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CII-Goa seeks enhanced spending on girls’ education, extension of mining relief scheme

NT NETWORK Panaji CII-Goa on Wednesday sought enhanced spending on research and pure sciences and women empowerment in its pre-budget memorandum submitted to the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant. The pre-budget memorandum says, “Increase spending on girls’ education and skilling women instead of providing doles (like Ladli Laxmi.)”  The other recommendation of CII-Goa is extension in the mining debt relief scheme …

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MGP to stage protest march during Assembly session

NT NETWORK Panaji The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), during the upcoming budget session of the state legislative Assembly, will hold a protest march against the state government for its failure to protect the waters of Mhadei river. The budget session of the House will be held from February 3 to February 7, with presentation of the budget by the Minister …

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Mapusa police crack 3 chain snatching cases

NT NETWORK Mapusa Mapusa police have succeeded in recovering from an alleged chain snatcher three gold ornaments worth Rs 4.40 lakh that he had snatched from three women in separate cases. On Wednesday, Mapusa police took into custody the accused Mukesh Sharma, 35, a native of Delhi currently residing at Mandrem from the Crime Branch in connection with chain snatching …

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From next week, pay and park along 9 Panaji roads

NT NETWORK Panaji The Corporation of City of Panaji (CCP) will sign a pact with the pay parking contractor Juwarkar Associates by Friday or Monday as he has agreed to accept the contract after revision of the amount by CCP and would start charging vehicles from first week of February 2020. The Corporation pay-parking contractor, who had earlier rejected the …

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Soon, treatment mandatory for Mapusa bulk waste generators

NT NETWORK Mapusa Mapusa municipal council (MMC) has asked bulk generators of wet waste in its jurisdiction to start compositing such waste within 15 days. It has assured to provide assistance and training for compositing of wet waste. It may be recalled that the MMC had issued a public notice to all the bulk waste generators to register with the …

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Fear grips Bicholim villagers as leopard kills 10 bovines

NT NETWORK Sankhali Villagers from Sonarbhat-Ladfe and Latambarcem in Bicholim taluka have been gripped by fear as a leopard has killed 10 bovines some days ago.    A complaint in this regard has been lodged with the forest department by cattle owner Babu Nana Varak of Sonarbhat Ladfe and others.  Babu Varak in the complaint claimed that the leopard has killed …

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Renting out house could be a hassle

NT NETWORK Panaji Non-compliance of tenant verification by house owners could become a cognisable offence, enabling police to register an FIR and even arrest the house owner. The Goa police department has submitted to the government a draft tenant verification bill for approval containing the abovementioned clause. A senior police officer said that if the bill is approved by the …

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Tourist quarantined at GMC over coronavirus

NT NETWORK Panaji A patient suspected of fatal coronavirus has been kept in a quarantine ward at the Goa Medical College and Hospital on Tuesday, and his samples have been sent to the Pune-based National Institute of Virology. The patient and his wife had recently travelled to a place, which is 750 km from the Chinese city of Kunshan, which …

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Move to shift Dhangars makes headway

NT NETWORK Panaji The forest department has started the spadework to identify families living in the dense forests of the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary so as to rehabilitate them to some other places. The move comes in the heels of the sensational killings of four tigers in the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary near Golavali village of Sattari taluka. Flabbergasted by the tiger …

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