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4 yrs on, Margao civic body gets full-time AAO, ATO

Margao: Margao Municipal Council (MMC), which was functioning without full-time accounts and administrative officer (AAO) and accounts taxation officer (ATO) for last four years, finally got some relief last week with filling up of the two posts. Still there are 58 posts vacant at the municipality. ATO of Mormugao Municipal …

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Irregularities come to light over cable TV digitisation

Margao: The digitisation of cable television without any control of the government is turning out to be a huge puddle of massive irregularities involving crores of rupees. Even after three months of the Information and Broadcasting Ministry directing digitisation of home cable connections, several people in the State have been …

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4 yrs on, Margao civic body gets full-time AAO, ATO

Margao: Margao Municipal Council (MMC), which was functioning without full-time accounts and administrative officer (AAO) and accounts taxation officer (ATO) for last four years, finally got some relief last week with filling up of the two posts. Still there are 58 posts vacant at the municipality. ATO of Mormugao Municipal …

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Existing CZMP extended up to January 2017

Panaji: The State government has extended the existing Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) up to January 2017, pending the ongoing process to draft a new plan. The existing CZMP, drafted in 1996 (extended time and again) was valid up to January 2016, post which a new management plan for the …

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Vasco da Gama’s Esmeralda’s remains traced

Panaji: The finding of a ghost coin among thousands of artifacts in the long-lost Portuguese ship Esmeralda, off Oman coast is likely to enthuse historians and others, as it was commissioned by Portugal’s King Manuel I for trade with India around the 15th century. The wreck of an unknown ship …

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Swapnil new Labour Commissioner

Panaji: Additional Collector I (North) Swapnil Naik, IAS, has been given additional charge as the new Labour commissioner in a major reshuffle in the bureaucracy. The Labour Commissioner’s post fell vacant after Arun Desai was transferred out of the State following his elevation to IAS. Similarly, as Sandip Jacques was …

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Unclaimed NFSA cards to be cancelled

Panaji: The civil supplies department has decided to cancel 3500 unclaimed food security cards from the list of beneficiaries, as the department set April 30 as the ‘final’ deadline to collect the cards. The department had earlier set a deadline of February 10 for around 5800 BPL as well as …

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