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Ponda Muslim community sensitised on CAA

Ponda: Former BJP MP and NRI commission chairman Narendra Sawaikar sensitised the Muslim community of Ponda over the Citizenship (Amendment) Act by holding a meeting at Curti. Sawaikar urged the people not to panic over the CAA and claimed that it will not affect Goa in any way. Along with him, BJP leader Sunil Desai, IGM president Mullam Abbas Shaik and …

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Mauvin for mineral corporation in case of delay in mining resumption

Vasco: Minister for Transport Mauvin Godinho on Thursday said that the state government should form a local mineral corporation and restart mining in case there is delay by court on mining resumption. Godinho said this while speaking at the Goa Liberation Day function organised by the office of the deputy collector and sub-divisional magistrate, Mormugao, at Tilak Maidan in Vasco. …

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Efforts are on to promote agritourism, says Dy CM

Margao: Promising that the  state of  Goa would be  soon made an organic state, the Deputy Chief Minister  Chandrakant Kavlekar, on   Thursday,  said that efforts are being made  to promote agritourism in the state. “We have completed the study. An expert has been appointed from Gujarat. The state government  is making all efforts to make  Goa an organic  hub, which will …

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Governor hosts public reception at Raj Bhavan

Panaji: Governor Satya Pal Malik hosted public reception at Raj Bhavan, Dona Paula, on the occasion of 58th anniversary of Goa Liberation. During the reception, the Governor along with Chief Minister Pramod Sawant interacted with eminent personalities from different walks of life, senior government officers and others. On the occasion, the Governor Malik presented  awards of Rs 50,000 each for two …

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Eight-lane road work will be undertaken only after completion of ‘rehabilitation:’ Pauskar

Panaji: The eight-lane road will be constructed along  National Highway 4 from Khandepar to Molem and Molem to Anmod Ghat in the Dharbandora taluka, said PWD Minister Deepak Pauskar. Pauskar said  that the construction of the eight-lane road will be undertaken only after the complete relocation of the existing houses, shops, panchayat house and schools  along the NH4. Government, he said has …

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S Goa celebrates Liberation Day

Margao: Panchayats, and state departments in the South Goa district celebrated Goa’s Liberation Day on Thursday by unfurling national flag as well as holding various activities in their respective areas. The panchayat of Cavelossim which has received the ‘Cleanest Village’ award at the hands of the Governor, during the day, held a discussion of its gram panchayat development plan (GPDP). …

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Kalasa-Banduri project consent kept in abeyance

Panaji: Cowing to the pressure from Goa, the Union ministry for environment, forests and climate change on Wednesday kept in abeyance the consent granted to Karnataka’s Kalasa-Banduri project in Khanapur taluka in Belagavi district of Karnataka, which aims to divert the Mhadei river water. A fresh letter in this regard has been issued by the Union ministry to the chief …

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Goa to have fast-track court on crimes against women, children

Panaji: The state government has given its approval for setting up a fast-track special court to deal with cases of sexual assault against women and children in the state. Minister for Law and Judiciary Nilesh Cabral told ‘The Navhind Times’ on Wednesday that the government has already given its approval for setting up  the fast-track special court,  which will expeditiously …

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MPT, Benzoplast get HC rap on naphtha storage

Panaji: The High Court of Bombay at Goa on Wednesday slammed the Mormugao Port Trust and the Ganesh Benzoplast Ltd for storing the naphtha from the ‘Nu Shi Nalini’ ship in the tanks without obtaining a valid consent to operate from the Goa State Pollution Control Board. The HC rap came vis-à-vis a public interest litigation filed by some residents …

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State seeks special package to make up for mining revenue loss

Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday urged the central government to sanction a special package for the state to recompense the mining revenue loss of Rs 1,400 crore. Pressing for the financial package from the Centre at a pre-budget consultation meeting chaired by Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Wednesday in New Delhi, Sawant said that required infrastructure could …

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