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362 booked during night patrolling in 27 months

NT NETWORK Panaji In the last 27 months, the police on night patrol duty have booked 362 cases under Section 41 CrPC against persons found moving suspiciously. In a written reply to the question of Nuvem MLA Wilfred D’Sa, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said vehicles (two-wheelers and four-wheelers) allotted to police station/units are used for performing night patrolling in the …

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4 KR officials among 6 booked for Rs 6.5 cr land fraud

NT NETWORK Panaji Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered an FIR against four officials of the Konkan Railways, two of them retired and another two persons on charges of cheating, criminal conspiracy and also under the prevention of corruption act in connection with the purchase of a plot of land at Davorlim-Margao at an exorbitant price. The accused have …

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Majority of MLAs seek private forest management policy

NT NETWORK Panaji Stressing on the need to strike a balance between protecting green cover and development, majority of legislators including from the ruling bench on Tuesday demanded that the government come out with ‘private forest management policy’. “Without any merit, properties are demarcated as private forests. Who is the person who is deciding on this? Is there a committee …

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Govt moves to check change of surnames by migrants

NT NETWORK Panaji To prevent migrants in the state from adopting Goan surnames, the state government has considered amending the Goa Change of Name and Surname Act 1990 by adding a clause which may stipulate that any person wishing to change his or her original surname must be a resident of Goa for 50 years. The said amendment bill could …

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Vishwajit vows to improve cancer treatment for women

NT NETWORK Valpoi Stating that the number of cancer cases particularly cases of breast cancer in women is on the rise, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane has said that he is working towards offering special medical facilities for the benefit of women suffering from life-threatening diseases like cancer.  Rane also said that the Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMC), Bambolim has …

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Bandora villagers join clamour against draft CZMP

NT NETWORK Ponda Clamour against the draft Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) has grown even louder with the Bandora villagers coming out in its opposition following the Shiroda villagers. The Bandora villagers have demanded that the plan be redrafted. A resolution to this effect was passed during the gram sabha of Bandora village panchayat held on Sunday.  The gram sabha …

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Locals of Asali hamlet cross rivulet using ropes 

NT NETWORK Canacona With monsoons filling up the Sacrevol rivulet located about 1 km away from Canacona police station villagers are forced to cross the rivulet with nylon ropes in order to reach their destination.  When this correspondent visited this rivulet it was witnessed how a villager tied a rope on one bank of the rivulet and made his way …

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Marle locals feel betrayed yet again

B D’COSTA | NT Canacona Nestled in the jungles of Cotigao wildlife sanctuary is the tribal twin hamlet of Tirval-Marle under Poinguinim panchayat. Marle is located in the forested area around 15 kms from Chaudi town of Canacona and a few kilometres away from the bordering state of Karnataka. The hamlet consists of around 80 houses with 400 inhabitants. This tribal village, not …

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HC quashes IG-Prisons’ order to deny furlough

NT NETWORK Panaji High Court of Bombay at Goa has quashed the impugned order passed by the Inspectorate General of Prisons rejecting a petitioner’s application for furlough. The challenge in this petition was to the order dated July 8, 2019 passed by the Inspectorate General of Prisons rejecting the petitioner Shyam Gawas’ application for furlough. The High Court has also …

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PDAs failed to submit statement of assets, liabilities to Lokayukta in 2 years

NT NETWORK Panaji Members of Planning and Development Authorities (PDA) have not submitted their statement of assets and liabilities to Lokayukta in the last two years. In a written reply to a question by Curtorim MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that in view of section 21(1) of the Goa Lokayukta Act, 2011, every public functionary as …

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