MARGAO: Minister for panchayats Laxmikant Parsekar on Tuesday called upon village panchayats to check the rise in illegal constructions in the rural areas, even as he advocated the need for regularization of illegal constructions on community lands.

PANAJI: The council for social justice and peace (CSJP) has objected to the Goa state infrastructure development corporation (GSIDC) drawing up the master plan for the development of Panaji, claiming that it is an infringement of the democratic rights of the Corporation of the city of Panaji (CCP). The church body also stated that the draft plan should be made easily available to the concerned citizens for scrutiny and suggestions.

Saligao-Candolim Chogm stretch to be widened

CALANGUTE: Work on widening of the arterial CHOGM road from Saligao junction to Candolim beach is expected to begin by next month, official sources said. The entire road from the Saligao-Calangute border near the petrol pump via Calangute church, St Anthony's chapel, Candolim panchayat and from there to the beach on Candolim's holiday street is going to be widened to five metres.

MARGAO: Alleged irregularities in a construction project dominated the proceedings of the gram sabha of the Nuvem village panchayat held on Sunday with gram sabha members demanding an explanation from the panchayat over its failure to revoke the NOC given for the project.

PANAJI: The corporation of the city of Panaji (CCP) on Wednesday called upon the state government to shift all government offices outside the city preferably to Patto or Porvorim and also decided to seek the intervention of the Union defense minister A K Antony for handing over two military garages - both to tackle the parking problem in Panaji.

MARGAO: Curchorem MLA Nilesh Cabral willingly gave his nod to chief minister Manohar Parrikar for setting up a state-of-the-art garbage treatment plant in his constituency. Back home, however, Cabral is wary of his opponents who, he says, are misguiding the people over the project.

PANAJI: Sanguem is all set to get a new municipal council building.

Sat, 22 Jun 2013 08:46:16 AM IST

'Govt slack in Monserrate orde

PANAJI: The order of the Goa TCP board to remove the illegal compound wall of former TCP minister Atanasio Monserrate's son, Amit, has evoked mixed feelings from the petitioner - Goa's first chief town planner S P Deshpande.

PANAJI: The government has directed the North Goa Planning and Development Authority (NGPDA) to remove the unauthorized encroachment at Miramar by Amit Monserrate, son of former TCP minister Atanasio Monserrate. NGPDA has not been set any deadline for the task.

PANAJI: Pilerne citizens forum (PCF) demanded the amendment of the Town and Country Planning (TCP) Act, 1975, to incorporate the spirit of participatory process as engrained in the 73rd and 74rd amendments to the Constitution.

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