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Villagers want to have a voice in drafting of new CZMP

Margao/Carmona: The rejection of the draft coastal zone management plan by the state government has not pacified village panchayats, as special gram sabhas held in coastal Salcete on Sunday demanded that local stakeholders be taken into confidence for preparing a new plan. The special gram sabha of the Carmona panchayat demanded that a local institution – either the NIO or …

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Pomburpa-Olaulim villagers want spring water conserved

Mapusa: Pomburpa-Olaulim panchayat during a special gram sabha meeting held on Sunday resolved to conserve and store water of the spring in the Pomburpa village. The extraordinary gram sabha held at the panchayat hall was presided over by the sarpanch Prabhakar Halarnkar and attended by just around six people. Besides sarpanch only one panch member Swapnil Chodankar was present. During …

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Archbishop seeks support to statewide campaign against cancer

Panaji: Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrão on Sunday urged people to join and support a statewide campaign against cancer in the state.  Archbishop Ferrão was addressing a gathering at the St Joseph Vaz Spiritual Renewal Centre in Old Goa where the ‘CanSurvive’ campaign was launched.  It is the Goa’s biggest and first-of-its-kind cancer support network under the aegis of Caritas Goa, …

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Mayem locals express ire over issue of bars

Bicholim: Mayem villagers, on Sunday, raised strong opposition to  village panchayat  issuing  licences to start new bars in the village. They demanded that panchayat should close down all the illegal bars in the village. Women, who were present in large numbers for the meeting, stressed on this demand, which received support from most of the ex-and sitting panch members. The …

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Another truck mishap at Peddem-Mapusa

Mapusa: A third accident has been reported involving a truck on national highway at Peddem-Mapusa over confusion that occurs due to diversion. The highway is presently undergoing widening. A container truck proceeding towards Guirim fell on its side as the driver got confused over diversion in absence of streetlights and proper signboards. The truck went straight ahead instead of taking a …

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Mapusa councillor faces disqualification over ‘fake’ caste certificate

Mapusa: Following direction of scrutiny committee, deputy collector of Bardez Gaurish Shankhwalkar has cancelled the caste certificate issued to councillor of Mapusa Municipality Swapnil Shirodkar. With the cancellation of the caste certificate, Shirodkar faces disqualification as ward 15, which he represents, is reserved for an OBC councillor. The deputy collector had issued provisional caste certificate to Shirodkar in 2010 as …

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Shripad: BJP will win 25 seats in 2022 state assembly polls

Vasco: Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) in the Ministry of Ayurveda, Yoga and Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homoeopathy (AYUSH) and Union Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik has said that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will win 25 out of the 40 assembly seats in the 2022 assembly elections. Naik was speaking after being  felicitated at the programme, organised …

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Proposed Quelossim project will create 800 job opportunities: Agrawal

Vasco: The promoter of proposed Quelossim mini India park project Ram Agrawal has said that this project will create over 800 employment opportunities to the local youth and attract over 2,000 tourists, including international and domestic per day, giving a boost to the tourism industry of the state. Speaking to the pressmen at the proposed project site at Quelossim on …

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Heavy rain drops Goa’s deficit to 18%

NT NETWORK Panaji The heavy rainfall that lashed Goa has proved to be a blessing for the rain-deficient state, as the total cumulative rainfall reached 699.3 mm as on Saturday, reporting an 18 per cent rise in rainfall, which was 590.2 mm on Friday. On Saturday, the state witnessed its highest 24-hour June rainfall and received two and half times …

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Safety review of state’s khazan land bunds soon

NT NETWORK Panaji Revenue Minister Rohan Khaunte will soon look into the safety of bunds in the state’s khazan lands by taking a review of the same from the taluka mamlatdars. Khazan lands exist in five to six talukas of Goa and over the years, these lands have been used for agriculture purpose. For the first time after the state’s …

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