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Goa cabinet hands over RERA to urban development from town and country planning

PANAJI: The ministry of urban development has been given charge of the Real Estate Regulatory Authority (RERA), including framing of rules and appointment of the regulatory authority and appellate tribunal under the Real Estate (Regulation and...

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St Estevam locals cry foul over delimitation

Panaji: A group of agitated villagers from St Estevam grilled the panchayat's secretary and staff on Tuesday about what they alleged was an "arbitrary and non-transparent process of delimitation" of the seven-ward local body.

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Sanatan Sanstha to mark founder’s anniversary

Panaji: Sanatan Sanstha will mark the 75th birth anniversary of its founder, Jayant Athavale on May 18 with an awareness programme about the 'Hindu nation'. "To make the society knowledgeable about Athavale's mission, programmes have been...

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AAP to govt Scrap laptop scheme

AAP to govt Scrap laptop scheme

16 May 2017 No comment

Margao: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Tuesday demanded that the state government scrap the laptop distribution scheme to students of Class XI and XII in the current form, on the grounds that it amounts to "unfair trade practices" and "stands to...

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SWR does away with 72 level crossing gates

Margao: To enhance safety of train operations, the South Western Railway (SWR) eliminated 72 level crossing gates during 2016-17, replacing these with limited height subways, rail overbridges, or underbridges.

At SWR's 18th zonal railway...

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Vendor spots in Mapusa mkt to be marked

Mapusa: Mapusa Municipal Council (MMC) chairperson Rohan Kavlekar, has assured to address the issue of illegal encroachments on footpaths in the Mapusa municipal market by marking a certain number of spaces for vendors with thermoplast paint....

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Rs 2 lakh payout to farmer ‘gored to death’ by gaur

Yenu Solyenkar, a farmer from Dharbandora, whose body was found just 1.5km away from the Bondla wildlife sanctuary in a pool of blood, with deep gashes on his chest and abdomen in March, will be compensated by the government.

It was...

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Leopard caught in snare dies in Bicholim

Keri/Panaji: A leopard died on Tuesday after getting caught in a snare trap suspected to have been laid out to catch wild boars by unidentified persons, near Wadaval village in Bicholim. The four-year-old male big cat, weighing approximately...

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1996-batch IPS Jaspal Singh to take over as IGP

Panaji: Jaspal Singh, 1996-batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer from the Arunachal Pradesh-Goa-Mizoram and Union Territory (AGMUT) cadre, has been posted to the state as inspector general of police. He will take charge by June end.

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MoI FORCE submits over 2 lakh signatures to govt

Panaji: The forum for rights of children's education (FORCE) on Tuesday submitted over two lakh signatures in support of continuing grants to English-medium schools and against the committee constituted by the government to decide on the...

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Vestiges of sharing-taxis still exist at Margao’s Lohia Maidan

Twenty-three-odd taxis, polished to a sheen, stand ready for the day at their designated parking spot near Lohia Maidan in Margao. These black and yellow cabs are a legacy of a simpler time, when commuters didn't think twice to share a vehicle...

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Goa on course to becoming green state in non-LPG fuel consumption

Panaji: With two parallel government schemes running in tandem to provide LPG connections free of cost, Goa has witnessed a drastic decline in the number of people using non-LPG fuels, primarily kerosene. With the dwindling numbers, the...

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‘Don’t wait for NEET results to apply for courses’

Panaji: Director of technical education Vivek Kamat has warned students that the date to apply for professional degree seats in Goa will not be extended beyond May 26. With Class XII and Goa Common Entrance Test (GCET) results already declared...

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‘In Goa a thriving IT ecosystem well within reach’

Panaji: Robust infrastructure, reliable internet, consistent power and ease of doing business are key to attract and develop an information and technology industry, the Goa Technology Association said.

The newly formed organization plans...

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Forest dept rescues gaur in Mollem

Forest dept rescues gaur in Mollem

16 May 2017 No comment

Panaji: Forest department officials rescued a gaur in Mollem on Monday that was caught in a snare trap. They attributed the straying into inhabited areas to low water availability in waterholes.

"Age-old waterholes in the forests don't...

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BJP waiting for bypollsKandolkar

BJP waiting for bypollsKandolkar

16 May 2017 No comment

Mapusa: BJP leaders and workers are eagerly waiting for the bypolls in Panaji and Valpoi to elect BJP MLAs, party leader and former MLA from Tivim constituency and former chairman of the Goa horticulture corporation Kiran Kandolkar said, adding...

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NIO invites applications for skill devpt programme

Panaji: Goa-based National Institute of Oceanography (NIO) has invited applications for shrimp farmers, brackish aquaculture farmers and aquatic microbiology lab assistants, who will be trained in a skill development programme in aquaculture.

The...

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Madkaikar instructs power dept to be people-friendly

Panaji: Power minister Pandurang Madkaikar lent a patient ear to demands, complaints and suggestions from North Goa MLAs and ministers at a special meeting convened on Tuesday. He directed department engineers to be public-friendly and attend to...

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Renovation of holy tank at tirtha in Kankumbi begins

Keri: Almost 11 years after the sacred water tank of Kankumbi was damaged during excavation work on the Kalasa canal by the Karnataka Neeravari Nigam Limited (KNNL), repair works on it commenced in April.

The village of Kankumbi in Karnataka is...

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Caught in snare trap leopard in Goa dies

PANAJI: Caught in a snare trap and unable to be rescued in time, a leopard died in Bicholim, Goa on Tuesday. The four-year-old male, weighing approximately 25 kg was trapped in the wire of what forest officials described as a 'snare trap made...

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Goas stories to be translated into Hindi

PANAJI: Goa-based Institute Menezes Braganza (IMB) is in the process of translating 23 stories written by popular Marathi writers from Goa. A total of 13 Hindi PhD-holders have been roped in to translate Marathi fiction into Hindi, which will...

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Intensify police patrolling give better streetlights Siolkars

Mapusa: Villagers of Siolim-Marna village panchayat at the gram sabha held on Sunday demanded intensified police patrolling and proper illumination of areas, especially, isolated areas in the village. The recent heinous crime where a woman was...

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