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Cong: Ajgaonkar connived with top BJP officials to commit beach-cleaning scam

NT NETWORK Panaji Demanding a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry as recommended by Goa Lokayukta into the alleged irregularities in the beach cleaning contract of the department of tourism, the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) on Monday alleged that the Minister for Tourism Manohar ‘Babu’ Ajgaonkar as well as some top officials of the Bharatiya Janata Party are directly …

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Prices of fruits, vegetables still high

Panaji: Although the trucks carrying food supplies from rain-hit Karnataka have resumed coming to Goa, prices of fruits and vegetables have not yet started coming down in the state capital. Vegetable vendors said that it will take at least two more days for fruit and vegetable prices to come down. There has been a 50 per cent rise in food …

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Eid-ul-Zuha to be celebrated today in Goa

Panaji: Muslims in the state will celebrate Eid-ul-Zuha on Monday with traditional fervour and gaiety. Eid prayers will be offered at  the Jama Masjid in the city at 8.30 am. Eid prayers will be offered at the Inam complex  prayer  hall  at 8.15 am, Panaji Market Noori Masjid at 8.00 am, Tonka masjid at 8.15 am, kabrastan at 9.00 am, …

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Personal enmity hijacks Sangolda gram sabha

Sangolda: The Sangolda gram sabha was hijacked on Sunday by personal enmity of two families, whose women members slugged it out with each other.  The gram sabha was called off due to the fight between the two families in the panchayat hall over alleged dispute on paddy fields. Members of both the families went to the Saligao police station and …

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Vishwajit assures speedy compensation to flood-hit people in Sattari

Valpoi: Health Minister and Valpoi MLA Vishwajit Rane said that the flood-affected families in Sattari will be compensated at the earliest as he will try to ensure speedy process of granting claims. Rane, who held a disaster management meeting along with North Goa Collector R Meneka, Sattari deputy collector, Mangaldas Gaonkar and various heads of government departments at Valpoi, said …

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Split opinion on draft CZMP at Assolda

Curchorem: Assolda gram sabha on Sunday witnessed a split opinion on the issue of draft coastal zone management plan (CZMP). Sarpanch Sunita Naik, panchayat members Manoj Naik, Sushant Naik, Subhash Dessai, C Fernandes and secretary Ravindra Vadekar were present for the special gram sabha. Environment Minister Nilesh Cabral was also present. Before arrival of the minister, a section of the …

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Consumer forum orders payment of compensation to senior citizen couple

Margao: The Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, South Goa has ordered the Indian Railway Catering Tourism Corporation Ltd, New Delhi to reimburse and compensate a senior citizen couple for deficiency of service in booking flight tickets. The complainant, a resident of Ponda, had in October 2017 booked flight tickets for two by Air India from Jaipur to Goa for March 2018, …

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Historic decision taken on J&K by Modi govt: Vinay

Vasco: Bharatiya Janata Party’s state unit president Vinay Tendulkar has said that abrogating special status to Jammu and Kashmir under Article 370 of the Constitution and passing of the bill for bifurcation of the state into two Union Territories have been a historic decision of the BJP government at the Centre led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Tendulkar, who is also …

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Mormugao civic body to install CCTVs to curb garbage dumping

Vasco: Mormugao Municipal Council has decided to install close circuit television (CCTV) cameras at several locations where people are found dumping garbage. Speaking on the sidelines of council meeting, MMC chairperson Nandadeep Raut said that the chief officer has been asked to initiate strict action against those dumping garbage in the open. “We also have a plan to install CCTV …

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SDH-Ponda will be upgraded to full-fledged hospital: Vishwajit

Ponda: In order to provide medical facilities to the residents of Ponda taluka the government aims to convert the Sub District Hospital (SDH) at Ponda into a full-fledged hospital, informed Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Thursday and announced that radio diagnostics facility including CT scan will be made available at SDH Ponda as early as possible. The Minister made this …

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