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JICA works to spill over to 2017

ABDUL RAUF BEIG | NT Assistant Editor PANAJI The water supply works (covering the talukas of Mormugao, Salcete, Quepem and part of Sanguem) and sewerage works (in Margao, Mapusa and coastal belt of North Goa) undertaken under the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) funded project were to be completed within 78 months in January 2014 but none of the works …

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Tricolour hoisted at Betul fort to draw govt’s attention to its restoration

NT NETWORK   BETUL The tricolour was hoisted on Betul fort for the first time in a bid to draw attention of the government to the need for preservation and restoration of the heritage structure. Quepem MLA Chandrakant Kavlekar unfurled the national flag in the presence of around 80 people. Betul fort was built in 1679 at the mouth of …

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Candolim gram sabha opposes move to shift casinos at Sinquerim bay

NT NETWORK   CANDOLIM Candolim gram sabha on Sunday passed a resolution opposing the proposed move for  shifting of casinos along the Sinquerim bay. Apart from the casino issue, the incidents of robberies with commuters being targeted by gangs of thieves was among the main issues discussed at the sabha. On casino issue, Peter D’Souza said that the fishing and …

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Navelim villagers oppose 40-metre setback along national highway

NT NETWORK   NAVELIM Navelim gram sabha, on Sunday, passed a unanimous resolution to oppose 40-metre setback along the national highway in the state and called upon the local MLA Avertano Furtado to intervene in the matter as many houses will be affected. The gram sabha pointed out that the government had maintained 23-metre setback based on which many people …

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There won’t be political witch hunt: Parsekar

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Stating that the crime branch of the Goa police has cracked the case related to the Louis Berger corruption scandal, Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Saturday said that his government would however, never undertake political witch hunt and therefore, the innocent people should rest assured. “At the same time, my government would not bend to any …

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Avertano hails administration at doorstep, says 10,000 certificates given online

NT NETWORK   MARGAO Fisheries Minister Avertano  Furtado,  on Saturday,  stated that the Revenue Department has  issued  over  ten thousand certificates to the people  online after ‘the administration was taken at the doorstep’ of the people. Furtado was speaking as the chief guest after unfurling the  national flag  at  the  69th  Independent Day celebration held at the  South Goa Collectorate, Margao. “This is …

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Margao cops bust gang of thieves

NT NETWORK   MARGAO Margao police have claimed of busting a gang of thieves with the arrest of two persons from Manipur, but three others made good their escape. The gang, including the arrested duo Rufeyet Ali and Abulla Abdul Kalam, is believed to be involved in many thefts including one at a temple as well as purse-snatching cases. According …

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Youngistan @ 69!

A boy picks up a miniature national flag kept for sale in Panaji on the eve of Independence Day

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MMC vehicles exposed to vagaries of nature

  By Roque Dias | NT MARGAO: Margao Municipal Council (MMC), which has about 30 vehicles for its use, sadly does not have a proper shed or garage to house them leaving the vehicles to face the vagaries of nature.

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MAKE HAY WHILE THE SUN SHINES

An upholstery seller makes a brisk business by the roadside in Altihno-Panaji. Such temporary vendors are often spotted at various road stretches in the state.

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