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the arrival of monsoon

A farmer waters seedlings at a farmland at Merces on Wednesday, as the wait for the arrival of monsoon is getting longer in the state.

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S Goa ZP to raise the ante for Rs 50 cr developmental grants

NT NETWORK Margao South Goa Zilla Panchayat members on Wednesday resolved to place the demand of Rs 50 crore developmental grants – Rs 2 crore for each member – for the current financial year even as the ZP, south did not receive the assured funds of the last financial year. ZP members collectively decided to meet the Chief Minister Pramod …

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Joshua assures to expedite Mapusa projects

NT NETWORK Mapusa Many projects which are in the pipeline and initiated by my father will soon be taken up and completed within the next two years in Mapusa, said MLA Joshua D’Souza. Joshua was addressing a gathering at the commencement of phase II of illumination of public streets in Mapusa. On Tuesday, Mapusa MLA Joshua D’Souza in the presence …

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Vijai asks MMC CO to undertake segregation of Fatorda waste

NT NETWORK Margao The  Deputy Chief Minister  Vijai Sardesai,  on Tuesday, asked the  Margao Municipal Council (MMC) chief officer (CO)  Siddhivinayak Naik to  immediately start segregating the waste collected from  Fatorda. The Deputy Chief Minister asked the chief officer to undertake segregation of the waste at the  proposed  pickup stand ( SGPDA  tarred area),  and  hand it over to Fomento Green, …

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House to see push to community farming

NT NETWORK Panaji The government will take forward the issue of community farming, during the forthcoming monsoon session of the state legislative assembly commencing on July 15. Coming out with this information, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday said the government believes in modern farming, and will not allow the farmlands in the state to go fallow. “We will try …

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Nocturnal fish checks at Patradevi

NT NETWORK Pernem  The hullabaloo over fish testing is not producing desired results as tests by officials of the Quality Council of India and the food and drugs administration are being carried out only during the nighttime and not round-the-clock as expected. And to cap it all, the fish testing is being done in a room of the Patradevi police …

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Trouble mounts for Sonsoddo dump

NT NETWORK Margao    The Fomento  Green, which has been operating the  waste treatment plant at the Sonsoddo dump, on Monday stopped accepting the  waste from the Margao municipality, as the plant has been chock-a-block with refuse.  Consequently  vehicles  filled  with garbage were seen parked at the Sonsoddo waste site  and  the Old Market  garage. As garbage was not accepted for …

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Two armed cops to be posted at GMC’s casualty ward

NT NETWORK Panaji The Indian Medical Association’s Goa branch on Monday said  that  Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has assured  deployment of  two armed cops in the casualty (emergency) ward of the Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim, for the protection of doctors on duty. Senior member of the association, Dr Shekhar Salkar claimed that Sawant has promised that adequate security …

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11 tourists injured as mob targets outstation vehicles at Chopdem

NT NETWORK Mapusa A day after the tragic accident on the Siolim-Chopdem bridge after which a mob attacked a vehicle, another incident of a mob targeting vehicles from outside the state was reported at Chopdem wherein eleven tourists were beaten and two vehicles were damaged for alleged rash driving and carrying alcohol bottles. Pernem police have arrested a duo in …

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Father, son killed in accident on Siolim-Chopdem bridge

Wife and a friend battling for life in GMC; irate crowd sets SUV from Mumbai on fire paralysing vehicular traffic for nearly five hours Mapusa/Panaji: In a tragic accident on the Siolim-Chopdem bridge, a 62-year-old man from Morjim and his 25-year-old son were killed after a Maharashtra-registered vehicle rammed into their car early Sunday morning. Enraged by the fatal accident, …

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