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Drinking binge ends Delhi youths’ run in Goa

PANAJI: Two youths from New Delhi and their friend from Haryana, who were absconding from the national capital since January 11 after shooting at a police man, were arrested in Calangute in North Goa's beach belt on Wednesday. A drinking binge...

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Sandwiched by neighbours tiny Goa battles for water

Panaji: Goa seems to be fighting a lone battle with its two bigger neighbours, Karnataka and Maharashtra, which are on a quest to set up projects to harness water from the Mhadei, not only for drinking but also for other uses.
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Curchorem civic body gives traders one week to evacuate unsafe bldg

Margao: With the January 15 deadline set by the high court for the occupants of the building declared "unsafe" by the Curchorem-Cacora municipality to vacate having lapsed, the civic body has now given a week's time for the traders to shift...

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Foreigner held with drugs

Foreigner held with drugs

17 Jan 2018 No comment 2 hits
Mapusa: Stephane Humbert, 58, a French national, was arrested by the Anjuna police on Wednesday evening for the illegal possession of psychotropic substances estimated to be worth Rs 4.5 lakh.
He was caught during a police raid at...

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Police raids illegal mfg unit at Cacora

Police raids illegal mfg unit at Cacora

17 Jan 2018 No comment 2 hits
Margao: The Curchorem police on Wednesday raided an illegal wood polish-manufacturing unit at Cacora and seized finished goods and raw material worth Rs 4 lakh. The owner of the unit, Baleshwar 'Raju' Razak, was arrested.
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Search for full-time authority still on

Search for full-time authority still on

17 Jan 2018 No comment 2 hits
The hunt for a full-time Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA) continues, with the government saying it could be in place within 60 days. Urban development secretary Sudhir Mahajan, said a selection committee had been formed for the purpose...

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Limit official sim card usage cops on long leave told

Panaji: Goa Police personnel have been instructed to restrict data usage on the sim cards provided to them by the department when they go on long leave.
A circular that was issued recently, stated that senior police officials had...

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No new statues at assembly complex Sudin

No new statues at assembly complex Sudin

17 Jan 2018 No comment 2 hits
Panaji: PWD minister Ramkrishna 'Sudin' Dhavalikar, on Wednesday, said that he is not in favour of installing a statue at the Goa state assembly complex, evoking a sharp reaction from GFP president.
Chief minister Manohar Parrikar on...

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Pollution control board to monitor unloading of coal imported by SWPL at MPT

Panaji: The relief granted by the High Court of Bombay, Goa Bench, will allow South West Port Ltd (SWPL), a company owned by infrastructure giant JSW handling coal, to unload coal at Mormugao Port Trust (MPT). Goa State Pollution Control Board...

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Taxis may lose licences if owners’ stir turns violent CM

Porvorim: Taking a very firm stance against the strike called by tourist taxi operators, chief minister Manohar Parrikar, on Wednesday, said operators could lose their licences if they resorted to violence. Transport minister Ramkrishna...

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Three accused from Delhi caught due to their drinking binge in Goa

Panaji: Two youths from New Delhi and their friend from Haryana, who were absconding from the national capital since January 11 after shooting at a police man, were arrested in Calangute in North Goa's beach belt, on Wednesday. A drinking...

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N Goa taxi operators throw gauntlet

N Goa taxi operators throw gauntlet

17 Jan 2018 No comment 1 hits
Panaji: The North Goa Tourist Taxi Owners' Association hit out at the government on Wednesday for threatening to take action if they went ahead with the strike on January 19.
"The government appears to be apprehensive of the tourist...

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Fisheries officials inspect Mobor jetty

Fisheries officials inspect Mobor jetty

17 Jan 2018 No comment 1 hits
Colva: Fisheries officials on Wednesday carried out a surprise inspection of a fishing jetty at Mobor, Cavelossim on the pretext of checking light-emitting diode (LED) lights on deep sea fishing boats.
A ban was imposed on fishing...

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D’Souza sees possibility of early polls Sudin skeptical

Panaji: Minister for urban development Francis D'Souza said he would not be surprised if the state assembly elections were held in 2019 alongwith the Lok Sabha elections.
The Mapusa MLA said that vice-president Venkaiah Naidu had...

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State govt gears up to tackle taxi strike on Jan 19

Panaji: In view of the taxi strike announced by operators of tourist taxis in the state, the state government is gearing up to provide alternative means of transport for citizens and tourists who are likely to be affected.
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Bus owners want impartial investigation

Bus owners want impartial investigation

17 Jan 2018 No comment 1 hits
Panaji: The All Goa Private Bus Owners' Association, has written to the police headquarters and the chief minister, requesting for an impartial investigation in the matter that led to the bus strike on Saturday.
REPORTERS had reported...

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PIO cardholders told to shift to OCI cards by Oct

Panaji: The high commission of India in the UK, has advised all holders of Person of Indian Origin (PIO) cards to convert to Overseas Citizens of India (OCI) cards before October.
In a press release, the Indian high commission stated...

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TTAG gears up for tourist taxi strike offers alternative transport

Panaji: In view of the proposed strike by tourist taxi operators on Friday, the Travel and Tourism Association of Goa (TTAG) has assured its members of extending help with regards to their transport requirements for guests on that day and has...

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New Mala bridge to be opened opened for two-way traffic

Panaji: With the North Goa collector Neela Mohanan giving the required approval, the newly-constructed Mala-Patto bridge will be opened for two-way traffic from Monday. Former mayor Shubham Chodankar, along with other BJP leaders met Mohanan...

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3 persons hurt in two accidents at Bicholim

3 persons hurt in two accidents at Bicholim

17 Jan 2018 No comment 1 hits
Bicholim: Three persons were injured in two separate accidents in Bicholim recently.
In the first incident, an unidentified motorcyclist was seriously injured after he was knocked down by an oncoming car at Karapur-Tisk, Bicholim, on...

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Govt warns cabbies against going on stir

Govt warns cabbies against going on stir

17 Jan 2018 No comment 2 hits

 

PANAJI

Transport Minister Ramakrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar on Wednesday warned taxi drivers of strict action, including withdrawal of all benefits and subsidies, if they go ahead with the proposed strike on January 19.

Cabbies...

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MGP proposes Opinion Poll park

MGP proposes Opinion Poll park

17 Jan 2018 No comment 1 hits

 

PANAJI

Coming out with the information that the legislature department of the state legislative assembly has already decided to erect no more statues in the vicinity of the assembly complex, the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party on Thursday...

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