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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

TCP files complaint against illegal land filling

Town and country planning (TCP) department has filed a complaint against accused in an alleged illegal land filling case in Bastora.
Senior town planner, TCP Mapusa, complained that prior to April 1 at Deusawada in Quitla, Aldona, accused Omprakash Pariani and Bharat Pariani filled a lowlying paddy field without the required permissions. The accused are owners of property in the village. Mapusa police have booked the accused and are investigating the case.
Siolim resident booked for allowing minor to ride motorcycle: Pernem police have booked Siolim resident, Renuka Chitkal, for allowing a minor boy to ride a motorcycle without a valid driving licence. A Rajasthan native suffered grievious injuries after the minor collided with him near Chopdem in Siolim.
ACB registers FIR against former housing board officials: The anti-corruption branch (ACB) of the directorate of vigilance registered an FIR against former chairperson of Goa Housing Board (GHB) Nilkanth Halarnkar, former GHB managing director and joint secretary, Elvis Gomes and another on Wednesday, in connection with a housing project under the provisions of The Prevention of Corruption Act. An ACB official said a complaint was lodged in February. The complaint states that while land was identified for a housing scheme project in Margao, the process was allegedly scraped without following proper procedure.
Western Naval Command flag officer on three-day visit to state: flag officer commanding-in-chief (FOC-in-C) of the Western Naval Command vice admiral Girish Luthra arrived on a three-day formal visit to the Goa Naval Area on June 21 to oversee the Indian Navy's operational preparedness and to interact with the naval and defence civilian community at Goa. A specialist in navigation and direction, Luthra took over as the flag officer commanding-in-chief of the Western Naval Command on May 30.
Councillors want honararium increased: The ministry of urban development has proposed a raise in honorarium paid to municipal councillors. The urban development department has submitted the proposal to the government after requests were received from municipal bodies. Some municipal bodies including the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) have had resolutions passed seeking increment in honorarium. Director of urban development Elvis Gomes said he has submitted the proposal to the urban development secretary. Currently, members of 'A' class municipalities are paid honorarium of 8,000, members of 'B' Class get 7,000 and class 'C' members 6, 000. It has been proposed to hike honorarium of members of Class 'A' municipalities to 20,000, and that of head of the council 25,000.

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