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Class I to VII to be assessed subject-wise from next yr

Panaji: Along with the syllabus, schools in Goa will soon be provided with class-wise, subject-wise minimum learning outcomes to be achieved for students of Classes I to VIII. These learning outcomes will be outlined for schools by the...

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Now on-the-spot FDA tests on food served at eateries

 

PANAJI

To conduct on-the-spot tests on the food served at eateries in the state, the food and drugs administration has procured a lab vehicle which will function as a ‘food safety on wheels’.

Coming out with this information on...

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Khaunte full-fledged Margao ESI Hospital by March

 

MARGAO

Construction work of the ESI Hospital in Margao, which has already missed the October deadline, will be completed by December 31 and will be fully-functional by March 2018, Labour Minister Rohan Khaunte said on Thursday. He said...

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Parrikar to meet Oppn MLAs on December 16

Parrikar to meet Oppn MLAs on December 16

07 Dec 2017 No comment 4 hits

 

PANAJI

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has convened a meeting of all 16 Opposition MLAs on December 16 to decide on development works in their respective constituencies and funds for the works.

This meeting was convened soon after...

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Police suggest to banks ways to keep ATM thieves at bay

 

PANAJI

In view of the recurring incidents of thefts at ATM centres, the Goa police have suggested to banks to carry out analyses on the ATMs which are generally not used by the people during nighttime. The police have advised the banks to...

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Political angle in cannabis case should be probed Shantaram

 

PANAJI

Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president Shantaram Naik on Thursday demanded that the police must probe the political angle in the cultivation of cannabis case which came to light on Wednesday at Candolim.

“Sarpanch of...

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Concession to KTC pass holders hiked

Concession to KTC pass holders hiked

07 Dec 2017 No comment 3 hits

 

PANAJI

The government on Thursday announced a hike in the concession to commuters and students travelling in Kadamba State Transport (KTC) buses, with effect from January 1, 2018.

Following the hike, students using KTC buses will receive...

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Comprehensive mobility plan to take shape in new year

Panaji: The consultant tasked with drafting a proper public transport plan for Goa could be on board soon, with Imagine Panaji Smart City Development Limited receiving expressions of interest from two firms.

Aside from the consultant...

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Civic body bans plastic at Margao fair

Civic body bans plastic at Margao fair

06 Dec 2017 No comment 3 hits
Margao: The Margao Municipal Council (MMC) has decided to ban the use of plastic bags at the fair to be held during the feast of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception in the town. Vendors have been warned of fines of up to Rs 5,000 in case of a...

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Coastal body now in eye of storm

Coastal body now in eye of storm

06 Dec 2017 No comment 2 hits
Colva: After the cyclonic storm Ockhi has blown over, aggrieved shackowners and government authorities are locked in a blame game over issues over the location of shacks closer to the sea and the inadequacy of the warning issued to the...

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Arts festival to be spread over 11 venues

Arts festival to be spread over 11 venues

06 Dec 2017 No comment 1 hits
Panaji: Spread across 11 locations in Panaji, ranging from historic Portuguese buildings to structures of modern marvel, the second edition of the Serendipity Arts festival (SAF) is scheduled to be held from December 15 to 22.

Programmes...

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Irregular water supply irks Vagator Chapora locals

Mapusa: Agitated over erratic water supply over the past couple of months, the villagers of Vagator-Chapora have demanded for regular supply of water or else they have threatened to block the roads in the village.

The villagers raised their...

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Saligao villagers protest ‘coercion’

Saligao villagers protest ‘coercion’

06 Dec 2017 No comment 2 hits
Saligao: Villagers and members of the Saligao panchayat recently vented their ire against the staff of Bank of India's Saligao branch, after its officials "coerced and frightened" them over the last few weeks to link their Aadhaar cards to...

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Private bus owners spar with KTC staff over AC bus

Canacona/Margao: Canacona police on Wednesday booked an FIR against a group of private bus operators for objecting to the introduction of an AC bus from Canacona to Margao by the Kadamba Transport Corporation (KTC). The move followed a commotion...

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State to give Rs 5 crore to relief fund

State to give Rs 5 crore to relief fund

06 Dec 2017 No comment 2 hits
Panaji: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar's cabinet on Wednesday decided to hand over Rs 5 crore as aid to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund.

The money will be used to help states affected by cyclone Ockhi, he said, adding that the Lakshadweep...

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Joint venture Two held for growing pot in Candolim

Calangute: Calangute police on Wednesday arrested two persons and filed a case against a restaurant owner after cannabis (ganja) was found growing in his property at Arradi, Candolim.

"We are waiting to record the statement of the...

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Parrikar promises independent disaster mgmt system by March

Porvorim: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar said an independent disaster management mechanism will be in place in Goa by next March.

Addressing a press conference on Wednesday, Parrikar said that the setting up of an independent disaster management...

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Govt bank refuses to honour cheque till Aadhaar no linked

Panaji: Despite a Supreme Court directive asking banks not to coerce customers into linking their Aadhaar card with their bank accounts, Bank of India, Saligao branch, has been refusing to undertake financial transactions until customers sign...

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‘Centre condoned delay in mining lease renewals’

Panaji: In a statement that could raise questions over the ongoing SIT investigation into illegal mining in the state, the Hede Business Group (HBG) on Wednesday said that it was the Union government which had condoned the delay in renewing mining...

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For green power cabinet approves Goa solar policy

Porvorim: The state cabinet on Wednesday granted its approval to the implementation of the Goa State Solar Policy, 2017, to facilitate generation of solar power in the state.

Addressing Reporters after the cabinet meet, chief minister...

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Farmers stare at losses as state’s only sugarcane factory beset with problems

Ponda: All is not well at Goa's only cooperative sugar factory. If a technical snag developed by the turbine that powers the entire plant isn't repaired soon, tonnes of sugarcane from across Dharbandora and Sanguem talukas may go to waste.

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Police crack down on cannabis cultivation at Candolim

 

CALANGTUE

Bringing to light poppy cultivation in the state, the Calangute police   arrested two persons for cultivating cannabis plants and booked the owner of the property where the plants had been grown at Arrad-Candolim in...

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