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CoP says Sagarmala projects must be passenger-centric

NT NETWORK Panaji The Captain of Ports has made it clear that various projects to be undertaken under the Sagarmala programme along the Goan rivers must be passenger-centric, and that there should not be any scope for operations of cargo vessels in the rivers. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday chaired a meeting at his official residence reviewing the projects …

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EWS quota for seats yet to take shape in Goa

NT NETWORK Panaji Stating that the directorate of technical education is yet to implement the reservation quota for the economically weaker sections,  director of technical education Vivek Kamat on Monday said  the directorate has started on Monday the first round of admissions for various professional colleges in Goa, and is going ahead with existing number of seats in these colleges, …

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Highway safety: transport dept floats fresh tender

NT NETWORK Panaji In an attempt to improve highway safety, the transport department has floated a fresh tender, inviting private bids for the supply, installation, integration and commissioning of day and night interceptor and road safety equipment on SUV cars. The department intends to procure interceptor and road safety equipment for ten Mahindra Scorpio/Marazzo vehicles to improve the road safety …

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Chaos at MMC meet over ‘unequal distribution’ of development funds

NT NETWORK Margao Chaos witnessed twice during the  Margao Municipal Council (MMC) meeting that was held on  Monday — firstly, over the  unequal distribution of the development funds  among the councillors, and then over the MMC workers taking up tree cutting in private properties. Councillors  Damu  Naik,  Manoj  Mosurkar and Raju  Hadly  pointed out to the chairperson that  they have …

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Land Development and Buildings Construction Regulations amended

NT NETWORK Panaji The government has amended the Goa  Land Development and Buildings Construction Regulations 2010 to make construction of small solar farms and  residential projects easier. Under the latest amendment, notified in the Official Gazette, on June 14, no permission is required for the construction of solar farms by farmers, subject to the condition that the farm is not …

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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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Governor, CM extend Revolution Day greetings

NT NETWORK Panaji Governor Mridula Sinha and Chief Minister Pramod Sawant have extended greetings to the people of Goa on the occasion of Goa Revolution Day. The Governor in her message stated that “the Goa Revolution Day, which is being commemorated annually on June 18, has special significance for Goans as it was on this day, in the year 1946, Goans …

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Govt nudges forest dwellers to report ‘obstruction’ to farming

NT NETWORK Panaji The state government has said that the people from scheduled tribes’ community and other traditional forest dwellers can report to the Tribal Welfare department if the forest officials are not allowing or obstructing them from cultivating chillies and other seasonal vegetables on the land that they have claimed under the Forests Rights Act, 2006. The state-level monitoring …

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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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Doctors in Goa to take part in IMA’s strike today

Vasco: Non-essential medical services in the state will be shut from 6 am on Monday to 6 am on Tuesday as part of a nationwide shutdown call given by the Indian Medical Association. IMA Goa state president Dr Anil Mehndiratta in a press statement said that “emergency services and casualty services will remain open during the strike period”. All the …

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