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New Zuari bridge by March 2019 as scheduled

PANAJI: In spite of the delay in the ongoing construction of the Zuari bridge due to the changes in sub-structural design, the bridge would be ready in March 2019 as per the schedule.

Coming out with this information, Minister for Public Works...

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Three injured in Konem-Priol mishap

Three injured in Konem-Priol mishap

13 October 2017 No comment

 

PONDA: Three persons were injured in a road accident at Konem-Priol following a collision between a car and a tempo on Wednesday midnight.

The injured persons were identified as Ravindra Gaonkar, a resident of Codli, Dabal (driver of the...

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34-yr-old rider grievously injured in Mangueshi mishap

PONDA: A 34-year-old Khadpaband-Ponda resident was seriously injured in a road accident involving a bus and a scooter at Mangueshi on Thursday afternoon.

The injured was identified as Raju Saikai, a resident of Khadpaband, who has been admitted to...

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Instructions issued on GST billing payment for supply of goods services to govt depts

PANAJI: The state Finance Department has issued instructions on billing, payment and applicability of Goods and Services Tax (GST) rates for the supply of goods and services to the government departments.

According to the memorandum issued by the...

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Govt finalises new rate for transportation of iron ore

PANAJI: The state government on Friday finalised a new rate structure for the transportation of iron ore – Rs 12.50 per tonne per kilometre for first 10 kilometres, Rs 12 per tonne per kilometre for next 20 kilometres and Rs 11.50 per tonne...

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Mapusa civic daily-wage workers protest delay in salary payment

MAPUSA: Over 240 daily-wage workers of Mapusa Municipal Council on Friday evening staged a ‘dharna’ outside Mapusa municipality in protest over delay in payment of their salary towards the month of September. The protest ended following...

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Dy Collector turns down requests for Narkasur contest in Mapusa

MAPUSA: Deputy Collector of Bardez Gaurish Shankhwalkar has rejected requests for holding Narkasur competition in Mapusa over law and order, and traffic issues.

It may be recalled that since last three years no Narkasur float competition is being...

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25-year-old Jharkhand native arrested in murder case

MARGAO: Maina Curtorim police arrested Eppiel Dhanwar, aged 25, a native of Jharkhand for allegedly committing murder of a person, also from the same state. The alleged accused was produced before Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC), Margao and...

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Online payment gateway for Margao Municipal Council launched

Panaji: HDFC Bank has partnered with Margao Municipal Council to set up an online payment gateway for residents of Margao. Residents of Margao will now be able to make payments for 14 different types of services online in a quick and convenient...

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Public hearing for Cacora garbage treatment plant on November 14

PANAJI: The Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has decided to conduct a public hearing for setting up the second state-of-the-art garbage treatment plant at Cacora, on November 14.

In the past, people have strongly opposed the...

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Arambol firing Constable suspended for ‘dereliction of duty’

Mapusa/Panaji: Constable (duty master) Vijay Naik has been suspended for "deputing Mapusa police station staff to the Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB) without the knowledge of his senior officer" to assist in a drug raid at Arambol on Sunday...

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MPT to dive deep to salvage World War-II era shipwrecks

Panaji: For over seven decades, four World War II Axis ships have remained submerged in the cold depths of Mormugao harbour, undisturbed until now. Goa's dramatic tryst with the second World War will be revisited in the coming four months...

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My life got disturbed after Alemao case Costao

Panaji: Nearly 26 years after he shot to fame as the 'lone ranger' and a 'one-man army' who took on the might of the Alemaos in the gold smuggling case, Costao Fernandes today shuns the limelight. "I want to lead a low-profile life,"...

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Experts urge govt to declare sanctuaries as tiger reserve

Panaji: Seeking greater protection for Goa's big cats, two wildlife conservationists recently recommended that the state's sanctuaries be declared a tiger reserve, with a primary core of 150-200sq km in Mhadei and a satellite core of 100 sq km...

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Focus is now on security of masses not elite Akbar

Colva: Minister of state for external affairs M J Akbarsaid the world's focus has shifted from the security of the elite to the security of the masses.

Akbar was speaking during the inaugural address of the Forum for Integrated National...

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‘Horticulture stalls to get govt support’

Panaji: Agriculture minister Vijay Sardesai recently urged Goans to set up horticulture stalls to sell local produce and promised state government support for their endeavours.

"It is up to Goans to set up agricultural sheds and units...

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Despite high court order trees in capital city continue to be defaced

Panaji: Failure of local authorities to enforce the decade-old high court order prohibiting the use of nails to fix advertisement materials to trees on Dayanand Bandodkar road in Panaji has irked citizens in the state city.

Former...

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Ensure GST benefits pass on to state Govt to depts

Panaji: To ensure that the government benefits from the rollout of the goods and services tax (GST) and reduce public expenditure, the finance department on Thursday asked all government departments to ensure suppliers and contractors pass on...

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‘Sulabh toilets services must be disabled-friendly’

Margao: Taking cognizance of the number of complaints with regards to poor maintenance of Sulabh toilets in Margao, the deputy collector and sub-divisional magistrate Uday Prabhudessai, on Thursday, chaired a meeting of the consumer network...

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Bumpy start at RTO Panaji’s temporary office

Panaji: Officials from the regional transport office (RTO) in Panaji have started functioning temporarily from the PWD's division XI office, at Patto, in the aftermath of the fire that gutted records dating back to 1960s.

Registration of...

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Youth get environment lesson througheco-friendly mini Narkasur contest

Panaji: Taking the idea of environment-friendly Diwali celebrations a notch higher, the Youth Hostels Association of India (YHAI) recently organized a mini narkasur-making contest. Nearly 25 students from different parts of Goa took part in the...

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Cop complains of uneasiness dies

Cop complains of uneasiness dies

12 October 2017 No comment

Mapusa: A police constable who was on duty, died while receiving treatment at the North Goa district hospital, Peddem, on Thursday.

Sources said constable Sanyog Tari was on patrolling duty at Mapusa, when he returned to the town's police...

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