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Observers for Panaji Valpoi byelections

Observers for Panaji Valpoi byelections

10 August 2017 No comment

Panaji: The Election Commission of India has deputed observers for the byelection to Panaji and Valpoi assembly constituencies.

These observers will be available to meet the general public, contesting candidates and political parties....

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Observers deputed for Panaji Valpoi bypolls

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Panaji: The Election Commission of India has deputed observers for the byelection to Panaji and Valpoi assembly constituencies. These observers will be available to meet the general public, contesting candidates and political...

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Youth caught with drugs arrested

Youth caught with drugs arrested

10 August 2017 No comment

Panaji: Suresh Kesarkar, 27, a resident of Durgawadi, Taleigao, was booked for possession of narcotic substances in Panaji, on Thursday evening.

Police said that Kesarkar was seen moving around the ferry wharf area. Upon being searched, police...

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Central govt extends term of tribunal

Central govt extends term of tribunal

10 August 2017 No comment

Panaji: The central government has extended the term of the Mhadei Water Disputes Tribunal (MWDT) by another year.

A notification to this effect was issued recently by the union ministry of water resources, river development and Ganga...

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Special kids sing ‘Jaya Hai’ in sign language

Panaji: Around 900 students, including those with hearing impairments, on Thursday witnessed the launch of the video of the national anthem in sign language featuring Amitabh Bachchan.

The DVDs of the video will be circulated to both...

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Activist Dipesh Naik arrested

Activist Dipesh Naik arrested

10 August 2017 No comment

Panaji: Goa Kul Mundkar Sangharsh Samiti leader Dipesh Naik was arrested by police for conducting a meeting using an amplified sound system outside the Panaji market without obtaining required permission from the authorities. Naik, 44, was booked...

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ESG to hold film fest from Aug 18-20

ESG to hold film fest from Aug 18-20

10 August 2017 No comment

Panaji: The Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) is organising a Girish Kasaravalli's National Award-winning film festival from August 18 to 20 at Maquinez Palace, Panaji.

ESG vice-chairman Rajendra Talak said that Kasarvalli's four films which have...

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24x7 I-T control room set up in state

24x7 I-T control room set up in state

10 August 2017 No comment

Panaji: In view of the fast-approaching bypolls to the Valpoi and Panaji assembly constituencies this month, the investigation directorate of the income tax department has set up a round-the-clock control room to curb unaccounted for funding in...

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SC seeks information on Karnataka’s plea for EC

Panaji: The Supreme Court (SC) has recently directed the Union ministry for environment, forests and climate change to file an affidavit indicating whether any application has been filed by Karantaka for forest and environment clearance for the...

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Partagali mutt pontiff extols virtue of charity

Margao: Shrimad Vidyadhiraj Teerth Sripad Vader swami, chief pontiff of the Shree Sanstan Gokarn Jeevottam Partagali mutt, Partagal, stated that the twin qualities of magnanimity towards society and unflinching faith in the guru have helped Goud...

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Bus operator told to pay Rs 2L for losing passenger’s bags

Panaji: The Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, North Goa has directed a bus transport operator to pay Rs 2 lakh as compensation to a passenger for loss of valuables.

The forum ordered Fernandes Konduskar Travels to pay Naumann Braganca, who was...

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State witnesses August’s wettest spell

Panaji: An upper air cyclonic circulation over northeast Madhya Pradesh triggered the wettest spell in August in Goa, as two centres, Margao and Ponda recorded heavy rainfall of 70mm and 66.4mm, respectively.

Seven other centres also recorded...

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Back to old school as new premises fails inspection

Panaji: Following a hue and cry by the Parents Teachers Association (PTA) of the Government High School in Tarmatha, Bhile, Surla-Bicholim over the shifting of the institution to its new incomplete building, a site inspection was conducted by...

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HC permits Vishwajit to deposit Rs 15L in criminal case

Panaji: The high court of Bombay at Goa on Thursday allowed health minister Vishwajit Rane, who has sought quashing of a case filed against him in connection with threatening to kill, to deposit Rs1.5 lakh with the state legal aid fund.

Rane...

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10 Lisa fisheries

10 Lisa fisheries

10 August 2017 No comment

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Miguel Fernandes, chairman of the Vasco Fisheries Society, Vasco said the government should enforce the 24 mm sized fishing net. Some fishermen he said use thinner nets which trap smaller sardines that are then discarded. "The government should...

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CCP to begin burial ground work in Oct

CCP to begin burial ground work in Oct

10 August 2017 No comment

Panaji: The project to develop an integrated burial and cremation grounds for Hindus, Muslims and Christians is finally set to commence in October with the Corporation of the City of Panaji and Goa State Urban Development Agency (GSUDA) clearing...

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Keri cooks up a curry of forgotten wild veggies

In an effort to introduce forgotten traditional cooking methods and highlight the importance of vegetables that grow in the wild, Vivekanand Environment Awareness Brigade organized an exhibition of 21 recipes of the seasonal wild vegetables...

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AIFF GFA set to jump onto futsal bandwagon


Panaji: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) is exploring the possibility of conducting futsal tournaments and a league in several places across the country, including Goa.
Representatives of the Asian Football Confederation (AFC)...

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Goa chefs attempt Guinness record for largest fish patty

Panaji: Forty culinary professionals attempted to bag the Guinness World record for the world's largest fish patty at the 14th International Edition of the India Hospitality + F&B Pro Expo held recently in Taleigao.

Organized by Goa Culinary...

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Frequent power cuts irk Cuncolim industries assoc

Margao: Enterpreneurs with industrial units in the Cuncolim industrial estate are sore over the "pathetic" power situation in the area.

Addressing mediapersons on Wednesday, members of the Cuncolim Industries Association pointed out that frequent...

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MMC employees to strike on Aug 22

MMC employees to strike on Aug 22

09 August 2017 No comment

Mapusa: Employees of the Mapusa municipal council (MMC) will observe a strike on August 22 to protest a memo issued to them by the chief officer.

On Wednesday morning a emergency meeting of Mapusa municipal staff association was called at the...

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Margao resident dies aboard cruise ship

Margao resident dies aboard cruise ship

09 August 2017 No comment

Panaji/Margao: Naville Fernandes, a 42-year-old seaman, died on board a ship on July 31, spokesperson of the Goan Seamen Association of India (GSAI), Dixon Vaz, informed Reporters on Wednesday.

Fernandes, a resident of Margao, had only two...

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