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Countdown for IFFI begins but auditoriums yet to be finalised

Panaji: The countdown for the 50th edition of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) to be inaugurated in the city on November 20 may have very well begun; however, it is still uncertain as to whether the Kala Academy Complex, one of the main venues for this annual film event, would screen films for the delegates this time or …

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Cover garbage vehicles, prevent leachate spillage: Lobo to 27 VPs

Mapusa: A day after Saligao villagers stopped 14 garbage-laden trucks that were on way to the Saligao garbage treatment plant, Minister for Garbage Management Michael Lobo on Monday came out in support of the protesters and accepted the mistake on behalf of panchayats of not adhering to norms. Lobo directed all 27 panchayats that send waste to the plant to …

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Work on Cacora, Bainguinim plants to start soon: Lobo

Mapusa: Minister for Garbage Management Michael Lobo said that all formalities for setting up waste treatment plant at Cacora are completed as the government has received environmental clearance and even designing work is completed and now agreement needs to resigned and soon work on it will start. While in case of the Bainguinim waste treatment plant, he said that the …

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Six youth pelt stones, threaten Marcaim family

Ponda: A family of six from Konsowado-Marcaim including three female members was allegedly assaulted with stones and threatened with dire consequences allegedly by six youth from the same village due to previous enmity on Sunday. In this matter, Ponda police registered a chapter case against the accused on Monday, informed police. Meanwhile, demanding arrest of the accused, the victim family …

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Hospital, clinic fined for medical waste dumping

Margao: Unable to keep a check on medical waste which continues to find its place at black spots in the town, the Margao Municipal Council (MMC) on Monday started a crackdown and issued challans to medical institutions and hotels found not adhering to rules while disposing of such waste. MMC chief officer Siddhivinayak Naik is said to have initiated the …

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NGT orders restrictions on import of used tyres

Panaji: A principal bench of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has asked the Central Pollution Control Board to frame guidelines to restrict the import of waste tyres into India to ensure that the country does not become a dump yard for highly-polluting hazardous waste material imported from other countries. NGT also directed the state pollution control boards to take remedial …

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Milind for smaller waste treatment plants in villages

Curchorem: Instead of opting for a big garbage treatment plant, villages can opt for smaller treatment plants like the plant at Shirvoi, said Minister for Urban Development Milind Naik at Quepem recently. Naik paid a visit to Quepem Municipal Council (QMC) to take stock of the developmental projects. The Minister was accompanied by DMA Tariq Thomas, architect Ramani and other …

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2,788 school teachers to get ID cards

Panaji: Union Ministry of Human Resource and Development has sanctioned an initial amount of Rs 2 lakh for Goa, to prepare identity cards for as many as 2,788 primary and secondary school teachers under the Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan, in order to ensure presence of actual teachers deployed in schools as well as identifying proxy teachers. The decision will be applicable …

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Submit action plan on potholes within 2 days: HC to state govt

Panaji: The High Court of Bombay at Goa on Monday directed the state government to file an action plan with time line within two days on the proposed measures to tackle the pothole menace plaguing the state. Aam Aadmi Party had filed a petition before the High Court with regard to the potholed roads in the state. Aam Aadmi Party …

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Goa witnesses 11 AIDS deaths this year till July

PANAJI: A total of 11 acquired immune deficiency syndrome (AIDS) deaths have been reported in the state from January to July this year. AIDS claimed a total of 31 lives in 2016, while the same number of people succumbed to the deadly disease in 2017. In 2018, the death toll came down to 21. The latest data available with the …

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