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After 20 yrs govt to recruit DySPs directly

Panaji: After two decades, the state government has initiated the process of filling 50% posts of deputy superintendent of police (DySP) through direct recruitment with retrospective effect from 1998. If chief minister Manohar Parrikar clears...

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Citizen step up fight for app-based taxi service in state

Panaji: The irony of Goa's tourism industry is that a ticket from Mumbai to Goa costs roughly the same as the taxi fare from the airport to the capital city, if not more. After an online petition last month urging the chief minister to...

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First time in 12 yrs same student tops in P C M

Panaji: For the first time in more than a decade, a student attained the top score in physics, chemistry and mathematics, individually, at the Goa Common Entrance Test (GCET) 2017.

Panaji-based Pratheek D'Souza Rebello had earlier beat the...

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Minor booked for rape in Cuncolim

Minor booked for rape in Cuncolim

15 May 2017 No comment

Margao: The Cuncolim police have booked an offence against a 15-year old boy on charges of raping a 12-year old girl. Though the incident occurred a few days ago, the complaint was registered on Tuesday.

The police have booked an offence...

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Panchayat polls Filing of nominations from May 18

Panaji: The state election commission machinery has given candidates for the June 11 panchayat polls one week to file their nomination, from May 18 to May 25, barring May 21, which is a Sunday.

State election commissioner R K Srivastava...

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Tushar Lotlikar back as Mapusa PI

Tushar Lotlikar back as Mapusa PI

15 May 2017 No comment

Panaji: Crime branch police inspector (PI) Tushar Lotlikar, who was transferred from the Mapusa police station during the 2017 assembly polls, has been moved back to his earlier post. He is among the 12 PIs transferred by the Goa Police on...

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Operations at 12 Sonshi mines remain suspended

Panaji: With the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) deciding against renewing consent to operate documents till further air quality monitoring is done at Sonshi, Sattari, operations at 12 of the 13 mining leases there will continue to be...

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Varunapuri to Sada NH 17-B corridor to miss deadline

Panaji: The long overdue NH 17-B four-lane project from Varunapuri to Sada junction will miss its October 2018 deadline due to delays in land acquisition from the ministry of defence and presence of utility and oil pipelines along the route...

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Govt shuffles host of bureaucrats

Govt shuffles host of bureaucrats

15 May 2017 No comment

Panaji: The government on Monday ordered the transfer of 15 junior scale officers of the Goa Civil Service with immediate effect on the recommendations of the Goa Services Board. All officers are expected to complete the process of handing over...

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Collem case Illicit affair costs Karnataka man life

Ponda: A fortnight after a highly decomposed body with the face smashed beyond recognition was recovered from Collem, Ponda police, on Monday, have made an arrest in the case.

Ponda DySP Sunita Sawant said the accused, Ningappa 'Muthu'...

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Nat’l conference on polar science begins

Panaji: More than 250 scientists from different institutes across the country have converged in the state for a national conference on polar sciences at the national centre for Antarctica and ocean research (NCAOR).

The two day national-level...

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GCET could be redundant from 2018

GCET could be redundant from 2018

15 May 2017 No comment

Panaji: If the Union human resource development (HRD) ministry's plans to hold a national-level entrance test for engineering seats across India from 2018 materialises, the Goa Common Entrance Test (GCET) will not be conducted from next year...

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‘Unsafe’ meat market in Mapusa razed by MMC

Mapusa: Mapusa municipality late Monday evening demolished the dilapidated structure of beef and pork stalls which were declared unsafe. Beef and pork stall owners from the Mapusa market were shifted to mutton stalls in the same building as a...

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A village famed as ‘The Mango Basket’

Isidore Domnick Mendis

Amona, in Bicholim taluka, is an abode to temples and festivals that are frequented by devotees from across Goa and outside the state.

This village has goddess Shanta Durga as the central figure among all the...

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Mining leases at Sonshi to continue to remain inactive

PANAJI: With Goa state pollution control board (GSPCB) deciding against renewing mines' consent to operate till further air quality monitoring is done at Sonshi, 12 of the 13 mining leases there will continue to be suspended. The next board...

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In Goa’s mining towns realtors opt to wait for stability over panic sale

GOA: From super profits to distress sales, the real estate economy in South Goa's mining belt has witnessed a roller coaster ride since the mining boom rocked the state during the early part of this century.

When iron ore trade was at its...

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Goas slums are full of Karnataka migrants Study

A study, conducted across 14 slums in Goa, found that the largest number of migrants are from Karnataka, especially the districts of Gadag, Vijayapura, Belagavi, Bagalkot, Haveri and Dharwad. A majority of them belong to the Lambani community...

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KFD Sattari farmers want culling of monkeys

Panaji: Members of the Sattari Shetkari Manch are planning to write to the government with regards to KFD-related deaths in the state. According to them, the vaccines given to prevent Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD), also called monkey fever, are not...

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Monsoon works begin in Rumdamoll

Monsoon works begin in Rumdamoll

14 May 2017 No comment

Margao: An annual budget of approximately Rs 90 lakh was approved at the gram sabha at Rumdamoll-Davorlim village panchayat in Salcete on Sunday.

Rumdamoll-Davorlim panchayat secretary Custodio Faria told REPORTERS, "Along with the annual budget...

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Pollution board to decide on clearances to 39 mines today

Panaji: Goa State Pllution Control Board (GSPCB) on Monday will decide on granting consent to operate under Air and Water Acts to 39 mining leases, including 12 mining leases at Sonshi, which have been asked to stop activities.

GSPCB officials have...

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New technology makes candy of mace to boost farmers’ income

Panaji: While the use of nutmeg and mace (rind) is popularly seen in food, scientists at the ICAR-CCARI have found an innovative use for the pericarp to prepare a mouth-watering dry fruit and a mouth freshner.

The freshly harvested crop comprises...

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‘Queen of beaches’ now home to garbage strays

Colva: Colva beach, known in the past as the longest (25km) and most spectacular of South Goa's beaches with the finest white sand, had also made it to a Goan song as the 'queen of the beaches'. Of course all this refers to times and songs way back...

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