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Bandora villagers join clamour against draft CZMP

NT NETWORK Ponda Clamour against the draft Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) has grown even louder with the Bandora villagers coming out in its opposition following the Shiroda villagers. The Bandora villagers have demanded that the plan be redrafted. A resolution to this effect was passed during the gram sabha of Bandora village panchayat held on Sunday.  The gram sabha …

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Locals of Asali hamlet cross rivulet using ropes 

NT NETWORK Canacona With monsoons filling up the Sacrevol rivulet located about 1 km away from Canacona police station villagers are forced to cross the rivulet with nylon ropes in order to reach their destination.  When this correspondent visited this rivulet it was witnessed how a villager tied a rope on one bank of the rivulet and made his way …

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Marle locals feel betrayed yet again

B D’COSTA | NT Canacona Nestled in the jungles of Cotigao wildlife sanctuary is the tribal twin hamlet of Tirval-Marle under Poinguinim panchayat. Marle is located in the forested area around 15 kms from Chaudi town of Canacona and a few kilometres away from the bordering state of Karnataka. The hamlet consists of around 80 houses with 400 inhabitants. This tribal village, not …

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HC quashes IG-Prisons’ order to deny furlough

NT NETWORK Panaji High Court of Bombay at Goa has quashed the impugned order passed by the Inspectorate General of Prisons rejecting a petitioner’s application for furlough. The challenge in this petition was to the order dated July 8, 2019 passed by the Inspectorate General of Prisons rejecting the petitioner Shyam Gawas’ application for furlough. The High Court has also …

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PDAs failed to submit statement of assets, liabilities to Lokayukta in 2 years

NT NETWORK Panaji Members of Planning and Development Authorities (PDA) have not submitted their statement of assets and liabilities to Lokayukta in the last two years. In a written reply to a question by Curtorim MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that in view of section 21(1) of the Goa Lokayukta Act, 2011, every public functionary as …

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Ruling MLAs join Oppn for 12% budget provision for tribals

NT NETWORK Panaji MLAs of BJP-led state government have demanded to strictly implement 12 per cent budget provision under tribal sub-plan to implement various schemes for development of the community. Speaking on the tribal welfare department, BJP MLA Subhash Shirodkar said that the government has made less provision of about Rs 4 lakh in the budget for education of students …

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Gaude hopeful of Centre reinstating kerosene quota

NT NETWORK Panaji Minister for Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs, Govind Gaude on Monday said that he is hopeful about the Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas reinstating the kerosene quota for Goa, which it had curtailed as per the kerosene-free India policy of the Centre. Earlier, Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat informed the House that the dealers and …

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House likely to thrash out taxi imbroglio

NT NETWORK Panaji The government has once again assured the tourist taxi operators to come out with a solution to their issues while the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant also reiterating that the app-based taxi service run by GoaMiles will continue. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant held another round of meeting with All Goa Tourist Taxi Owners Association at the assembly complex …

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6 minors among 8 held for two-wheeler thefts

NT NETWORK Vasco Six minor boys were among eight persons arrested by the Verna police on Monday for their alleged involvement in theft of two-wheelers from various parts of the state and from Karnataka. As per information from Verna PI Sandesh Chodankar, two persons major in age Suraj Kokate, a resident of Tankowado-Velim and Clive Castana, a resident of Virabhat-Curtorim …

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Sugarcane supply, labour ‘fraud’: oppn MLAs question Govind over failure to act 

NT NETWORK Panaji The opposition MLAs, on Monday, demanded an action over the alleged sugarcane supply and labour fraud perpetrated by officials of Sanjivani Sugar Factory. Congress MLAs Ravi Naik and Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco questioned the Co-operation Minister Govind Gaude for not taking action against the particular officials. and allowing the factory to run into loss. Ponda MLA alleged that despite factory …

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