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Piped gas for Goans: So close and yet SO far

Goa’s piped gas project the commissioning of which is highly delayed got its first boost recently with Crompton and Greaves, Kundaim, the first company in the state signing the gas purchase agreement with Goa Natural Gas Pvt. Ltd. (GNG), the company that is implementing the project. “Crompton and Greaves signed for 1,000 standard cubic meters per day (scmd) of gas. …

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Kamat lends support to taxi operators in fight against GoaMiles

NT NETWORK  Margao  Former chief minister Digambar Kamat has joined the bandwagon to oppose the government backed app-based taxi service saying the government should support local youth who turn to self employment instead of seeking employment from the government. Extending his full support, the Margao MLA said that taxi, rickshaw or motorcycle taxi pilots have openly supported him each time during elections …

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‘Vayu’ delays monsoon arrival in Goa by 5 days

NT NETWORK Panaji The arrival of monsoon in Goa will be delayed by five more days due to the very severe cyclonic storm ‘Vayu’ that skirted the Gujarat coast on Thursday, said the India Meteorological Department (IMD). The IMD had earlier predicted that monsoon would arrive in the state by June 15 but with the Cyclone ‘Vayu’ draining away all …

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CM draws PM’s attention to mining, Mhadei, Mopa

NT NETWORK Panaji During his address at the NITI Aayog meeting in New Delhi on Saturday, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant raised the issue of mining tangle, Mhadei water dispute and Mopa international airport besides other issues pertaining to Goa. Sawant, along with the chief ministers of other states, attended the fifth meeting of NITI Aayog under the chairmanship of Prime …

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Varca VP comes out in support of local taxi operators

NT NETWORK Margao The Varca panchayat, on Saturday, came out in support of the local taxi operators. The panchayat decided to write to the government to protect self-employment of the locals in taxi service in the village. Speaking to reporters after a meeting with hotel representatives and taxi operators, sarpanch Shalini Pereira said that the panchayat is fully backing the …

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CM seeks Centre’s intervention to solve mining issue

Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has sought the intervention of Union Minister for Mines Pralhad Joshi to find an early solution to Goa’s mining tangle. Sawant on Friday called on the Union Mines Minister in New Delhi and urged him to intervene in the mining matter on priority basis so as to give relief to the mining dependants, who have …

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No sign of end to doctors’ strike

Kolkata: Agitating junior doctors in West Bengal Friday were in no mood to relent as they demanded Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s unconditional apology and set six conditions to the administration for withdrawal of their stir, which has disrupted healthcare services in the state and spiralled to other parts of the country. Over 200 senior doctors of various state-run hospitals across …

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Italy hammer Jamaica to enter next round

REIMS: Cristiana Girelli scored a hat trick to put Italy into the second round of the Women’s World Cup with a 5-0 victory over Jamaica on Friday. It was Italy’s second hat trick at the World Cup, as Girelli joined Carolina Morace, who did it at the inaugural 1991 tournament. Girelli’s three goals were the third hat trick so far …

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Abe fails to broker dialogue between Iran, US

Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during a two-day trip to Iran sought to mediate a de-escalation in tensions between Washington and Tehran and offer to broker dialogue between the two countries, but his bid was rejected by Iran, officials here said on Friday. Abe, while urging Iran to stick to an international nuclear accord inked in 2015 between six …

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Goan student shines at Olympiad awards 2018-19

Goan lad and student of class six of Sharada Mandir School, Omar Naik made the state proud as he won the silver medal in the International English Olympiad held in New Delhi organised by Science Olympiad Foundation (SOF). SOF conducts six Olympiad exams. These include the National Cyber Olympiad (NCO); National Science Olympiad (NSO); International Mathematics Olympiad (IMO); International English …

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