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No end yet to traffic woes of Valpoi residents

NT NETWORK Valpoi With no traffic management plan in place and haphazard parking being a regular sight, traffic jams have continued to plague Valpoi town putting motorists to a lot of hardships. During peak hours, visitors to business establishments in the heart of the town are left stranded sometimes for hours together and long queues of vehicles are witnessed in …

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Dharbandora-Piliem quarry site contaminated by hazardous waste

Abdul Wahab Khan | NT Panaji The monitoring committee on management of hazardous waste of Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) has found a site in Goa which is contaminated by hazardous waste and it features in the list of 134 such sites across the country. In Goa, the hazardous site is located at a quarry in Piliem village of Dharbandora …

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Transport officials to be lenient with violators in initial period

NT NETWORK Panaji As the state has no power to reduce the quantum of fine, the transport department will go ahead as scheduled with enforcement of the amended Motor Vehicles Act, from the next week onwards. However, in the initial phase, the transport department officials will try to raise awareness among drivers and instil fear of the steep penalties in …

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CM: implementation of new traffic rules after study

NT NETWORK Panaji Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday said that the state government will consider implementing the newly amended Motor Vehicles Act only after carrying out a comparative study with the existing Act. “I have directed the transport department and traffic cell to do a comparison study and accordingly then the government will decide and take action,” said Sawant …

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Rape-accused swimming coach arrested in New Delhi

NT NETWORK Mapusa In a major breakthrough, the Mapusa police, with assistance from New Delhi police, Friday arrested swimming coach Surajit Ganguly, who has been accused of raping a 15-year-old female swimmer who was training under his supervision, in New Delhi.  The arrest was made within 24 hours of the Mapusa police registering a First Information Report (FIR) against the …

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Cuncolim municipal council aiming at ODF-plus status

DIANA FERNANDES | NT Cuncolim Having already attained the open defecation free (ODF) status, the Cuncolim municipal council is now aiming at achieving ODF-plus status, with plans of constructing 298 individual toilets for residents residing in the jurisdiction of the municipality. The municipality is also focussing on topping the state as the cleanest town under the Swachh Survekshan 2020 survey. …

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Sawant says criteria followed by others for ODF adopted in Goa

NT NETWORK Panaji Claiming that 95 per cent of the households in the state have toilets, the state government on Friday said that Goa has been declared as open defecation free (ODF) by adopting the criteria that are followed by the other states.   “Other states have been declared ODF; that doesn’t mean they have provided toilets to every household. …

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Digambar urges govt to ‘defer’ implementation of new traffic rules

NT NETWORK Panaji Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat, on Friday, urged the state government to defer implementation of the new traffic rules, under the Motor Vehicles (Amendment) Act, that have came into the effect from September 1, till the issue of road condition in the state is addressed. In a press note issued here, Kamat has said that the government …

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Ponda market complex still underutilised

Nirgosh Gaude | NT Ponda Even after assurance from the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to fully operationalise the Ponda market complex by Ganesh Chaturthi, the eight-year-old complex is still underutilised. The complex constructed at a cost of around Rs 27 crore was inaugurated in December 2011. However, since then it is underutilised and all efforts made by the Ponda Municipal Council (PMC) and other government …

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City ODF work to resume after Chaturthi celebration

NT NETWORK Panaji Work on open defecation free (ODF) in the city will be resumed after Ganesh Chaturthi celebration, informed a source from the Corporation of City of Panaji, on Friday. Speaking on a condition of anonymity, the source revealed that many workers who were on the job left for their homes to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi, but all efforts are …

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