipe out drug menace in village

Chinchinim: A special gram sabha of the village panchayat of Chinchinim-Deussa on Sunday unanimously resolved to take steps in assistance of the police to wipe out drug peddling in the village especially amongst schoolchildren. Over 100 villagers attended the special gram sabha, which was graced by representatives of  local schools and colleges and Cuncolim police inspector Wilson D’Souza. Several panchayat …

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Artist Shireen Mody found murdered at Arpora

Mapusa: Artist Shireen Mody (65) was on Sunday allegedly killed by her gardener in a shed at the backyard of her house at Vegas Vaddo in Arpora.  Strangely the gardener, who ran away from the house after allegedly killing the artist, was also found dead a few metres away from the residence. Anjuna police identified the dead gardener as Praful …

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