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schools reopened

Schoolchildren walk with umbrellas as schools reopened on Thursday heralding in the new academic year. The state witnessed pre-monsoon showers bringing much needed relief from scorching heat.

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Employment policy for private sector soon

NT NETWORK Panaji The state government has formed a special taskforce to formulate an employment policy for Goa’s private sector.  The document is expected to be ready within a  month. The first meeting of the taskforce headed by Labour and Employment Minister Rohan Khaunte was held on Thursday at the Secretariat. Speaking to media persons after the meeting, Khaunte said …

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Light-moderate rains likely in Goa

NT NETWORK Panaji The Indian meteorological department on Thursday forecast light to moderate rainfall with thundershowers at a few places in the state in the next four days.  “The rains, which the state witnessed on Thursday, are the pre-monsoon showers, and they may continue. For the next four days, light to moderate rainfall with thundershowers is very likely to occur …

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Sawant warns apathetic govt officials

NT NETWORK Panaji Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday warned apathetic government officials, who have been complained of not being responsive to the people. The warning to the government officials  came in the wake of  Sawant’s  first ‘janata darbar’ held at the state assembly complex on Thursday. At the darbar, Sawant interacted  with over 120 citizens who had come from …

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State is okay with 3-language formula

NT NETWORK Panaji The three-language formula proposed under the draft national education policy, which had become a centre of controversy thus forcing the central government to revise the same, has absolutely no impact on Goa. Following massive outcry – especially in the southern states – over Hindi being made a compulsory language in all non-Hindi speaking states, the ministry for …

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Schools in state to reopen today

NT NETWORK Panaji The schools in the state will reopen on June 6 for the new academic year 2019-20. Coming out with this information, the director of education Nagaraj Honnekeri told ‘The Navhind Times’ that there was no proposal as regards postponement of the reopening of schools due to delay in arrival of monsoon. “In fact, we discussed the matter …

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Work of new Zuari bridge to be completed by 2020: CM

NT NETWORK Vasco Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday said that the construction work of new Zuari bridge and work of the parallel road would be completed within the stipulated period-2020.  He was speaking to media after conducting a site inspection of the bridge work. He also inspected the ongoing work of the ‘Missing Link’ connecting Loutolim from IDC Verna. …

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Eid-ul-Fitr

The faithful offer namaz on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr at the Jama Masjid, Panaji, on Wednesday. Muslims in Goa celebrated the festival with pomp and gaiety.

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Police told to go the extra mile for GoaMiles cabbies

NT NETWORK Panaji Utkarsh Dhabande, managing director of the taxi app GoaMiles, which has been vehemently opposed by local cabbies, on Wednesday said the government has instructed the Goa police to give support to GoaMiles drivers wherever and whenever they are harassed by other taxi drivers. He said that right from the Director General of Police to officers of local …

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Bus driver pays for using mobile phone while driving

NT NETWORK Panaji The Panaji traffic police have penalised a bus driver who was found   using mobile phone while driving a  bus with passengers in the city. A  video clip on the irresponsible act of the bus driver went viral on the social media, exposing the  driver to law enforcers. Traffic police inspector Brandon D’Souza said that  driver Sunil Kudalkar, …

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