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Agonda villagers complain to GCZMA, BDO over illegal structures on beach

NT NETWORK CANACONA Villagers of Agonda are irked over illegal structures including shacks, huts and permanent structures that have dotted the coast of Agonda. Some of the villagers have complained to higher authorities like GCZMA and copies have been submitted to the BDO. Accordingly the BDO has served a memo to the Agonda village panchayat directing the panchayat to inspect …

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Exhibition of traditional farm products at Mapusa from today

NT NETWORK MAPUSA With an aim to provide a platform for farmers to display and sell their products, the Agriculture Technology Management Agency (ATMA), North Goa will organise a four-day vegetable expo from November 24 at Bodgeshwar ground, Mapusa. Addressing the media, Sanjeev Mayekar, project director of ATMA said, “We have been organising such expos in South Goa and Panaji, …

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Panaji bangle stall owner starts accepting e-payments

NT NETWORK PANAJI With retail trade being hit hard in the state due to shortage of currency following the central government’s move to demonetise the Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes, many retailers in the state are now rushing to apply for credit and debit card swipe machines. M Sheed Khan, proprietor of a bangle stall ‘Khan Bangles’ located in …

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Plans afoot to revive Sanjivani sugar factory with `30-35 crore: CM

NT NETWORK   PONDA In order to give a new lease of life to the Sanjivani Sugar Factory and make it financially viable, the government is planning to spend Rs 30 to 35 crore to upgrade the factory, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar said on Monday. He was speaking as chief guest during the starting of 44th sugarcane crushing season at …

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Agassaim farmers up in arms over road construction parallel to bypass

By Sudesh Bhosle | NT   VASCO Residents of Agassaim particularly farmers are up in arms against the construction of parallel road along the highway on the grounds that it will affect their source of livelihood. On Monday, around 50 villagers including women gathered along the Agassaim bypass and staged protest against the state government and national highway authority. They …

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Cops seize Rs 12 lakh cash, hand over 2 businessmen to I-T dept

NT NETWORK   VALPOI Valpoi police Monday morning seized cash worth Rs 12,12,000 from a vehicle at Morlem in Sattari taluka suspecting it to be black money and detained two prominent South Goa-based businessmen, who were carrying the cash. The businessmen have been handed over to the income tax (I-T) department for further investigation. Valpoi police inspector Deepak Pednekar said …

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Shacks at Baga erected on stilts following sand erosion

NT NETWORK CALANGUTE Sand erosion along the Baga beach has taken a toll on around five shack operators who are forced to erect shacks on stilts incurring additional expenditure. Also, shacks will have to be erected on smaller area as the beach width has reduced due to erosion. A government team comprising of Tourism department, Goa State Pollution Control Board, …

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120 killed, over 200 hurt as train derails near Kanpur

  PUKHRAYAN: At least 120 passengers were killed and more than 200 injured, nearly half of them grievously, in the worst train accident in recent years when 14 coaches of Indore-Patna Express derailed here in Kanpur rural area in the wee hours of Sunday.

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BJP-led govt has failed to fulfil promises: Ravi

  PONDA: Terming BJP-led government as ‘U-turn government,’ Ponda Congress circulated  ‘Parivartan to U-turn BJP’ charge-sheet prepared by the Goa Pradesh Congress on Sunday during a door-to-door campaign in the town.

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