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Illegal car parking clamped down

NT NETWORK Panaji Vowing to instill traffic sense in vehicle drivers, the Panaji traffic cell in a single day clamped over 150 vehicles and penalised the drivers for traffic violation pertaining to obstructive parking and parking in no-parking zones of the city. Even government vehicles were not spared as traffic cops clamped several government vehicles, which were found parked in …

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Over 36,000 driving licences recommended for suspension

NT NETWORK Panaji Chief Minister Pramod Sawant informed the state legislative assembly that over 36,000 driving licences have been recommended for suspension by the traffic police since 2017. During the period over Rs 21 crore has been collected by way of fines. In a written reply to the question of Margao MLA Digambar Kamat, Sawant said the number of driving …

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CM toughens stance on people opposing developmental projects

NT NETWORK Panaji Stating that the government needs to make sewerage connections compulsory for all residences in the state, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday condemned the attitude of some groups in the state, which oppose the developmental projects in the state including setting up of sewage treatment plants. Speaking in the state legislative assembly during the question hour, the …

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Draft CZMP inflames Candolim villagers

JOSEPH PINTO | NT Candolim Candolim villagers have been inflamed by the controversial draft coastal zone management plan, which has not depicted their houses, creeks, rivulets, bundhs and paddy fields of the village and surrounding areas. The villagers are up in arms against the draft plan as it has shown cultivable fields as ‘mangrove forest’. The Candolim village panchayat took …

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Weather ‘not conducive’ for fishermen to venture into sea

NT NETWORK Betim Even though the ban on fishing will be lifted by the government on August 1,  the weather is not conducive for the fishermen to venture into the sea for fishing, revealed former chairman and member of Mandovi Fishermen Marketing Co-operative Society Ltd, Domnick Fernandes. Speaking to this daily, Fernandes  informed, “The resumption of fishing  depends on several …

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CM: ‘system’ followed by PWD in getting labourers is erroneous

NT NETWORK Panaji The Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, on Tuesday, admitted that the system followed by the department of Public Works as regards to hiring the services of contractors for providing labourers to the department is erroneous and should be stopped immediately. Sawant also maintained in the State Legislative Assembly that whenever posts are created in the department of public …

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Goa Dairy: inferior quality cotton seed extract not used for cattle feed production

NT NETWORK Ponda Reacting to the alleged use of sub- standard quality cotton seed extract for producing cattle feed at its plant at Usgao, the Goa Dairy’s chairman Rajesh Phaldesai and managing director Dr Navso Sawant admitted that the plant received inferior quality cotton seed extract in the month of April, but added that the consignment was not used for …

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CM: state has received Rs 502 cr as ‘compensation’ from Centre

NT NETWORK Panaji Stating that the state government has received Rs 502 crore, till date, as compensation from the central government under Goods and Service Tax, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that one-time settlement scheme will be introduced for tax defaulters. “The government is yet to get Rs 300 crore tax money that was due prior to implementation of GST. …

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Rs 471.7 cr collected under mining fund unutilised

NT NETWORK Panaji About Rs 471.7 crore accumulated in the Goa Iron Ore Permanent Fund (GIOPF) is lying unutilised, the government revealed on Tuesday. Replying to a question on use of funds collected under GIOPF, the government revealed that no schemes have been formulated so far as the matter is sub-judice. Further, no audit of the GIOPF accounts has been …

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26 overstaying foreigners deported since 2016

NT NETWORK Panaji Twenty-six foreign nationals who were arrested for staying illegally/overstaying have been deported by the FRRO, Goa since January 2016. In a written reply to the question of MLA Nilkanth Halarnkar, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that whenever foreigners are found staying beyond their visa, action against such foreigners is taken by the police department under appropriate sections …

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