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Riding helmetless Get ready to ‘lose’ your two-wheeler

Panaji: Irresponsible riders may have to part with their two-wheelers if they are caught riding without a helmet. Transport minister Ramakrishna 'Sudin' Dhavalikar has issued instructions to detain the vehicles of such violators. This was one...

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Main accused a rapist 2 others kidnappers

Panaji: The chilling sword attack on women and children at Merces may have shocked Goa and the country, but it could have been prevented if the history-sheeters, who include a convicted rapist, had been reigned in. The main accused was...

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Constitutional bodies with absolute power more corrupt than politicians Parrikar

Panaji: Raising concerns over the huge election expenditure claim made by the state election commission and the imposition of the code of conduct, chief minister Manohar Parrikar questioned the lack of accountability on part of the SEC.

"I...

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NEET Bengal doctor held for impersonation

Vasco: A 31-year-old doctor from West Bengal, who lives in Mumbai, has been arrested by Verna police in connection with NEET impersonation case. The doctor, Nabin Sharma, was arrested after he surrendered before police late on Thursday...

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Now Pratheek cracks AIIMS entrance test ranks 86th

Panaji: After being ranked within the first 100 at IITJEE (Advance), Pratheek Rebello has now cracked the entrance test to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) with a rank of 86. Rebello, however, already has his mind set on pursuing...

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Huge scope for textile production in Goa Irani

Panaji: The possibility of attracting investments in Goa to set up technical textile production units is being explored, Union minister for textiles Smriti Irani said on Thursday. Irani also said that her ministry has extended support for revival...

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GMC to get new dept of transfusion medicine

Panaji: Goa Medical College (GMC) and Hospital, Bambolim, has proposed to set up a department of transfusion medicine and immunohematology with immediate effect with Dr M V Mallya, an associate professor of pathology as its head.

Asked about the...

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Cops move to cancel Merces attackers’ bails

Panaji: Goa police on Thursday moved court to cancel bails granted to Merces attack accused trio in old cases, after they were arrested for assaulting Mumbai tourists on Wednesday.

Lawrence Dias, who was convicted in a 2008 rape case, registered in...

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Lobo divides spoils among VP winners

Lobo divides spoils among VP winners

15 June 2017 No comment

Calangute: Deputy speaker and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo on Thursday announced that former ZP members Anthony Menezes and Shawn Martins will take turns to be the sarpanch of the Calangute village panchayat.

Francisco Rodrigues, who defeated former...

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Panchayat elections A mirror to state’s political reality

Margao: Panchayats are the hotbed of politics. Though the recent panchayat elections were not fought on party lines, politicians are now shedding all inhibitions to get elected candidates on their sides in a bid to hold sway over the panchayat...

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Arjun Salgaocar gets interim anticipatory bail

Panaji: The North Goa district and sessions court on Thursday granted interim anticipatory bail to Arjun Salgaocar, who had sought relief apprehending arrest in the alleged illegal mining case.

Salgaocar was summoned for questioning by the Special...

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New medical superintendentfor GMC

New medical superintendentfor GMC

15 June 2017 No comment

Panaji: Dr Shivanand Bandekar, head of the Goa Medical College and Hospital's (GMC) orthopaedic department, has been appointed as the healthcare institute's medical superintendent. He was asked to take charge from Thursday, in addition to executing...

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AIFF shelves Super League plan may instead settle for Super Cup

Panaji: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has shelved plans for a Super League involving four teams each from the Indian Super League (ISL) and I-League, and are now instead toying with the idea of having a knock-out Super Cup for the...

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Bruno returns to FC Goa

Bruno returns to FC Goa

15 June 2017 No comment

Panaji: FC Goa have managed to convince Portuguese midfielder Bruno Pinheiro to return to the franchise and are expected to name him as their first international signing on Friday.

The Goan franchise has been running a campaign on social...

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Poll fallout Utorda bizman assaulted

Poll fallout Utorda bizman assaulted

15 June 2017 No comment

Vasco: A businessman from Utorda, Aleixo Pereira, 56, was assaulted with a metal rod on Tuesday evening, causing injuries to his hand and ear. His luxury sedan was also damaged.

Pereira said he was sitting in his car when Sonu, alias Sairaj, from...

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Assailants damage four-wheeler in Vasco

Vasco: A Vaddem-based family had a traumatic experience when the car they were travelling in was damaged by motorcycle-borne assailants on Wednesday night.

Yashwant Bandekar was proceeding to Bogmalo for dinner along with his wife and two sons...

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Goa CM condemns attack on Mumbai family near Panaji

PANAJI: Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar condemned the violent assault on tourists at Merces and asked Goa Police to crack down on anti-social elements. Hinting that local police officials were often in cahoots with criminals, Parrikar...

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HC notices to Centre state govt on ban on cattle sale


Panaji: The High Court of Bombay at Goa has issued notices to the central and the state governments on a petition challenging the ministry of environment, forest and climate change (MoEFCC) regulation that restricts sale of cattle....

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Tempo driver waylaid in Sao Jose de Areal robbed of Rs 22L

Margao: A tempo driver from Kudal, Maharashtra, was waylaid by an unidentified culprit at Sao Jose de Areal, Salcete, on Wednesday and robbed of Rs 2.20 lakh. Police suspect the involvementof a known criminal, and are on the lookout for him....

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Nigerian footballer held for overstaying in Goa

Mapusa: A Nigerian national Chibueze Jonathan Ihenwe playing for a second division football club in Delhi was arrested by Anjuna police on Wednesday for illegal stay in Goa by forging the visa.

Anjuna police inspector Rahul Parab said they...

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Goons attack Mum tourists with swords knives 20 hurt


Panaji: A Vasai family’s dream holiday turned into nightmare after a petty scuffle over breakfast erupted into a violent assault with swords and knives around 2km from Goa’s capital. The narrow and usually calm streets of Merces...

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