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Archbishop appeals to help flood victims

NT NETWORK Panaji The Archbishop of Goa and Daman Filipe Neri Ferrao has issued a circular to all parishes of Goa and Daman, requesting the people to pray and also to contribute generously towards the Caritas fund for the victims of recent floods throughout the country. The Circular states, “We are all aware of the devastating floods that have recently …

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Babush urges people to install rain water harvesting

NT NETWORK Panaji Residents should give a thought of harvesting rain water especially those having their own houses, said Panaji MLA Atanasio Babush Monserrate. Addressing the media, Babush thanked the people for showing maturity during the water crisis when Panaji, Taleigao and other areas were reeling under water crisis for nearly a week.      He also thanked the water tanker owners …

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GWMC invites tenders for carrying out remediation of dumpsites

NT NETWORK Panaji The process of clearing landfills around the state, where garbage has been dumped for many years, will begin soon, as the Goa Waste Management Corporation (GWMC) has invited tenders from interested and qualified bidders to quote suitable rates for carrying out the remediation of all eleven dumpsites in the state. Taking a lesson from the mismanaged Sonsoddo …

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PWD finally releases water to Tiswadi

Ponda: After six days of continuous work at Curti-Khandepar, the public works department (PWD) finally managed to release water through the 900-mm diameter pipeline on Wednesday afternoon thus catering to the needs of Panaji, Taleigao, St Andre and the Goa Medical College at Bambolim. However, the residents of Old Goa, Kumbharjua and St Estevam in Tiswadi and Bhoma-Adcolna, Banastari, Tivre-Orgao …

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Water reaches Altinho tank

Panaji: After restoration of the 900-mm diameter pipeline at Curti-Khandepar, the water released from the Opa plant reached Tiswadi taluka on Wednesday evening and people will get water supplied to their taps from Thursday morning. Speaking to ‘The Navhind Times,’ assistant engineer of the public works department Nivrutti Parsekar said that the water reached Bambolim, St Cruz, Taleigao around 8 …

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Amit Shah to arrive in Goa today

Panaji: Union Minister for Home Affairs Amit Shah will arrive in Goa on August 22 to chair the 24th meeting of the Western Zonal Council in the city. Shah, who will visit Goa for the first time after taking over as the Union Minister for Home Affairs is expected to discuss broad range of issues including boundary-related disputes, security and …

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Process set in motion for common bio-medical waste treatment facility

Panaji: The Goa Waste Management Corporation (GWMC), a nodal agency for executing waste management projects in the state, has invited bids for selection of a service provider to set up, operate and maintain the proposed Common Bio-Medical Waste Treatment Facility (CBWTF) at Kundaim. The development, operation and maintenance of CBWTF will be through public-private partnership (PPP) on a Design, Build, …

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No respite from soaring fish prices

Panaji: Even days after the culmination of the fishing ban, fish is in short supply in the state as hardly 20 per cent of the mechanised trawlers have ventured out for fishing as only around 10 per cent of the labourers and crew working with them has returned back from their native states. Also, most of the trawlers that have …

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Sarzora VP writes to sub-registrar asking not to register sale deed

Sarzora: Sarzora panchayat has dashed a letter to the sub-registrar of south asking not to register any sale deed concerning the controversial low-lying fields and orchids in C-Band after the matter re-surfaced as villagers raised concern that illegal plots were being allegedly made and sold by the promoters. The village had seen widespread protests after the town and country planning …

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Parts of Ponda, Tiswadi thirst for water on day 7

Ponda: Many residents of Bhoma-Adcolna, Banastari, Tivre-Orgao and Marcel in Ponda taluka, and Cumbharjua and St Estevam in Tiswadi were left thirsting for water for seventh day on Wednesday. As per information obtained from PWD’s Marcel office, it supplied around 80 water tankers against the demand of over 180 tanker trips. After the breakdown of two water pipelines at Curti-Khandepar, …

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