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India and the world The meaning of Goa

India and the world The meaning of Goa

16 Feb 2018 No comment 10 hits
Look at the map from the perspective of land borders, and India’s smallest state is an insignificant pinprick of territory tucked away on a western coastal extremity of the subcontinent. But turn the prospect around to think of the vast...

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Garbage mgmt road map for Margao city

Garbage mgmt road map for Margao city

16 Feb 2018 No comment 5 hits
Margao: From April 1, the Margao Municipal Council (MMC) plans to commence a garbage segregation drive throughout the city. Sources told REPORTERS that deliberations were recently held between the MMC and Gaurav Tople, the consultant appointed by...

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Garbage management road map for Margao city

Garbage management road map for Margao city

16 Feb 2018 No comment 2 hits
MARGAO: From April 1, the Margao Municipal Council (MMC) plans to commence a garbage segregation drive throughout the city. Sources told REPORTERS that deliberations were recently held between the MMC and Gaurav Tople, the consultant appointed...

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Inmates consume ‘bhang’ 4 jail staff suspended over ‘bhang’ incident

Mapusa/Panaji: Four employees of Colvale central jail were placed under suspension on Friday in connection with the incident of jail inmates allegedly consuming ‘bhang’ on Tuesday. Two inmates fell sick after having the drink as part...

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‘Will resign from PDA if St Cruz not excluded’

Porvorim: St Cruz MLA Tony Fernandes said he would resign from the Greater Panaji Planning and Development Authority (GPPDA) if St Cruz villagers’ demand for exclusion of their area from the planning and development authority is not met...

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CCP to take action against traders without licences

Panaji: Between 10-12% of commercial units in Panaji are functioning illegally without trade and commercial licences. “This is a major cause of worry,” said Ajit Roy, commissioner of the Corporation of the City of Panaji...

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Bismarque case Family demands cops question 2 boys last seen with activist

Panaji: The family of social activist Bismarque Dias on Thursday demanded that the Goa police question the two boys last seen with him. The crime branch had recently appealed to the public to provide evidence in the murder case of the social...

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Art needs to be brought to the people Patwardhan

Panaji: Contemporary painter Sudhir Patwardhan stressed on the democratization of the dissemination of art. A firm believer that art must be taken to the people, he said the government must consider making reproductions of great works of art...

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90-year-old escapes unhurt in accident

90-year-old escapes unhurt in accident

16 Feb 2018 No comment 4 hits
Colva: A 90-year-old man had a miraculous escape when the car in which he was travelling hit an electrical pole on the passenger side of the vehicle and then fell into a low-lying area.
All three occupants of the vehicle escaped...

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KTCL launches electric bus

KTCL launches electric bus

16 Feb 2018 No comment 2 hits
Vasco: The Kadamba Transport Corporation Limited (KTCL) on Friday launched an electric bus on a trial basis between Panaji and Vasco. KTCL chairman Carlos Almeida said after the 45-day trial run, the bus would be assigned to routes in Mapusa...

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Margao civic body cracks down on illegal food kiosks

Margao: On the Aquem-Margao side of the Margao Konkan railway corporation (KRC) station, there are nearly two dozen illegal makeshift fast food kiosks functioning without permissions from the authorities.
This was discovered during a...

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Hoardings irkgarden a Quepem localsthreat to motorists

Quepem: Quepem citizens are finding it difficult to manoeuvre sharp turns near the municipal garden due to obstructions by banners and hoardings. Permitted by the Quepem Municipal Council (QMC), the advertising material on this stretch of the...

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Chief secy keeps weekly tabs on law and order

Panaji: Chief secretary Dharmendra Sharma has started conducting weekly meetings with district magistrates and the superintendents of police (SPs) to keep tabs on law and order in the state.
An official said the weekly meetings will...

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Party divided over fate of mining

Party divided over fate of mining

16 Feb 2018 No comment 4 hits
The Congress appears to be inconclusive over whether the government should auction mining leases or adhere to its old policy. Poriem MLA Pratapsingh Rane said he was opposed to the auction route as many families were dependent on the industry...

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Congress begins assembly prep

Congress begins assembly prep

16 Feb 2018 No comment 3 hits
Panaji: The Congress Legislative Party is yet to fine-tune its strategy for the month-long budget session of the state legislative assembly. Opposition leader Chandrakant ‘Babu’ Kavlekar, addressing Reporters after an hour-long...

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Roy Naik quizzed for 2 hrs in mining scam

Roy Naik quizzed for 2 hrs in mining scam

16 Feb 2018 No comment 2 hits
Panaji: Special investigation team (SIT) probing the alleged Rs 35,000-crore illegal mining scam in the state, on Friday, quizzed former Congress chief minister and Ponda MLA Ravi Naik’s son, Roy, for nearly two and half hours in the...

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‘Hussain was misunderstood’

‘Hussain was misunderstood’

16 Feb 2018 No comment 2 hits
Panaji: On the controversy created by M F Hussain’s art concerning Hindu deities, Patwardhan said Hussain’s intention was “not just misunderstood but intentionally provoked and spread for political reasons”.
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Biomedical waste hazard raises ugly head in state

Panaji: Goa’s health care parameters receive encomiums at the national level, but the bio-medical waste generated by the states 100-odd medical institutions and few thousand clinics continues to be dumped along with general waste...

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Crackdown on non-Indians holding ration cards

Panaji: The state government has begun a crackdown on non-Indian citizens holding ration cards in the state. “It has come to our knowledge that some persons who have taken citizenship of Portugal or some other country continue to have...

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Online slot allocation mechanism for charter flights on cards AAI

Panaji: International charter flights looking to fly to Goa could have smooth landing next season as the Airports Authority of India is considering an online system for application and allotment of landing and take-off slots. AAI chairman...

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Parrikar may be discharged from Mumbai hospital on Sunday

Panaji: Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar, who was admitted to Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai on Thursday and is undergoing treatment for mild pancreatitis, went through various medical tests on Friday. Sources said he is scheduled to undergo...

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Police seek help of S Goa educational institutions to tackle drug sale

Joao Sousa M | NT

 

MARGAO

Despite concerns about youth falling prey to drug addiction, educational institutions across South Goa are yet to respond to a missive by the police to report any kind of drug-related abuse amidst reports of narcotic...

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