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National highways through state to get green touch

PANAJI: The Union ministry of road transport, highways and shipping inked an agreement with Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation (GSIDC) to beautify segments of the national highways passing through the state by planting flower and...

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Stakeholders meet to discuss accessibility in Panaji‘Smart Panaji has to be inclusive’

Panaji: Identifying several gaps in the existing infrastructure for disabled people of the state, authorities and stakeholders asserted that if the state capital was to attain the smart city tag, inclusive planning with a focus on the...

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Fatorda turns Rio as Samba fever takes over

Margao: An overwhelming number of Brazil fans thronged Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium on Friday, far more than the four previous World cup U-17 matches held in the state over the past week.

It wasn't only genuine football fans who were caught up...

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Payment of municipal taxes fees set to go online

Panaji: Citizens in all the 14 municipal towns in the state will soon be able to avail of civic services and pay municipal bills by logging onto a website. The move to provide civic services and an online facility to urban residents is part of...

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Ahead of EDM fest cops lay down ‘no smoking’ condition

Panaji: Goa police have directed the organiser of electronic dance music (EDM) festival Timeout 72 to put security measures in place at the venue in Vagator, Anjuna, to avoid any security breech. If the three-day music festival gets government...

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‘Need new ways to promote agri among youth’

Calangute: Deputy speaker and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo has called for a new approach to encourage the younger generation to take up farming. "Five years ago, when we started providing mechanised farming machinery, people slowly started farming...

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Locals spot canoe near Anjuna cops fail to trace it

Panaji: Locals from Anjuna on Thursday night spotted a suspicious fiber canoe a few meters away from Curlies shack, but police have not been able to trace it. Police said around 7.45pm on Thursday, locals who run the water sports business...

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South Goa truck owners reject new transportation rate

Panaji: Talks between the government, mining companies and truck owners, to finalize ore transportation rate, ended on an inconclusive note with the South Goa Progressive Truck Owners Association on Friday refusing to agree to the rate proposed by...

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Give jobs to Goans will give more space for industries Vijai

Panaji: Town and country planning minister and Goa Forward Party president, Vijai Sardesai offered an increase in floor space index (FSI) to industries looking to expand vertically, but on the condition that Goans will be given preference in the...

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Kolhapur’s Brazil fans return with bagful of memories from Fatorda

Margao: Brazil always brings football fans together, from near and far. Friday was no different at the Nehru Stadium in Fatorda as fans from Kolhapur made the 254km trip to watch the future stars in the most anticipated game at the...

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‘Fishermen can help with nat’l security’

Vasco: In a special community interaction programme the Indian Coast Guard urged the fishermen in Vasco to be their eyes and ears which will help strengthen the national security. Coast Guard DIG Manoj Baadkar said, "The fishermen are spread...

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One week on no dual citizenship objections

Panaji: A week after calling for applications and objections regarding dual citizenships, the North Goa collectorate hasn't received a single application from the public.

The state government last week invited people to come forward with...

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Rs 15 000 loss in Bicholim market fire

Rs 15 000 loss in Bicholim market fire

13 October 2017 No comment

Bicholim: Bicholim Municipal Council (BMC) authorities were compelled to remove plastic sheets put by shopkeepers in the market area after a shop owned by Vijaya Bicholkar caught fire on Thursday at 10.10pm.

Villagers called the Bicholim...

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Black flags waved at Gadkari

Black flags waved at Gadkari

13 October 2017 No comment

Margao: Social activists carrying placards staged a peaceful protest outside a Cavelossim-based resort that is hosting 'Sagar Discourse 1.0', a three-day conference on maritime security.

On Friday, the protestors waved black flags as the...

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‘Sagar Mala will boost shipping’

‘Sagar Mala will boost shipping’

13 October 2017 No comment

Margao: The possibility of using rivers in the country as a faster and cheaper option to transport cargo as compared to road was discussed at the ongoing conference on maritime security conference 'Sagar Discourse 1.0' at Cavelossim, organised...

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FDA seizes mava in Vasco

FDA seizes mava in Vasco

13 October 2017 No comment

Panaji: Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) team raided a few ice cream and sweet manufacturing units in Vasco and seized stock worth Rs 3.5 lakh. The seized items, including sweets, snacks and ice cream, were destroyed. Around 400kg of...

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‘Achche Din’ in another 2 yrs says BJP

Panaji: The Modi government's promise of 'achche din' will take another year or two, said Goa BJP vice president Kunda Chodankar on Friday.

Chodankar, who was replying to a question about when the NDA government would fulfil its 'achche...

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Two arrested with ganja

Two arrested with ganja

13 October 2017 No comment

Panaji: The anti-narcotic cell (ANC) of Goa Police arrested two persons from Karnataka for illegal possession of narcotic substances worth Rs 7 lakh in Anjuna on Thursday.

Udupi native Noorul Ayeed Sayed, 28, and Bhatkal native Mohammed...

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Airtel launches VoLTE services in Goa

Airtel launches VoLTE services in Goa

13 October 2017 No comment

Panaji: Bharti Airtel today announced the launch of its Voice over LTE (VoLTE) services across Goa and Maharashtra. Airtel VoLTE, which works over 4G, will offer customers HD quality voice calls along with faster call set up time, company...

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Ball set rolling for ‘green’ Patradevi-Pollem highway

 

PANAJI: Goa will become the first state in the country to be adopted under the Green Highways (Plantation, Transplantation, Beautification and Maintenance) Policy of the central government.

A related Memorandum of Understanding was signed...

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Panaji KTC blaze comes as wake-up call for govt depts

PANAJI: The fire incident at the KTC bus stand in Panaji has prompted many government departments to approach the directorate of fire and emergency services seeking assistance to make their premises fire-proof.

Shaken out of their comfort zones...

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GMC has failed to comply with fire safety norms since 2012

PANAJI: Major lapses in fire-safety measures are prevailing at the Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim since 2012 with the directorate of Fire and Emergency Services on Friday claiming that the authorities have failed to address the...

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