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State govt to encourage organic farming

Panaji: Deputy Chief Minister Chandrakant ‘Babu’ Kavlekar, who also holds the Agriculture portfolio, on Tuesday said in the state assembly that the government will encourage organic farming in the state. He also said that the central government has made a provision of Rs 50 crore for three years to promote organic clusters. Replying to the demands on agriculture department, the …

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‘Many local youth involved in drug trade’

Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday said that local youth in the age group of 20 to 35 years are involved in drug trade and many of them have been also convicted. Sawant also maintained that parents, education department and educational institutions should all look at this alarming scenario with due seriousness. He further said that if anyone is …

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Draft CZMP will adversely affect 600 Chandor residents

JOAO SOUSA M | NT Margao: Even as Chandor village is known for its rich heritage, including heritage homes, the controversial draft coastal zone management plan (CZMP), in its original form, could spell doom for the village, as it threatens to displace two entire wards of the village while also casting its spell on several heritage structures. The plan prepared by …

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Board to be constituted under Smart City Mission for Panaji

Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, on Tuesday, stated that he would constitute a Board under the Smart City Mission for Panaji city, within 8 days, just as the city MLA, Atanasio ‘Babush’ Monserrate said that he as well as the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) had been kept in a total darkness by the Imagine Panaji Smart City …

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No permission given to ‘Watermark’: govt

Panaji: Stating that no permission has been given to the floating restaurant ‘Watermark’ anchored in River Mandovi, the government, on Tuesday, indicated that the particular restaurant was running illegally without the approval of any authority. “However, permission was granted only for floating pontoon by Captain of Ports,” informed the Minister for Ports Michael Lobo, in a written reply to the …

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Khaunte, Ticlo, Salgaonkar raise issue of ‘muddy water’

Panaji: The Porvorim MLA Rohan Khaunte, the Aldona MLA Glenn Ticlo and the Saligao MLA Jayesh Salgaonkar on Tuesday informed the state legislative assembly that the people in their constituencies were being provided with the muddy and dirty water for drinking purpose by the Department of Public Works. The Chief Minister Pramod Sawant replying to this complaint, which was brought …

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Iron ore dumps in state quantified at 733.72 tonne

Panaji: The government, on Tuesday, estimated 733.72 tonne of iron ore dumps in the state, located in various mining lease areas or in private land and some in forest land. While the estimation of the quantity is based on the submissions made by individual lease holders in July 2010, the valuation of the dumps is not yet ascertained. Altogether there …

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Farmers upset as bunds in Loutolim face apathy

Margao: Farmers of Loutolim are upset over the concerned department’s failure to carry out restoration of four major bunds in the village. The work of repair and strengthening of the bunds was proposed 5-6 years ago, but since then nothing has happened and it has left the farmers’ community dejected. As per information, the repair and strengthening work of the bunds was …

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Curchorem police recover 3 more two-wheelers

Curchorem: Continuing with the crackdown against two-wheeler thieves, Curchorem police have recovered 3 more two-wheelers from a minor boy, aged 17, residing at Quepem. As per PI Somnath Mahajik, after recovery of 3 two-wheelers on Friday, more information was collected regarding stolen motorcycles and scooters and, accordingly, the police zeroed in on one minor boy, aged 17, and found with …

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Duo serious as car rams into roadside tree at Cutbona

Margao: Two occupants of a car travelling from Margao towards Cutbona jetty were left seriously injured after the driver lost control and dashed against a tree along the road near the jetty. The accident took place at around noon, said police. The driver Raju Gopal Menion has been admitted in Margao Hospicio Hospital while the other occupant Sheetal Singh has been admitted …

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