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Voices against Cacora waste treatment plant get louder

MARGAO: Opposition voices against the proposed garbage treatment plant to be set up by the state government at Cacora are turning increasingly vocal in Curchorem.

Leading the charge is Pradip Kakodkar, a professional, who was part of the...

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Pay parking operators in Calangute deprive of fleece tourists

CALANGUTE: Complaints of overcharging by pay parking operators are becoming a regular affair at Calangute & other coastal areas.

Although the tourist security force had caught the pay parking attendants last month at Calangute beach for...

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10 of Goas total disabled are from scheduled tribes

PANAJI: The incidence of disabilities is high among Goa's scheduled tribe population, with 10% of the over 33,000 disabled reported in the state found to be tribal, as per the latest data released by the registrar general & census commissioner of...

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AAP premises inaugurated amid unexpected turnout

PANAJI: It was meant to be a low-key affair, sans garlands, ribbon-cutting & chief-guests, but the members of Aam Aadmi Party were not prepared for the throng of people-nearly 300 in number -that tried to squeeze itself into the party's new North...

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Non bio-degradable waste to be collected from February 1

PANAJI: The state government through panchayats & municipalities has decided to start door-to-door collection of non bio-degradable waste from the 1st week of February.

This decision was taken at the recently held series of meetings by chief...

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Three arrested for murder of minor boy at Betim

PANAJI: The Porvorim police arrested three persons -two from Betim & one from Ramnagar in Karnataka -for the murder of a 16-year-old resident of Betim on Saturday over a petty quarrel.

Porvorim police arrested Shabir alias Noor Munshi, 36 &...

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Mickky slams AAP for joining political mainstream

PANAJI: Goa Vikas Party (GVP) supremo Francisco (Mickky) Pacheco ridiculed Aam Admi Party (AAP) leaders for criticizing politicians when they have joined the political mainstream.

Referring to statements made by Goa AAP leaders at a press...

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Cuelim Chandor & Verem pick three wise men to mark feast of Epiphany

Cansaulim: Three young boys from the villages of Cansaulim, Arossim & Cuelim have been selected to enact the role of the three kings for the feast of Epiphany, which will be celebrated at the Chapel of Our Lady of Remedies (Nossa Senhora dos...

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Negotiating a slope

Negotiating a slope

05 January 2014 No comment

The national highway stretch at Damian de Goa showroom in Porvorim on a steep slope is a cliff-hanger of a spot for pedestrians & motorists alike. Two bus stops, a few metres apart, are situated on the slope & when buses stop here to pick up or...

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Canacona building collapse Survivors pin hopes on compensation & govt aid

MARGAO: Laxman Gaonkar, a local survivor in the Canacona building collapse, is nursing multiple injuries at Hospicio hospital, but more than the pain & trauma, he & his co-workers are worried about their livelihood.

Gaonkar & others are banking on...

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Chaudi project had resorted to few violations

CANACONA: The Chaudi project of Bharat developers & realtors private limited, had allegedly resorted to a few blatant violations, including hill-cutting about two-&-a-half years back, but residents' protests died down after authorities played down...

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TCP confiscates files of Bharat developers Chaudi project

MARGAO/CANACONA: Town & country planning department officials confiscated the files of the Chaudi project of Bharat developers & realtors, Ruby Residency, after one of the under-construction buildings collapsed on Saturday afternoon.

Addressing...

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Canacona building collapse Police probe makes no headway

CANACONA: Police investigations into the Chaudi building collapse could not make much headway on Sunday due to various factors, especially the non-availability of the labour contractors or any person associated with the project, to obtain details...

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Goa building collapse Builders office shut phones switched off

NAVI MUMBAI: The Vashi office of the builders wanted for the Goa building collapse was shut on Sunday. Attempts to call on two mobile numbers of their realty firm, Bharat Developers & Realtors Pvt Ltd, were also futile as these lines were...

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Kin of missing victims on pins & needles

Kin of missing victims on pins & needles

05 January 2014 No comment

MARGAO: Khushali Velip, 30, a resident of Vaizawaddo, Sristhal in Canacona, is hoping against hope that his brother, Dilip Velip, 30, who was working as the drilling machine operator at the site, will be rescued. His hope was renewed when he heard...

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Electricity department officials treating consumer like rubbish

PANAJI: The Goa state consumer disputes redressal commission has directed the electricity department to pay 20,000 compensation to a citizen who was wrongly billed by the department.

In a bitter indictment of electricity department, the commission...

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Goa building collapse Death toll rises to 16 probe starts

PANAJI: The toll in the building collapse in Goa rose to 16 on Sunday, as the state government started a probe into why the accident took place, officials said.

At least 11 people were hospitalized & around 20 were feared still buried under the...

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Goa building collapse Death toll rises to 15 search on for builder

PANAJI: With the recovery of two more bodies, the death toll in the building collapse at Goa's Cancona town rose to 15 on Sunday even as fire personnel feared that around 20 people could still be lying under the rubble.

A search was, meanwhile...

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14 killed 18 trapped in Canacona building collapse

CANACONA: Little did they realize they were having the last meal of their life. Sitting in the shade of the building they were engaged to construct, 14 labourers died while 28 others were rescued after the five-storey structure came crashing down...

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9 killed 18 trapped in Canacona building collapse

CANACONA: Little did they realize they were having the last meal of their life. Sitting in the shade of the building they were engaged to construct, nine labourers died while 28 others were rescued after the five-storey structure came crashing...

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Have the authorities failed in controlling the menace of begging in the state

I do not think the authorities are even bothered with the issue of people begging in the state. They only start to address the issue if a problem or bad incident arises. Begging has always been a neglected issue in the state. I do not see a...

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Asphalting of NH 4-A starts at Khandepar

Asphalting of NH 4-A starts at Khandepar

04 January 2014 No comment

PONDA: After almost 15 years, asphalting of the national highway 4-A stretch from Anmod to Panaji commenced from Khandepar on Saturday afternoon.

Ponda MLA Lavoo Mamledar ceremonially launched the tarring of the road at Khandepar-Opa junction...

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