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PWD ordered to issue fresh bill to consumer

Panaji: A consumer, who was billed "excessively and exorbitantly" by the PWD, has received some relief with the Goa Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, South Goa, directing the department to issue a fresh water bill and pay him compensation of Rs...

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Tejas Express food-poisoning Two officials suspended

MUMBAI: A day after the shocking incident of food poisoning of 24 passengers on board the Goa-Mumbai Tejas Express, the IRCTC on Monday suspended two officials and served a show-cause notice to another, official sources said here.

The...

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26 take ill after meal on Goa-Mumbai train 3 in ICU

MUMBAI: Hit by derailments and the Elphinstone Road stampede, the railways suffered another setback on Sunday with 40 passengers of the premium Goa-to-Mumbai Tejas Express offloaded at Chiplun on Sunday afternoon and rushed to a hospital for...

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U-17 WC teams’ quirky demands Extra ice and special cookies

Panaji: From tons of ice, assorted cookies, luxury cars and even mosquito repellents, the local organising committee (LOC) for the Fifa U-17 World Cup has been kept on its toes by participating teams.

India is hosting its first Fifa event...

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Regularisation of houses Govt to levy Rs 10k for scrutiny of papers

Panaji: Applicants seeking regularisation of their illegal structures will have to initially shell out Rs 10,000 for scrutiny of documents.

Revenue minister Rohan Khaunte told REPORTERS that authorities will not begin examining the papers...

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One injured in Bambolim accident

One injured in Bambolim accident

15 October 2017 No comment

Panaji: A tragedy was averted at Bambolim on Sunday morning when a car from Margao hit two other cars coming from the opposite direction. The driver of the car coming from Margao suffered minor injuries. Traffic slowed down for about two hours...

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HC order on Rane bigger blow to Cong

HC order on Rane bigger blow to Cong

15 October 2017 No comment

Panaji: Health minister Vishwajit Rane's political gamble to resign from Congress and get a berth in the BJP-led state cabinet had dented the Congress then. But, the high court judgement on the disqualification plea filed against him comes as a...

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Gaude says no to cash backs old ration system

Panaji: The government will not opt for 'direct transfer of money', but will stick to the tried and tested rationing system of distribution of food grains and other items under the Public Distribution System (PDS), said Govind Gaude, minister...

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Govt to forego direct money transfer for old ration system Gaude

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Panaji: The government will not opt for 'direct transfer of money', but will stick to the tried and tested rationing system of distribution of food grains and other items under the Public Distribution System (PDS), said Govind...

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Since 2008 lifeguards rescued over 3 000 lives claims Drishti

Colva: On June 2, 2017, two middle-aged fishermen ventured into the sea at Cavelossim in a small fishing boat. About 400m into the sea, they were fighting for their lives as a large wave tossed their canoe, turtle. A lifeguard from Drishti...

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Monsoon yet to withdraw from Goa

Monsoon yet to withdraw from Goa

15 October 2017 No comment

Panaji: Pernem recorded the heaviest rainfall of 112.0mm among 13 centres during the last 24 hours, even as the southwest monsoon withdrew from entire Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, and some parts of Maharashtra.

The rainfall was...

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San Jose de Areal locals oppose double tracking

Margao: The special gram sabha of Sao Jose de Areal held on Sunday unanimously adopted a resolution voicing their objection to the proposed double tracking of the South Western Railway track passing through the village.

The villagers, it...

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Grant for OBC SC families for reconstruction of old house

Panaji: Goa government will provide upto Rs 2 lakh for reconstruction of an existing house and upto Rs 75,000 for repairs of an existing house to economically-backward OBC and SC families.

Government has extended the scheme 'Atal Asra...

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Temporary ‘bridge’ erected for Colva Fama

Margao: In view of the large crowds expected to attend the Colva Fama of Menino Jesus being celebrated on Monday, a temporary overhead bridge will be constructed across the main road near the Our Lady of Mercy Church, Colva, for the convenience...

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Rainwater floods Canacona fields losses pegged at Rs 90L

Canacona/Poinguinim: As intermittent rainfall in Canacona taluka caused the water level to swell in Talpona river, there was a flood-like situation in many parts of the region. Paddy and other crops were extensively damaged, and locals panicked...

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Water issues worry Corlim residents

Water issues worry Corlim residents

15 October 2017 No comment

Panaji: The issue of irregularities in the audit report of the panchayat and a proposal for improving water supply to some parts of Corlim were some matters that dominated the gram sabha on Sunday.

The acts of omission and commission by...

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26 take ill after meal on Goa-Mum train 3 in ICU

Panaji/Margao/Mumbai: At least 26 passengers aboard the Goa-Mumbai Tejas Express were hospitalised in Chiplun, Maharashtra, on Sunday for suspected food poisoning. Three of them are in the intensive care unit (ICU) but out of danger, according...

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Santa Monica project GTDC bats for 44-yr PPP contract

Panaji: Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) is keen to award the contract to 'maintain the multi-level car park (MPLC) and the Santa Monica jetty and construct a terminal building' on public-private partnership (PPP) mode to Krishna...

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Plea to restart Narkasur contest

Plea to restart Narkasur contest

15 October 2017 No comment

Panaji: Disappointed at being denied an opportunity to hold a Narkasur competition in Mapusa, that hasn't seen one for the past three years, Siddhesh Kamat Azrekar a member of Swarajya Gomantak-Mapusa has started an online campaign, petitioning...

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‘Scheme for landlords in the offing’

‘Scheme for landlords in the offing’

15 October 2017 No comment

Margao: Agriculture minister Vijai Sardessai said that the Goa government will draft a scheme that will provide benefits to bhatkars (landlords) and farmers so as to promote the cultivation of coconuts in the state.

At the inauguration...

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Areal villagers raise the pitch against double tracking project

 

SAO JOSE DE AREAL: Raising the clamour against the proposed double tracking in the village, people of Sao Jose De Areal on Sunday unanimously resolved to oppose the doubling of rail tracks. They   also decided to write to&nbsp...

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Barricades at city market pose danger to visitors

 

PANAJI: The barricades put up in front of the municipal market to prevent two wheelers from parking within the market precincts have become a problem for the people, especially senior citizens.

There have been instances wherein senior...

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