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JSW organises multi-specialty medical camp

VASCO: As part of the infrastructure vertical of Jindal Steel Works (JSW), under its regular corporate social responsibility initiatives, the South West Port Ltd have organised their annual day with multi-specialty medical camp in association with the Manipal Hospitals Goa at the South Western Railway Community Hall based in Vasco.

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Guirim VP draws flak over lack of action on illegal constructions in agricultural areas

NT NETWORK GUIRIM Issues of illegal constructions in agricultural areas and absenteeism of panch members for gram sabhas dominated Guirim gram sabha on Sunday. The villagers pointed out that illegal constructions are being carried in agricultural areas and citing an example of such an activity at Arradi waddo, they said no one was taking any action against such illegalities. They …

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Guirdolim locals peeved over frequent halts at rail crossing

NT NETWORK GUIRDOLIM Guirdolim gram sabha has unanimously resolved to intensify their agitation for completion of railway overbridge/subway even as the South Western Railways prepares for doubling of tracks and construction of a new rail platform in the village. The villagers, at the emergency gram sabha called on Sunday, decided to write to the South Goa Collector seeking details of …

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Cortalim villagers oppose land allocation for Haj house

NT NETWORK VASCO The gram sabha members of Cortalim-Quelossim village panchayat have strongly objected the allocation of land by the Cortalim Comunidade authorities for construction of Haj house in its jurisdiction. The gram sabha members have demanded that the Cortalim Comunidade authorities allocate land for setting up a garbage treatment plant. Issues related to developmental works besides working of the …

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FDA cracks whip over sale of loose spices in Mapusa market

NT NETWORK MAPUSA In a drive against illegal sale of loose spices, masala and condiments, officials of Food and Drugs Administration, on Friday, conducted an inspection in Mapusa municipal market. Notices were served to 33 vendors who are into sale of spices so also seven shop owners directing them to stop selling the items until proper permission was obtained from …

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No headway on proposed Cansaulim-Arossim road over-bridge as landlords ‘stubborn’

NT NETWORK VASCO With landlords continuing to oppose the proposed road over-bridge (RoB) at level crossing 25 connecting Cansaulim to Arossim village in Cortalim constituency, deputy collector and sub-divisional magistrate Mormugao (additional charge) Arvind Khutkar has fixed an inspection of the land on March 27. There was no headway at a meeting convened to explain the project and the alignment …

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Mhadei diversion to severely affect Opa water reservoir

NIRGOSH GAUDE | NT PONDA Diversion of water from the Mhadei basin is likely to affect the Opa water treatment plant, which gets water from the Mhadei river and caters to the water needs of Ponda and Tiswadi talukas and some part of Dharbandora. Diversion of the Mhadei river water will directly affect the entire population and agriculture dependent on …

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Liquor traders urge govt not to implement SC order

NT NETWORK MARGAO Citing the claim made by Attorney General (AG) of India that the SC order for ban on liquor sale within 500 mts distance on highways is not applicable to bars and restaurants, liquor traders associations at a meeting held in Margao on Thursday said that the order is unclear and urged the Excise commissioner to keep the …

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Ash Wednesday

A priest applies ash on the forehead of a faithful as others stand in a queue at the Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception Church in Panaji on the occasion of Ash Wednesday, which marks the beginning of the Lenten season

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