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Mahadev vows to defeat Shirodkar in by-election

Ponda: Former Shiroda BJP MLA Mahadev Naik on Sunday vowed to defeat former Congress MLA Subash Shirodkar at the forthcoming assembly by-election to the Shiroda constituency. Addressing the press on Sunday evening, Naik burst out in anger alleging that the BJP leadership, especially State unit President Vinay Tendulkar, is conspiring …

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BJP allies ‘annoyed’ as there is no sign of distribution of additional portfolios

Panaji: As the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has begun holding meetings with ministers, officials and party leaders despite his ill health, the issue of change in leadership of the coalition government seems to have been ‘put on hold’. However, the delay in the distribution of the additional portfolios seems to …

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‘Organic farming centre of excellence soon’

Margao: Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai said with an aim to make Goa the second organic farming State in India after Sikkim, a global expression of interest (EoI) has been tendered to set up an organic farming centre of excellence in Goa. He was addressing a daylong programme on organic farming …

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No judges for Murgao Hindu Samaj Narakasur contest

Vasco: The Murgao Hindu Samaj Committee has decided not to have any judges for this year’s Narakasur Vadh competition. The decision has been taken to curtail arguments and fights that occur after the competition results. The Murgao Hindu Samaj Narakasur competition is the oldest in Goa with the Laxmi Pujan …

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Goencho Avaaz demands justice for FDA officer

Panjim: Goencho Avaaz has demanded justice for Food & Drugs Administration (FDA) officer Iva Fernandes, who first exposed the formalin in fish scandal in the State. “We condemn the harassment meted out to the FDA officer Iva Fernandes and demand protection to the officer to enable her to carry out …

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CCP warns of action on illegal ‘conversion’ of terraces

Panaji: Action within the parameters of law will be taken against those who have “covered terraces in violation of the existing norms,” said the Mayor of the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) Vithal Naik Chopdekar. Speaking to ‘The Navhind Times,’ while referring to the fire incident that that …

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Inspection by MMC, SGPDA officials reveals ‘illegalities’ at Osia complex in Margao

Margao: ‘Illegalities’ were found at the Osia complex in Margao during the post-occupancy audit carried out by the engineers of South Goa Planning and Development Authority (SGPDA) and Margao Municipal Council. This was disclosed during the meeting held by the Town and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai with the additional …

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Inquire, fix responsibility into JJ Act lapses: HC

Panjim: The High Court of Bombay at Goa has directed the State government to hold an inquiry and fix responsibility into the lapses in the Juvenile Justice Act. The directions to the Chief Secretary were passed on Thursday during the hearing of a public interest litigation filed by a NGO …

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GMC, dental college students must now submit bank guarantee

Panaji: The government has proposed to introduce bank guarantee ranging from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 10 lakh for the students undergoing undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) courses in the Goa Dental College at Bambolim from the current academic year 2017-18. The students in the Goa Medical College (GMC) undergoing …

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KTC staff want 7th Pay Commission implemented

Panjim: Kadamba Transport Corporation (KTC) Drivers and Allied Employees Association under AITUC held a workers’ convention on Thursday demanding the immediate implementation of Seventh Pay Commission recommendations to the workers. The workers unanimously decided that if the government does not implement the Seventh Pay Commission with effect from January 1, …

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