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Candolim villagers at odds with Lobo over roads under ODP

Candolim: Outline development plan (ODP), garbage disposal, and improper recording of minutes were the main issues that were hotly debated at Sunday’s gram sabha held at the Candolim panchayat ghar. Calangute MLA Michael Lobo, who is also the North Goa Planning and Development Authority (NGPDA) chairman, who was present at …

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Keriya-Khandepar road to be opened for certain hours

Ponda: Following the locals’ demand and assurance of PWD Minister Ramakrishna Dhavalikar, the Public Works Department (PWD) has decided to reopen the Keriya-Khandepar stretch of Ponda-Belagavi highway partially for light vehicles from Monday. “The work of the downhill clearing and preparing the road for traffic is still in progress and …

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Minister’s compound wall is within prohibited area: ASI

Panjim: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) Goa has written to the Additional Director General of Archaeology in New Delhi over Power Minister Pandurang Madkaikar’s unapproved construction of compound wall and landscape enhancement within the prohibited area near the Basilica of Bom Jesus at Old Goa. The Superintending Archaeologist of …

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Govt to use mining fund for bus, water facilities

Panaji: The government has decided to utilise funds from the District Mineral Fund for transportation of school children by buses and providing water to villagers in the mining belt. With iron ore mining closed from March 16, mining companies had stopped providing basic facilities to residents of villages in Curchorem, …

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Arguments on Mauvin’s alleged power scam to continue on July 13

 Panjim: North Goa Principal District and Sessions Judge Irshad Agha on Thursday began hearing arguments by Adv. Aires Rodrigues on his application seeking to assist the Prosecution in the infamous 2001 multi crore power scam case against now Goa Panchayat Minister Mauvin Godinho. The arguments will continue on July 13. Mauvin …

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