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Road digging in S Goa comes under scrutiny

Margao: South Goa collector Agnelo Fernandes has issued a memorandum directing deputy collectors to examine road digging work in their respective jurisdictions. “It has come to the notice of this office that road digging is going on at number of places in South Goa without requisite permission from the concerned …

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Chincinhim p’yat skips gram sabha for Jan; BDO issues belated notice

Margao: In 2018, only two gram sabhas were held in Chincinhim village instead of four meetings as mandated by the Panchayat Raj Act. This year, the situation doesn’t seem to have changed. The Panchayat has missed the January window to conduct a gram sabha. The deputy sarpanch informed that this …

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GCZMA receives complaint about illegal road in Calangute

Calangute: On Tuesday, the Calangute Constituency Forum (CCF) submitted complaint letters to the Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) and other authorities regarding a 300 meters wide road being constructed behind the shacks at Saunthawaddo- Cobrawaddo border on the beach at Calangute. A week back, at the end of Tito’s …

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All Dug Up

Panjim is being promoted as a smart city and while the capital of Goa has a lot to be proud of, it’s rather unfortunate that its streets and by-lanes are being subjected to constant abuse in the name of digging and drilling, for various purposes such as electricity, water piping, …

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Accidents are an economic burden on the state

Panjim: In view of one road accident every two hours and road accident death every 26 hours reported in the year 2017, the police department claimed that such cases lead to an economic burden on the State. Director General of Police Muktesh Chander’s 10-page report to the Goa Human Rights …

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MPT air was found moderately polluted 14 times in 10 months

Panaji: The air quality monitoring report prepared by the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) shows exceedance of particulate matter (PM10) within the Mormugao port limits between April 2018 and January 2019 and the air quality becoming the worst between November 2018 and January 2019. As per the data, Mormugao …

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Plug the water pipeline leakage

The second corporal work of mercy is “To give drink to the thirsty” which is in the Bible, but there are many parts of the world, even in our own country, where fresh drinking water is scarce or impossible to find. Here in Cortalim (near Thana – Loutolim junction), the …

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Assolna meeting discusses issues plaguing village under ‘any other business

Margao: The Assolna Gram Sabha on Sunday discussed some issues plaguing the village but the discussion was held after the agenda was over and hence technically qualifies to have been taken up under “any other business” as nobody intimated the panchayat earlier that these matters need to be discussed. Four …

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Five arrested for setting three 2-wheelers on fire at Bicholim

Bicholim: Bicholim police on Sunday arrested five persons for setting ablaze three two-wheelers belonging to one Nikhil Prakash Navelkar from Dhabdhaba in Bicholim. According to Bicholim police, Navelkar complained that Ramakant alias Gajendra Sawant from Pilgao in Bicholim along with five others from Bardez late night on Friday, at about …

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