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Raia villagers take strong exception to sarpanch’s absence at gram sabha

Margao: The Raia gram sabha took strong exception to Sarpanch Esmeralda Gomes’ absence from the meeting and asked the panchayat to write to the Director of Panchayats not to depute panchayat staff as observers for gram sabha meetings. The meeting started on a fiery note with the villagers objecting to …

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Aldona VP to rope in animal welfare association to impound stray cattle

Mapusa: Issues of stray cattle menace, need for a dedicated ambulance, lack of response for the village development committee (VDC) meetings and need for activation of child committee were discussed during the gram sabha of Aldona panchayat on Sunday. The meeting that was held at Aldona Institute was presided over …

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Colva debates legality of STP in village

Margao: The Colva Gram Sabha started off with the announcement of the programme for Gram Panchayat Development Plan which is scheduled on November 2, 3 and 4. The Sarpanch urged the villagers to participate in the programme. The panchayat body then briefed the villagers about the status of the Sewerage …

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Bicholim industrial units complain of frequent power cuts

Bicholim: Around 50 owners of industrial units functioning in Bicholim industrial estate area on Saturday met electrical engineer Deepak Gawas, at his Bicholim office, and questioned him why there are frequent power cuts, which they claim are causing them huge financial loss. According to the aggrieved unit owner, they are …

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Sewage plant: Colva VP to issue second notice

Colva: The gram sabha of Colva, on Sunday, decided that a second show cause cum stop work notice be issued to the sewage treatment plant that is being set up in the village. It was also resolved to ensure that problems related to stray dogs and garbage are redressed. The …

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Bickering within BJP likely to benefit GSM

Panjim: The bickering within the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) following the induction of former Congress MLAs – Subhash Shirodkar and Dayanand Sopte may benefit the Goa Suraksha Manch (GSM) in the upcoming Mandrem and Shiroda by-elections. Mentored by former RSS Goa chief Subhash Velingkar, GSM has already announced its …

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BJP mulls action against Parsekar for outbursts

Panjim: Former chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar’s outburst against his party’s State leadership has invited the saffron cadres’ wrath, with BJP contemplating disciplinary action against the senior leader. Party sources say that the decision would be taken only after consulting national President Amit Shah. Hurt by the party’s action of inducting …

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BJP has promised me Cabinet berth next month: Sopte

Panjim: Congress’ former Mandrem MLA Dayanand Sopte, who joined ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) earlier this week, on Sunday announced that the saffron party has promised him Cabinet berth next month and until then he has been assured of Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) chairmanship. Addressing around 500 supporters at …

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Congress to seek appointment with CM

Panjim: Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) has decided to seek an appointment with ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to inquire about his health and also to bring to his notice how his office and his party, BJP are taking undue advantage of his absence from the administration. Addressing media persons …

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Vijai says Fatorda will have its own municipality

Margao: Town and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai on Sunday said that a separate municipality for Fatorda will be established by the end of the current term of the Margao municipal council, which ends in October 2019. Speaking as the chief guest for laying the foundation stone for relocating the …

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