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Plan to dedicate section at Fort Aguada to Parrikar draws ire

NT NETWORK Panaji Taking strong objection to the recent announcement of the Minister for Ports Michael Lobo that the Fort Aguada Central Jail premises would be restored to a heritage jail and museum, with a small section on the life and times of the ex-chief minister the late Manohar Parrikar, Goan freedom fighters said that Fort Aguada should only be …

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Sardinha takes exception to reservation process for ZP polls

NT NETWORK Margao South Goa Member of Parliament (MP) Francisco Sardinha on Tuesday raised objection to the reservation of 30 of the 50 seats for the upcoming zilla panchayat elections. He also said that he would take up the issue of people being denied access to the chapel at Angediva Island with the defence ministry. Addressing media persons at the …

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Karnataka can’t start work on project immediately, says AG

NT NETWORK Panaji Although the Supreme Court has directed the central government to notify the Mhadei Water Disputes Tribunal award, Karnataka cannot start the work immediately, as interim relief orders given by the tribunal in 2014 and 2015 are still binding for the neighbouring state. Advocate General of the state Devidas Pangam told ‘The Navhind Times’ on Tuesday that it …

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HC refuses to stay ZP poll process

NT NETWORK Panaji  Refusing to stay the ongoing zilla panchayat election process, the High Court of Bombay at Goa on Tuesday said the ZP poll results of the Usgao-Ganje, Guirdolim and Colva constituencies are subject to outcome of petitions filed before the HC. Petitioners’ pleas have challenged the constitutional validity of power vested in the government to reserve the ZP …

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Log on to Sachet before falling for online ponzi schemes

NT NETWORK Panaji As there has been a rise in fake finance companies waiting to prey on the gullible, the Reserve Bank of India has a few guidelines for people before they invest their hard-earned money. One of the suggestions is to log in to the Sachet website of the RBI which offers investor awareness education and window to lodge …

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Congress ready to contest ZP elections on party lines

NT NETWORK Panaji The Congress is expected to contest the zilla panchayat elections on party lines which will be held on March 22, 2020. However, the official announcement will be made by the party on Wednesday. Sources in the party said that Opposition leader Digambar Kamat has been “convinced” at a meeting of the party’s executive committee held on Tuesday …

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State drags its feet on rurban mission

ROQUE DIAS | NT Margao    The state government has been dragging its feet on implementing the Shyama Prasad Mukerjee Rurban Mission. Under the mission,   two clusters    – one at Xeldem-Barcem in Quepem taluka and another at Saligao in Bardez taluka – are to be developed.  However, even after four years of the mission launch, no significant headway has been made …

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Durgaprasad Vaidya new sarpanch of Bethoda VP

NT NETWORK Ponda Following the ouster of Tejas Shetkar from the post of sarpanch of Bethoda panchayat, Durgaprasad Vaidya was elected unopposed as the new sarpanch on Tuesday.  Tejas Shetkar was ousted through a vote on the no-confidence motion last month. On Tuesday, an election was held to elect the new sarpanch and with no other candidate filing nomination for …

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Taxi driver assaulted at Tivim railway station

NT NETWORK Mapusa Mapusa police have booked unknown taxi drivers for wrongful restraint and allegedly assaulting a taxi driver registered under an app-based service, at Tivim railway station.  According to Mapusa police, the incident took place on Tuesday morning when the complainant Kalandar Tahasildar had gone to Tivim railway station to drop customers. The police informed that Kalandar had parked …

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Role of wetlands as part of ecology underscored

NT NETWORK Panaji Subhash Chandra, PCCF, department of forest has highlighted the importance of wetlands as regards the ecology, the society, historic perspective and the spiritual connect. Goa State Wetland Authority (GSWA) with the support of Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MoEF&CC), Department of Environment, Goa and Goa State Biodiversity Board (GSBB) celebrated the World Wetlands Day 2020 …

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