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Cong geared up to contest ZP polls: Kamat

NT NETWORK Margao Leader of opposition Digambar Kamat on Tuesday said the Congress is geared up to contest the zilla panchayat elections on party lines as the people are with the Congress. Reacting to election contests based on party lines, he said that with the BJP contesting on party lines the Congress too has decided to field candidates. “We are …

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Assault case: HC grants conditional bail to accused

NT NETWORK Panaji The High Court of Bombay at Goa has granted conditional bail to one in a case related to assault. The High Court said, “The applicant, Shailesh Garad shall be enlarged on bail on executing bail bonds in the amount of Rs 25,000 and furnishing one local surety in co-extensive amount to the satisfaction of the Additional Sessions …

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Farmers urged to obtain KCC for bank loans

NT NETWORK Margao The 7,200-odd farmers from Goa who are enrolled under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi Scheme have been urged to avail of more benefits including loans at lower rates by obtaining the Kisan Credit Cards (KCC) at the earliest. Additional collector I Surendra Naik along with assistant general manager of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development …

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Betalbatim VP struggles with littering on beaches, roadsides

NT NETWORK Betalbatim The village of Betalbatim, with its coastline, has to deal with roadside garbage dumping apart from the waste that is left on the beaches by the visitors. The two beaches of the village draw sizeable number of tourists, and the picnickers often leave behind a lot of waste. Speaking to this daily, sarpanch Constancio Miranda said that …

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Stop claiming benefits under Article 30: Sawaikar to Church

NT NETWORK Panaji Commissioner for NRI affairs and former BJP MP Narendra Sawaikar on Monday launched a fresh attack on Archbishop of Goa and Daman Filipe Neri Ferrao over the CAA controversy, asking the religious head not to claim benefits at taxpayers’ money by enjoying the minority status of educational institutions extended under Article 30 of the Constitution. Sawaikar posted …

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Centre unveils roadmap for bird conservation

NT NETWORK Panaji With the growing threat to avian diversity, the Union environment, forests and climate change ministry has prepared a draft visionary plan for 10 years to conserve birds and their habitats in the country through multiple measures and scientific studies.  The plan has proposed to carry out 15 major programmes and various activities which should be implemented over …

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Goa’s poultry farming in need of leg-up

ROQUE DIAS | NT Margao   Goa consumes roughly 1.5 lakh broiler chickens every week, although the local supply is just one-third of the demand, indicating the need for  strong coordinated efforts to make Goa self-reliant in the poultry farming.  The demand-supply mismatch has been attributed to the influx of tourists into the state, who push up the demand for chicken …

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Reginaldo opposes ‘urban status’ for 56 villages

NT NETWORK Margao The Curtorim legislator Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco, on Monday,  wrote to  Chief Minister Pramod Sawant,  Revenue Minister  Jennifer Monserrate, and Chief Secretary expressing his strong opposition to the notification issued on urban status for 56 villages including Curtorim and Raia that fall in  the Curtorim constituency In a press note issued here, Lourenco has stated that “this notification …

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Mapusa civic body passes Rs 7.23-cr surplus budget 

NT NETWORK Mapusa The Mapusa Municipal Council (MMC), on Monday, passed  a surplus budget of Rs 7.23 crore for the financial year 2020- 2021. After addressing the council, chairperson Ryan Braganza presented a surplus budget, wherein consolidated opening balance stands at Rs 33.11 crore,  receipts for the year 2020-21 stand at Rs 79.72 crore and the total expenditure is Rs 72.49. Following discussion, the …

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Govt focusing on development of health, education sectors: CM

NT NETWORK Candolim Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, on Monday, said that despite of facing financial crunch due to the mining closure in the state, Goa is the only state in the country to provide free treatment for cardiac patients. “We have the distinction of being the only state in the country to have spent huge sum on treating different types …

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