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Vishwajit has failed Valpoi says Ravi Naik

Ponda: Alleging that BJP candidate Vishwajit Rane failed to bring key government offices such as the deputy collecor, mamlatdar and regional transport officer to Valpoi, despite being a minister for so long, Ravi Naik has said that if his son Roy...

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‘Fight for Panaji between GSM Congress only’

Panaji: Goa Suraksha Manch's candidate for the Panaji bypoll Anand Shirodkar, on Monday claimed there was an undercurrent against chief minister Manohar Parrikar in the constituency, and that the actual fight for the seat was between the GSM and the...

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Come out to vote in large numbers says Parrikar

Panaji: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar, the BJP candidate for the August 23 Panaji bypoll, on Monday said that he was more concerned about the voter turnout than his victory margin.

Parrikar said that Ponnjekars were satisfied with the reply he...

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Ramakant Khalap vouches for Girish Chodankar as Congress CM candidate

PANAJI: Just before campaigning could come to an end on Monday, former Union law minister Ramakant Khalap added a new dimension to the Congress campaign for the Panaji bypoll, saying its candidate for Panaji, Girish Chodankar, could make a...

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‘From underdog I’m now the front-runner’

Panaji: With campaigning coming to an end, Congress candidate Girish Chodankar on Monday expressed confidence and said that a strong undercurrent in Panaji had propelled him from underdog to front-runner in the upcoming Panaji byelection.

"I started...

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HC stays Centre’s move to shift Goa’s NGT cases to Delhi

Panaji: High court of Bombay at Goa, on Monday, taking suo motu cognizance of the decision of the ministry of environment, forest and climate change (MoEFCC) to transfer Goa's environmental cases from the Pune bench of the National Green Tribunal...

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‘Desecrator’ a family man want SIT probe Church

Panaji: The fact finding team comprising members of the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman's social work wing — the Council for Social Justice and Peace (CSJP) and the Centre of Study of Society and Secularism (CSSS) — in its report...

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‘Francis was friendly but slightly eccentric’

Margao: The Church's fact finding report may have dismissed the police contention that Francis "Boy" Pereira, 54, is the sole accused in the spate of desecration and vandalism cases, citing his "good social behaviour" to pick holes in the...

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Narrow escape for 21 as bus turns turtle at Dhargalim

Mapusa: Twenty-one people, including women, senior citizens and one child, escaped with injuries after the bus they were travelling in fell into a deep trench and turned turtle on Monday. The bus, which was a Arambol to Mapusa local, met with...

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Goa police arrests man with narcotic substance

PANAJI: Mapusa police on Sunday night arrested a Cunchelim local in possession of narcotic drugs suspected to be ganja weighing 360 grams worth Rs 36000.

Acting on the specific tip off PSI Yogendra Garudi along with police staff attached...

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Its premises will not to be allowed for public meetings AAI assures HC

PANAJI: Dabolim Airport director on Monday submitted a written undertaking before a division bench of the Bombay High Court in Goa assuring the Court that in future its premises will not be allowed to be used for conducting any public meeting....

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Tough to nail drug overdose cases

Tough to nail drug overdose cases

20 August 2017 No comment

Panaji: The deaths of two south Indian tourists earlier last week suspected to be due to drug overdose created a furore, but the din would die down until another such case is reported.

The forensic department at Goa Medical College and...

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Ask South West Port to curb coal pollution CM to Centre

Panaji: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar has written a letter to the ministry for environment, forest and climate change (MoEF) not to allow South West Port Limited (SWPL) to increase its coal handling capacity until the level of particulate...

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Ask South West Port to curb coal pollution CM Manohar Parrikar to Centre

PNANJI: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar has written a letter to the ministry for environment, forest and climate change (MoEF) not to allow South West Port Limited (SWPL) to increase its coal handling capacity until the level of particulate...

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NIT Goa to offer 2 new streams next yr

NIT Goa to offer 2 new streams next yr

20 August 2017 No comment

Panaji: After being handed over 120 acres of land at Cuncolim for its permanent campus, the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Goa, is now gearing up to accelerate its growth plans.

From the next academic year, two new...

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NIT Goa to offer 2 new streams next year

PANAJI: After being handed over 120 acres of land at Cuncolim for its permanent campus, the National Institute of Technology (NIT), Goa, is now gearing up to accelerate its growth plans.

From the next academic year, two new...

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Only 48 turn up to vote for ZP bypolls

Only 48 turn up to vote for ZP bypolls

20 August 2017 No comment

Panaji/ Margao: A low voter turn out of 47.99%, as expected, marked the bypolls for four seats of zilla panchayat in the villages of Corlim and Calangute in North Goa and the villages of Nuvem and Curtorim in South Goa on Sunday.

In Morlem village...

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Knee-jerk response to drugs not enough

Knee-jerk response to drugs not enough

20 August 2017 No comment

The police crackdown on the illegal drug trade after the deaths of two young tourists will knock the edge off the business in Goa for a while. The long arm of the law finally caught up with the owners/managers of two dubious Anjuna night-spots...

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Mauvin backs Parrikar for Panaji bypoll

Mauvin backs Parrikar for Panaji bypoll

20 August 2017 No comment

Panaji: Panchayat minister Mauvin Godinho on Sunday extended support to chief minister Manohar Parrikar for the upcoming Panaji byelections. "It is going to be a clean sweep for the Manohar Parrikar-led BJP in the upcoming elections. He will outdo...

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‘Govt wants to block Goans from getting justice at NGT’

Panaji: Over 20 environmental organizations and activists chalked out a strategy over the state's inclusion in national green tribunal's (NGT) northern zone, even as some termed it as a 'special status for Goa', while others said it was the...

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June rerun Serial number on ballot paper upsets voters

Calangute: Several voters were piqued when they realised that the ballot paper they were handed to cast their vote at Sunday's zilla panchayat elections, contained a printed serial number that corresponded to the number on its counterfoil.

Voters...

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Will Lucky Seven be cut up on beach’

Will Lucky Seven be cut up on beach’

20 August 2017 No comment

Panaji: With chances of on site repairs to refloat the grounded vessel, M V Lucky Seven, for towing away becoming difficult, authorities are trying to avoid the hard option of cutting up the leaking ship on the beach.

A shipbreaking firm...

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