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Ire over dumping of waste from non-municipal area at MSWTP

NT NETWORK Vasco The residents of Headland-Sada have strongly opposed the dumping of garbage and also legacy waste from non-municipal area at Mormugao solid waste treatment plant (MSWTP). The residents of Headland-Sada, backed by Mormugao municipal councillors Shashikant Parab, Murari Bandekar and Damodar Kaskar, have alleged that some five to six trucks unloaded garbage at MSWTP. “The garbage which was …

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NOTE urges govt to strictly implement vendor licensing for selling tobacco products

NT NETWORK Margao The National Organisation for Tobacco Eradication (NOTE) on the occasion of World No Tobacco Day on Sunday urged the state government to strictly implement the tobacco vendor licensing system in order to protect public health and curb tobacco consumption among youth and children in the state.The theme for this year’s World No Tobacco Day focuses on ‘Protecting …

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Steps being ensured at police stations to keep COVID at bay

NT NETWORK Margao Police have taken steps to ensure hygiene at all the police stations in South Goa. In an effort to keep coronavirus at bay, wash basins and hand sanitiser units have been put in place across all police stations in the south district, informed South Goa SP Arvind Gawas. He said that in the present times the police have to …

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Dumped bales of plastics raise hackles of Margao residents

NT NETWORKMargaoTonnes of baled plastic waste that has been stored in the Margao municipal council’s (MMC) land behind the municipal building has raised the hackles of people living in the vicinity and visitors alike.With monsoon just days away, people fear that if the baled waste material is left unattended then it could provide breeding sites to mosquitoes and there could …

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Archbishop inaugurates Pastoral Year 2020-2021

NT NETWORK Panaji Archbishop of Goa and Daman Filipe Neri Ferrao on Sunday inaugurated the new Pastoral year 2020-2021, for the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman, after celebrating the feast of Holy Spirit, at the Archbishop’s House, Panaji, at 9.15 am. While inaugurating the Pastoral Year, the Archbishop released the new pastoral letter, pastoral diary and pastoral planner, with the …

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Pedestrian injured in mishap at Raia

NT NETWORK Margao A 65-year-old pedestrian was knocked down by a car at Raia leaving him injured.  According to Maina-Curtorim police, the car driven by one Govind Kamat was proceeding from Margao towards Ponda but when it reached Mazilwaddo-Raia, the driver dashed the vehicle against the pedestrian Albert Gomes of Tembi-Raia. Police based on the complaint have booked car driver …

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Mapusa vendors pitch for reopening Margao wholesale fish market

NT NETWORK Mapusa In order to rein in rising fish prices, Mapusa fish vendors association has demanded that the wholesale fish market at Margao be opened as retail fish vendors are facing difficulties to do business. On Sunday, a meeting of fish vendors was convened at the Mapusa fish market which was also attended by president of wholesale fish traders association Ibrahim Shaikh. …

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Goa sees one more COVID positive case

Panaji: The state recorded one more positive case of the dreaded coronavirus (COVID-19) on Saturday. As per a media bulletin issued by directorate of health services (DHS), the person who tested positive for the pandemic had travelled from Maharashtra and entered Goa by road. He has been admitted to the Margao-based designated COVID Hospital and his health condition is reported …

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Stranded people can now leave Goa without exit permit

Panaji: Natives of other states who are stranded in Goa will now be able to leave the state without procuring the ‘exit permit’, as the state government amended its exit rule on Saturday. Accordingly, the North and South district Collectors issued related orders stating that no exit permit is required to be obtained from the Goa government to exit the …

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Coastal police arrest 16 men for mid-sea robbery

Vasco: The Mormugao coastal security police on Saturday arrested 16 men for stealing fish and navigational equipment from a fishing trawler in deep sea between the coast of Goa and Malwan in Maharashtra. The police succeeded in recovering all the stolen material. According to sources in police, a complaint in this regard was lodged by one Joao Martin Fernandes, a …

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