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Reservation jolt for ZP bigwigs in Salcete

Margao: The reservation for zilla panchayat constituencies has come as a major jolt for some sitting ZP members in Salcete. Out of the nine ZP constituencies in Salcete, six are reserved as per the notification issued on Friday. The reservations will make it difficult for some sitting ZP members get re-elected. The Colva ZP constituency, with Nelly Rodrigues as the incumbent who …

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Carnival under lens over ‘govt achievements’

Panaji: The State Election Commission (SEC) has written to the tourism department to ensure that the floats participating in the annual four-day Carnival parade should not depict ‘achievements or promises’ made by the BJP-led state government. It is pertinent to note that the ZP polls will be held on party lines, the model code of conduct for the March 22 …

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4 injured in accident involving 3 two-wheelers

Ponda: Four persons including a woman were seriously injured in a road accident reported at Bethoda near a factory which involved three two- wheelers. The injured are identified as Ravab Khan (20), Isamudeen Khan (21), Rehana Zakati (42) and Shabir Noor Narvadi (21) all residents of Bethoda.  According to Ponda police, the accident occurred at around 1.30 pm when three two-wheelers. While Ravab …

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Centre announces Rs 400 crore to develop MPT infra

Vasco: With an aim to turn the Mormugao Port into a world-class international cruise destination, Union Minister of State for Shipping (Independent charge) Mansukh Mandaviya on Friday announced Rs 400 crore to develop the Port and proposed a ropeway connecting Mormugao Port to Dona Paula, developing space allocated to the Western India Shipyard Ltd (WISL) for setting up international and …

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SC will take up Goa’s appeal: CM

NT NETWORK Panaji Chief Minister Pramod Sawant Thursday said that the Supreme Court has agreed to take up the appeal filed by the state challenging the award of the Mahadayi tribunal. “The Hon’ble Supreme Court has agreed to take up the appeal filed by the state of Goa challenging the award of Mahadayi tribunal. The matter has been fixed on …

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ZP elections: govt submits notice on reservations to SEC

NT NETWORK Panaji After much delay, the notification from the Directorate of Panchayats on the reservation of constituencies for the Zilla Panchayat (ZP) elections was finally submitted by the government to the State Election Commission (SEC) on Thursday evening. SEC Commissioner R K Srivastava confirmed that at 4.40 pm the notification was received by his office duly signed by the …

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Margao civic body takes over Sonsoddo plant

NT NETWORK Margao The Margao municipal council (MMC) took over the Sonsoddo waste treatment plant on Thursday from Soceidade de Fomento, the company that was operating the plant since the last  few years. Fomento officials had written to the MMC expressing their will to hand over the waste treatment plant to the civic body after  withdrawing an application that was filed in the sessions court in the …

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Verna waste management facility: GWMC invites bids for REIA

NT NETWORK Panaji The Goa Waste Management Corporation (GWMC) has issued a Request For Proposal (RFP), inviting reputed private consultants to submit bids for conducting Rapid Environmental Impact Assessment  (REIA), and getting Environmental Clearance (EC) for setting up 250 tonne per day (TPD)-capacity Integrated Solid Waste Management Facility (SWMF) at Verna. A Rapid Environmental Impact Assessment (REIA) report is required …

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9 of 30 panchayats in Salcete to be served with show cause notices

NT NETWORK Margao One third of Salcete sarpanchas and deputy sarpanchas are likely to face disqualification of six years, as  nine of the 30 panchayats in the taluka will be served with show cause notices over failure to set up material recovery facility in their jurisdictions. The Goa bench of the Bombay High Court has directed the directorate of panchayats to …

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Govt has succeeded in saving Rs 86 cr by short closing ‘contract’: Cabral

NT NETWORK Panaji Power Minister Nilesh Cabral, on Thursday, said that Goa government has succeeded in saving Rs 86 crore by short closing the contract signed with the Energy Efficiency Services Ltd (EESL), a government of India undertaking, for 10 years for installing and maintaining of LED streetlights in the state. With this decision, henceforth the power department will carry out …

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