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Goa Mental health policy for children being framed

PANAJI: The state commission for protection of child rights is framing a mental health policy specifically for children and adolescents, considering the unique challenges they face in a tourist state.

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Goa Traffic Cell identifies black spots after series of road tragedies

Goa Traffic Police has devised a system of identifying and monitoring black spots where accidents are prone to occur, in a bid to curb the spate of accidents that are taking place on Goan roads. And this exercise according to, Superintendent of...

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Strict action against cops found with beer bottles while on duty Manohar Parrikar

PANAJI: A strict action will be taken against three Margao cops with whom beer bottles were found while on duty last week, CM Manohar Parrikar told Goa legislative assembly during on Monday.

"Police cannot do this and if someone is caught...

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Lucky Seven grounding dents 100m stretch of Miramar beach

Panaji: In just a week after its grounding on Miramar beach, the effect of the obstruction caused by Lucky Seven on wave dissipation has begun to show with a small beach stretch clear signs of erosion.

An approximately 100m stretch of the...

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Stats show 78 jobless in state

Stats show 78 jobless in state

23 July 2017 No comment

Panaji: With the state's economy picking up, especially mining and tourism, unemployment eased to 7.76% of the state's population from the 10% of Goans that were looking for gainful employment in 2015. If one goes by the department of labour...

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Election officers for ZP bypolls appointed

Panaji: The state election commission has appointed the collector and district magistrate of North Goa and South Goa as zilla panchayat election officers for the upcoming bypolls in four panchayats — Nuvem, Curtorim, Calangute and Corlim....

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Quelossim’s first meet takes up ‘Mini India’ park issue

Panaji: A discussion on the 'Mini India' park proposed in the ecofragile zone of khazan land on the Zuari riverbank in Quelossim dominated the gram sabha on Sunday with the panchayat finally agreeing to take up the issue at the next meeting. The...

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Well pollution discussed at Siolim meet

Mapusa: The pollution of a public drinking water well and the stray cattle menace dominated the Siolim -Marna gram sabha discussion held on Sunday.

A resident of Modlem bhat brought to the notice of the gram sabha that the drinking water well used...

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Pomburpa-Olaulim locals may move court against power dept

Mapusa: Annoyed over frequent power cuts and power failure the villagers of Pompurba-Olaulim, at the Sunday gram sabha, resolved to file case against the electricity department and if need be, also approach the court.

The gram sabha also resolved...

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BJP govt promoting gambling for revenue GSM

Panaji: That offshore casinos are bringing in significant revenue for the state is no reason for Goa to promote gambling at the cost of the state's culture, said Goa Suraksha Manch (GSM) president Anand Shirodkar, reacting to chief minister Manohar...

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Seraulim opposes double tracking

Seraulim opposes double tracking

23 July 2017 No comment

Margao: The issues of double tracking of Konkan Railway line and proposed Western bypass dominated Seraulim's gram sabha on Sunday. Former sarpanch Leslie Dourado told REPORTERS that villagers have demanded the panchayat oppose the railway project...

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Oppn to entry fee to Sarzora lake

Oppn to entry fee to Sarzora lake

23 July 2017 No comment

Margao: Villagers of Sarzora have opposed the proposed entry fee to the local lake. Sarzora sarpanch Sabita Mascarenhas told REPORTERS that the panchayat had suggested imposing an entry fee at the lake as it feared illegal activities, like drug...

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‘Wait for NGT to renew licence’

‘Wait for NGT to renew licence’

23 July 2017 No comment

Margao: At the Cavelossim gram sabha, villagers opposed renewing licence granted to a housing project by the previous ruling body on the recommendation of panchayat advocate Amit Palekar. They said that the matter was pending before the National...

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Vagator Calangute shack operators unsure of future

Panaji: Despite the beach shack policy that allows allottees to set up shacks for three years being in force, shacks along certain stretches of the Calangute and Vagator coastline face an uncertain future.

Last season, the licence period of as many...

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Cong Amend Goa Public Gambling Act

Cong Amend Goa Public Gambling Act

23 July 2017 No comment

Panaji: The state Congress unit on Sunday rubbished chief minister Manohar Parrikar' idea of a casino policy, calling it an effort to fool Goans.

President of Goa Pradesh Congress committee Shantaram Naik said that instead of a casino policy the...

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MV Lucky Seven takes U-turn salvagers change rescue plan

Panaji: The MV Lucky Seven just cannot seem to catch a break. By Sunday, the vessel, which was meant to be used as an off-shore casino called Big Daddy, had turned around and beached itself on the Miramar shoreline, this while the vessel's owner...

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Allocation for Griha Adhaar Laadli Laxmi up by Rs 100cr

Panaji: The directorate of women and child has informed the Goa assembly that 1,218 applications for its Laadli Laxmi scheme are pending with the government for disbursement.

Majority of these, close to 70, are pending in the constituency of...

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Settlers in Goa must respect culture Vijai

Margao: Town and country planning (TCP) minister Vijai Sardesai on Sunday assured to pursue the long-pending demands of Goan Haj pilgrims on a priority basis.

Sardesai made this promise while distributing their passport and visas at a special...

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CM Depression tops reasons for suicides

Panaji: Depression emanating from various reasons is becoming the prime reason for suicidal deaths in the state. Nearly one out of four suicide cases that have been reported so far in the year have been due to depression and stress.

The figures...

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​ GFA set to notify Fifa over U-17 World Cup role


Panaji: The Goa Football Association (GFA) has been left groping in the dark over its role as India gets ready to host the Fifa Under-17 World Cup later this year.

Goa is among the six venues which will host the biggest football...

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More hits than misses for FC Goa in ISL domestic player draft

Panaji: FC Goa were jolted right at the start of the Indian Super League (ISL) domestic player draft but covered enough ground in the end to leave chief coach Sergio Lobera with little to complain.

“We are very happy with the players...

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Pandeys crestfallen as Shikha stumbles in Women’s World Cup final

Panaji: Subhash Pandey allowed a call to go unanswered when a local journalist called up, presumably to ask for directions to his Pilerne residence. When the cell-phone rang again, he couldn’t avoid picking up the call.
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