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Cuncolim locals stage protest over frequent power outages

 

MARGAO: The members of Cuncolim Civic and Consumer Forum (CCCF) staged protest against the electricity department for its inaction over the power outages in Cuncolim.

CCCF members protested at the electricity office, located at KTC bus...

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GSPCB tightens the screw on small units in residential areas

PANAJI: The Goa State Pollution Control Board has framed new guidelines for granting consent to operate to small industrial units located around residential areas. The consent will be valid for one year for abiding by noise and air quality...

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Bank heist mastermind held

Bank heist mastermind held

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MAPUSA: Rajkumar Tuvi Das, the mastermind in the daring bank heist at Verla-Canca, was arrested by the Mapusa police at Bambolim on Sunday. Sources from the Mapusa police said that they cracked the case of robbery in the Indian Overseas Bank...

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Don’t oppose every development project Vijai tells Saxttikars

MARGAO: Town and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai has exhorted the people of Salcete taluka not to object to every development project in their areas, assuring that the government will not allow mega projects in their villages.

Speaking to...

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Contribute to keep Goa green CM tells Goans

Contribute to keep Goa green CM tells Goans

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PANAJI: Green Goa does not happen only by opposing coal, you should actually contribute to it, said Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar after inaugurating the event ‘NoMoZo’ (No Motor Zone) organised by social institutions from...

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Traffic chaos looms as Vasco Road to be shut for loop ramp works

VASCO: The proposed closure of the 500 metre stretch of F L Gomes Road for the construction of a proposed loop ramp connecting the elevated road-cum-flyover-cum-road overbridge of NH17B is likely to lead to traffic chaos, as traffic will...

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Vagator-Chapora residents demand regular water supply

MAPUSA: The villagers of Vagator-Chapora on Wednesday demanded regular supply of water to them, threatening to stage ‘rasta roko’ in the village. The villagers raised their grievances during a joint meeting in the presence of WRD...

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Ethiopians call the shots as Goan runner Ankita shines

Panaji: Ethiopians, as expected, dominated the Skechers Performance Goa River Marathon, but it was the performance of Goa’s Ankita Palekar that made heads turn in Vasco on Sunday.

Ethiopia had a grand finish on the 42km Open...

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Chorao takes the lead ensures safety of seniors

PANAJI: Senior citizens in Chorao have taken it upon themselves to ensure their own safety. Members of the recently formed Senior Citizens Cell visited the Old Goa Police station around a month ago and obtained a Goa Police Senior Citizen...

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Mobile food testing van launched

Mobile food testing van launched

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PANAJI: 'Food Safety on Wheels, a mobile food testing van of the Goa Food and Drugs Administration (FDA), was launched on Sunday evening by chief minister Manohar Parrikar and health minister Vishwajit Rane.

Fully equipped with a lab...

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Urdu takes centre stage at Goa Art and Literature Festival

PANAJI: For the first time, a language other than English dominated the Goa Art and Literature Festival (GALF) 2017 with Urdu literature taking the centre stage at the event.

Scholars M Asaduddin and Rakhshanda Jalil and author Annie...

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Goan teams dominate

Goan teams dominate

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PANAJI: Our Lady of Rosary High School, Fatorda, and Rosary Higher Secondary School, Navelim, senior boys and school girls extended Goa's domination by taking top spots in the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports West Zone football championship...

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Israeli arrested for drug possession

Israeli arrested for drug possession

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Panaji: The crime branch of the Goa Police on Saturday arrested Ben Shoshan Yosef, 57, an Israeli national, for the illegal possession of a narcotic substance worth Rs 15,000 at Anjuna. Upon receiving information that Yosef would be travelling...

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Dahl murder Cops to file report in HC

Dahl murder Cops to file report in HC

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Panaji: The Goa police will soon submit in the high court a status report on the progress of their investigation in the murder of Swedish national Felix Dahl after interrogating two suspects brought from Jaipur.

Canacona police have...

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Centre asked to probe missing Goan sailor’s case

Margao: The Goan Seamen Association of India (GSAI) on Saturday requested the central government and Indian consulate in the US not to accept the 'missing person' report furnished by Carnival Cruise Line regarding its employee Symron Almeida...

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After Ockhi supermoon shack owners’ body pegs losses at Rs 70L

Panaji: Asserting that nearly 50% of the beachside shacks in Goa suffered because of the combined force of cyclone Ockhi and the supermoon effect, the Shack Owners Welfare Society (SOWS) estimates the losses suffered by the shack operators at...

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Fog causes plane diversion to B’luru

Fog causes plane diversion to B’luru

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Panaji: Poor visibility at Goa International Airport in the wee hours of Saturday due to foggy conditions led to the diversion of one passenger flight and delayed at least four flights that were scheduled to land or take-off from Goa...

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Fishermen from Kerala head home

Fishermen from Kerala head home

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Margao: Over 50-odd Kerala fishermen stranded in Goa for over a week due to the impact of the Ockhi cyclone have now headed back to their respective homes in their native state.

Mormugao deputy collector and sub-divisional magistrate...

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‘Stolen’ cash found in Canca bank itself

Mapusa: In an anticlimax to the high drama witnessed in the bank robbery on the outskirts of Mapusa on Friday, police have recovered the stolen money in full, from the bank's premises itself. Customers' belonging are yet to be recovered...

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76 dip in iron ore exports industry jittery

76 dip in iron ore exports industry jittery

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Panaji: Goa's mining industry is in a recessionary phase as the ore export have fallen by over 76% in the first two months of current season compared to the corresponding period of the previous year.

According to Goa mineral ore exporters...

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Uguem remains tense as locals sand extractors clash

Mapusa: Uguem in Pernem taluka continued to remain tense on Saturday morning after sand extractors and villagers clashed over illegal extraction of sand on Friday night.

Drama unfolded on Friday night when a local resident, Bhaskar...

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‘Confident of Goa’s growth in fisheries sector’

Panaji: Goa is slowly moving up in the fisheries sector, said union minister for agriculture, farmers' welfare and fisheries, Radha Mohan Singh. He was speaking to Reporters on the sidelines of a fisheries meeting held in Panaji on Saturday....

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