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Main nullah in Valpoi municipal area blocked

NT NETWORK Valpoi Even though the Valpoi municipal council has spent lakhs of rupees in cleaning of storm water drains across the town as a part of the monsoon preparedness, it has failed to desilt the main nullah, which is choked by waste, construction debris and other silt and has become a perfect ground for mosquito breeding.This year, the civic …

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Action demanded against release of dirty water into public drain in Colvale

NT NETWORK Mapusa A resident of Colvale has demanded action against those discharging waste water into drains at Ghotnicho Val in Colvale posing health issues. He further urged the sarpanch of Colvale to issue show cause notice to all the persons. Raising concern over letting of untreated waste into public drains, local resident of ward no 1 of Colvale panchayat …

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Police strictly implement social distancing norms; 150 cases registered

NT NETWORK Margao Chaos at various nakabandi points as police and traffic police strictly implement social distancing norms for two and four wheelers, while government vehicles blatantly flout the rules. Nearly 150 cases were reported from Margao alone. And with limited public transport industrial workers were left stranded due to the new norms which limited just the rider for two-wheelers …

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Pernem police come to the rescue of stray cattle, dogs

Mapusa: Besides extending assistance to daily wage workers and stranded tourists in the Pernem taluka, the police in the taluka under the guidance PI Sandesh Chodankar is also providing food to the stray animals in its jurisdiction. With the lockdown in place, things have gone bad not only for the humans but also for the stray animals including cattle and …

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ACB asked to register FIR against Arpora panchayat secy, former acting sarpanch

Panaji: The state Lokayukta justice P K Misra has ordered Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) to register FIR against the panchayat secretary and former acting sarpanch of Arpora panchayat for their involvement in the grant of NOC and house numbers for electricity and water connections to the illegal constructions in a paddy field. The anti-corruption ombudsman has also directed the appropriate authority …

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MMC councillors seek details of face masks purchased

Margao: The chairperson of Margao Municipal Council  (MMC)  Pooja Naik, on Monday,   informed  that the  councillors have asked the chief officer to  bring  the face  masks  and sanitizers that  were  procured and reportedly kept at  Sonsoddo site. “Majority of the councillors today  attended the meeting  held with the chief officer Ajit Panchwadkar. Councillors sought details of the  face masks purchased …

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Curtorim farmers face labour shortage

Margao: Farmers of  Curtorim village, which is known as the granary of  Salcete, on Monday, informed that labour crisis has compelled  many of them to leave the harvested paddy in the fields. “We had a good season this time. However, we could not get the local labourers to shift the harvested paddy due to the lockdown.  This has forced many a farmers to …

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Three youths held for assaulting cops

Vasco: The Verna police, on Monday, informed that they have arrested three youths for assaulting police sub-inspector Shridhar Kamat and a police constable Rajesh Naik, attached to the Verna police station, when they were discharging their lawful duty and also for violating the order duly promulgated by the Collector and District Magistrate under Section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC). …

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Cong urges govt to take steps to expedite community testing

Margao: The president of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) Girish Chodankar, on Monday, has stated that as one per cent of the samples tested for COVID-19 was found positive in Goa (7 positive of 780 tested samples), “the state government needs to justify its claim of Goa before declaring the state as COVID19-free.”   “As the main opposition party it is our …

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Don’t stigmatise COVID survivors: govt

Panaji: The health department has appealed to the people not to stigmatise coronavirus (COVID-19) survivors and their family members. Speaking to ‘The Navhind Times’ on Monday,  a senior official of the department said the approach of the people towards the COVID-19 survivors should be friendly, adding that this is a time to stand in solidarity and be together in the …

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