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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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Scheme to motivate vegetable cultivation

Margao: The Agricultural Technology Management Agency Margao is in the process of launching a new scheme whereby farmers will be motivated to grow high breed variety vegetables and have already identified about five pockets to carry out the exercise. The five pockets identified are around Margao town and are located …

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Police to summon suspended forensic dept HOD for questioning

Panaji: Crime branch police probing the Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMC) body goof-up case will summon again for questioning Dr Edmundo Rodrigues the suspended head of the department of forensic medicine and toxicology, GMC and also the other two suspended employees. The police had earlier questioned Dr Rodrigues, the …

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GMC doctors directed not to disclose patients’ health status

Panjim: The junior and senior resident doctors at Goa Medical College have been barred from speaking on the health status of the in-patients to their family members and/or relatives, after senior residents alleged harassment of a junior colleague over a similar issue. The circular, issued by Director (Administration) Dattaram Sardessai …

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Areal villagers demand shutdown of crushers sans conversion sanad

Margao: Hailing the High Court order making it mandatory for stone-crushers to have a conversion sanad, Sao Jose de Areal Villagers Union has demanded that the crushers be shut down till they get the conversion sanad. Briefing media persons, Freddy Travasso of the Union recalled that soon after they had …

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Govt to focus on organic farming

Panjim: With a focus on promoting organic farming in Goa, the State government is all set to convert their own farms and encourage institutional farms and progressive farmers to adapt to organic farming where these farms will act as hubs of excellence for scientific demonstrations, training and learning aspects in …

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Power dept to promote renewable source of energy

Panjim: In a bid to promote renewable source of energy, the Goa Electricity Department (GED) has decided to procure 125 mega watts (MW) of solar power from the National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) Limited and another 100 MW of wind power from Solar Energy Corporation of India Limited (SECIL). Highly …

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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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