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Greens support Chimbel villagers in their opposition against IT Park

Panjim: Green activists and civic groups supported Chimbel residents opposing the proposed IT project in the wetland, a heritage biodiversity zone. Noted environmentalist Claude Alvares has been at the forefront, backing the Chimbel Gram Seva Kala Ani Sanskruti Manch in opposing the government’s plan in the village. Addressing a public …

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Complaint lodged as heaps of garbage found dumped along Bastora-Moira road

Mapusa: After vigilant residents of Moira brought to notice of the panchayat the dumping of garbage along the main road from Bastora to Moira near the bridge, a police complaint was registered against unknown persons on Sunday. Heaps of garbage comprising of wet and dry waste including debris, various types …

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Parrikar discharged from AIIMS; arrives in Goa

Panjim: In a sudden turn of events, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar landed in Goa after he was discharged from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in New Delhi, Sunday morning. Parrikar, who was admitted in AIIMS last month for pancreatic cancer treatment, was flown from Delhi to Goa by …

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E-challan to ‘pin down’ repeat traffic offenders

Panaji: Habitual traffic offenders will have to mend their ways as the Goa police are poised to push vigorously on implementing the e-challan system, which will help traffic cops identify the repeat traffic offenders. The repeat traffic offenders will have to face the enhanced penalties as per traffic rules. Explaining …

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Palyekar: necessary direction given to coastal police, Coast Guard to tackle illegal fishing

Panaji: Expressing inability to crack down on illegal fishing activity in the River Zuari at the earliest, Fisheries Minister Vinod Palyekar, on Thursday, said that his department doesn’t have required mechanism at its disposal. Palyekar, however, said that necessary direction has been given to coastal police and Coast Guard to …

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Mopa Airport Development Authority under CM’s chairmanship notified

Panjim: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will head the Mopa Airport Development Authority (MADA), which was notified as part of the Planning and Development Authority (PDA) in February, this year. The government has notified the 12-member MADA under the chairmanship of the Chief Minister. The members include Secretary Civil Aviation, Revenue, …

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Kamat launches beautification work of Powerhouse circle

Margao: Margao MLA Digambar Kamat while commissioning the work of constructing the traffic island, hot-mixing the roads and beautification of the areas surrounding the Power House circle also known as the Davorlim junction disclosed that there are plans to have a flyover to replace the existing rail overhead bridge at …

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