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Tiswadi residents not too enamoured with CZMP presentation

The Coastal Zone Management Plan is being finalised. But the public presentations or consultations with the people have not turned out very nice for the Environment minister as he has faced flak in many areas. In Panaji too people from Tiswadi were not willing to listen and wanted the plan scrapped. The minister was present at the presentation. And there …

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Taxi strike continued for 2nd day

The taxi strike continued for the second day running as a section of taxi operators refused to accept the chief ministers peace overtures. They want the Goa miles scrapped. And are not willing to join any other app. They are only willing to concede to meters. The chief minster tweeted on the issue expressing his commitment to ensure that tourists …

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Traffic fines enhanced even as 29 killed in 268 road accidents in June

In Goa, nearly 268 road accidents were reported in the month of June 2019 in which 24 were fatal accidents and 29 persons lost their lives. Challans were issued for 6227 traffic violation. Now in a bid to streamline the often chaotic traffic in the state and country the recently passed amendment bill of 2019 has brought in steeper fines …

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Tourists stranded as section of Taxis stay off roads

A section of Tourist Taxis stayed off the rods today leaving the tourists stranded and the government scrambling. Thy were demanding the scrapping of the Goa Miles app. The Chief Minster appealing for sense to prevail told striking taxi drivers to start their own app from Friday and the government would back it and ensure its implementation. The House had …

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Ponda CZMP hearing: Fondekars issue slogans against Nilesh, plan

People of Ponda have also opposed the Coastal Zone Management Plan. They are convinced that all these are efforts to push coal transportation in the state. Environment Minister Nilesh Cabral has said he is ready to incorporate any suggestions of the people provided they are as per 2011 notification. The hearing was conducted at Rajiv Gandhi Kala Mandir in Ponda …

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Traffic sentinel beaten up in Navelim, his car damaged

A traffic sentinel was at the receiving end near Rosary College in Navelim. He was caught clicking photographs from his car of a two-wheeler rider roaming without a helmet on Friday. Enraged people from the locality caught hold of the traffic sentinel and thrashed him. They even damaged his car’s wind screen. Police came and protected the traffic sentinel. They …

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Taxi drivers still not convinced with govt assurances over taxi app

The government is keen on an app based taxi service. However, taxi owners say that even after a discussion in the house on Wednesday, the options put to them by the chief minster are not a solution. However, in a possible softening of their stand, they have expressed interest of joining an app if it is run by the government. …

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Factories Act amended to allow women to work on night shift passed

The house on Thursday passed the amendments to the Factories Act on Thursday by 26 votes to 5 votes. The amendments include allowing night-shift and hike in working of women in factories. The Factories(Goa Amendment)Bill 2019 was tabled by deputy chief minsiter Babu Kavlekar also amend the Factories Act 1948 (central act 63 of 1948) that is in force in …

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Goans still wait for fresh fish even as ban ends

The Cutbona fishermen face a different issue. A sand bar stopped boats from going to sea. Here are the details. Indian Meteorological Department has issued warning to fishermen not to enter into sea for 8 days. But still, fishermen from Kharewaddo vasco entered the sea but they didn’t got any catch. The trawler owners from Cutbona shared their woes with …

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Shacks may not be permitted if CZMP not sent to Centre: CM

Beach shacks may not get permission for the next tourism season if coastal zone management plan is not submitted to the central environment ministry by August end. This is the fear expressed by chief minister Dr Pramod Sawant. He and his environment minister Nilesh Cabral have categorically stated that the old controversial plan is scrapped and they want to prepare …

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