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‘Inaction’ over overflowing septic tank irks Valpoi locals

Valpoi: A septic tank on the way to the Valpoi fish market is overflowing for the last many months, due to which the people visiting the market have been put to an immense inconvenience. The particular site is located in the heart of town and is not only an eyesore but could prove to be a serious health hazard. “This …

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One held for possessing drugs worth Rs 5.4 lakh

Panaji: The Anti Narcotics Cell (ANC) of Goa Police, on Sunday, informed that they have arrested a person and seized from his possession contraband drugs worth Rs 5.4 lakh on the intervening night of August 17 and August 18. The team comprising PSI Videsh Pilgaonkar, and other members of ANC conducted the raid under the direction  of ANC superintendent of …

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Bottled water selling like hot cakes

NT NETWORK Panaji Bottled water was selling like hot cakes on Saturday with some affected people apprehensive about the quality of water supplied by private tankers and the PWD tanker water running out of supply. Traders allegedly overcharged the water sold in canisters of 5 litre and 20 litre which was in short supply. A 5-litre water canister was sold …

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GMC falls back on tanker water

NT NETWORK Panaji As taps ran dry at the Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim, the premier health institute in the state, the hospital administration roped in additional water tankers to ease the hardships of the in-house patients and their kin. Though patients’ kin were complaining that there was no supply of water in wards in the morning, by afternoon …

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PWD fails to meet growing demand

NT NETWORK Panaji Over the last three days, the water supply division of PWD registered around 400 bookings but could attend to 70 calls as there was limited number of tankers. The public works department pressed into service around 22 water tankers on Saturday from all its divisions to supply water from water filling stations at Porvorim, Altinho, Valpoi and …

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Work on water supply restoration picks up pace

NT NETWORK Ponda Public Works Department on Saturday managed to construct around 1.7-metre high base of the retaining wall required to support the 750 mm and 900 mm diameter water pipelines supplying water to Tiswadi and part of Ponda taluka. “Almost half of the retaining wall work has been completed. After building the entire wall, PWD’s water section will lay …

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City residents bear the brunt

NT NETWORK Panaji Residents of Mala-Fontainhas, Bhatulem and Santa Cruz in city were some of the worst affected and will have to bear the hardships at least for another day on Sunday as the tap water supply is likely to be restored only on Monday. People who could afford water supplied by private tankers and those supplied water by tankers …

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NSA advisory panel: ball in CM’s Office

NT NETWORK Panaji The home department has forward a proposal to the Chief Minister’s Office so as to reach a decision on whether to continue with earlier advisory board constituted under the provision of National Security Act headed by the retired High Court judge R M S Khandeparkar or re-constitute it with new members. It is learnt that the government …

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CM: water supply will be restored tomorrow

NT NETWORK Panaji The work of construction of the broken retaining wall and repair of the damaged pipelines at Curti-Khandepar is expected to be completed by Monday, with the department of public works set to restart the water supply from the Opa water treatment plant to Ponda and Tiswadi talukas on the same day. Coming out with this information, Chief …

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Betim molestation case: Mahila Congress demands ‘strict action’

NT NETWORK Panaji The Goa Pradesh Mahila Congress, on Saturday, staged a morcha at the Panaji women police station, demanding a strict action against a youth who had allegedly molested a 13-year-old girl at a location in Betim.  The president of the Goa Pradesh Mahila Congress (GPMC), Pratima Coutinho claimed that they were forced to approach the Panaji women police …

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