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System in place for industrial expansion in critically, severely polluted areas

NT NETWORK Panaji Following National Green Tribunal (NGT) direction, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has evolved a mechanism to ensure that industrial expansion can be allowed or new units under red and orange categories can be set up after due precautions in “critically polluted” and “severely polluted” industrial areas. The apex pollution control and monitoring body has asked every …

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Dairy farmers put stir on hold after CM’s assurance over cattle feed prices

NT NETWORK Panaji/Ponda With the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant assuring to resolve issues related to Goa Dairy within eight days, the Goa Dairy farmers have decided to keep on hold their ongoing agitation for eight days. Sawant held meeting with Goa Dairy farmers on Thursday in the presence of the Minister for Co-Operation Govind Gaude at the Chief Minister’s residence. …

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Four Goans under watch over nCoV

NT NETWORK Panaji Four Goans, who recently returned from China, have been put under watch by the directorate of health services, where their health condition is being constantly monitored to check if they have developed any symptoms of novel coronavirus (nCoV).  Health officers at the DHS are tracking the returnees on a daily basis to see if they are experiencing …

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No screening of passengers yet at Dabolim airport

NT NETWORK Vasco Airport director Gagan Malik on Wednesday maintained that the Union health ministry has not issued any directive to the Airport Authority of India to set up a centre or a unit at the Dabolim airport to screen passengers over coronavirus. Speaking to ‘The Navhind Times’, Malik said, “The Union health ministry has not issued any travel advisory …

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Govt mulls opening doors for private universities

NT NETWORK Panaji  The government is contemplating setting up a legal structure for allowing private universities to function in the state, with a related bill expected to be tabled in the state legislative assembly during the forthcoming budget session of the House. A highly-placed source at the directorate of higher education on Wednesday told ‘The Navhind Times’ that a private …

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PWD gets back govt school repair work

NT NETWORK Panaji The state cabinet on Wednesday decided to revert to the earlier system of carrying out repairs, upgradation, maintenance, construction and reconstruction works of government primary, middle, secondary and higher secondary schools by the public works department. The government had entrusted these particular works to the Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation in 2012. Addressing media persons after chairing …

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NGT raps civic bodies on non-segregation of waste

NT NETWORK Panaji The National Green Tribunal has passed an order asking municipal corporations and municipalities to pay fines up to Rs 10 lakh if they fail to implement waste segregation at source, and commence the work on remediation of legacy dumpsites by March 31, 2020. The tribunal has laid down scale of fines for continued failure after March 31, …

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Refrain of sorrow for declining police band

NT NETWORK Panaji This is a story which could be out of tune for music-crazy Goans. There has been an acute shortage of musicians in the Goa police band as fewer young Goan talents come forward to step into the shoes of retiring musicians owing to poor pay.  A senior police officer attribute the decline of the band to the …

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CM to meet Goa Dairy officials, farmers’ representative over cattle feed price issue

NT NETWORK Ponda With the failure of Goa Dairy officials to resolve dairy farmers’ issue over cattle feed prices, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has decided to intervene in the matter and has called a joint meeting of Dairy officials and farmers in Panaji on Thursday. “The Chief Minister will meet the dairy farmers’ representative and Dairy officials including the administrator …

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