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‘Lobo should reveal cops in drug trade’

Calangute: Former Calangute sarpanch Joseph Sequeira has urged deputy speaker and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo to reveal the names of the police officers who are allegedly involved in a nexus with drug peddlers along the coastal belt.

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Mizo man held for possessing ganja

Mizo man held for possessing ganja

16 August 2017 No comment

Margao: The Margao town police on Wednesday arrested Samir Gorang, a native of Mizoram, after he was found in possession of 202 grams of ganja at Khareband, Margao. The police have recovered the banned narcotic substance worth nearly Rs 20,000...

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NEET case hearing on Monday

NEET case hearing on Monday

16 August 2017 No comment

Panaji: The matter pertaining to a group of MBBS course aspirants, who could not meet the directorate of technical education's (DTE) deadline to apply for the medicine seats in Goa, will be heard next on Monday by the high court of Bombay at...

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Goan boy wins at nat’l writing competition

Panaji: Eric Michael Siqueira of Sharada Mandir School, Panaji, bagged the second place (Group 1 - Junior Category) at the national level story writing competition organised by Scholastic India, a children's literature publishing company. The...

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Goan boy wins at national writing competition

PANAJI: Eric Michael Siqueira of Sharada Mandir School, Panaji, bagged the second place (Group 1 - Junior Category) at the national level story writing competition organised by Scholastic India, a children's literature publishing company. The...

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Former CM for stricter punishment in drug cases

Panaji: Days after the death of two tourists due to a suspected drug overdose, Congress veteran and former chief minister Pratapsingh Rane urged the state government to be vigilant and to crack down on drug pushers, especially along the coastal...

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Parrikar not serious about issue Cong

Parrikar not serious about issue Cong

16 August 2017 No comment

Panaji: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar's decision to link drug abuse with unemployment in the state came in for criticism from Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) president Shantaram Naik on Wednesday.

Naik said the chief minister was...

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‘Form panel to curb drug menace’

‘Form panel to curb drug menace’

16 August 2017 No comment

Saligao: Deputy speaker and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo said the chief minister should form a committee under his chairmanship of MLAs and ministers from the coastal belt to keep a check on the drugs menace there. He said the committee could...

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Two city-based schools to install sanitary napkin vending machines

Panaji: Paving a path towards menstrual hygiene and providing easy accessibility to sanitary pads, two schools in Panaji will soon install sanitary napkin vending machines along with incinerators. This is part of an initiative taken up by...

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Soon committee to review national mineral policy

Panaji: The Union ministry of mines has set up a committee to review the National Mineral Policy (NMP) 2008 in a bid to bring about more transparency and ensure a balanced and sustainable growth in the sector.

An order issued on August 15...

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CM meets Babush’s CCP councillors

CM meets Babush’s CCP councillors

16 August 2017 No comment

Panaji: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday held a meeting with corporation of the city of Panaji (CCP) councillors owing allegiance to Atanasio 'Babush' Monserrate in order to seek their support for the August 23 byelection in...

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Goa desk of trade hub inaugurated

Goa desk of trade hub inaugurated

16 August 2017 No comment

Panaji: The country's first desk of the Portugal India Business (PIB) hub to facilitate trade between the two countries was inaugurated in Panaji on Wednesday by ambassador of India to Portugal Nandini Singla.

"We are actually having a...

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Man caught with stolen two-wheeler

Man caught with stolen two-wheeler

16 August 2017 No comment

Margao: The Margao town police on Wednesday arrested Jafar Yadwad, 24, a resident of Margao, after he was found to be in possession of a two-wheeler that was reported to have been stolen a few days ago from Margao.

He was arrested from...

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HC raps AAI for BJP’s meeting on airport premises

Panaji: A division bench of the high court of Bombay at Goa on Wednesday questioned the Airport Authority of India (AAI) for having allowed BJP national president Amit Shah's alleged "illegal and unlawful" public meeting at the Goa...

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Pratapsingh cryptic on political future

Pratapsingh cryptic on political future

16 August 2017 No comment

Panaji: Days after health minister Vishwajit Rane said his father will not contest the next elections, the Congress veteran and former chief minister Pratapsingh Rane refused to call curtains on his long political career and remained...

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In a first for party Congress set to contest zilla panchayat elections

Panaji: For the first time, the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) will officially contest by-elections for zilla panchayat (ZP) using the party symbol. The Congress party had refrained from contesting ZP elections four years ago when the...

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Alternative jobs can settle dust in mining-hit areas

Panaji: With the mining industry facing a bleak future, the time is ripe for the government to unveil a rehabilitation plan for people in mining areas with a blue print for alternative livelihoods for them, say stakeholders.

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Curlies owner waiter get bail in drug case

Mapusa: A day after Goa police arrested owners of two popular party spots in state's alleged drug hub Anjuna, one of them, Edwin Nunes of Curlies Beach Shack, was granted bail by a Panaji sessions court on Wednesday. The waiter of Curlies was also...

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GFA approves 12-team Goa Pro League

GFA approves 12-team Goa Pro League

16 August 2017 No comment

Panaji: The Goa Football Association (GFA) has approved a plan for a 12-team Goa Pro League starting this season, paving the way for FC Goa to make its debut in the top tier of Goan football.

The Goan franchise in the Indian Super League...

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Gurpreet leaves Norway may join Bengaluru FC

Panaji: Parth Jindal’s promise that Bengaluru FC will announce a big signing on Thursday has coincided with news that star goalkeeper Gurpreet Singh Sandhu has left Norwegian club Stabaek IF and is returning to India.

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In a first Goa Congress to fight zilla panchayat bypolls using party symbol

PANAJI: For the first time, the Goa Congress unit will officially contest by-elections for zilla panchayat using the party symbol. The Congress Party had refrained from contesting the zilla panchayat (ZP)elections four years ago when Goa...

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Truck rams into parapet of weak Ardhofond bridge

Poinguinim: A coke-laden truck heading to Sanvordem from Mangaluru rammed into the already dilapidated Ardhofond bridge in Canacona, while trying to avert an oncoming Karnataka-registered bus on Tuesday.

Earlier this year in January, the same...

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