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With Nalini docked, MPT plans to store naphtha in GBL tanks

Vasco: With the naphtha-laden tanker MV Nu Shi Nalini now docked at berth number 8 of the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT), the MPT now has on hand the task of unloading the flammable oil lying in the ship’s tank. As per a statement issued by the MPT late Thursday evening, the naphtha has already been sold to the highest bidder …

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Nalini’s entry into Goan waters will be probed: CM

PANAJI: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday said that the government will conduct an inquiry to determine why the naphtha-laden tanker Nu Shi Nalini was allowed to enter Goan waters and how Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) could have prevented the incident from occurring in the first place. The investigation will be carried out soon after unloading of naphtha and other …

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Hazardous cargo ships must seek state govt nod: Minister for Ports

Mapusa: Stating that ships carrying dangerous cargo must obtain the state government’s approval henceforth before navigating Goan waters, Minister for Ports Michael Lobo Thursday said that he will request Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to write to the central authorities on the issue. “I will request the Chief Minister to write to the Director General of Shipping and also the Mormugao …

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In over 2 months, cops arrest 6 repeat offenders in drug cases

Panaji: In the last two and half months, the Goa police have arrested six repeat offenders in drugs cases. Incidentally, all of them are Nigerian nationals. The Anti Narcotics Cell (ANC) has arrested four such accused persons, who were previously arrested in drugs cases and were out on bail. One among them was involved in two different drugs cases, the …

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Revised traffic rule implementation from Jan-end

Panaji: The state government has now set a new deadline for implementing the amended Central Motor Vehicle Act in the state. Transport Minister Mauvin Godinho Thursday said that the amended Act, which has new provisions that stipulate very high fines for traffic rule violations, will be implemented in the state by the end of January 2020. The minister had earlier stated …

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Change in design of doors can prevent stampedes: physicist

Panaji: A team of physicists of the Indian Institute of Science (IIS), Bangalore, which conducted extensive research on Swarm Intelligence and Flocking Behaviour, has helped in finding a solution to real-life situations like deadly stampedes or controlling traffic. Delivering a lecture on his team’s research, at the inaugural ceremony of Manohar Parrikar Vidnayan Mahotsav, Ajay Kumar Sood, professor in the …

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CM: Goa aiming to be a premium educational hub

Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday said Goa is aiming to become a premium educational hub and a leading provider of higher educational services. He was speaking during the inaugural ceremony of Manohar Parrikar Vidnyan Mahotsav, a two-day event that is being held across five different venues wherein series of lectures are being delivered by researchers and scientists. Science …

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Cong asks CM to come clean on ‘land deals’

Panaji: Accusing Chief Minister Pramod Sawant of misusing the Goa Mundkar Act 1975 for his personal benefit, the Congress party on Thursday asked Sawant to come clean over his application before the Bicholim mamlatdar seeking a declaration that he is a mundkar under Section 8A of the Act, as regards to a plot with a house in Cotombi, Bicholim. “Sawant’s …

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Activists, AAP members protest, burn copies of CAB in Margao

Margao : Several activists, Aam Admi Party (AAP) members and citizens burnt copies of the Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) proposed by the central government led by the BJP in protest claiming that it will divide the nation on the basis of religion. The CAB copies were burnt at the roadside near the Margao Communidade building on Thursday morning. “This bill is anti-Muslim.  The BJP at the centre is trying …

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S Goa police ‘reach out’ to 151 aged persons staying alone

Shyam Zambauliker | NT Margao: South Goa district police stations, while updating information about senior citizens, have filled 151 forms of aged persons from January to October 2019. While last year, the police had filled in all 1,828 forms of senior citizens to extend them security. According to a senior police officer of South Goa, the main aim of police …

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