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Around Rs 17 cr worth developmental works completed in Benaulim

Margao: According to information placed at the ongoing assembly session, a total of around Rs 17.84 crore development works undertaken by the Public Works Department (PWD) have been completed in Benaulim constituency. Works that have been completed include resurfacing of internal roads in Cavelossim, improvement of roads and drainages, resurfacing and hot-mix carpeting of various roads in Seraulim, repairs to …

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Onus on govt, not parents for curbing drug menace: Cong

Panaji: Strongly objecting the statement made by Chief Minister Pramod Sawant that parents are responsible for involvement of school students’ in drug abuse, Girish Chodankar of the Congress termed it as an irresponsible statement when it is the responsibility of the government in power to curb drug peddling. Chodankar, who recently resigned as the president of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee, …

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Rs 56.38 lakh gold seized at Dabolim airport

Vasco: The Air Intelligence Unit (AIU) of Customs apprehended three Tajikistan nationals at the Dabolim international airport, on Sunday, for possessing 1.787 kg of assorted gold jewellery, worth Rs 56.38 lakh, which was concealed in inner wears, and hand baggage. According to sources, based on intelligence inputs, the air customs officers of Goa headed by deputy commissioner of customs Dr …

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NGT tightens its screws on Goa over biomedical waste disposal

NT NETWORK Panaji The National Green Tribunal has asked all the states, including Goa, to furnish complete inventory of healthcare facilities, biomedical waste generation and proper action plans within two months, failing which a fine of Rs 1 crore will be imposed every month till the non-compliance continues. The NGT has also ordered the states, which have not set up …

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Beach cleaning work comes to a halt

NT NETWORK Panaji The beach cleaning work around Goa has come to a halt in the last   five days as the related contract between the department of tourism and M/s Drishti Lifesaving Pvt Ltd, given under the provision of GFR-184 for the beach cleaning work has ended on July 15, 2019, thus exposing the carelessness of the department. Minister for …

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Scarlett case verdict: HC points to mistakes in trial court judgment

NT NETWORK Panaji The High Court of Bombay at Goa,  which  convicted and sentenced Samson D’Souza to 10-year rigorous imprisonment in the British teenager Scarlett Eden Keeling death case,  has said  that it  is  constrained to observe as to how the trial court erroneously and perversely made the  observations in the impugned judgment from which it appears that trial court’s …

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Lobo seeks people’s support to keep Goa clean and green

Minister for Waste Management MICHAEL LOBO says that Goa can be ‘clean and green state’ in next three years.  In an interview with SOIRU VELIP, he seeks people’s cooperation for launching ‘green Goa movement’ Q: You had raised your pitch against the garbage menace in the last few years. Your are now the Minister for Waste Management.  How will you …

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Loutolim villagers fear draft CZMP could spell doom

The draft CZMP has triggered panic among coastal villagers as it contains inaccuracies. Beginning today ‘The Navhind Times’  will carry a series of reports highlighting people’s concerns over the draft plan ROQUE DIAS |NT Margao The villagers living along the Zuari bank at Loutolim are a worried lot because their paddy fields, khazan lands and thousands of houses have not …

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Luizinho: Centre should consider amending 10th Schedule

NT NEWTWORK Margao The former chief minister Luizinho Faleiro, on Saturday, said that the central government should consider amending the 10th Schedule, of the Constitution thereby banning an elected representative from joining the other party by deserting the party on whose ticket he or she is elected till the end of the term. “Now, that the BJP is working on Congress- …

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Judicial inquiry demanded into ‘land conversions’

NT NETWORK Panaji Goencho Avaaz, on Saturday, demanded a judicial inquiry into the land conversions  that were approved by the government during the tenure of former town and country planning minister Vijai Sardesai. “We are amused by the claim of Nuvem MLA Wilfred D’Sa that he along with the other nine MLAs changed sides from Congress to BJP to stop …

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