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Govt to start training for over 1 000 aspirants to turn lecturers

PANAJI: In an attempt to recruit Goan teachers in colleges and universities, the state government is set to conduct coaching classes for over 1,000 aspirants to appear for the national- and state-level eligibility test (NET/SET). Since there...

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Parrikar under observation mantris visit him in hospital

PANAJI: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar is under observation at Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai where he was admitted on Thursday after inflammation of pancreas. The doctors are monitoring his health and they have not advised any surgery, the...

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Mining companies deny loss of revenue to state

Panaji: Mining companies have denied that the state exchequer suffered any revenue loss due to ‘illegal’ mining, which was pointed by the chartered accountants appointed by directorate of mines and geology. A senior officer of the...

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Surla VP to tender mass resignation in support of farmers

Bicholim: The Surla village panchayat in the Bicholim taluka, has resolved to tender a mass resignation in protest of the alleged negligent attitude of a mining company towards the compensation of farmers in the village.
The panchayat...

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Conman who fleeced people of Rs 12cr walking free: Victims

 

Panaji: Victims of a conman who, collectively cheated them out of over a crore rupees in 2015, on Saturday expressed their displeasure over the slow pace at which police were investigating the case. They said the alleged conman continued to...

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Chimbel gram sabha to discuss issue today

Chimbel gram sabha to discuss issue today

17 Feb 2018 No comment 6 hits
Panaji: Chimbel residents have decided to discuss the issue of inclusion of their area into Greater Panaji Planning and Development Area at a gram sabha and petition the government against going ahead with it.
This was decided at a...

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Goa Dairy in murky waters

Goa Dairy in murky waters

17 Feb 2018 No comment 5 hits
Ponda: A new war has been going on for a couple of days between Goa Dairy and the inquiry committee that was constituted by the dairy over alleged corruption and the validity of the inquiry committee. Both the parties blame each other through...

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Goods worth Rs 15L gutted in blaze at Mapusa shop

Mapusa: Electronic goods and accessories worth Rs 15 lakhs were gutted in a fire that broke out in a shop in a commercial building complex located at Morod in Mapusa on Saturday afternoon. The Mapusa fire station claimed to have saved property...

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Curca locals say ‘no’ to PDA inclusion

Curca locals say ‘no’ to PDA inclusion

17 Feb 2018 No comment 3 hits
Panaji: Villagers of Curca-Bambolim-Talaulim on Saturday expressed their opposition to the inclusion of their panchayat areas in the proposed Greater Panaji Planning and Development Authority (GPPDA), stating that it would lead to vertical...

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Walk the talk cabbies tell dy speaker

Walk the talk cabbies tell dy speaker

17 Feb 2018 No comment 4 hits
Calangute: Members of the North Goa Tourist Taxi Owners Associatio (NGTTOA) met deputy speaker and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo, on Saturday, and urged him to act on the written assurance he had given striking taxi owners at Azad Maidan last...

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Toddler dies in accident at Dharbandora

Toddler dies in accident at Dharbandora

17 Feb 2018 No comment 12 hits
Ponda: A two-year-old boy from Okamb-Dharbandora succumbed to injuries he sustained in an accident at Dayanandnagar, Dharbandora, late Friday. The toddler and his father were riding pillion on a motorcycle that crashed into a tree after the rider...

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Mickky wants CM to clamp down on matka activities

Margao: Former minister Francisco Xavier ‘Mickky’ Pacheco on Saturday challenged chief minister Manohar Parrikar, who also holds the home portfolio, to immediately curb the matka trade being carried out in the state, or quit his...

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2 dead 3 hurt as bus knocks them down at city bus stand

 

PANAJI

In a tragic incident, two people were killed and three others injured after they were knocked down by a private passenger bus at the KTC bus stand in the city on Saturday morning.

The deceased have been identified as Shankar Thakur...

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Lobo advises tourist taxi operators to put forth demands before CS

 

CALANGUTE

A delegation of 20 members belonging to north and south Goa tourist taxi owners associations was on Saturday advised by Calangute MLA Michael Lobo to put forth their demands, in writing, before the Chief Secretary (CS) at the...

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Clamour against Greater Panaji PDA grows louder

 

PANAJI

Coming close on the heels of opposition from villagers of Santa Cruz and Chimbel to the inclusion of village or parts of village under newly-formed Greater Panaji Planning and Development Authority, the people from Curca, Bambolim...

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TTAG wants AAI to do away with clause on deposit towards ‘charter slot penalty’

 

VASCO

Travel and Tourism Association of Goa (TTAG) has demanded with the Airports Authority of India (AAI) to do away with the clause making deposit mandatory towards slot fee/penalty for charter operators, and also to finalise the slots...

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CM expected to be discharged from Mumbai hospital today

 

PANAJI

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is expected to be discharged from the Lilavati Hospital on February 18, and he will attend the opening day of the budget session of the state legislative assembly on February 19.

Parrikar, who is...

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Conmen cheat cops with ‘lure’ of tip-offs

Conmen cheat cops with ‘lure’ of tip-offs

17 Feb 2018 No comment 10 hits

AMRESH PARAB | NT

PANAJI

Believe it or not, now conman are also targeting police officials under the guise of informants claiming to provide tip-offs.

There have been many cases where several gullible people have been cheated by conmen through...

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Govt mulls compulsory training sessions to Colvale jail officials

 

PANAJI

The government is contemplating holding compulsory training sessions for the guards and other officials of the Colvale central jail as regards their behaviour on duty and further, treatment of the prisoners serving sentences in the...

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Now Azossim to discuss ‘planning area’ inclusion

PANAJI: Villagers of Azossim are planning to discuss the proposed inclusion of parts of their village into the proposed Kadamba planning area at a public meeting on Sunday.
Azossim is proposed to be included in Greater Panaji planning...

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Deputy collector intervenes in farmers’ morcha

BICHOLIM: Following the morcha to a mining company office in Mayem on Thursday, deputy collector Pradeep Naik held a meeting with the company officials and representatives of farmers at his chamber on Friday.
Nearly 200 villagers from...

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Man sets self ablaze over job issue

Man sets self ablaze over job issue

17 Feb 2018 No comment 5 hits
PONDA: Kishan Gaude, 51, a worker at a paint factory at the Kundaim Industrial Estate attempted to immolate himself in front of the factory gate on Friday over being suspended and delay in being reinstated.
Gaude suffered 60 percent...

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