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PWD fails to meet growing demand

NT NETWORK Panaji Over the last three days, the water supply division of PWD registered around 400 bookings but could attend to 70 calls as there was limited number of tankers. The public works department pressed into service around 22 water tankers on Saturday from all its divisions to supply water from water filling stations at Porvorim, Altinho, Valpoi and …

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Work on water supply restoration picks up pace

NT NETWORK Ponda Public Works Department on Saturday managed to construct around 1.7-metre high base of the retaining wall required to support the 750 mm and 900 mm diameter water pipelines supplying water to Tiswadi and part of Ponda taluka. “Almost half of the retaining wall work has been completed. After building the entire wall, PWD’s water section will lay …

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DMA takes stock of development works in Curchorem civic area

NT NETWORK Curchorem Director of municipal administration Tariq Thomas visited the Curchorem Cacora Municipal Council (CCMC) and took stock of development works in the civic jurisdiction. The council chairperson Balkrishna Hodarkar informed that the DMA was taken to the dilapidated old municipal building in the main Curchorem market as permission is required for demolition of the structure and its reconstruction. The council …

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13 injured as bus falls on its side at Harvalem

NT NET WORK Bicholim A private bus carrying over 20 passengers fell on its side while attempting to overtake another bus at Harvalem-Sankhali. The mishap occurred on Saturday at around 11.30 am.  Thirteen passengers were injured in the accident. Of them, five were referred to Goa Medical College (GMC) and Hospital, Bambolim while 8 were taken to Sankhali primary health centre. According …

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A SPRING SPRINGS TO LIFE TO QUENCH THIRST OF SMART CITY

SHAIKH JAMALUDDIN | NT Panaji This is the irony of a ‘smart city’ of a state that has seen excess rainfall this monsoon. The state capital has been left high and dry and a spring has proved to be the only ‘oasis’ for the residents. The residents have been at the end of their tether for the last two days, …

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Water supply unlikely to be restored by Monday

NT NETWORK Ponda The restoration work of the retaining wall that collapsed at Curti-Khandepar and repair of two major water pipelines is going on a war footing since Thursday evening. The work is being carried out round-the-clock with aim to restore the water supply to the Tiswadi taluka and parts of Ponda by Monday, informed PWD engineers. Considering the damage …

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CM assures to restore city water supply in 3 days

NT NETWORK Panaji As severe water crisis gripped Panaji and other areas of Tiswadi taluka as well as Ponda on Friday, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that the water supply to Panaji would restart in three days’ time, as soon as the damaged water pipelines at Curti-Khandepar are repaired. It may be recalled that a portion of the retaining wall …

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BJP’s ‘Abhyas Varga’ for its legislators gets underway in city

NT NETWORK Panaji A 2-day ‘Abhyas Varga,’ organised by the state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party for its legislators was inaugurated on Friday, in the presence of the state BJP president Vinay Tendulkar and Chief Minister Pramod Sawant. The 27 MLAs of the party, including the former 10 Congress MLAs, who have recently joined the BJP, have been invited …

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2 water pipelines ‘damaged’as retaining wall collapses

NT NETWORK Ponda A portion of the retaining wall built along the Curti-Khandepar stretch of the Ponda-Belgaum highway collapsed on Thursday, thereby damaging the two major water pipelines which supply water from Opa water treatment plant to Tiswadi and parts of Ponda taluka. With the pipelines getting damaged, there will be restricted water supply to entire Tiswadi taluka and parts …

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Day after disqualification of 8 BoDs, Goa Dairy gets new administrator

NT NETWORK Ponda A day after the registrar of Cooperative Societies (RCS) issued an order disqualifying 8 board of directors, deputy director of animal husbandry and veterinary services Dr Vilas Naik took charge as administrator of the Goa Dairy on Wednesday. Dr Naik said that he will put the experience and knowledge gained while working with the Animal Husbandry Department …

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