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

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.

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Child found dead in pool at Benaulim

Child found dead in pool at Benaulim

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24 Nov 2020 No comment 1 hits
A 4-year-old boy died on Monday after allegedly drowning in a swimming pool of a resort cum residential complex in Benaulim.

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Disqualification plea: Congress moves SC for urgent hearing

Disqualification plea: Congress moves SC for urgent hearing

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24 Nov 2020 No comment 0 hits
Congress has filed an interlocutory application before the Supreme Court seeking early hearing of the writ petition related to the disqualification proceedings initiated against 10 former Congress MLAs before the speaker of the Goa Legislative...

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Partially burnt Cunchelim man’s body found in Mapusa

Partially burnt Cunchelim man’s body found in Mapusa

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24 Nov 2020 No comment 0 hits
The partially burnt body of Cunchelim-resident Rajesh Shetkar, 49, was found at Karaswada, Mapusa, on Monday afternoon. Mapusa police arrested two suspects — Rupesh Mahale, 32, Salim Nadaf, 24, both from Cunchelim— in the murder case...

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Goa police bring help to fingertips of women suffering from violence

Goa police on Monday launched a Whatsapp helpline number aimed at providing a 24-hour facility for women affected by violence.

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Covaxin phase-3 trials on in Goa, hundred get jab

Covaxin phase-3 trials on in Goa, hundred get jab

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24 Nov 2020 No comment 1 hits
The phase-3 trials of Covaxin, India’s first indegenously-manufactured Covid-19 vaccine candidate, have seen around a hundred persons in Goa get the jab. The trials also include the placebo group, which gets a shot without antigens.

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Goa doubles no-mask fine to Rs 200, CM says have to be strict

Chief minister Pramod Sawant on Monday said that the fine for not wearing masks has been increased from Rs100 to Rs200 as a deterrent for people not wearing masks and also to help contain the spread of the virus..

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Casino offices will be shifted to Santa Monica jetty: Michael Lobo

In an effort to decongest the city’s arterial road, D B Marg, the offices and operations of the six offshore casinos will be shifted to the tourism department’s river cruise jetty, said ports minister Michael Lobo on Monday. He added...

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Half of Mumbai, Delhi in Goa, new Maha rule a joke: Vishwajit Rane

Health minister Vishwajit Rane reacted to the Maharashtra government mandating a Covid-19 certificate for travellers from Goa, and called it a “joke”.

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75 new Covid infections in Goa, but recovery rate at 96%

75 new Covid infections in Goa, but recovery rate at 96%

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24 Nov 2020 No comment 1 hits
On Monday, Goa reported 75 new infections of Covid-19 and 104 recoveries that placed active cases at 1,140. There were no Covid-19 mortalities during the day. The state’s case positivity rate was at 5% with 1,460 samples tested during the day...

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The Catch in Goa’s fishing Sector

The Catch in Goa’s fishing Sector

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23 Nov 2020 No comment 12 hits
Fish is an irreplaceable part of most Goans’ diet. Its importance is manifested in the thriving fishing industry, which contributes about 2.5% to the state’s GDP. Yet, Goans find that their beloved staple is becoming increasingly...

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Fish farming most sustainable source of income: PMMSY

Fish farming most sustainable source of income: PMMSY

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23 Nov 2020 No comment 9 hits
The fisheries department has invited applications under the centrally-sponsored Pradhan Mantri Matsya Sampada Yojana (PMMSY) scheme. Interested applicants can avail subsidies on the unit cost of Rs5 lakh per cage. The general category can avail 40%...

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Wildlifers claim tigress, two cubs spotted at Borde

Wildlifers claim tigress, two cubs spotted at Borde

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23 Nov 2020 No comment 13 hits
Wildlifers claimed that a local has spotted a tigress and her two cubs in the forest area of Ghodekond in Borde, Bicholim. Though forest officials said they are still in the process of verifying the information, the news has wildlifers awestruck...

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Goa CM Pramod Sawant: Opposition is lying about environmental damage

The opposition is trying to create an upheaval under the guise of agitating over environmental issues, said chief minister Pramod Sawant on Sunday at Aldona. “We will expose these lies by the opposition. At the 2022 assembly elections, BJP...

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Poonam Pandey bail hearing on December 5

Poonam Pandey bail hearing on December 5

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23 Nov 2020 No comment 10 hits
Margao sessions court adjourned the hearing in a petition seeking cancellation of bail granted to film actor and model Poonam Pandey and her husband Sam Bombay to December 5.

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Goa: Away from cruise boats, wealthy tourists flock to yachts, catamarans

A few years ago, tourists visiting Goa would look forward to an evening cruise on the Mandovi; in fact, a trip without one was often considered incomplete.

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No infra, no voting in ZP polls: Honda locals

No infra, no voting in ZP polls: Honda locals

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23 Nov 2020 No comment 14 hits
Over 100 villagers in the hamlet of Narayan Nagar in Honda, Sattari, gathered on Sunday and threatened to boycott the upcoming zilla panchayat polls over the lack

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‘Both Karnataka, Goa will abide by SC order on Mhadei’

‘Both Karnataka, Goa will abide by SC order on Mhadei’

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23 Nov 2020 No comment 9 hits
BJP Goa desk incharge and Karnataka MLA CT Ravi said on Sunday that both Karnataka and Goa would abide by the Supreme Court order on Mhadei. BJP national president J P Nadda is likely to visit Goa on December 21 and 22.

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Looking at Goa’s mining request positively: Centre

Looking at Goa’s mining request positively: Centre

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23 Nov 2020 No comment 10 hits
Union mines minister Pralhad Joshi has said that the Centre is looking “positively” at finding a solution to the mining imbroglio in Goa. “Goa has given some representation,” he told a news agency in New Delhi

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Determined to protect our natural heritage: Students to Javadekar

Over 400 Goan students have signed a letter addressed to the Union minister for environment, forest and climate change (MoEFCC) Prakash Javadekar in a protest against the three infrastructure projects cleared to run through protected biodiversity...

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

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...

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Mollem projects in national interest, won’t tolerate obstruction: DGP

Director general of police (DGP) Mukesh Meena said that the three contentious projects cutting through the Mollem national park are in “national interest”, and that the police will “not tolerate” people obstructing them. He...

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