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Central aid sought for barge industry in state

NT NETWORK VASCO: Secretary of Goa Barge Owners Association William D’Costa has called upon Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping Krishan Pal Gujjar to provide financial assistance to the barge industry in the state. The aid would help the members of the GBOA to close their loan accounts and, in turn, it would ensure survival …

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3 injured in mishap at Ribandar-Patto

NT NETWORK RIBANDAR: Three persons were injured in a road accident involving two cars near the salt pans at Ribandar-Patto road on Sunday. However, two women of the three injured were discharged after medical treatment at the Goa Medical College and Hospital at Bambolim, informed police investigating the incident. The two women who were injured were Twinkle Lohani and Maria …

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GSUDA market in Curchorem remains underutilised

By Sameer Bhatt | NT CURCHOREM: The Goa State Urban Development Agency (GSUDA) market in Curchorem was constructed to rehabilitate the displaced gadda (kiosk) owners and vegetable vendors; however, the market remains in a mess due to the failure of the authorities to streamline the business activities there. Following a High Court order, some years ago, the structures in open spaces and …

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BENAULIM MARKET PROPOSALS ONLY CONFINED TO FILES

BY JOAO SOUSA M | NT BENAULIM: No village in the Benaulim constituency has a proper market complex, and the village market proposals are only confined to the files. The constituency consists of seven villages of Cavelossim, Carmona, Orlim, Varca, Benaulim, Colva and Seraulim. Fish and vegetables are sold in the open in most of these villages. The village panchayat …

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HAPHAZARD PARKING LEADS TO CHAOS IN MAPUSA

BY ERWIN FONSECA | NT MAPUSA: Haphazard parking has always been a major issue in Mapusa. The town seems to be struggling to cope with the increasing number of vehicles. Various arterial routes forever witness traffic congestion due to parking along the road shoulders. As long as there is no provision made for parking, the people visiting the town is bound …

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PM exhorts students to protect environment

PTI NEW DELHI: In a first, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday turned a teacher interacting with lakhs of school children across the country through video conferencing, laying emphasis on girls’ education, cleanliness and the need to protect environment while describing himself as a “task master.” Choosing the occasion of Teachers’ Day, the birth anniversary of late philosopher-statesman S Radhakrishnan, he …

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Baina hutment occupants protest in city against planned demolitions

NT NETWORK PANAJI: Demanding to withdraw the eviction and demolition notices issued to about 205 hutments in Baina-Vasco, hundreds of protestors along with activists marched towards the Chief Minster’s official residence at Altinho-Panaji on Friday and threatened to intensify the agitation if their demands are not met. Owing to law and order problem, a strong police force was deployed which …

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Campal-Miramar beautification awaits NOC from CCP commissioner

NT NETWORK PANAJI: The execution of the plan of the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) to provide a new look to waterfront from the Indoor Stadium at Campal to the Miramar beach seems to have been halted owing to the Commissioner of the Corporation Sanjit Rodrigues not issuing an NOC to it. As per the information provided by …

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Baina hutments demolished to favour multi-dwelling projects: CITU

NT NETWORK VASCO: The Centre for Indian Trade Unions (CITU) leader and social activist Thalman Pereira has alleged that the state government’s decision to clear hutments and structures at Baina beach would give a boost to real estate developers who are eyeing to set up hotels and a multi-dwelling project. Addressing the media in Vasco on Wednesday, Pereira has demanded …

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Better days ahead for Canacona vegetable consumers as new complex nears completion

By Albert Fernandes | NT CANACONA: Construction work of the vegetable market complex underway at Chauri, Canacona is slowly nearing completion and if the concerned contractor is to be believed, it will be opened for public in the month of December. The complex was proposed in the year 2012. With increase in demand for vegetables, the need for a full-fledged …

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