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Science dept to organise Manohar Parrikar Vidnyan Mahotsav

NT NETWORK Panaji The department of science and technology will organise the first Manohar Parrikar Vidnyan Mahotsav with the theme ‘Science for Vibrant Society: A dialogue with scientists,’ which is scheduled to be held on December 13 and December 14, 2019. An executive committee has been constituted by the government headed by the chairman of the Goa Public Service Commission, …

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Panaji moving towards ODF++ status, says CCP Commissioner

NT NETWORK Panaji Commissioner of Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) Shashank Tripathi (IAS), on Monday, said that”  Panaji  has achieved Open Defecation Free status as per the Swachh Bharat Mission guidelines, and now the city is moving   towards ODF++ status.” Speaking to ‘The Navhind Times,’ Tripathi said, “We have provided 14 bio-digester toilets, and now we are concentrating …

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Rape case: police team likely to leave for Bengal today to record swimmer’s statement

NT NETWORK Mapusa A team of Mapusa police is likely to leave for West Bengal on Tuesday to record statement of 15-year-old victim girl in connection with the rape case allegedly involving swimming coach Surajit Ganguly.  After having got the custody  of alleged accused,  the police will be recording statements  of the minor girl and her parents, who are currently in …

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Ganguly remanded to 6-day police custody

Mapusa: Swimming coach Surajit Ganguly, who had been arrested in New Delhi for allegedly raping a minor girl training under him in Goa, was  on Sunday remanded to six-day police custody by the judicial magistrate first court, Mapusa. The accused was brought to Goa early Sunday morning by a flight from New Delhi. Consequently the Mapusa police formally arrested him. …

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Swimmer vows to win gold medal for India

Panaji: The 15-year-old swimmer, who was allegedly raped and molested by her coach Surajit Ganguly in Goa, has vowed to fight back and return to swimming with an aim to win a gold medal for the country. In a video posted on Twitter by filmmaker Vinod Kapri, the courageous swimmer is seen continuing with her training not in a pool …

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Villagers living within Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary a neglected lot

Panaji: Although 20 years have passed since the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary came into being, the state government has failed to settle claims of the villagers living in the jurisdiction of the particular reserve forest, as no forest settlement officer has been appointed to do so. The Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary situated in Sattari taluka was notified in May 1999 by the …

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Situation under control in Bicholim, Sankhali as rains subside

Bicholim: Incessant rains that lashed the area throughout Saturday night led to rise in water levels of Valvanti river in Sankhali and Bicholim river leaving some areas in Sankhali and Bicholim towns water-logged on Sunday morning. However, the situation improved in the evening as rains subsided. Valvanti was flowing at 2.20-metre level while the Bicholim river water level was at 2.90 …

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Cong criticises govt over bad roads, power cuts; seeks CM’s apology

Panaji: Denouncing the state government for the hardships caused to the people due to the bad condition of roads and power cuts during the Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, president of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee Girish Chodankar has sought a public apology from the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant. In a press statement on Sunday, Chodankar alleged that the plight of the common …

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Zuari bridge NH stretch pothole-ridden

Vasco: Traffic jams on Cortalim and Agassaim side of the Zuari bridge continue to haunt commuters including air travelers with many air passengers missing their flights. An aggrieved air passenger, recounting his experience, said that he was stranded in a massive traffic jam towards Agassaim bypass and missed his flight to Mumbai from the Dabolim airport on Saturday evening. “I …

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Karmale without power supply for 4 days

Ponda: Around 30 families in Karmale-Querim in Priol constituency are without power supply for the last four days and they even performed Lord Ganesh rituals in total darkness as the electricity department has failed to restore electricity supply. Affected villagers have threatened to agitate outside the electricity department’s office at Mardol on Monday. As per information, around 30 families in …

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