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Soon track the 108 ambulance via app

PANAJI: The state government has decided to install a GPS-based system on the '108 ambulance services' in Goa by the end of May. A Imobile-based app will also be launched to track ambulances. Finally, the authorities have decided to adopt a...

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For Tiracol power buy Goa gets a Maha shocker Rs 15cr bill

PANAJI: The Goa electricity department has been slapped with a Rs 1.5 crore electricity bill from Maharashtra for dues pending since 2012 for power supplied to Tiracol.

Tiracol village has been drawing power from Maharashtra since Goa's...

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Over 34 billion years old rock lies amidst heaps of garbage at Anmod

MOLLEM: Intense prospecting for iron ore in Goa during the 2007-2012 mining boom raised worries about depletion of mineral resources, but massive excavations into the state's priceless assets and India's oldest rock formations at Anmod...

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Sattari’s Mhovacho Guno turns into death trap

Keri: Mhovacho Guno in Caranzol-Sonal, a natural spot inside the Mhadei river, has become a death trap with over 15 youth drowning at the spot while swimming there in summer.

On Saturday morning, a college student, Gauresh Barve from...

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Man dies while fixing excavator

Man dies while fixing excavator

20 May 2017 No comment

Bicholim: A 40-year-old Jharkhand native, who was working on an excavator machine at Narvem, Bicholim, died on the spot when the bucket of the machine struck him on the head.

Bicholim police said, the deceased, identified as Sonu Bhoya, was...

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CRZ body probing Gonsua ‘violation’

Panaji: Goa coastal zone management authority (GCZMA) is investigating into claims of a fraudulent approval obtained by a property owner for a residential bungalow within the no-development zone (NDZ) at Gonsua, Betalbatim beach.

The ground-plus...

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BJP discusses 7 names for RS seat

BJP discusses 7 names for RS seat

20 May 2017 No comment

Panaji: The BJP core committee on Saturday discussed seven names as potential candidates for the Rajya Sabha elections. The party is expected to finalise the name for the Rajya Sabha seat next week.

The nomination for Rajya Sabha elections would...

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Dry weather likely over next five days

Panaji: The phase prior to the last lap of summer is likely to continue at almost the same level, with the maximum temperature hovering around 35.0C and minimum at 27.0C.

Light or moderate showers are also mostly unlikely during the next five days...

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Students rush to submit Form B

Students rush to submit Form B

20 May 2017 No comment

Panaji: Almost 1,500 students seeking admissions to professional degree seats in Goa turned up on May 18, on the first day of accepting applications at the directorate of technical education (DTE) counters. But, on Friday and Saturday, the...

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Clutter threatens Sal river mouth

Clutter threatens Sal river mouth

20 May 2017 No comment

Colva: Villagers in Cavelossim are worried over the damage likely to be caused by huge piles of construction material ranging from boulders to graphite stones, if the clutter on the eco-fragile beach on the Sal river mouth is not cleared soon....

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Sarpanch of Arvalem loses trust vote

Bicholim: The sarpanch of the village panchayat of Arvalem, Priya Thakur, was on Friday voted out office by margin of 3-1 votes, through no-confidence motion filed by three panch members against her.

Sagar Malik, Guruprasad Naik and...

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High scorers of Class XII grab BSc seats as ‘Plan B’ genuine aspirants left waiting

Panaji: Colleges are left worried that many of those aspiring for a first year seat for the BSc course will be unable to secure one.

The Class XII science stream high scorers have already taken admissions to BSc courses as their 'Plan B', in case...

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NGO to back youth in local body polls

Margao: A Curtorim-based non-governmental organisation (NGO), 'Goa Panchayat Raj Institution (PRI) Union', has announced that it will support young and sincere candidates seeking to contest the forthcoming state village panchayat elections...

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‘Anti-cancer’ fruit sells for as high as Rs 2k

Panaji: The soursop, locally known as 'ranpatpanas', sells for as high as Rs 2,500 per piece in local fruit markets, all due to its unproven record in treating cancer.

The fruit, which grows on the Annona muricata tree, is also found in...

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Over 200 file nominations on Saturday

Panaji: The nomination process for the upcoming panchayat elections continued with much enthusiasm on the third day, with 256 people putting in their papers on Saturday.

The process had begun on Thursday, when only 54 people had filed...

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Govt drags its feet on making sites disabled-friendly

Panaji: Almost a year after accessibility audits of 31 buildings and public spaces were complete, the government is yet to prepare the estimate of funds required to make them accessible. Its lax approach to the matter recently prompted the...

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Land for Margao school complex in Davorlim marked

Panaji: The state government has completed demarcation of the property where the integrated school complex is to be set up for Margao at Davorlim, official sources said.

Land admeasuring 1.15 lakh sqm has been demarcated for the project...

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Blood testing facility at GMC in two months

Panaji: The government has decided to upgrade blood testing facility at Goa medical college (GMC) and hospital, Bambolim. The facility is expected to be in place within the next two months. Currently, patients have to go to private labs for...

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Complaint filed against Panaji PI

Complaint filed against Panaji PI

20 May 2017 No comment

Panaji: A youth from St. Inez on Saturday filed a complaint before director general of police (DGP) Muktesh Chander against Panaji police inspector (PI) Sidhanth Shirodkar for allegedly assaulting him at the Panaji police station on Friday...

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Search operations in Zuari called off death toll at 2

Margao: With search operations conducted by the National Disaster Rescue Force (NRDF) team in the Sanvordem bridge collapse disaster yielding no more results, and with no reports of missing persons being filed, the South Goa district...

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Two names proposed for bravery award

Margao: Deputy collector Agnelo Fernandes has recommended the names of two youngsters from Sanvordem — Amar Sanvordekar and Suleman Ghori — to the district administration for bravery awards, for rescuing at least five persons from...

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GMC to get superspecialty courses soon

Panaji: Health minister Vishwajit Rane on Saturday announced the government's decision to start superspecialty courses in Goa Medical College (GMC) for which the process has been initiated.

Addressing a press conference at his office on...

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