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Dy collector urged against extension to Saptah fair

Vasco: Conscious citizens of Vasco have urged the deputy collector and sub-divisional magistrate of Mormugao to ensure that the Saptah fair is not extended beyond August 12. As per citizens of Vasco, it will be a contempt of court if the Saptah fair is extended beyond 7 days. There was a petition filed before the High Court of Bombay at …

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Police issue advisory to places of worship

Curchorem/Margao: Goa police has issued a new advisory for all places of worship coming under the jurisdiction of the Curchorem police station. According to Curchorem police inspector Somnath Mahajik, representatives attending the meeting were asked to install an alarm system and adequate CCTV cameras with at least 30 days storage capacity at all access points so as to bring the …

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Alito Siqueira: Goa’s maverick professor

By Gasper D’Souza “Hi Gasper! How are you?” It was Alito on the other end of the line. He had just returned from Mumbai where he had undergone a biopsy for prostate cancer. True to his nature, he first inquired about me. “How were your tests?” I asked. “Not good,” he replied, a tone of finality. I waited then asked, …

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MPT embarks on tree plantation drive in Mormugao

Vasco: As a part of commitment towards environmental protection, Mormugao Port Trust has embarked on a massive tree plantation drive in Mormugao and its surrounding areas. Minister for Urban Development Milind Naik launched the tree plantation drive by planting saplings of conocarpus erectus from Sada junction. The Mormugao Port Trust chairman Dr E Ramesh Kumar besides councillors representing various wards …

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Guidelines issued over slaughter of animals on Id-ul-Zuha

Valpoi: Police sub inspector Sarvesh Gaddi had convened a meeting of ‘Valpoi Peace Committee’ and discussed the guidelines issued by the district magistrate on slaughter of animals for Qurbani for the celebration of  Id-ul-Zuha (Bakr-Id), festival scheduled on August 12, 2019.  Valpoi Municipal Council chairperson Akhtar Shah, former chairperson and councillor, Ramdas Shirodkar, councillor, Sayyad Sarfaraz, former MLA Narhari Haldankar, …

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Mumbai-based firm to do structural audit of KA

NT NETWORK Panaji The Mumbai-based Glen Services Pvt Ltd has been entrusted with the work related to the structural auditing of Kala Academy Complex, and the renovation/ repair works of the premier centre for art and culture would start only after this firm presents its report to the government. Coming out with this information, Minister for Art and Culture Govind …

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40% of Curtorim paddy fields inundated

ROQUE DIAS | NT Margao Nearly 40 per cent of the cultivated paddy fields in Curtorim have been damaged due to inundation following the incessant rains that lashed the state recently. Curtorim is the only village in Salcete which has maximum area under paddy cultivation and it is precisely because of the gifted natural water resources in the form of six lakes. The village is known as the granary of Salcete. “More than one-third of the …

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Goa Dairy sales take a hit on account of flooding

NIRGOSH GAUDE | NT PONDA The state’s only dairy, ‘Goa Dairy’, is facing the brunt of the flood-like situation that occurred in the state recently, with the dairy’s sales getting reduced by almost 30,000 litres per day. According to sources, the main reason behind the reduced sales of Goa Dairy is disruption in milk procurement. As roads in most parts …

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Rs 10 cr loss due to recent flooding

NT NETWORK PANAJI Union Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik on Saturday said that as per the preliminary estimate of loss due to the recent flooding in North Goa, damages to houses and paddy fields were to the tune of Rs 10 crore in the four affected talukas of Bardez, Bicholim, Pernem and Sattari. He also announced that Rs …

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Renewal of trade licences of offshore casinos to stop soon

NT NETWORK Panaji The Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) will soon stop the renewal of trade licences of the offshore casinos, anchored in the River Mandovi along the capital city. The trade licences are required by these casinos to run their offices inside the jurisdiction of the Corporation. Coming out with this decision, City Mayor Uday Madkaikar said …

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