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New disaster management mechanism in the works

 

PANAJI

Admitting that there are no standard operating procedures in the state disaster management mechanism, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said  that a new disaster management mechanism is being worked out and&nbsp...

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Crucial bills to be tabled in House during winter session

 

PANAJI

The four-day winter session of the state legislative assembly to be held from December 13 to December 18 – excluding the weekend – later this month, will witness tabling of four bills including the Goa tax on...

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Goa gets 50 MW additional power

Goa gets 50 MW additional power

06 Dec 2017 No comment 5 hits

 

PANAJI

Power Minister Pandurang Madkaikar on Wednesday said that Goa has been allocated 50 MW additional power by the National Thermal Power Corporation  which will give  big relief to power consumers  during  peak...

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Fishermen want Palyekar sacked for ‘anti-fishermen’ decisions

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PANAJI

All Goa Fishermen Forum, on Wednesday, demanded sacking of the Fisheries Minister Vinod Palyekar for allegedly taking anti-fishermen decisions.

The forum wants the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to take the fisheries...

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Some stranded trawlers run out of fuel seek govt help

 

VASCO

Some outstation trawlers, stranded off Khariwada coast in Vasco in view of the cyclonic storm, have run out of fuel to make return journey to their respective states.

Speaking to this daily, All India Malayalee Association’s...

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Gupta relieved of duty for his ‘not so good activities’ CM

 

PANAJI

A day after DIG Vimal Gupta was  transferred out of  Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said the IPS officer was relieved from the state administration because of his “not so good...

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Zantye GSHCL considering setting up horticulture mall at Thivim

 

PANAJI

Stating that post-monsoon showers and cyclonic rains have led to supply of poor quality vegetables  to its outlets, Goa State Horticultural Corporation Ltd (GSHCL), on Wednesday, assured that the situation will improve in next...

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Vehicle with 10 barrels of furnace oil seized one held

 

VASCO

The crime branch sleuths, on Wednesday, raided a place in Khariwada-Vasco and seized a vehicle loaded with 10 barrels, containing 2,000 litres of furnace oil.

As per available information, the raid was conducted under the supervision...

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Plans afoot to set up emergency operation centre

 

PANAJI

In order to collect information regarding possible disasters, at a centrally-located place, and for better coordination between different departments, North Goa District Disaster Management Authority is considering setting up a...

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I-League Indian Arrows may continue in Goa

I-League Indian Arrows may continue in Goa

06 Dec 2017 No comment 6 hits

Panaji: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) is exploring the possibility of playing the remainder of Indian Arrows’ home matches in Goa.

Indian Arrows, the developmental side of the AIFF consisting largely of players from the...

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SC asks Goa court to go ahead with trial against Tarun Tejpal

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked a Goa court to start examining witnesses in an alleged rape case of 2013 against Tarun Tejpal, the founder of Tehelka magazine, saying there would be no stay of trial in the matter.

The apex...

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New Act will be boon for persons with disability Madkaikar

 

MARGAO

The state government has passed the Rights of Persons with Disabilities Act 2016 (Central Act), however, the rules are being framed and the file in this regard has been forwarded to the law department, informed Social...

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25 MLD water treatment plant at Usgao will ease Ponda Tiswadi water woes Dhavalikar

 

PONDA

With the land acquisition process for the 25 MLD water treatment plant at Usgao-Ganjem in Ponda taluka being finally completed recently, this project will provide tap water facility to every household from Ponda, Tiswadi and half of...

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Farmers say sudden showers a boon for agriculture

 

TALEIGAO

Farmers in the state were happy that there was moderate rain for the last two days which was necessary for growing leafy
vegetables.

Sarvesh, a farmer from Taleigao said that Cyclone Ockhi which hit some parts of the state is good...

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Affected shack operators should be given full compensation Shantaram

 

PANAJI

Ex-MP and president of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) Shantaram Naik said that shack owners, who have suffered losses due to cyclonic rains in Goa, should be paid 100 per cent compensation and licences of insurance companies...

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Ockhi disrupts tourism activities at Morjim Keri beaches

 

MAPUSA

After suffering huge losses due to the unusual rise in the level of seawater at the Morjim – Keri belt, shack owners had to battle with the sudden rainfall accompanied by gusty winds on Tuesday.

Some of the shack owners were...

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Around 400 outstation trawlers stranded off Khariwada coast

 

VASCO

Around 400 trawlers from different states have been left stranded off Khariwada coast in Vasco due to cyclone Ockhi. The trawlers from eastern coast of India, especially Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Gujarat, that...

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Poor business as no foreigners complain shack owners

 

PANAJI

In the middle of a busy spell, Goa’s shack owners are alleging an unexciting tourist season, thanks to poor business. According to them, the season so far has turned out to be a damp squib with less number of Indian and...

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Goa to receive moderate showers

Goa to receive moderate showers

05 Dec 2017 No comment 9 hits

 

PANAJI

Cyclone ‘Ockhi’ continues to disrupt life in the state with the India Meteorological Department (IMD) forecast indicating that the state will receive moderate showers with isolated light spells for the next 24...

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Officials unaware of village-level disaster management cells

 

PANAJI

Staff at the North Goa District Collectorate has expressed that they are unaware of the micro-level disaster management cells at the village level.

A senior official in the North Goa District Collectorate office, speaking to this...

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Coast Guard rescues 183 fishermen from Kerala Lakshadweep

 

VASCO

In a massive search and rescue operation, the Coast Guard undertook the humanitarian task of saving 183 precious lives at sea since the onset of the severe cyclone ‘Ockhi.’

Speaking to pressmen, Deputy Inspector General...

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Modi Marathi documents to be verified by government panel

Panaji: The state government will set up a committee to verify the transliterated scripts of Modi Marathi at the department of archives and archaeology.

In April this year, the government made a budgetary provision to transliterate the Modi script...

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