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Porvorim residents at mercy of muddy water

NT NETWORK Panaji Thousands of people living in Porvorim and surrounding villages have been at the mercy of muddy tap water, which they have been using for drinking, cooking, washing and bathing. The residents, who have been getting the muddied water for the last one month, have been anguished by the apathy shown by the authorities despite several complaints against …

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GIDC gets moving on using acquired SEZ lands

NT NETWORK Panaji With an eye to make available more land for industrial projects, a GIDC board meeting on Tuesday resolved to utilise 24 lakh sq. mtr of the newly acquired SEZ land as speedily as possible. Board members decided to auction five lakh sq. mtr of the 24 lakh sq. mtr of the land immediately to raise money for …

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Govt to create database to prevent floods around dams

NT NETWORK Panaji Stating that the people from the recently-flooded villages in North Goa should have been evacuated before opening of the gates of Tillari dam, instead of being moved out of the villages at a later point in time, North Goa district collector R Menaka said the Disaster Management Authority, North Goa will now create a database providing details …

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Goa Dairy’s 8 board members disqualified

NT NETWORK Panaji Registrar of co-operative societies Menino D’Souza on Tuesday disqualified eight board of directors of the Goa State Co-operative Milk Producers Union Ltd, which is popularly known as Goa Dairy, after establishing their involvement in massive irregularities in the dairy. The registrar of co-operative societies  passed an order, which stated that  “directors Dhananjay Desai, Vithoba Desai, Baburao Desai, …

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Vegetable supply to city market not normalised yet

NT NETWORK Panaji The vegetable supply to Panaji municipal market has not yet  normalised as many truckers refused to ply their vehicles due to bad roads and bad weather condition. The Belgaum–Goa road running via Chorla Ghat is not in a motorable condition – there is a lot of mud on the road, and truckers find it risky to ply …

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Sand dunes along South Goa coast take severe beating

NT NETWORK Benaulim The incessant rains and gusty winds not only uprooted many trees across  Salcete, last week, but also resulted in the sand dunes along the coastal belt of the taluka taking a severe beating. Large parts of the sand dunes across the South Goa coast, from Colva up to Cavelossim, are seen washed away, thereby exposing the roots …

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Ajgaonkar rubbishes allegations over beach cleaning, safety contracts

NT NETWORK Panaji Rubbishing   allegations made  by  the GPCC chief Girish  Chodankar  over the beach cleaning and  beach safety  contracts, the Minister   for  Tourism  Manohar Ajgaonkar,  on Tuesday, in a press note issued here, has stated that  “there  is  nothing illegal  about the continuation  of the agency’s services as the  works  carried  out are  to the satisfaction of the  Department   of Tourism …

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Ramchandra Mule, Prakash Velip ‘ineligible’ to contest GSCB BoD polls

NT NETWORK Panaji In a major development that could come as a shocker to the co-operative sector, the office of the Registrar of Co-operative Societies (RCS) has declared 31 nominations invalid and ineligible for contesting the election to the board of directors of the Goa State Co-operative Bank Ltd (GSCB),  and include the nominations of  two former chairmen of the …

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Plumbers association aims to ‘save’ 25 lakh ltrs of water in state this year

NT NETWORK Panaji Aiming to save 25 lakh litres of water in the state, this year, the Goa Chapter of the Indian Plumbers Association (IPA) will take up various activities to achieve this target, including roping in school and college students in the ‘Save water’ campaign, interacting with the stakeholders in the field and finally, working towards preventing misuse of …

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Batteries stolen from Goa meat complex

NT NETWORK Ponda Four DG batteries worth around Rs 60,000 have been stolen from the generator room of the Goa Meat Complex Ltd at Marvasada-Usgao. According to Ponda police, the Goa Meat Complex was closed for almost a year and was reopened on Tuesday on the occasion of Eid during which the robbery came to light of the officials following …

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