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Kalay resident held for murder

Kalay resident held for murder

11 August 2017 No comment

Margao: The Curchorem police on Friday arrested 42-year-old Vinod Vithoba Kutkar, a resident of Khutkarwada, Kalay, on charges of murdering Nikel Colu, 40, a native of Jharkhand.

Police sources said that the Curchorem police received...

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HC notice to govt over FIR in illegal mining case

Panaji: The high court of Bombay at Goa on Friday issued notice to the state government following the petition filed by the wife of accused Philip Jacob, who was charged for his involvement in illegal mining cases, to quash the first information...

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‘Enrol students for Aadhaar by September 20’

Vasco: The directorate of education on Friday asked all schools to ensure that their students are enrolled for the Aadhaar card by September 20.

Director of education Gajanan P Bhat made the announcement during a special meeting held at Vasco with...

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Get fresh green clearance from Centre Tribunal to mining cos

Panaji: The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed 25 mining lease holders to appear before the ministry of environment and forest (MoEF) regarding the issue of seeking a fresh environmental clearance (EC) in terms of a related Supreme Court...

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Case against Bhagat in Danielle murder adjourned

Colva: The additional sessions court has adjourned the hearing of the case against Vikat Bhagat, who is accused of allegedly murdering British national Danielle Maria Theresa McLaughlin near Canacona, to August 21.

During the hearing on framing...

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MMC told to be strict with fire cracker stalls

Mapusa: Deputy collector, Bardez, Gaurish Shankwalkar has asked the Mapusa muncipality not to issue permission to fire cracker stalls during the upcoming Ganesh festival season without getting approval from the collector, fire department and the...

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4 women accused of theft nabbed

4 women accused of theft nabbed

11 August 2017 No comment

Mapusa: Mapusa police on Friday arrested four women from Karnataka in connection with two theft cases reported at two establishments in Mapusa.

Police said that Vikas Maluram, supervisor of a establishment had, on August 6, lodged a complaint...

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Retail rates of onions rise again tomatoes remain pricey

Panaji: Yet again, as the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi approaches, onion prices have increased sharply from Rs25 per kg last week, to Rs35-40 per kg. Tomato prices have remained the same at Rs60 per kg in the Panaji municipal market.

Suraj...

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Govt yet to crack whip against forensic doc

Panaji: The government is yet to take action against a doctor from the forensic department of Goa Medical College (GMC) and Hospital, Bambolim, who was accused of issuing a death certificate without conducting a post-mortem. Following an inquiry, a...

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Goan employed in Finland dies

Goan employed in Finland dies

11 August 2017 No comment

Panaji: The Goa NRI Commission is communicating with the Indian embassy in Helsinki, Finland, over the death of Shyamal Rosario, 55, a resident of Vasco who expired there on August 5, after suffering a heart attack.

Rosario was employed as a chef...

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‘90 of streetlights replaced by LEDs’

Panaji: Close to 90% of conventional streetlights in the state have been replaced with LED lighting. The entire exercise is expected to be complete by September, said N Mohan, senior manager (technical) EESL, which is managing the project through...

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Kin distraught as seafarer’s body fails to arrive

Panaji: If losing their loved one wasn't painful enough, the family of 42-year-old seafarer Naville Fernandes, was terribly disappointed to find that his mortal remains didn't arrive on the scheduled flight on Friday evening.

All arrangements for...

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300 municipal pumps to be audited for energy use

Panaji: The directorate of municipal administration (DMA) and Energy Efficiency Services Limited (EESL), a joint venture company that reports to the ministry of power, on Friday signed an MoU to implement energy efficient projects in the state's...

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Vishawajit predicts party split

Vishawajit predicts party split

11 August 2017 No comment

Panaji: The upcoming bypoll is generating much heat in Valpoi, with Bhartiya Janata Party's (BJP) candidate Vishwajit Rane hitting out at the Congress for "importing workers in the constituency".

"The state Congress is on the verge of a...

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FDA raids establishments in Margao Canacona

Margao/Canacona: The food and drugs administration (FDA) shut four eateries in Margao, including a canteen at the South Goa collectorate, on Friday.

FDA director Salim Veljee said while the canteen was found to be operating without a...

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‘Cong has a better chance in Valpoi’

Panaji: Despite the voices of bravado emanating over Girish Chodankar's chances in the Panaji byelections, the Congress let it slip that the party's Valpoi campaign was on a stronger ground in comparison to Panaji for the August 23 bypolls.

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Notes of a native son Hansda S Shekhar

Notes of a native son Hansda S Shekhar

11 August 2017 No comment

One of India's best young writers, and good friend of Goa, is fighting a cultural battle with significant implications for the rest of the country. On August 4, an irate crowd targeted the brilliant author Hansda Sowvendra Shekhar in his home...

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Not in luck Stricken ship still grounded

Panaji: The grounded ship, MV Lucky Seven continues to remain at the same spot on Miramar beach, as the salvage operation to pull it off the shore for an assessment of its structural integrity was not undertaken by the salvage firm till Friday...

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Soon GMC to have separate queues for senior citizens

Bambolim: All Out patient Departments (OPD) at Goa Medical College (GMC) and hospital, Bambolim, will soon have separate queue for senior citizens. The orthopaedic OPD has already started the practice.

Dr S M Bandekar, medical...

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This season expect more tourist charters from Russia

Panaji: The sunshine state is getting all ready to welcome the first charter of the season in the second week of October and tourism stakeholders are betting big on Russians making their way to Goa to bask in the sun and sand.

The Russians...

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GMC doc under probe on medical edu panel

Panaji: Dr Prashant Natekar, who was divested of his charge as head of department of anatomy, Goa Medical College (GMC) and hospital, Bambolim, pending vigilance inquiry against him, has been appointed as a member of the medical education cell...

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Assessment team to visit Sakhali govt college

Panaji: A three-member National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) peer team will visit the Government College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Sakhali, on Friday, for a comprehensive review of the college during the years 2011-2016....

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