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Goa’s cashew, jackfruit, mango to go abroad

Panaji: The government is exploring the possibility of exporting local products like cashew, jackfruit, mango and kokum to the foreign countries, as per the written information provided by Deputy Chief Minister Chandrakant Kavlekar to the state legislative assembly on Thursday. In a written reply, Kavlekar informed that the state-run Goa Horticulture Corporation Limited has already exported ‘bhendi’ (ladyfingers) vegetable to …

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Salcete villages want draft CZMP completely scrapped

Margao: A total of 23 villages in Salcete taluka have come together to collectively demand scrapping of the draft Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP). The sarpanchas of these villages have also questioned the motive behind the taluka-wise consultations by the government. Addressing a press conference in Margao on Thursday, sarpanchas and panch members of the village panchayats of Loutolim, Camurlim, …

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Consultation meets for fresh CZMP to continue

Panaji: Minister for Environment Nilesh Cabral on Thursday said that the government will continue with the public consultation meetings in connection with the preparation of a fresh Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) 2011 for the state of Goa. It may be recalled that people from Pernem and Canacona had driven away Cabral, during such public consultation meetings held at these …

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CCP to enforce pay parking along 3 roads from Sept 15

Panaji: The Corporation of City of Panaji (CCP) from September 15 will start charging for parking along Atmaram Borkar Road, 18th June Road and Garcia de Orta Garden Road in the city, informed the city Mayor Uday Madkaikar. Addressing the media, Madkaikar informed that by Monday, a tender pertaining to the pay parking will be floated, inviting bids, and then …

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Not consulted about the state of KA complex, says Charles Correa Foundation

Panaji: In the backdrop of news reports about the Kala Academy (KA) complex being under the threat of demolition, the Charles Correa Foundation in the press note issued here states that “we have not been consulted about the state of the building, nor has our opinion been asked regarding repairs.” “Both Nondita Correa Mehrotra, director, and Arminio Ribeiro, trustee of …

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Isidore elected Dy Speaker

Panaji: The Bharatiya Janata Party MLA from Canacona, Isidore Fernandes was elected unopposed as the Deputy Speaker of the State Legislative Assembly on Thursday. The position had become vacant after the Calangute MLA Michael Lobo resigned for his induction in the state cabinet. No formal motion was taken up by the House for the election of the Deputy Speaker as …

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32 hotels in state apply for extra FAR

Panaji: While the state’s decision to grant additional FAR to hotels was expected to result in a rush of applications from the hospitality industry for expansion in property, only 32 hotels actually applied for the extra FAR after the notification was issued in July 2015. Most of the applications were from hotels located in the beach belt of Bardez taluka, …

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Colvale ATM theft case: 2 accused held

Mapusa: In a major breakthrough Mapusa police arrested two accused involved in the ATM theft at Colvale where cash of Rs 10.66 lakh was stolen. Police recovered cash of Rs 33,000 from the two accused besides vehicles and other items used in the crime. It may be recalled that on Sunday early morning between 2 am – 2.45 am a …

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GoaMiles taxi drivers’ stage protest at airport

Vasco: The GoaMiles taxi drivers have staged a protest near Dabolim international airport on Thursday in order to condemn the assault on one of the GoaMiles taxi driver at Hotel Grand Hyatt near Siridao on Wednesday. The spokesperson of GoaMiles Roland Rodrigues told media that Sadik Shaikh of GoaMiles was stopped by some taximen at Hotel Grand Hyatt near Siridao …

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Temple, church office burgled at Cortalim

Vasco: A Ganesh temple and an office attached to the St Philip and St Thomas Church at Cortalim was robbed of cash amounting to Rs 5,000 and Rs 50,000 respectively by some unknown persons during the late midnight on Wednesday. As per available information from Verna police, the Ganesh temple located at Cortalim was robbed by some unknown persons. The …

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