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One held in Mapusa car theft case

One held in Mapusa car theft case

09 August 2017 No comment

Mapusa: Mapusa police on Wednesday arrested a person from Bengaluru in connection with a vehicle theft. Eknath Pawaskar, resident of Peddem-Mapusa, filed a complaint stating that between July 15 and July 16, his four-wheeler, parked opposite...

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Footpath encroachment at Patto enrages pedestrians

Panaji: At a time when the state government is emphasizing on pedestrianization of roads, a private contractor has encroached on the footpath diagonally opposite the Goa State Central Library at Patto Plaza, Panaji, barricading parts of it with...

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Cong decries special sitting ‘gimmicks’ in Parliament

Panaji: The decision to hold a special sitting of both houses of Parliament on Wednesday, on the 75th anniversary of the Quit India Movement, came under sharp criticism from the Goa Congress unit.

State Congress president Shantaram Naik...

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BJP to celebrate ‘Quit India’ anniversary

Panaji: BJP Goa unit on Wednesday launched its month-long 'Sankalp Se Siddhi Abhiyan' (attainment to resolve) campaign from August 9-30 with different programmes at booth, mandal and district level as per directives of its national party...

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Police apprehend 2 of 4 runaways

Police apprehend 2 of 4 runaways

09 August 2017 No comment

Panaji: Two of the four boys, who had escaped from the state protective home, Apna Ghar, on Tuesday, were brought back on Wednesday. One boy was apprehended late Tuesday evening while the other was detained on Wednesday afternoon. Two boys are...

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Even with 3 staffers per inmate Apna Ghar fails

Panaji: Apna Ghar, the state-run protective home at Merces, with its staff strength of 54-plus, is overstaffed given that it does not have more than 20 inmates at any point of time. In fact, the home has nine ayahs (nannies) while there is just...

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‘Patel’s victory a boost for Cong’s flagging morale’

Panaji: The nail-biting victory of Congress leader and Sonia Gandhi aide Ahmed Patel in the Rajya Sabha elections has provided the Congress with additional wind in its sagging sails and the party hopes its luck continues in the August 23...

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Parents jittery about ‘incomplete’ Surla government school building

Panaji: Parents of students studying at the Government High School in Tarmatha, Bhile, Surla-Bicholim, have vehemently opposed the shifting of the institution to its new premises located just across. Citing that the new building is still...

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The Global Meltdown

The Global Meltdown

09 August 2017 No comment

Everywhere, there is more evidence that the world is in climatic meltdown. On Monday this week, the eminent author (and part-time Goa resident) Amitav Ghosh tweeted an alarming video file of a flaming palm, writing, "I am told it is so hot in...

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AIFF receives four I-League bids but will admit only two

Panaji: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has received bids from four new teams for a direct spot in the I-League but there may be space for a maximum of just two more teams.

For the first time, the I-League and Indian Super...

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India U-17 squad returns home to play two friendlies against World Cup teams

Panaji: The India Under-17 team preparing for the Fifa U-17 World Cup in less than two months here in India are done with travelling across the globe for exposure trips.

The squad is expected to arrive back home on Thursday from their...

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Fund for mining-affected gathers dust

Fund for mining-affected gathers dust

08 August 2017 No comment

Panaji: The comptroller and auditor general (CAG) has hauled up the department of mines and geology (DMG) for its failure to make the district mineral foundation (DMF) operational following its constitution. The foundation envisages improving the...

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Urban local bodies lost revenue in crores CAG

Panaji: The laxity in functioning of urban local bodies (ULBs) and their lack of will in collecting revenue is not hidden from the general public. A comptroller and auditor general of India (CAG) report in 2016-17 not only confirmed it, but also...

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CCP laxity in rent collection costs it dearly

Panaji: The Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) was never financially robust. The latest report of the comptroller and auditor general (CAG) explains why.

An illegal allotment of shops in new Panaji municipal market saw the CCP forfeit Rs 4.28...

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Transport dept in trouble over road tax exemption

Panaji: The CAG has pulled up the transport department for granting two charitable institutions exemptions on road tax for their Mercedes Benz cars, resulting in a loss of close to Rs 10 lakh to the state exchequer.

The director of transport granted...

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Corporation of the City of Panaji laxity in rent collection costs it dearly

PANAJI: The Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) was never financially robust. The latest report of the comptroller and auditor general (CAG) explains why.

An illegal allotment of shops in new Panaji municipal market saw the CCP forfeit...

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Grounded vessel applies for Mandovi entry CoP says no

Panaji/Calangute: In a new twist to MV Lucky Seven's grounding, Golden Globe Hotels Private Limited has sought permission from the government to tow it to the sheltered areas of Mandovi river. However, the Captain of Ports had declined...

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Grounded vessel applies for Mandovi entry Captain of Ports says no

PANAJI/CALANGUTE: In a new twist to MV Lucky Seven's grounding, Golden Globe Hotels Private Limited has sought permission from the government to tow it to the sheltered areas of Mandovi river. However, the Captain of Ports had declined...

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TCP to review permission given to Curca project

Panaji: Town and country planning (TCP) minister Vijai Sardesai on Tuesday asked his department to review permission granted to a project on the hillslopes of Curca in Tiswadi.

Sardesai had carried out an inspection of the site with TCP officers...

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GSM in election mode begins with BJP-bashing

Panaji: Goa Suraksha Manch kicked off its election campaign on Tuesday with an appeal to voters to no longer trust politicians who have failed them when it comes to Panaji's development.

Addressing the media, GSM president Anand...

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Town and country planning minister to review permission given to Curca project

PANAJI: Town and country planning (TCP) minister Vijai Sardesai on Tuesday asked his department to review permission granted to a project on the hillslopes of Curca in Tiswadi.

Sardesai had carried out an inspection of the site with TCP...

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Merchants protest against MMC in mkt

Merchants protest against MMC in mkt

08 August 2017 No comment

Mapusa: Merchants at the Mapusa market were at loggerheads with municipality staff on Tuesday after the civic body allegedly allowed vendors to operate their business in a designated pay parking area.

Mapusa merchants association president Ashish...

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