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Small-time women vendors from rural Bicholim earning a gainful livelihood

Ramesh Savaikar | NT

BICHOLIM: Small-time women vendors from Bicholim villages are making a gainful business by selling local produce to earn their livelihood. These vendors have been allotted space by Bicholim Municipal Council (BMC) in the new...

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House session may be curtailed Sudin likely to table budget

Panaji: The month-long budget session of Goa assembly beginning on Monday is likely to be curtailed in view of the health condition of chief minister Manohar Parrikar. Sources said Parrikar is unlikely to present the budget and it will be...

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Foreigner duo held for ATM scam in Porvorim

Foreigner duo held for ATM scam in Porvorim

18 Feb 2018 No comment 3 hits
Panaji: Porvorim police arrested Hungarian national Nare Janos, 45, for cheating on Saturday, after he was caught tampering with ATMs to withdraw money.
His Romanian partner in crime managed to flee the spot in Porvorim and the police...

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10 panchayats excelling in waste mgmt to get Rs 5L each

Margao: In an effort to tackle the growing garbage menace in Goa, the state government has initiated a scheme wherein an incentive of Rs 5 lakh will be provided to 10 village panchayats that emerge as best performers in managing their...

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Modi meets Parrikar in Mum takes health update from docs

Panaji/Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who was in Mumbai for official functions on Sunday, made an unscheduled visit to Lilavati Hospital to meet former defence minister and Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar who is undergoing treatment...

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Macazana villagers question lack of development by govt

Margao: An annual budget of approximately Rs 21 lakh was approved during the Macazana gram sabha held on Sunday.
Macazana panchayat sarpanch Agnelo D’Costa told REPORTERS that, “The annual budget of approximately Rs 21...

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Nuvem VP gets waste mgmt panel

Nuvem VP gets waste mgmt panel

18 Feb 2018 No comment 3 hits
Margao: The Nuvem village panchayat constituted it’s mandatory garbage management committee during the gram sabha on Sunday.
Nuvem deputy sarpanch Manuel Borges said gram sabha members refused to approve the audit report as a...

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Chandor voices dissent over road plan

Chandor voices dissent over road plan

18 Feb 2018 No comment 5 hits
Margao: The Chandor gram sabha on Sunday reiterated their opposition to the proposed state highway 8 by undertaking road widening of the internal village roads.
Chandor deputy sarpanch Mafaldina Martins told REPORTERS that the gram...

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Rachol gives nod to Rs 83L annual budget

Rachol gives nod to Rs 83L annual budget

18 Feb 2018 No comment 3 hits
Margao: Rachol gram sabha on Sunday approved an annual budget of approximately Rs 83 lakh.
Rachol sarpanch Eni Joanette Xavier Oliveira told REPORTERS that an annual budget of Rs 83.4 lakh along with the audit report was approved by...

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Sangolda meet discusses sanitation garbage issues

Saligao: The gram sabha of Sangolda village held on Sunday witnessed a heated discussion on the issue of illegal constructions of small rooms which are let out to persons from outside Goa without proper sanitation facilities. The other issues...

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Biz community seeks infra boost in industrial estates

Panaji: With the state budget just days away, Goa’s business community is hoping for the necessary impetus to industrial development through upgradation of all 24 industrial estates in the state. With critical infrastructure in...

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Dhangar community living under eviction threat

Keri: Goa’s Dhangar community feels insecure as the fear of eviction from their age-old dwelling houses makes them fidgety. For years, their struggle to obtain tribal status has remained only a distant dream. The recent demolition of two...

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Annual entrepreneurship prog introduced at NIT Goa

Panaji: The National Institute of Technology (NIT), Goa, has introduced an annual programme in which its students will interact with successful entrepeneurs with the objective of encouraging entrepeneurship among the students. The...

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‘Let’s build unity through service of our brethren’

Panaji: The kingdom of heaven is not just about building a relationship with God, but also about building unity in our community through service of our brethren, archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao said.
Delivering the homily at the mass after the...

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President Kovind to be conferred with LLD on maiden Goa visit

PANAJI: Goa University will confer a honorary doctorate in law degree or LLD on the President of India Ram Nath Kovind, during his visit to the university this Saturday. Kovind will be on his first to Goa on February 24, to preside over the...

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Goa CMs treatment to continue in Mumbai for few more days South Goa MP

PANAJI: After the treatment for pancreatitis started on Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar at a private hospital in Mumbai, he is expected to return back to the state by the end of the week, South Goa MP Narendra Sawaikar said.
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Serene splendour of Konadi dargah

Serene splendour of Konadi dargah

18 Feb 2018 No comment 5 hits
The dargah of Konadi in remote Korgao-Pernem is seldom explored though it sits merely a few miles away from the bustling town of Mapusa. A pre-Portuguese era monument, the dargah is reckoned to be one of the oldest in Goa, and has its shrine...

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New lease of life for Asilo

New lease of life for Asilo

18 Feb 2018 No comment 3 hits
The heritage structure of the erstwhile iconic Asilo hospital, Mapusa has got a new lease of life following a complete restoration at a cost of Rs 8.38 crore. With this, the structure that was established in 1945 sees a rejuvenated facade with...

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Mhadei matters Leave out politics follow law

GOA: As the Mhadei Water Disputes Tribunal moves towards the final hearing, the battle for the river seems to enter a decisive phase. Goa has so far been better prepared, with Karnataka still not being able to recover from the 2016 ruling....

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Realtors could be in for tough times over next two years

PANAJI : The next 18-24 months could be hard on property brokers and consultants as the Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act (RERA) sweeps through the state. Decisions of the Real Estate Regulatory Authority, which are expected to...

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Govt to guide 15 panchayats on waste management initiatives

GOA: While activists cried for action against these panchayats and the government delayed in setting up a corporation, Goa’s festering garbage problem became a sore point for tourists and the local populace.
“The creation...

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More panchayats join govt’s waste management plan but long road ahead

PANAJI: The state’s deficient solid waste management programme is looking up, as the government has prodded more defiant panchayats into the garbage-collection loop and raised the quantum of garbage delivered at Saligao plant to over 100...

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