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Portugal Ambassador to India calls on CM

NT NETWORK Panaji The Ambassador of Portugal to India, Carlos Jose de Pinho e Melo Pereira Marques on Friday called on the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant in his office at the Secretariat. Later, the Chief Minister informed about his meeting with the Portuguese Ambassador through a Twitter message stating, “Had positive discussion on technical co-operation between Goa and Portugal on …

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Margao civic meet: oppn councillors stage walkout over minutes’ issue

NT NETWORK  Margao A high-voltage drama was witnessed at Margao Municipal Council (MMC) meeting on Thursday as 13 opposition councillors staged a walkout minutes after the meeting started claiming that the minutes were manipulated and included what was not discussed and decided in the previous meeting. They protested by squatting in front of the chief officer’s cabin and raised slogans for almost 45 minutes. The protest …

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We are ready to modify startup policy to woo IT firms: Sawant

NT NETWORK Panaji  Stating that the startup world is changing, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday said the state government is willing to modify its startup policy so as to bring IT companies into Goa. On Thursday, the Dempo Group of Companies, one of the leading industrial houses of the state, set up a facility called ‘MeWo – Meetings & …

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Navelim VP seeks geo-tagging of cattle in village

NT NETWORK  Margao While the stray cattle menace has plagued the village of Navelim, the panchayat has written to the department of animal husbandry for geo-tagging of all cattle in the village.  Sarpanch Vilma D’Silva said that the panchayat has written to the department to come to the village for a joint meeting to find a solution to the cattle …

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IFFI’s Konkani section in a muddle

NT NETWORK Panaji  The directorate of film festivals has begun the process of scrutinising around 10 entries received by the Entertainment Society of Goa for ‘The Goan Story’ section of Konkani films at the forthcoming International Film Festival of India. However, the condition that the films under this particular section should not have a commercial release has directly disqualified many …

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Stray cattle menace goes unchecked at Santa Cruz

NT NETWORK Panaji The stray cattle menace is haunting most areas of the state, and the situation in Santa Cruz and Bambolim is no different. A herd of cows keeps roaming near the Goa Medical College and Hospital, market area and blocks traffic during peak hours. A herd of around 35 cows are seen near the football stadium at Bambolim blocking the …

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CCP issues deadline for completion of works involving road digging

Panaji: The Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) will stop issuing NoCs for road cutting, digging, gas pipe laying and cable laying from November-end, stated city Mayor Uday Madkaikar. CCP has issued a deadline to public in general, government departments, private agencies, and other individuals to complete road cutting work or laying of sewage pipes, trench digging, laying of …

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Syngenta announces R&D unit expansion

Panaji: Giving a boost to the state’s efforts to attract industrial projects in research and development (R&D), Syngenta Ltd, on Tuesday, announced expansion of its R&D unit in the state. The company unveiled ‘Ratna’ research and technology centre at its existing R&D facility in Santa Monika Works, Corlim.  Inaugurating the expansion,  Dr Camilla Corsi, global head, Crop Protection Research, Syngenta …

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St Rock’s down Benaulim in tie-breaker

Navelim: St Rock’s Youth Club, Majorda entered the semifinals of Navelim Villagers Union Trophy football tournament defeating UC Benaulim 5-2 via the tie breaker at Rosary grounds, Navelim on Tuesday. The teams played a 1-1 draw during the regulation time. Starting the match on a bright note UC Benaulim went into lead in the 3rd minute when attacking medio Jozwan …

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From stage to screen

Danuska Da Gama Jyoti Bagkar was always interested in extra-curricular activities as a child and waited for opportunities and chances to come by. “In those days we did not have the exposure and opportunities as today’s children. Bal Bhavan began in Goa when I was in Class 8 but a centre only opened up in Vasco when I was in …

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