Behavioural change needed against plastic: Mapusa MLA

Mapusa: Mapusa MLA Joshua D’Souza has said that there is a need for a behavioural change towards the single-use plastic and added that just by saying no to plastic will not help much in the fight against plastic menace. “We have to change our behaviour towards plastic and same needs to be reminded to avoid single-use plastic,” stated D’ Souza at a programme held in Mapusa on Wednesday. The Mapusa...
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Aptitude test for Class X,XII students underway

Panaji: The aptitude test for the students of Class X and XII, being conducted by the State Council for Educational Research and Training (SCERT), is underway in the state. Nearly 35,000 students are answering the test which will help them get their areas of interests assessed, so that they can choose and pursue the right career-oriented courses. Speaking to ‘The Navhind Times’ on Thursday, the director of SCERT Nagraj Honnekeri...
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S Goa police ‘reach out’ to 151 aged persons staying alone

Margao: South Goa district police stations, while updating information about senior citizens, have filled 151 forms of aged persons from January to October 2019. While last year, the police had filled in all 1,828 forms of senior citizens to extend them security. According to a senior police officer of South Goa, the main aim of police is safety of senior citizens and residents in general. Police have unveiled a list...
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Revised traffic rule implementation from Jan-end

Panaji: The state government has now set a new deadline for implementing the amended Central Motor Vehicle Act in the state. Transport Minister Mauvin Godinho Thursday said that the amended Act, which has new provisions that stipulate very high fines for traffic rule violations, will be implemented in the state by the end of January 2020. The minister had earlier stated that the amended Act would be implemented from January...
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Licence renewal plea of Calangute restaurant rejected

Mapusa: Calangute panchayat has refused to renew the trade licence of a Karnataka-based businessman for illegally running restaurant in a residential house at the Gauravado of the village. The panchayat had initially granted licence to Ravikant Yadav on January 21, 2019 to run a restaurant. However, it refused to renew the licence on ground that Yadav furnished wrong and misleading information about the premises while applying for the licence. Panchayat...
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In over 2 months, cops arrest 6 repeat offenders in drug cases

Panaji: In the last two and half months, the Goa police have arrested six repeat offenders in drugs cases. Incidentally, all of them are Nigerian nationals. The Anti Narcotics Cell (ANC) has arrested four such accused persons, who were previously arrested in drugs cases and were out on bail. One among them was involved in two different drugs cases, the police said. Similarly, the Crime Branch police and Calangute police...
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CM to meet locals on storage issue

CM to meet locals on storage issue

Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant will meet Mormugao locals on Friday to clear the air about the naphtha storage issue at Ganesh Benzoplast at Bogda. Hundreds of locals from Sada, Jetty and Bogda, along with Urban Development Minister Milind Naik are firm on their objection to store naphtha at cargo storage facility at Bogda. Naik, who met Sawant on Thursday evening, later met the agitated locals who had gathered near...
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Vijai defers plans to name road after Parrikar

Vijai defers plans to name road after Parrikar

Margao: Former Deputy Chief Minister of Goa, Vijai Sardesai has announced that the plan to name a road after former CM (late) Manohar Parrikar has been deferred. He added he doesn’t want to trivialize the name of a deceased person and further muddy the water. This decision comes just a day before the planned ceremony of naming the road from Arlem Junction to Ravindra Bhavan Junction. "We will schedule it...
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Locals’ ire prompts joint inspection held at Marcaim Industrial Estate

Ponda: On Thursday, a joint inspection was conducted at the Marcaim Industrial estate based on the complaint filed by Marcaim Nagrik Kruthi Sangh (MNKS). The Health officer of the Marcaim Primary Health Centre, Dr. Gokuldas Sawant, Estate Field Manager, Hanumanth Mandrekar, Hanumanth Mandrekar, Panch member, Raju Naik, MNKS President Premanand Gaude, Secretary Rajesh Naik and locals were present for the […]