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Kavlekar meets CM, raises issue of Vavurla ‘fencing work’

Panaji: The villagers of Vavurla in Barcem panchayat of Quepem taluka have raised concern over the work of fencing being undertaken nearby their village by the forest department without taking them into confidence. After the villagers brought the matter to  the notice of Quepem MLA and Deputy Chief Minister Chandrakant ‘Babu’ Kavlekar, the MLA on Tuesday evening met the Chief …

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Canacona resident loses over Rs 30 lakh in online scam

Panaji: A 52-year-old from Canacona, South Goa was reportedly cheated to the tune of around Rs 30 lakh by online scamsters under the pretext of providing employment abroad. A complaint in this regard was lodged by Rudolf Fernandes (52). Based on the complaint, the cyber crime police, Ribandar have registered FIR under IPC sections 419 (cheating by personation), 420 (cheating …

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Chicalim VP demolishes six illegal kiosks near airport

Vasco: The Chicalim Village Panchayat has razed down six kiosks which were put up illegally at Assoi Dongri near Dabolim airport on Tuesday. As per available information from Chicalim sarpanch Sebastio Pereira, “Chicalim Village Panchayat has issued notices to the persons who were operating the kiosks some three months ago. Earlier, the Panchayat authority has razed down the same kiosks …

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Luizinho urges farmers to turn to community farming

Margao: Buoyed by the success of the community farming project at Davorlim, Navelim MLA Luizinho Faleiro on Tuesday said that such community farming projects will be replicated in Navelim, Aquem Baixo and Telaulim at the earliest despite not receiving any support from the agriculture department. Addressing media at the community farming project site, Faleiro said nearly one lakh square meters …

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Section 144 withdrawn

Panaji: North Goa District Collector, on Monday, withdrew the order that was issued under Section 144 of Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) from the district after having come under a strong criticism from the opposition parties for ordering the imposition of the Section 144 citing terror threat.  The order had drawn a strong disapproval from the tourism stakeholders and opposition parties …

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Still no notification on reservation of ZP seats

Panaji: The schedule for the elections in 50 Zilla Panchayat constituencies – 25 in each district of the state is likely to be announced over the next two days by the State Election Commission (SEC). However, there is no sign of Directorate of Panchayats (DoP) coming out with the order notifying the reservation of ZP constituencies for the candidates belonging …

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Frequent transfer of officials affecting depts’ functioning

Panaji: The frequent transfer of senior officials from the key departments by the government has become a topic of discussions at the bureaucratic level as it has been affecting the smooth functioning of the departments. Sources said that in the absence of proper transfer policy in place, the officers are being transferred frequently, and as a result it affects the …

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Goans should compete with national, international talent: Gaude

Panaji: Goans need to move out of their comfort zones and compete with national and international talents to become more competitive says deputy collector of Sanguem, Ajay Gaude. He lamented over curriculum based education system contributing to the failure of Goan youths in competitive exams.   Gaude was speaking as a guest of honor at the 33rd convocation ceremony organized by …

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E-Visa facility no longer valid for foreign nationals travelling from China: DHS

Panaji: The Directorate of Health Services on Monday issued an advisory to travellers to China in view of the spurt of Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) cases being reported from China and travel-related cases appearing in many countries.  The DHS has advised people to refrain from travelling to China. “It is informed that existing visas (including eVisa already issued) are no longer valid …

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