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Plea in HC against ward delimitation

Panaji: A petition has been filed in the high court of Bombay at Goa challenging the delimitation of wards in the Calangute panchayat area.

J Sequeira, the petitioner, has alleged that the delimitation of wards in the village was done...

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KTC restarts airport shuttle to Calangute

Vasco: Kadamba Transport Corporation has restarted its airport shuttle service for the third time. The service was previously suspended due to poor response. There was also a huge uproar from the taxi associations regarding the service.

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Man attacks kin commits suicide later

Bicholim: A 59-year-old mentally disturbed man from Haturlim, Mayem, attacked his sister-in-law with a 'koita' (chopper) and then committed suicide by hanging himself.

Sridhar Kamat, PSI at the Bicholim police station said that on...

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Jet-ski helper drowns off Colva

Jet-ski helper drowns off Colva

12 May 2017 No comment

Colva: A 22-year-old jet-ski helper was pulled into the sea by strong currents after he fell into the water while manoeuvring his boat for rescue operation during a para-sailing activity at Colva, Friday afternoon.

Engaged by Cosmos...

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ISL clubs may get AFC Cup slot

ISL clubs may get AFC Cup slot

12 May 2017 No comment

Panaji: The Asian Football Confederation (AFC) may not be averse to allotting an AFC Cup slot to winners of the Super Cup, a competition that will involve four Indian Super League (ISL) franchises.
All India Football Federation (AIFF) and...

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Bengaluru FC pick up ITB on first day lean towards ISL

Panaji: Bengaluru FC appear determined to join the Indian Super League (ISL) after missing the bus in 2014.
The former I-League champions and India’s most successful club in the last four years picked up the invitation to bid (ITB)...

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Finders keepers Aizawl gain from Goa’s loss

Panaji: It’s been quite a journey for goalkeeper Albino Gomes, not just from the beautiful village of Nuvem in Goa to Aizawl in Mizoram.
The 23-yeard-old Goan goalkeeper emerged from nowhere, just like his club Aizawl FC, to grab...

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Govt initiates land acquisition process for Zuari Bridge

PANAJI: The central government has issued the public notice for land acquisition along the National Highway 17 for the construction of the four/six-lane bridge on river Zuari.

The ministry of road transport and highways has stated that...

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Goa Congress appeals in HC for Vishwajit Rane’s disqualification

PANAJI: Seeking the disqualification of health minister Vishwajit Rane from the state assembly, the Congress on Friday approached the Bombay high court Goa bench with the petition that Rane be disqualified for a period of five years.

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Goa Congress president Luizinho Faleiro ready to resign in the interest of party

PANAJI: Responding to calls by certain Congress MLAs seeking his ouster from the party leadership, Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president Luizinho Faleiro on Friday said that he was ready to quit if it was in the party's best interests...

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Goa governor releases report on Practice and Effects of Civil Code

PANAJI: Goa Governor Dr Mridula Sinha has conducted a study on 'the Practice and Effects of the Civil Code in Goa'. She has come out with a report on the subject which contains the findings of her study which she has gathered after several...

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Goas road accident problem deteriorating

PANAJI: If the latest figures supplied by the transport department are to go by, road safety in Goa is deteriorating. So far, 115 people have lost their lives on the road. Last year, 326 people died in road accidents.

The menace has...

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Goa in Europe

Goa in Europe

12 May 2017 No comment

Huge relief around the world after Emmanuel Macron resoundingly defeated Marine Le Pen in the French presidential election on May 7. The new leader of France is just 39 years old, and represents a brand new party that was founded just a year ago...

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Oxygen levels in Arabian Sea falling to hit fish growth

Panaji: With the Indian Ocean warming, the Arabian Sea has seen severe depletion of oxygen rich water, sparking concern among scientists and researchers that fish breeding cycles could get affected.

Scientists of National Institute of...

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4-year-old drowns in hotel pool

4-year-old drowns in hotel pool

11 May 2017 No comment

Calangute: In a tragic incident, a four-year-old girl from Uttar Pradesh drowned in a swimming pool at a resort in Calangute on Thursday afternoon.

Calangute PI Jivba Dalvi said the deceased had come to Goa along with her parents and...

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GTDC uses double decker bus to hop on chop off

Panaji: The double decker hop-on-hop-off bus service may have not been launched by Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC), but that has not stopped authorities from utilizing the buses. City residents on Thursday were amused to find that...

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Now Vijai moots separate municipality for Fatorda

Margao: Minister for town and country planning, Vijai Sardesai, on Thursday, made a strong pitch for carving out a separate municipal council for Fatorda from the existing Margao Municipal Council (MMC). The Fatorda MLA mooted this idea while...

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If I contest it will only be on Cong ticket Babush

Panaji: Former St Cruz MLA Atanasio 'Babush' Monserrate on Thursday said that if he contests the Panaji byelection then it will be on the Congress ticket and not that of any other political party. Monserrate said he will take a final decision...

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Dhangars from Tambdi Surla left homeless

Surla: South Asian tchoukball gold medalist Savita Fonde, a Dhangar from Tambdi Surla, watched from her window as the earth-moving machinery closed in to demolish her neighbour's house. Her house will meet a similar fate in a few weeks.

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Min for CRZ II status to 3 coastal villages

Panaji: Fisheries and water resources minister Vinod Palyekar has suggested that the coastal villages of Anjuna, Vagator and Chapora be classified at CRZ II areas so that houses and hotels be protected along the coast.

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Cobblers in Vasco left in the dark

Cobblers in Vasco left in the dark

11 May 2017 No comment

Vasco: Cobblers sitting below the heritage clock tower in Vasco have to face the brunt of the summer heat during the day and struggle through darkness after dusk as their electricity connection was cut two years ago, when restoration work of...

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Mining truck drivers get warning over speeding

Margao: The futility of the mechanism of speed restrictions imposed by the authorities on mining trucks came to the fore at the meeting of the mining stakeholders convened by the deputy collector, Quepem, Agnelo Fernandes on Thursday.

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