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Valpoi water crisis points to major leaks

  ABDULLA KHAN | Staff Reportar VALPOI : A dripping tap can lead to the wastage of as much as 1 litre of water per hour, say the PWD officials whenever an awareness campaign on water saving is held.

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Inadequate funds hampering pre-monsoon works in Valpoi

  VALPOI : Valpoi Municipal Council (VMC) has said that the pre-monsoon work, including the desiltation of main nullah, is in the final stages, however, it is learnt that the work is yet to be taken up due to the shortage of funds.

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Margao vendors protest against exhibition-cum-sale

MARGAO : Demanding a ban on exhibition-cum-sales in general and protesting against such a sale underway in Margao, hundreds of vendors from three main markets of Margao on Friday blocked the entrance to the Margao Municipality building and later gheraoed the chairperson Arthur D’Silva in his cabin for almost three hours.

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Drought fears: Goa ready with contingency plans

  BY BHIVA P PARAB | NT PANAJI : The Indian meteorological department’s forecast of deficient rainfall in the country has cast a shadow on agricultural activities in the state as well, prompting the state agriculture department to be ready with contingency plans.

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CCP keeps garbage collection outsourcing option open if workers proceed on strike

  PANAJI : The Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP), during the ordinary meeting of its councillors, on Thursday, maintained that if its daily wage workers proceed on strike in support of their demands, especially, the demand to raise their wages, then it will have all options open including outsourcing the city garbage collection work.

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Maggi noodles not in a soup in state, brisk sales continue

  PANAJI : Even as four more states joined Delhi on Thursday to ban Maggi noodle sale, and several others sending samples for tests amid mounting food safety fears, its sale continues as usual in Panaji, and shelves in all the stores in the city were found to having the product in large quantities.

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Dermatoglyphics Multiple Intelligence Test comes to Goa

  In today’s competitive age there is a lot of pressure on children to excel not only in studies but in sports and other fields too. But what many fail to understand is that not every child is emotionally and mentally equipped to cope with the pressures.

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Pilerne land development plan hits a roadblock as buffer zone not marked

NT NETWORK   PILERNE Deputy town planner of Mapusa has ordered the village panchayat of Pilerne to keep in abeyance the revised sub-division plan for development of land belonging to Pilerne comunidade on the grounds that the buffer zone has not been marked. A complaint was filed by Peter Fernandes a resident of Pilerne in TCP office that the plan …

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Domesticated ducks

crowded: Hundreds of domesticated ducks brought from Andhra Pradesh were kept for sale at Campal parade ground, Panaji on Wednesday. The presence of ducks in such large numbers attracted the attention of the wildlife division of forest department, who after verifying the details found that the ducks on sale were not in the protected list.

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