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Dairy farmers demand rollback of cattle feed price hike

NT NETWORK Ponda Irked over sudden hike in the cattle feed price by Rs 4 per kg by Goa Dairy, farmers protested at the Dairy premises demanding rollback of the price hike. The aggrieved farmers gheraoed the managing director Dr Phadte in his office and also retrained the Dairy staff from leaving the premises during lunch break. However, deputy collector …

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CM ask toddy tappers to revive traditional occupation

NT NETWORK Panaji Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has appealed to toddy tappers in the State to revive their traditional occupation and generate more avenues of income by introducing innovative products made up of toddy. Chief Minister made this statement at a meeting with officials of Goa Toddy Tappers Welfare Fund Board and All Goa Toddy Tappers Association at his Official …

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Lobo pitches for law banning sale of agri, orchard land to non-Goans

NT NETWORK Calangute The RDA Minister Michael Lobo, on Thursday, said that protecting Goa for Goans is the need of the hour and hence, legislation is required to ban sale of agricultural and orchard land to non-Goans so that “our land can be preserved for our future generations.” “With migrants’ influx being witnessed, and outsiders settling in Goa by buying …

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Pauskar assures to resolve Canacona water woes soon

NT NETWORK Canacona PWD Minister Deepak Pauskar assured the people of Canacona of resolving the water woes soon. He directed the officials to prioritise the issues faced by the people and solve them accordingly. The Minister was speaking at the ‘Janta Darbar’ held for the people of Canacona recently. Over 200 locals were present for the Darbar held at the …

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Guirim VP stops demolition of structures along NH-17

NT NETWORK Guirim Work of demolition of 12 structures coming in the way of widening of the National Highway-17 was stopped by Saligao MLA and Guirim panchayat on the grounds that the government has failed to compensate the house owners. Saligao MLA Jayesh Salgaonkar told this daily that the land acquisition was done and the owners were issued order to …

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Sudden rise in sea water level hits Keri beach

NT NETWORK Mapusa Sudden rise in sea water level was witnessed along the Keri beach stretch in Pernem, which resulted in sand erosion. The area also witnessed strong winds on Thursday. Shack owners expressed concern over their business as the sudden surge in water level affected the beach stretch. According to shack operators, Keri beach has got around six shacks …

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Warner, Finch maul India

Mumbai: Australia gave India a harsh reality check with a 10-wicket hiding in the ODI series opener here on Tuesday, exposing the home team’s middle-order frailty and putting to sword its bowling. Anticipating dew in the evening session, Aaron Finch opted to field. India ended up with a below-par 255 on a decent batting surface after a middle-order failure. Australia …

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Melbourne’s air quality ‘worst in the world’

Melbourne: The air quality in Melbourne deteriorated to the “worst in the world” on Tuesday as smoke from the massive bushfires engulfed Australia’s second biggest city with authorities issuing health warnings advising people to stay indoors and take precautionary measures. The raging Australian bushfires, one of the worst in its history, has killed at least 26 people, burned over 10 …

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Drawing gratitude

A solo exhibition by Mohan Naik was unveiled at Carpe Diem art gallery, Majorda. The tribute exhibition titled ‘Dev Borem Korum’ is the Cuncolim-based artist’s way of expressing gratitude to his well wishers, thus, dedicating this show to them and ensuring that their experience continues to remain warm, fantastical and affordable. Naik’s work is focused on the subject of rural …

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Fire engulfs city waste facility

NT NETWORK Panaji A major fire broke out at the organic waste management facility behind the Heera petrol pump in the capital city in the wee hours of Monday, causing an estimated loss of over Rs 50 lakh to the facility, machineries and equipment. City sky turned black as a huge layer of smoke billowed out of the waste treatment …

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