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Showers cause power cuts losses in North Goa

Mapusa/Bicholim: Heavy and steady spells of rainfall in this part of north Goa during the last few days caused heavy damage, as a small portion of a house collapsed at Ansabhat, Mapusa, and more damage was reported to plantations and other...

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Cops book 4 for duping Russian woman of Rs 45L

Margao: Quepem police on Tuesday booked an offence against Sunil Kumar and Ankit Kumar, both directors of Sanatan Finance and Real Estates Pvt Ltd, and two Russians, Natalia and Itena, on charges of duping a Russian woman of Rs 45 lakh.

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Paddy threatened by heavy rain close to harvest time

Panaji/Poinguinim: Heavy rainfall of 166.4mm in just 72 hours, till Wednesday morning, and water logging in fields spell a threat to paddy crop in the flowering and harvesting stage, with possibility of reduction in paddy yield and rotting of...

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Sharp drop in state’s annual fish exports has local traders worried

Panaji: While Goa sits on bountiful marine resources, the lack of aquaculture in the state has led to a dip in seafood exports, even as the country scaled success in the fisheries sector in 2016-17 with seafood worth $5.78 billion exported out...

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School officials get HC summons over suspension order

Panaji: The high court of Bombay at Goa has directed the principal and other officials of Ardee School, Sangolda, to appear before it on Monday in connection with a petition filed by a dyslexic minor student challenging a suspension order.

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Will recover Rs 45L from fuel pumps MMC

Will recover Rs 45L from fuel pumps MMC

20 September 2017 No comment

Margao: Margao municipal council (MMC) has taken some serious steps towards shoring up its revenue.

From bringing more traders into the trade tax net, to revenue recovery, to roping in corporates to fund infrastructural requirements of...

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‘Margao sewage line by Dec 31’

‘Margao sewage line by Dec 31’

20 September 2017 No comment

Margao: Margao MLA Digambar Kamat on Wednesday urged the people of Margao to take sewerage connections that would connect their houses to the underground sewerage network.

The cost of the project that includes laying of the underground...

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Parrikar trying to censor ruling MLAs Congress

Panaji: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar's diktat to his party colleagues asking them not to publicly speak out about the drug menace offered the Congress an opportunity to attack Parrikar. Expressing surprise over Parrikar's move, Goa Pradesh...

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CCP urges govt to approve draft leave and licence agreement

Panaji: The Corporation of the city of Panaji (CCP) and the directorate of municipal administration (DMA) appear to be locked in a 'chicken or egg' situation over the Panaji municipal market logjam.

Nearly 20 days after the directorate of...

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Elderly developing dementia need quicker attention say experts

Panaji: Despite a large ageing population, the lack of awareness, the stigma associated with dementia and the myth that there's no hope for those afflicted with it, continue to prevent families from seeking help for their aged loved ones.

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Gaunem youth arrested for molesting girl

Gaunem youth arrested for molesting girl

20 September 2017 No comment

Ponda: A youth from Gaunem in Ponda taluka was arrested for his alleged involvement in a molestation case.

Ponda police arrested Tushar Naik, 25, following a complaint lodged by a 24-year-old girl from Valpoi.

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Suicide rates in Goa above nat’l average COOJ

Mapusa: Suicide rates in Goa are at an alarming high and currently stand above the national average, according to Bastora-based NGO COOJ that works towards bringing a lasting change in the lives of people affected with mental illness through...

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Matka slips bring more trouble to Kavlekar

Matka slips bring more trouble to Kavlekar

20 September 2017 No comment

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PANAJI

Opposition leader and Quepem MLA Chandrakant ‘Babu’ Kavlekar, who  has been booked in a disproportionate assets case,  is in fresh trouble as thousands of matka betting slips were recovered from an...

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HC rules in favour of Dhangar girl denied MBBS seat over ‘admission processes’

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PANAJI

A division bench of the High Court of Bombay at Goa comprising of Justices Nutan Sardessai and G S Patel in a case related to the MBBS admission of a girl from the Dhangar community observed that the student missed out on an...

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Chaos at Sao Mathias gram sabha as sarpanch cornered on sensitive issues

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PANAJI

Noisy scenes were witnessed at the gram sabha of Sao Mathias Village Panchayat when members could not get proper replies from the sarpanch.

The secretary was replying to various questions as the sarpanch came unprepared and could...

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Sans generator power outages ail Valpoi CHC

Sans generator power outages ail Valpoi CHC

20 September 2017 No comment

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VALPOI

The Community Health Centre (CHC) at Valpoi, which is the largest health facility in Sattari taluka caters to more than 60,000 people, has been plagued with power outages.

According to a CHC official the lack of power supply...

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No end to Lucky 7 woes

No end to Lucky 7 woes

20 September 2017 No comment

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PANAJI

The inclement weather has scuttled the efforts to tow away the luckless casino vessel MV Lucky Seven from Miramar waters. The grounded vessel, which had been pulled some 250 metres away from the shore, has drifted back by at...

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Shetgaonkar expected to head GSPCB

Shetgaonkar expected to head GSPCB

20 September 2017 No comment

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PANAJI

Ending a nearly one and half year’s wait, the state government has selected Mumbai-based Goan Ganesh Budhu Shetgaonkar as fulltime chairperson of the Goa State Pollution Control Board.

The notification on the...

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CM asks ruling MLAs not to air views on drug trade

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PANAJI

Taking serious note of the concerns expressed by some ruling coalition MLAs and ministers over the easy availability of drugs in Goa and its impact on society, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has requested his MLAs not to go...

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Mapusa civic body gets going on task towards e-governance

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MAPUSA

After resolving to implement Goa (Right of Citizens to Time-Bound Delivery of Public Services) Act to provide better services to citizens, Mapusa Municipal Council (MMC) is taking steps towards digitisation of all...

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Sewerage work in Margao at fag-end Kamat asks constituents to start applying for connections

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MARGAO

Margao MLA and former chief minister Digambar Kamat, on Wednesday, appealed to the people of Margao to avail of the sewage connections from September 21 as the laying of underground sewage pipeline has been almost completed...

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Civil supplies dept to provide online facility to apply for new ration cards

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PANAJI

In order to give relief to the common man, the department of civil supplies and price control has decided to provide online facility for applying for new ration card as well as for registration and renewal of fair price shop...

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