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Chinchinim locals vexed by power cuts

Chinchinim locals vexed by power cuts

08 August 2017 No comment

Margao: Irked with the constant power failures affecting their village, aggrieved residents of Chinchinim, under the banner of Chinchinim Citizens Committee (CCC) have threatened to stage a rasta roko (road block) agitation on the national...

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MMC staff observe ‘pen down’ strike

MMC staff observe ‘pen down’ strike

08 August 2017 No comment

Mapusa: Mapusa municipal council (MMC) staffers observed a token 'pen down' strike over alleged directives by the chief officer restraining staff to officially speak to mediapersons about municipality issues. But, authorities said that it was...

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Margao civic body dragged to court over sanitation fees

Margao: The Shadow Council of Margao (SCM) has filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the high court of Bombay at Goa in connection with the issue of sanitation fees levied by the Margao municipal council (MMC). The matter came up for...

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A good moove Now reflector belts for bovines to warn road users

Panaji: Stray cattle occupying roads is a major hazard, especially at night. With several mishaps being reported owing to this problem, a local NGO has hit upon a novel solution - to wrap reflector belts around the necks of bovines along the...

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Mapusa municipal council staff observe ‘pen down’ strike

MAPUSA: Mapusa municipal council (MMC) staffers observed a token 'pen down' strike over alleged directives by the chief officer restraining staff to officially speak to mediapersons about municipality issues. But, authorities said that it was...

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EC receives plaint against Parrikar for ‘whipping up religious sentiments’

Panaji: The Election Commission, the chief electoral officer and North Goa collector have received a complaint against Chief minister Manohar Parrikar for allegedly violating the model code of conduct by "whipping up religious sentiments by using...

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UP native dies in Utorda accident

UP native dies in Utorda accident

08 August 2017 No comment

Vasco: Bina Gautam, 30, a motorcyclist, died on the spot after he fell under the front wheels of a private minibus at Utorda on Tuesday afternoon.

The rider and the bus were travelling in the same direction towards Utorda. Police said that at...

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Woman files plaint against Gonzaco

Woman files plaint against Gonzaco

08 August 2017 No comment

Margao: A Margao resident, Filipina D'Silva, has complained to the Margao town police station against the former chairperson of Margao municipal council (MMC), Gonzaco Rebello, accusing him of assaulting her with a wooden baton, besides abusing and...

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Mapusa drains may be fixed before Chaturthi

Mapusa: Mapusa municipality has expedited the work of construction of drains and cross drains in Mapusa market much to the respite of shopkeepers and customers in the market, as with Ganesh Chaturthi fast approaching, the town will be abuzz with...

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VAT’s the issue Finance dept loses Rs 14 crore

Panaji: Incorrect exemptions to a cement manufacturing unit and two institutions and a short levy of value added tax (VAT) on six hotels cost the finance department approximately Rs 14 crore.

The comptroller and auditor general of India (CAG), in...

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Panchayat Raj Act to be amended next session CM

Porvorim: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday said that the Panchayat Raj Act would be amended to empower the state election commission (SEC) to conduct delimitation and reservation of wards for panchayat and municipality polls almost one...

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CM for ‘equal work equal pay’ policy

Porvorim: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday told the Goa legislative assembly that his government would henceforth follow the 'equal work equal pay' policy. "The policy will be prepared in the next four months," Parrikar said, responding to...

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Battling odds FC Goa’s Yasir provides hope

Panaji: If not for his dyed hair, Mohammad Yasir wouldn’t have stood out on the field, training among a clutch of FC Goa hopefuls at the Chowgule ground in Margao on Tuesday.

He would have been one of the many players who are...

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Three in fray for Calangute ZP election

Three in fray for Calangute ZP election

08 August 2017 No comment

Mapusa/Calangute/Margao: Three candidates filed their papers for the Calangute ZP bypolls on Tuesday, the last date for filing nominations.

The BJP has fielded Calangute-resident Dattaprasad Dabholkar, while the Congress has fielded its...

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The land of sages and thinkers

The land of sages and thinkers

08 August 2017 No comment

Isidore Domnick Mendis

Since time immemorial, Poinguinim has been associated with 'rishis' and 'munis' (sages and thinkers). Located around 80km from Panaji via NH 66 (formerly NH 17), the village is a scenic and spiritual wonder. Situated...

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All govt departments told to maintain land records

Porvorim: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar told the assembly on Monday that the government has already taken steps to put government lands records in order.

"Instructions have been issued to all department to maintain proper records and carry out...

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CAG raps PWD for altering records

CAG raps PWD for altering records

07 August 2017 No comment

Panaji: The PWD manipulated road measurements of internal roads in Collem village panchayat in their measurement books, causing a loss of Rs 4.85 lakh to the exchequer.

The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), in its latest report, has found that...

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PWD colluded with contractors Auditor

PWD colluded with contractors Auditor

07 August 2017 No comment

Panaji: The public works department (PWD) has once again come under fire from the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, which has slammed the government department for lack of transparency in the tendered works for water supply.

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CAG Mines dept laxity robbed Goa of Rs 2 238cr

Panaji: The directorate of mines and geology's failure to monitor unauthorised extraction, transportation and storage of minerals caused Rs 2,237.7 crore to the state exchequer, the central auditor has said in its audit report for the...

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‘Principal bit assaulted me in exam hall’

Canacona: Canacona police on Monday booked the principal of an institute of skill development and entrepreneurship (ITI) for allegedly assaulting a student and biting him on his arm. The complaint was filed by Savesh Gaonkar, 20, of Benurdem of...

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A Naval officer and a Goan boat wants to sail around the world with nothing but a sextant

Divar: One would think that 151 days at sea was sufficient solitude for a lifetime, but maritime reconnaissance pilot Abhilash Tomy has different ideas. Not content with being the first Indian to complete a solo circumnavigation, the Indian...

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Italian swami impresses with recitation of Sanskrit shlokas

Kundaim: Shree Kshetra Tapobhoomi, Kundaim, the headquarters of the Padmanabh Shishya Sampradaya, at its 'Shravani Vidya' event held on Monday, played host to 61-year-old Italian national, Proietti Flavio, a yoga exponent, who heads Surya...

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