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Goa Dairy sales take a hit on account of flooding

NIRGOSH GAUDE | NT PONDA The state’s only dairy, ‘Goa Dairy’, is facing the brunt of the flood-like situation that occurred in the state recently, with the dairy’s sales getting reduced by almost 30,000 litres per day. According to sources, the main reason behind the reduced sales of Goa Dairy is disruption in milk procurement. As roads in most parts …

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Rs 10 cr loss due to recent flooding

NT NETWORK PANAJI Union Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik on Saturday said that as per the preliminary estimate of loss due to the recent flooding in North Goa, damages to houses and paddy fields were to the tune of Rs 10 crore in the four affected talukas of Bardez, Bicholim, Pernem and Sattari. He also announced that Rs …

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Renewal of trade licences of offshore casinos to stop soon

NT NETWORK Panaji The Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) will soon stop the renewal of trade licences of the offshore casinos, anchored in the River Mandovi along the capital city. The trade licences are required by these casinos to run their offices inside the jurisdiction of the Corporation. Coming out with this decision, City Mayor Uday Madkaikar said …

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CM-led team to explore ways to invest in Russia’s mining sector

SOIRU VELIP | NT Panaji A team led by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, which is a part of the high-level Indian delegation led by Union Minister for Commerce and Industry Piyush Goyal visiting Far East Russia, will explore how the expertise in Goa’s mining sector could find out ways and means to invest in the hosting foreign nation as per …

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Initiate probe into Fatorda stadium works or face legal action: Cong to govt

NT NETWORK Margao The Congress party on Saturday gave the state government 15 days’ time to initiate an inquiry into the payment of Rs 60.44 crore for refurbishment and upgradation of the Jawaharlal Nehru stadium at Fatorda failing which the party has threatened legal action against the government. As per a written reply provided by the Minister for Tourism to …

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Relief to Voldev-Kalay locals over drinking water problem

NT NETWORK Curchorem Villagers of Voldev-Kalay in Sanguem are elated that their long-pending demand over drinking water has been fulfilled. An NGO, through solar system, has resolved the drinking water issue in the village. This unique project named ‘Village Infrastructure Development Project’ has been set up by Colorcon Asia Pvt Ltd and implemented by Voluntary Health Association of Goa. It …

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Addl collector visits flood-hit areas in Bardez

NT NETWORK Mapusa In view of recent flooding witnessed in Camurlim, Colvale, Revora, Nadora and Pirna and with several households affected in these areas, a joint inspection led by additional collector I along with Tivim MLA Nilkanth Halarnkar was undertaken. Affected people have been assured of speedy process of compensation. On Saturday morning, additional collector I Vikas Gaunekar along with Tivim …

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Teams formed to assess damages caused due to surge in water level

NT NETWORK Panaji The north district collector R Meneka on Saturday constituted teams to assess the damages caused due to rise in river level due to incessant rains and opening of gates of Tillari and Anjunem dams, leaving villages along the rivers Chapora and Valvanti vulnerable. The collector called a meeting of deputy collectors and mamlatdars of four affected talukas …

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Collector takes stock of rain-related damages in Bicholim areas

NT NETWORK Bicholim North Goa collector R Meneka on Saturday visited flood-affected areas of Amona and Sal and took stock of the situation. Bicholim mamlatdar Pandit, Sitaram naik, assistant engineer of PWD buildings, sarpanch, panch members were present during the collector’s visit. The collector directed the mamlatdar to conduct assessment of the losses incurred by the people and submit the claims …

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Assembly adjourned sine die

Panaji: The 20-day monsoon session of Goa legislative Assembly that had started on July 15 was adjourned sine die on Friday.  During the session, the House passed legislations which included the Goa State Higher Education Council (Amendment) Bill; the Goa, Daman and Diu Marine Fishing (Amendment) Bill; the Goa Staff Selection Bill; the Goa Land Revenue Code (Amendment) Bill; the …

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