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No permissions to be granted for vendors selling unhygienic food

NT NETWORK Vasco The directorate of food and drugs administration has recommended the Mormugao Municipal Council (MMC) not to issue permissions to vendors for carrying out the activity of ‘food preparation’ including stalls involved in preparing and selling ‘gobi manchurian’, unless arrangements are made to ensure the availability of adequate infrastructure, clean water and waste disposal facility are put in …

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Ajgaonkar: Wage Board clearance awaited to appoint beach cleaning contractor

NT NETWORK Panaji Tourism Minister Manohar ‘Babu’ Ajgaonkar facing allegations levelled against his department, including hike of Rs 30 crore in the tender for scientific management and disposal of garbage along the Goan beaches, as compared to the earlier tender, told the state legislative assembly that a new tender has been floated for beach cleaning and M/s Karnataka Commercial and …

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10 rebel Cong MLAs’ future bleak: Vijai

NT NETWORK Panaji Goa Forward Party (GFP) president and Fatorda MLA Vijai Sardesai on Wednesday said that 10 rebel Congress MLAs who merged their party’s legislative wing into the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be out from the state legislative assembly if Supreme Court takes suo motu cognizance on the recent political development in Goa. “The citizens are feeling helpless …

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Cong: examining legal options to challenge 10 MLAs’ merger

NT NETWORK Panaji Stating that the merger of Congress party’s legislative wing into the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is illegal and unconstitutional, the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) on Wednesday said that it will examine legal options before filing disqualification petition against the 10 rebel MLAs. “Neither Congress Working Committee at the Centre nor Pradesh Congress Committee has passed any …

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Govt studying feasibility of continuing operations of Sanjivani sugar factory

NT NETWORK Panaji Minister for Co-operation Govind Gaude on Wednesday informed the state legislative assembly that the government is presently studying the feasibility of continuing with the state-owned Sanjivani sugar factory, which has registered a total loss of Rs 101.22 crore, and after receiving a review of the same from a consultant, within a period of a month, related decision …

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Probable solution to mining tangle before end of Monsoon session: CM

NT NETWORK Panaji Reiterating that his government is committed on restarting mining activities in the state, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday said that he may announce a probable solution before the conclusion of the ongoing monsoon session of assembly. Replying to the discussion on Governor’s address in the state legislative assembly, Sawant said that the follow-up meeting on mining …

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HC convicts Samson in Scarlett death case

Placido Carvalho’s acquittal upheld NT NETWORK Panaji The High Court of Bombay at Goa on Wednesday convicted Samson D’Souza in the British teenager Scarlett Eden Keeling death case, overturning his acquittal by a trial court. The High Court, however, upheld the acquittal of Placido Carvalho in the case. The 15-year-old Scarlet Keeling was found dead at the Anjuna beach on …

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Digambar is new Oppn leader

NT NETWORK Panaji After much delay, the Congress party on Wednesday  named former chief minister and Margao MLA Digambar Kamat as the new leader of the Opposition in the state legislative assembly. The position of the Opposition leader fell vacant after former Opposition leader Chandrakant Kavlekar  led a group of 10 Congress MLAs and merged it into the Bharatiya Janata …

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KPMG to be probed over draft tourism policy

NT NETWORK Panaji Tourism Minister Manohar ‘Babu’ Azgaonkar on Wednesday assured the state legislative assembly that he would initiate an inquiry against M/s KPMG Advisory Services Pvt Ltd, a Mumbai-based consultancy firm, following allegations by legislators of the treasury as well as Opposition benches that there are irregularities in the preparation work of the draft Goa tourism policy 2018, which …

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GFP’s hold on Margao civic body is unsteady

NT NETWORK Margao   After losing power in the BJP government, the Goa  Forward Party could be in for more troubles. The Margao municipal council, which is ruled by the GFP-supported group of councillors, is on a sticky wicket as the BJP-backed councillors are likely to withdraw their support extended to the  GFP group. In the 25-member council, there are 11 …

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