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Route consulate’s docu checks via MEA Govt

Panaji: The state government has recommended that all documents submitted to the state registrar's office for verification by consulates be routed through the ministry of external affairs, New Delhi, in keeping with the protocol followed by all...

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Special mamlatdar courts for tenancy cases on the cards

Panaji: While the previous BJP government defended the amendment to the Tenancy Act, Investment Promotion Board (IPB) and declassification of coconut palm as forest trees, the new BJP-led coalition government on Monday, through common minimum...

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Collective compromise of coalition politics is CMP

Margao: Accused of "betrayal" by his once close associates for his move to align with the BJP, town and country planning (TCP) minister, Vijai Sardesai has used the common minimum programme (CMP) of the alliance government to hit back at his...

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Cong CMP is a repeat of BJP’s 2012 manifesto

Panaji: Congress on Monday was unimpressed with the BJP coalition government's common minimum programme calling it a "hollow document" consisting of "repeated promises made by the BJP government in 2012".

Chief minister Manohar Parrikar released the...

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Priol’s Gaude gets hold of five panchayats in Ponda

Ponda: With the appointment of sarpanchas and deputies of his choice unopposed, Priol MLA and minister for art & culture Govind Gaude claims a hold on five village panchayats of seven in his constituency.

While the Tivrem-Orgao...

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Today meet Tomazinho at TAG’s ‘Meet the artiste’ prog

Panaji: Lamberto Thomas Cardozo, popularly known as Tomazinho Cardozo, a well-known personality in the cultural and literature field, will be the artiste of the month at Tiatr Academy of Goa's (TAG) 'Meet the artiste' programme to be held on June...

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Fresh ODPs for Margao Ponda SGPDA

Fresh ODPs for Margao Ponda SGPDA

19 June 2017 No comment

Margao: The South Goa Planning and Development Authority (SGPDA), at its first meeting of the newly constituted body held on Monday, decided to scrap the Outline Development Plans for Margao and Ponda prepared by the previous body and prepare fresh...

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Cardinal Ivan Dias

Cardinal Ivan Dias

19 June 2017 No comment

Mumbai: Cardinal Ivan Dias, who was archbishop of Bombay from 1996 to 2006, passed away of old age in Rome on Monday night. He was 81.

Born in Bandra-Mumbai on April 14, 1936, Cardinal Dias hailed from Velsao in Goa. He was an active...

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Unity march on July 16

Unity march on July 16

19 June 2017 No comment

Panaji: Representatives of the state's entertainment and tourism industry on Monday demanded that the state government file an FIR against Sadhvi Saraswati for her recent hate speech. The delegation, led by singer Hema Sardesai, condemned the...

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Students to use mats of local material

Panaji: Hundreds of students at the high school and higher secondary school level from government and government-aided schools will perform yoga between 7am and 9.30am to observe International Yoga Day on June 21, as per directives issued by the...

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After three years German charters likely to revisit Goa

Panaji: After a gap of three years, there is a possibility of charters flying into Goa from Germany for the new tourism season that opens in October. Scheduled flights are also expected from Finland.

"Our efforts are likely to bear fruit...

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Ministers control panchayats in Bardez

Mapusa/Calangute: Cabinet ministers Rohan Khaunte and Vinod Palyekar and other ruling coalition MLAs managed to get their nominees appointed as sarpanch and deputy sarpanch in Bardez taluka.

Sandeep Vazarkar and Maya Keni were elected as...

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BJP loses control over Pernem panchayats

Pernem: BJP backed panels didn't have much luck in panchayats in Pernem taluka. While it was Manohar Azgaonkar supported panels that elected sarpanchas and deputy sarpanchas in Pernem constituency, Congress MLA Dayanand Sopte said that panchas...

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In Salcete Cong MLAs call the shots in panchayat polls

Margao/Colva: Twenty-three year old Melissa Carvalho could well be Salcete's as well as among Goa's youngest sarpanchas.

She was elected to head the Guirdolim panchayat on Monday, while Franky Rodrigues was elected deputy. Inacio Pereira...

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Senior citizen found dead at Caranzalem

Panaji: Senior citizen Helena Joshee was found dead in her apartment at Caranzalem, Panaji, on Monday evening, police said. Joshee had been living a retired life in the state and was last seen on Friday, according to police.

Panaji...

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RP should be a priority GBA

RP should be a priority GBA

19 June 2017 No comment

Panaji: Goa Bachao Abhiyan (GBA) said the ambiguity of Regional Plan 2021 is causing large-scale destruction and the priority should be a plan to prevent further damage.

"The ambiguity of the present plan is leading to violation of laws," GBA...

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Senior citizen found dead in house

Senior citizen found dead in house

19 June 2017 No comment

PANAJI: A senior citizen was found dead in her apartment at Caranzalem in Panaji on Monday evening, police said. Helena Joshee had been living a retired life and was last seen on Friday, according to police.

Panaji police station inspector...

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Coconut palm to conferred state tree status soon Manohar Parrikar

PANAJI: The coconut palm, which was controversially shorn off its tree status in Goa last year, may well become a tree, in fact a state tree, a few months from now, said Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday.

Nearly a year after the...

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Fourth accused in Merces attack surrenders

PANAJI: Fourth accused in the Merces sword attack case, Sai Kundaikar, on Monday surrendered before the Old Goa police station.

North Goa superintendent of police (SP) Karthik Kashyap told REPORTERS that police will seek custody of...

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Varca’s disabled newspaper seller inspires youth

VARCA: Plenty of able-bodied youth move around without any motives or goals in life, zooming around on bikes, drinking in bars, even indulging in illegalities like eve-teasing and accepting matka bets.

In stark contrast is the life of Glorio...

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Communal harmony is our backbone Sardesai

PANAJI: Stopping short of demanding a ban on the entry of Hindu right wing groups and fundamentalist individuals, town and country planning minister and Goa Forward Party supremo Vijai Sardesai issued a strong warning to elements seeking to...

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GSL holds meet for SC/ST-run vendors

GSL holds meet for SC/ST-run vendors

19 June 2017 No comment

PANAJI: To promote entrepreneurs from the scheduled caste and scheduled tribe category, Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) organized a national vendor development program exclusively for micro and small industries owned by SC/ST entrepreneurs.

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