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Vedanta clarifies on Rs 97 cr demand

Panjim: A day after receiving a recovery notice for Rs 97.48 crore from Directorate of Mines and Geology for royalty non-payment, Vedanta Ltd on Wednesday clarified that the matter relates to reconciliation of royalty due to the varying interpretation of the iron ore value and not to illegal mining. DMG …

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DM notifies 59 speed limit signboards in South Goa

Margao: South Goa district magistrate has notified a total of 59 locations where speed limit signboards will be installed. These roads include state highways, major district roads and village or municipal roads of South Goa. Beginning from Vasco, the roads till Quepem will receive speed limit signboards. Most village roads …

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Fire safety mock drill at Vasco ends in utter failure

Vasco: The fifth fire safety mock drill conducted by the disaster management team at Vasco was an utter failure as Public Works Department office miserably failed to respond on time. The response timing of others was better compared to the PWD which according to Mormugao deputy collector, who is the …

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Electronic Nicotine Delivery systems to be banned

Panjim: The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday issued an advisory to State governments to ban Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) which include e-cigarettes, vape, e-Sheesha, and e-hookah. The move comes in the light of the Delhi High Court pulling up the Centre for delay in coming …

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Illegal constructions, scrapyards likely to dominate CMC meet

Margao: Marred by controversy over a recent directive to clamp down on illegal constructions, the Cuncolim Municipal Council (CMC) is expected to see a heated debate at its meeting to be held on Friday. Action against scrapyards operating within its jurisdiction and illegally operating borewells will also be part of …

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Lifeguard, forest official trained to rescue stranded marine animals

Panjim: Forest Department and Drishti Marine officials are now first responders to rescue and handle marine carcasses washed ashore on Goa’s coastline. Goa Forest Department and Drishti Marine in collaboration with Terra Conscious and supported by International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) and Mangroves for the Future went through …

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State BJP leaders for ‘temporary arrangement’ to run government

Panaji: The members of the state-level core committee of the Bharatiya Janata Party are scheduled to meet BJP national president Amit Shah in New Delhi on Thursday, with a recommendation that “temporary arrangement” should be made to ‘run the governance’ in Goa in the absence of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, …

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Bangla Coast Guard chief on two-day visit

Vasco: Bangladesh Coast Guard Director General Rear Admiral Aurangzeb Choudhury and Indian Coast Guard officials held a high level meeting on augmenting the operational level interaction and capacity building on Wednesday. Augmenting the operational level interaction between the two coast guards was in area of search and rescue, pollution response …

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