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As Corona cases keep on rising, people chaffing at bit

As Corona infections keep on rising the disquiet among the people is rising. It is not a full blown panic. But people are both scared and defiant. Plasma therapy has already started in Goa and two patients are undergoing treatment with plasma therapy, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Monday. A ruckus was witnessed at Mangoor Hill containment zone after …

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SGPDA to hand over land to Fisheries Dept to develop fish market

South Goa Planning and Development Authority has taken a decision to hand over the wholesale fish market land to Fisheries Department. An MOU will be signed to develop the market through Central funds. Ramponkars also met SGPDA chairman demanding a place for them. Margao MLA  Digambar Kamat and Fatorda MLA Vijai Sardessai also attended the meet

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Xapora fishermen conducts coconut pooja to start fishing season

Xapora fishermen on Monday performed the traditional naryal pooja and released the coconut in the sea to mark the start of the fishing season. However, they have a number of complaints that the fishing jetty is neglected and in absence of a police guard some anti-social elements come there during night time and drink alcohol. Xapora fishermen say that they …

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CM v/s Guv II: this time on Raj Bhavan

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant is caught in tight spot. Chief Minister had accused Congress of playing politics with the new building for Raj Bhavan. But Goa Governor Satyapal Malik has said that the Chief Minister should not spend money on Raj Bhavan as the State is facing a financial crises due to corona virus pandemic. The Chief Minister Pramod Sawant …

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Mining spoiled our fields, cry Mayem farmers

The production of paddy has reduced by half due to nearby mines, alleged Mayem farmers. Earlier paddy was grown without any fertilizers. But now a lot of fertilizers are used. And mines are responsible for it, alleged the farmers. They have demanded action against those reponsible for spoiling the fields. Mayekars presently depend on farming. But now they are facing …

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Projects in Mollem Sanctuary: 548 hectares forest, 224 plant, 101 bird species affected

The doubling of railway track, transmission line, four laning of national highway projects in Mollem wild life sanctuary a bio-diversity hotspot in Western Ghats would affect around 548 hectares of forest area. Out of which 170 hectares of land fall into Bhagwan Mahavir National Park. The double tracking project would threaten 224 plant species and 101 bird species. Shockingly, the …

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Reduce high electricity bills, bring down VAT on diesel, petrol: AAP

am Aadmi Party has strongly condemned the functioning of the BJP Governments in the state and at the Centre. On Friday, AAP demanded that the government should give relief to the common man from exorbitantly high electricity bills. AAP also demanded lowering of VAT on fuel. AAP youth leader Lourenco Silva said that high prices of diesel and petrol were …

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Fishing season to start as per schedule following SOPs: Fisheries Minister

Fisheries Minister Filipe Neri Rodrigues said lifting of fishing ban is the prerogative of the central government. He said fishing in Goa will start as per the schedule, that is , 1st of August after ensuring the procedures are being followed. Meanwhile Xapora fishermen have demanded that their subsidy be paid immediately. Cutbona fishermen have given a memorandum to Fisheries …

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