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Patto-Panaji convention centre to house Goa’s largest auditorium: CM

NT NETWORK Panaji The foundation stone for the Rs 90 crore mini-convention centre and development of Rua De Ourem creek at Patto-Panaji was laid by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday in the presence of Deputy Chief Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar and Goa Tourism Development Corporation chairman Dayanand Sopte. “The new mini convention centre will have Goa’s largest auditorium with a …

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Digambar calls for revival of traditional occupations

NT NETWORK Margao As Goa celebrates its 33rd Statehood Day, Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat has said that focus should be laid on promoting the state’s rich cultural and social heritage to preserve the true spirit of Goa.  Kamat said that it is time to introspect on the transformations of Goa over the past 30 years adding, “We need to …

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Grocers say prices have normalised but business is slow

NT NETWORK Panaji If one compares rates of cereals and rice prevailing before lockdown started to the current period, things have fairly normalised and as per wholesalers and retailers in the city, most of the essential commodities are available at normal rates. It is to be noted since when the lockdown came into force, availability of essential commodities had become …

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Chicalim VDC submits rural economy revival proposal

NT NETWORK Vasco Chicalim Village Development Committee (VDC) on Friday presented a detailed proposal for rural economy revival plan to the acting sarpanch Kamla Prasad Yadav, as sought by the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant. The proposal puts focus on pearl farming, mussels farming, oyster farming, solar energy conservation, kitchen gardening, poultry farming, apiaries for honey production, use of fallow land …

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Keep 12 proposed Margao works in abeyance: DMA orders civic body

NT NETWORK Margao The directorate of municipal administration has asked the Margao Municipal Council (MMC) to keep the 12 proposed developmental works in abeyance since “the council resolution was not obtained for the same and that non-duplication certificate has not been taken.’’    Director of municipal administration Dr Tariq Thomas has written to the MMC chief officer Ajit Panchwadkar in this regard. This has come as a major blow …

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Duo held for stabbing youth to death at Davorlim

NT NETWORKMargaoOne Muzahid Khanzade, aged 22 years from Rumdamol area of Davorlim was allegedly stabbed to death by two persons near Bhagwati Colony, Davorlim late night on Thursday.Maina-Curtorim police have arrested Sadiq Bellary aged 20 years, who is a labourer and Ismail Mullha, aged 23, who is a tiles fitter and a resident of Davorlim for the murder. Police have …

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500 seafarers to arrive in Goa today

Vasco : Two repatriation flights carrying 500 seafarers stranded in Rome and Colombo will land at the Dabolim airport on Friday. Airport director Gagan Malik said  the first flight will touch down at the airport at around 1.30 am on Friday, carrying 250 seafarers stranded in Rome. The  second  flight will arrive later in the evening with the same  number …

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State readies to repulse possible locust invasion

Margao: Factoring in the swarms of locusts invading north India and moving towards northern Maharashtra, the state government will hold a high-level meeting at the secretariat on Friday to chalk out strategies to tackle the locusts if they reach closer to Goa borders. Highly-placed sources in the agriculture department requesting anonymity said the state is in touch with a central …

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Goa records one more COVID positive case

Panaji: The state recorded one more positive case of the dreaded coronavirus (COVID-19) on Thursday. As per the media bulletin issued by the directorate of health services, the person who tested positive for the pandemic had travelled from Maharashtra entering Goa by road. He was admitted to the Margao-based designated COVID Hospital, and his health condition is reported to be …

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Mashel Mahila Co-operative Credit Society placed under restrictions

Panaji: Discovering irregularities in the functioning of Mashel Mahila Co-operative Credit Society Ltd, Deulwada, Marcel, the state Registrar of Co-operative Societies, has prohibited the credit society from accepting deposits above Rs 5,000 per person per month and also disbursing any loans or advances.  The Registrar has placed the cooperative credit society under restrictions for a period of six months for …

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