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Decide on Goa Dairy MD disqualification before AGM: HC to state government

Panaji: The High Court of Bombay at Goa has directed the Registrar of Cooperative Societies to take a decision over the disqualification of directors and managing director (MD) of Goa Dairy before annual general meeting (AGM) on September 2. The petition, which was filed by four farmers Dattaprasad Savordekar, Jayanth …

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Water diversion to Karnataka negligible: Goa’s witness

Panjim: Rejecting suggestions that Goa had lost dearly in the Mhadei fight against Karnataka, Goa’s witness at the tribunal, Chetan Pandit, said the diversion allowed from the basin to the neighbouring State is negligible. Stating that the yield at the Mhadei basin is around 188.06 tmc, worked out by MWDT, …

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Water supply takes a hit after pipeline rupture at Curti

Ponda: A 750 mm diameter water pipeline, originating from Opa water reservoir, ruptured at Curti near Zamblikade, along Ponda-Querim road on Wednesday night, affecting water supply to the areas of Old Goa, Kumbharjuwa, Marcel, St Estevam and Neura. The PWD has taken up the repair work of the pipeline and …

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Chinchinim junction a deathtrap: villagers

Margao: Villagers of Chinchinim have demanded that the PWD take steps to ensure safety of road users at the Chinchinim junction as bushes have overgrown there. The villagers pointed out that the road dividers have become dangerous as the PWD has failed to maintain the junction and the overgrown bushes …

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Parking proving to be a hindrance to traffic movement at Curchorem market

Curchorem: The vehicles that are being parked at the Curchorem market are proving to be a hindrance for the traffic police cell in regulating the traffic movement. Though the traffic cell has taken steps to streamline the traffic movement by installing traffic signals and earmarking zones for parking two wheelers …

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Four move HC for stay on Goa Dairy AGM

Ponda: Four farmers supplying milk to Goa Dairy have filed a writ petition in High Court of Bombay at Goa praying for a stay on the annual general meeting (AGM) of Goa Dairy scheduled on September 2. The petition will come up for hearing on August 23. The petition has …

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Goa Forward’s Ponda block mobilises relief material for Kerala flood victims

Ponda: As Kerala battles its worst-ever floods, Goa Forward’s Ponda block has collected around 32,000 biscuit packets, 1,000 water bottles and over 100 kg cereals and pulses for the relief of people in Kerala. The material will be sent to Kerala within a week and party leaders will accompany the …

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Tenders invited to develop facilities for Miramar beach

Panjim: Society of Integrated Coastal Management (SICOM) on Wednesday invited tenders (National Competitive Bidding) for development of Infrastructure facilities, pollution abatement and safety/surveillance services for Miramar Beach in Goa. The main objective of setting up the programme is to promote sustainable development in coastal regions of India for the beach …

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Panzarconi locals seek action against all illegal constructions

Margao: Some residents of Cuncolim are upset over the Cuncolim Municipal Council (CMC) chief officer sealing an illegal construction in Panzarconi. The locals further gheraoed in the office on Monday demanding a stop to all illegal constructions in the village. Along with local MLA Clafasio Dias, residents met the CMC …

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Rainfall swings to a deficit

Panjim: Check this out. The rainfall received in Goa that was above average a month ago is now below par. In a little over a month, the State went from 15 percent above normal rainfall to 17 percent below it. After prolonged spells of rain during the first 45 days …

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