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Iva’s complaint against FDA director: GHRC adjourns hearing to Aug 8

NT NETWORK Panaji A single-member bench of the Goa Human Rights Commission (GHRC) headed by AD Salkar, who has taken cognizance of a complaint filed by the South Goa designated officer of Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) Iva Fernandes, has adjourned the matter for receiving affidavit-in-evidence to start cross examination. The South Goa designated officer of FDA, who had made …

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City fish vendors bombarded with safety queries

NT NETWORK Panaji Even as people continue to flock to the city fish market to buy their staple food, they are cautious while making purchases with the formalin-in-fish scare at the back of their minds. Despite the ban on fishing, a variety of fish was available in the Panaji municipal fish market with fresh fish selling like hot cakes. While …

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Exporters rue peak season loss

Shoma Patnaik | NT Panaji A year after the formalin-in-fish controversy erupted in the state, fish exporting units are relieved to have passed through the turbulent period. Seafood exporters said that the news of formalin-in-fish affected their business adversely and decreased the volume of exports from the state. “Exporting units suffered during that period although they had nothing to do …

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Goa police may invoke NSA to arrest rising crime

Panaji: In view of the recent incidents of attacks using swords occurring in the state, the Goa Police is contemplating invoking the stringent National Security Act (NSA) to contain anti-social elements creating public order problems. According to police, the NSA enables detention of a troublemaker for a year. It is learnt that the move comes in the backdrop of Sunday …

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Businessman waylaid on Quepem road, robbed of Rs 35,000

Margao: In a daring incident that occurred on the Ambaulim-Quepem road on Monday night, six persons including two minors restrained a businessman, assaulted him and robbed him of Rs 35,000. Cuncolim police succeeded in arresting the accused within six hours of commission of the crime. Police disclosed the names of those arrested as Sujit Roy, Mujip Pathan, Joye Pereira and Amit …

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No nod to new co-op credit societies for next 5 years: CM

Panaji: With cash credit co-operative societies mushrooming in the state and several among them failing, the government is considering a ban on registration of new credit societies for a period of five years, said Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday. He said that the ban is being proposed to prevent promoters from misusing depositors’ money. “There are too many credit …

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‘Disposal of mining dumps will be taken up from Oct’

Sankhali: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant Tuesday assured the Bicholim taluka panchayat sarpanchas and members that the state government is keen on restarting mining activity in the state. During a meeting with the sarpanchas from the taluka, the Chief Minister said that mining activities will start from October wherein disposal of mining dumps will be taken up. He said that the …

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LS North election, bypolls: Shripad, Babush top spenders

Panaji: Union Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik, who was the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate for the North Goa parliamentary seat, spent a modest amount of Rs 31 lakh during the recently concluded Lok Sabha election. This amount also happens to be the highest spent by any candidate in the fray for the seat. Panaji MLA Atanasio ‘Babush’ …

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Selaulim pipeline burst: water supply restored

Margao: The Selaulim water pipeline that burst on Monday morning was repaired the same night and water supply was restored as assured on Tuesday morning. Executive engineer, PWD, Srikhant Gaonkar said that the repair works were completed around 9 pm on Monday night and pumping of the water was commenced by 10 pm. “Water reached the Verna sump around 2.30 am via Margao. The people of Vasco and other areas received water by 6 am …

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Ponda school librarian held for brutal assault on student

Ponda: The Ponda police on Monday arrested a librarian of Ponda-based school for brutally assaulting a 16-year-old Class 8 student in the school premises over an issue of opening a class door. The assault resulted in the victim student sustaining a hand fracture and bruises over his body. The librarian has been identified as Amit Sawant (31), a resident of …

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