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High court stays Goa govt’s cess demand notice to steel firm | Goa News

PANAJI: The high court of Bombay at Goa has stayed the demand notice issued by the state government to JSW Steel Ltd for payment of Rs 156.3 crore cess under The Goa Rural Improvement and Welfare Cess Act for transportation of coal/coke from Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) The company had approached the high court challenging …

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After facing flak, PWD starts building laterite wall at Dumanem culvert | Goa News

POINGUINIM: Following widespread criticism on social media, PWD started constructing a retaining wall with laterite stones on either side of a culvert in Dumanem, in Canacona. The culvert, located after a sharp curve in the road, makes it a dangerous spot for commuters. At least 13 accidents have been reported at the spot in the …

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On day-1 of reopening, lack of students force schools to shut early in Goa | Goa News

PANAJI: As schools across the state partially opened on Saturday, attendance, especially in high enrolment institutes was 30% or lower. After the eight-month gap, some institutes said that classes saw as few as two students reporting to schools. Some institutes were forced to wind up early. Students from Classes X and XII were seen returning …

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Goa: Schools leave no stone unturned to create awareness on reopening SOPs | Goa News

PANAJI: As schools in Goa partially reopen from Saturday for students of Class X and XII, institutes are doing everything in their capacity to create awareness about their SOPs among students. Some, like Panaji’s People’s High School, are employing innovative ways to drive home the point. The institute has filmed a video in which four …

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Covaxin phase-3 trials with 1,500 participants start in Goa today | Goa News

PANAJI: Phase-3 trials of India’s first indigenously-developed Covid-19 vaccine candidate, Covaxin, are scheduled to begin at Redkar hospital in North Goa on Wednesday, with 1,500 volunteers. “These will be the largest-ever clinical trials in the country for the Covid vaccine, conducted by Bharat Biotech in association with the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR),” said …

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Spinster sisters in 70s murdered in Siolim home | Goa News

PANAJI: Two sisters in their 70s were found murdered at their residence in Marna-Siolim Sunday night. Anjuna police said that they got the information at around 10.30pm and the panchanama was on till past midnight. The women, who were spinsters, were alone in the house when the incident took place, sources said. Police are looking …

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60th year of Goa liberation: Union minister Prahlad Singh Patel to be chief guest | Goa News

PANAJI: Union tourism and culture minister Prahlad Singh Patel will be chief guest as Goa enters its 60th year of liberation on December 19, chief minister Pramod Sawant said. Sawant said he has also discussed with Patel expediting the work on the two central government funded tourism projects in Goa at Bondla and Old Goa. …

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Salcete, Mormugao heading towards being atmanirbhar in agriculture | Goa News

MARGAO: The zonal agriculture office Margao, which has Salcete and Mormugao talukas under its jurisdiction, has achieved the distinction of issuing the highest number of krishi cards to farmers – 5,900. The Margao sub-office of the agriculture department also has the maximum gross cultivable area (kharif and rabi crop combined) under its jurisdiction, totalling 20,004 …

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Goa most searched for staycation location, but new policy proves hurdle | Goa News

PANAJI: As the country reopens for tourism, Goa continues to be the most searched-for homestay destination for staycations, industry data shows. With the Covid-19 pandemic laying all the more stress on cleanliness and hygiene, travellers are showing a preference for family homes and individual villas while taking a break from the pandemic, said stakeholders. However, …

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Goa Covid cases dropping, but don’t let guard down: Doctors | Goa News

MARGAO: Notwithstanding the steadily increasing recovery rate and lesser number of admissions of Covid patients in hospitals, medical experts are of the view that improvement in these parameters are not indicating that the state is on a declining curve. “This should not lead us to perceive that the worst is behind us, we cannot let …

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Goa: MPT gets pollution board permission to handle more coal | Goa News

PANAJI: The Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has allowed Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) to permit two ships per month to load coal not exceeding to 0.2 million tonne per month at mooring dolphins with conditions up to December 31. The board stated that the MPT should obtain environmental clearance for the mooring dolphins 4, …

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Goa government shuts three-member police complaints body, lets go of some staff | Goa News

PANAJI: The state government on Monday shut down the state police complaints authority till it is reconstituted. It’s former chairman retired over two years ago, and since then, members used to conduct hearings, but were unable to pass orders without a chairman. There are 83 cases pending before the authority. In a notice, SPCA secretary …

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‘Will implement NEP in Goa from next academic year’ | Goa News

PANAJI: The National Education Policy (NEP) 2020 is expected to be implemented in the state from 2021-22, for nursery, Classes III, VI and IX, chairman of the Goa task force, Subhash Shirodkar, told TOI. “We will ensure that no existing school is destabilised,” he said. “We will keep it as our main principle in implementation …

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In ‘ODF Panaji’, individual toilets being built more than a year later | Goa News

PANAJI: Construction of individual toilets has begun in Panaji, more than a year after the state capital declared itself open defecation-free (ODF). The work, undertaken by Sulabh International, has started at Aivao, the ward that had the highest requirement of toilets, 46, mayor Uday Madkaikar said. “These are all individual toilets, one for each family. …

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CM visits IIT site at Melauli, locals firm on opposing project | Goa News

VALPOI: Chief minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday visited Shel-Melauli village in Sattari for the first time to try and convince the villagers to withdraw their opposition to the proposed IIT project. The villagers, however, remained firm on their stand. Sawant told the villagers that the IIT project is not against them or to take away …

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