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Govt may not meet deadline to make Goa ODF state

MARGAO: Even as the state government has set October 2 as the deadline to make Goa an open defecation free (ODF) state, the proposal looks optimistic rather than being realistic, atleast in the rural Salcete areas.

Highly placed sources in the...

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Assuring protection of eco-sensitive zones Vijai slams St Cruz villagers

PANAJI: Town and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai on Thursday assured that all the ‘eco-sensitive zones’ falling under Greater Panaji Planning and Development Authority (GPPDA) will be ‘protected’ by the...

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22-Bindiya - assembly pda

22-Bindiya - assembly pda

22 Feb 2018 No comment 0 hits

Porvorim:

Town and Country planning minister Vijai Sardesai who has been facing opposition over inclusion of parts of St Cruz village into Planning development area (PDA), told St Cruz MLA Tony Fernandes that he will have to resign as legislator...

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Panchayats directed to take garbage management at source seriously

Porvorim: Panchayat minister Mauvin Godinho told the House on Thursday that till the two proposed solid waste management plants are built and commissioned, village panchayats will have to make arrangements to treat the biodegradable waste...

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Since 2012 govt spent Rs 4cr on 30 SUVs for mantris

Panaji: From March 2012 till date, the state government has purchased 30 new vehicles, together worth over Rs 4 crore. All the vehicles are SUVs and most of them have been purchased for the use of the ministers in the last two governments....

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State IT ministry gets double the allocation this yr

Porvorim: With chief minister Manohar Parrikar laying stress on employment generation, especially in the information and technology sector, the budgetary allocation for the ministry of information and technology has nearly doubled for...

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Manohar Parrikar discharged from Mumbai hospital to table Goa budget 2018

PANAJI: Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar was on Thursday discharged from the Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai, where he was undergoing treatment for a pancreatic ailment. Speaker Pramod Sawant announced that Parrikar would present the state...

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Goa budget 2018 highlights

Goa budget 2018 highlights

22 Feb 2018 No comment 1 hits
The Goa government will present its budget in the assembly today. Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar has finalised his budget that will be tabled in the assembly.

Here is all you should know about the Goa budget:

* Chief minister...

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Mining dependants protest vow to agitate on March 16

PANAJI: Hundreds of mining dependent people gathered at Azad Maidan, Panaji, on Wednesday to protest the imminent cessation of mining activity in the state owing to the Supreme Court ruling, and to demand that mining be continued.
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Body to translate 100 books to Konkani and distribute them free

PANAJI: In a bid to create hyper-local libraries for children and to promote and preserve children’s literature in Konkani, the Konkani Bhasha Mandal (KBM) has said that it would translate over 100 books to the Konkani language. In...

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Government identifies 10 evacuee properties in north south districts

PANAJI: The government has identified a total of 10 evacuee properties in both districts of Goa, including 4 in North Goa and 6 in South Goa, all collectively admeasuring 3,840.99 hectares.

A written reply to the state legislative Assembly, tabled...

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Registration of housing projects with RERA on track Rajaprabhu

 

PANAJI

As many as 140 ongoing housing projects are being registered with Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA), the last date for which is February 24.

Speaking to ‘The Navhind Times’ on Tuesday, Menaka Rajaprabhu, director...

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Govt seeks to identify acquire land for new state museum building

 

PANAJI

The written information provided to the state legislative Assembly by the Minister for Museums Ramakrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar indicates that the new building of the Goa State Museum would not come up at Patto location...

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North rent-a-car association heading for a showdown with transport dept

 

PANAJI

The North Goa Rent-a-Car Association (NGRCA) is set for a showdown with transport department over the changes in the clause on areas of offices and operations at the main office and branches of the scheme operators.

The transport...

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Rs 18 cr developmental works to be sanctioned by March Dhavalikar

 

PANAJI

Minister for Public Works Ramakrishna Dhavalikar on Wednesday assured the members in the state Assembly that the estimates of developmental works of Rs 15 crore under plan and Rs 3 crore under non-plan works will be sanctioned by...

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Govt hints at shifting offshore casinos from Mandovi river

 

PANAJI

The state government on Wednesday hinted that it may shift offshore casinos from river Mandovi to near Mopa international airport, where entertainment area is being developed.

Responding to discussion on the motion of thanks on...

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All casinos have the option of moving to Mopa says Sudin Dhavalikar

PORVORIM: The casino policy for the state is in its final stages and it will pave the way for casinos, both offshore and onshore to be shifted to Mopa near the under-construction international airport. Transport minister Ramakrishna 'Sudin'...

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Goa may grow at 10 in FY19 fiscal gap to be less than 1

PANAJI: Despite the projected impact of the closure of Goa’s mining industry, the state is expected to clock a steady growth of around 10% in 2018-19 and if data is to be believed, the fiscal deficit could be trimmed to below 1% in the...

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GU convocation postponed to Feb 26 as Prez defers Goa visit by 2 days

Panaji: President of India Ram Nath Kovind 's visit to Goa, scheduled earlier to be on February 24, has now been postponed to February 26, as he has some other engagements to attend to, officials said. Kovind is set to visit Goa to preside...

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Not IT-savvy Govt mulls ease of services

Not IT-savvy Govt mulls ease of services

21 Feb 2018 No comment 1 hits
Panaji: The state government has proposed to set up 12 Common Service Centres to meet the needs of citizens and business owners who are not IT-savvy. The Economic Survey 2017-18 states that a Common Service Centre will be set up in every taluka...

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Sonsoddo festers as successive waste management projects fail

Margao: When the state-of-the-art solid waste management plant at Sonsoddo managed by Fomento Green became operational in December 2012, it was believed that the ordeal of the residents of the vicinity, who had borne the stench and stink...

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Availability of drugs in schools worries House

Porvorim: Drugs is a serious issue and needs to be dealt with collectively, said PWD minister Ramkrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar on the floor of the House on Wednesday. Dhavalikar appeared for chief minister Manohar Parrikar, who has...

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