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‘Implementation of NIC guidelines can secure websites’

PANAJI: One can protect and safeguard one’s websites if one strictly follows the National Informatics Centre (NIC) guidelines issued by the Union government, revealed the state informatics officer, Mr J J R Anand, Union Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.

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Anjuna flea market becoming less popular

MAPUSA: Though the state is in the midst of the tourist season the weekly Anjuna flea market, being held on Wednesdays, does not appear to draw a huge response so far.

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Hill-cutting for four-laning of NH-17 opposed

PANAJI: The Guild of Active Members for Action and Review (GOAMAR) on Wednesday lodged a complaint with the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest, Chief Minister, Secretary and the project director of National Highway Authority of India against hill-cutting and filling of low-lying areas of the sea bed for four-laning National Highway-17 at Bogda/Sada, Mormugao.

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Four booked for robbing truck driver of Rs 5,000

PONDA: The Ponda police on Wednesday arrested four youths, one from Caranzalem and three from Priol, Ponda for allegedly robbing a truck driver of ` 5,000 along Kundaim highway near the petrol pump in the wee hours.

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Churchill stresses on need to maintain ecological balance

MARGAO: The Minister for Science and Technology, Mr Churchill Alemao, highlighted the importance of environment protection and stressed the need to use the latest technology in improving environment sustainability and performance for betterment of the future generations.

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House committee wants LMVs registered in Goa exempted from NH toll

PANAJI: The Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat has said that there is a consensus among members of the sub-committee of the state assembly, formed to discuss the National Highways and issues related to them, that the state should seek exemption from payment of toll by the light motor vehicles registered in Goa.

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Liquor firm fined Rs 1.40 cr for misusing export permit; licences cancelled

PANAJI: The Excise Department has cancelled all the licences of M/s Tetra Queen, a Molem-based firm where liquor of various types was produced, for misusing the licences and diverting the alcohol. The Excise Department has also imposed a fine to the tune of Rs 1.40 crore on the firm’s management.

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Officials should provide prompt service to people, says Kamat

PANAJI: The Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat has said that the state officials should work hard to provide prompt service to the people, even as he said that just adding new services or technologies was not enough and stressed that the government officials would have to ensure that the new services worked efficiently at all times.

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