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Water supply unlikely to be restored by Monday

NT NETWORK Ponda The restoration work of the retaining wall that collapsed at Curti-Khandepar and repair of two major water pipelines is going on a war footing since Thursday evening. The work is being carried out round-the-clock with aim to restore the water supply to the Tiswadi taluka and parts of Ponda by Monday, informed PWD engineers. Considering the damage …

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CM assures to restore city water supply in 3 days

NT NETWORK Panaji As severe water crisis gripped Panaji and other areas of Tiswadi taluka as well as Ponda on Friday, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that the water supply to Panaji would restart in three days’ time, as soon as the damaged water pipelines at Curti-Khandepar are repaired. It may be recalled that a portion of the retaining wall …

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BJP’s ‘Abhyas Varga’ for its legislators gets underway in city

NT NETWORK Panaji A 2-day ‘Abhyas Varga,’ organised by the state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party for its legislators was inaugurated on Friday, in the presence of the state BJP president Vinay Tendulkar and Chief Minister Pramod Sawant. The 27 MLAs of the party, including the former 10 Congress MLAs, who have recently joined the BJP, have been invited …

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2 water pipelines ‘damaged’as retaining wall collapses

NT NETWORK Ponda A portion of the retaining wall built along the Curti-Khandepar stretch of the Ponda-Belgaum highway collapsed on Thursday, thereby damaging the two major water pipelines which supply water from Opa water treatment plant to Tiswadi and parts of Ponda taluka. With the pipelines getting damaged, there will be restricted water supply to entire Tiswadi taluka and parts …

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HSS students to be schooled in entrepreneurship

NT NETWORK Panaji  The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education in association with the Economic Development Corporation of Goa will train the higher secondary teachers to be master trainers so as to guide their students in entrepreneurship and further encourage them to get self-employed. In this connection, the Goa board on Friday will hold a daylong workshop on …

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Flood victims to get interim relief before Chaturthi

NT NETWORK Panaji Chief Minister  Pramod Sawant on Thursday said the government will release minimum interim relief to flood victims before Ganesh Chaturthi i.e. by August 25. Speaking on the sidelines of  the  Independence Day function in the city, Sawant appealed to flood-affected people to cooperate with government agencies in estimating the total loss to properties, as  their help  will …

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Startups gain foothold in Goa

NT NETWORK Panaji  The government has claimed that there has been a steady growth of startups in the state, going by their numbers certified at every meeting of a high powered committee. Coming out with this information, the department of information technology maintained that since the launch of Goa startup policy in September 2017, altogether three meetings of the  committee …

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Public awareness on disasters found wanting

NT  NETWORK Panaji Although the state disaster management plan stresses on creating awareness in villages, schools and colleges,   it appears that no serious efforts have been made to educate the people on how to deal with calamities. The role of different departments and agencies has been underlined in ‘pre-disaster’ chapter of the SDMP. However, the authorities have failed to carry …

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Administrators of Central Zone, North Zone communidades fail to prepare budgets

NT NETWORK Panaji Following frequent disclosure of various irregularities in different communidades around the state, it has now been revealed that the Administrators of Communidade for Central Zone and North Zone have not prepared the budget for the financial years, 2018-2019 and 2019-2020. Coming out with this information, the District Collector (North Goa) stated that the Administrators of Communidade for …

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‘Preventive measures undertaken to curb illegalities at Colvale jail’

NT NETWORK Panaji The prison authority has claimed to have taken a number of preventive measures to curb illegalities at the new modern Central Jail, Colvale. Officials at the prison department stated that raids are being conducted regularly in the cells in order to check presence of banned articles, such as mobile phones, tobacco, intoxicating substances, weapons etc, if by …

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