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Hole in Panaji market roof is cause for worry as monsoon commences

PANAJI: A small but gaping hole in the centre of the roof of the municipal market & a further threat of more sheets being dislodged has once again raised the issue of lack of its maintenance a decade after it was thrown open.

As the southwest...

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Narendra Modi to attend five different functions in Goa

PANAJI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to attend five different programmes in Goa on Saturday, which includes a visit to the INS Vikramaditya aircraft carrier, laying of a foundation stone for a new bridge on River Mandovi & addressing a...

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CM under flak for not raising special provision issue with PM

MARGAO: Poking holes at the new meeting between chief minister Manohar Parrikar & Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Rajya Sabha MP Shantaram Naik questioned why Parrikar failed to raise the demand of Goans for special provisions under Article 371 of...

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Woman complains of chain-snatching at Mala

PANAJI: Another case of chain snatching was reported in Panaji on Tuesday.

Shali Shamu Gaunso, 39, of Nagali, Taleigao, complained that at around 10.15am on Tuesday near Mustifund school, Mala, two persons riding a black motorcycle coming from the...

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CBI searches Patto PF office

CBI searches Patto PF office

11 June 2014 No comment

PANAJI: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday conducted a search at the employees provident fund (PF) office in Patto, Panaji, in connection with the arrest of PF officer Himesh Rajan Prakash for allegedly accepting A bribe.

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Policy needed to resume mining say stakeholders

PANAJI: The mining stakeholders have demanded that the state government should immediately frame a mining policy aimed at early resumption of mining activities in the state.

Perhaps, for the first time in new memory, mining came to a total halt...

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Government to review ban on mining in buffer zone in Goa

NEW DELHI: In what may be a big relief for miners in Goa, the Centre will review its earlier notification banning mining activity within one kilometer of wildlife sanctuaries in the state.

The indication came even as environment minister Prakash...

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Woman crushed under KTC bus in Ambede

KERI: A woman died & 19 persons were injured when a Kadamba transport corporation minibus overturned at Ambede, Sattari, on Tuesday afternoon.

The bus was headed to Vapoi from Codal for the weekly bazaar, when at Ambede brick quarry the driver lost...

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PM to lay foundation stone for new Mandovi bridge

PANAJI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone for a new bridge over river Mandovi on Saturday, when he is scheduled to inaugurate the Indian Navy's shore-based test facility at INS Hansa at Vasco, sources in the Goa BJP said.

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Naik to take up tar balls issue with Gadkari

PANAJI: Union tourism minister Shripad Naik will take up the tar balls issue with Union minister for road, transport, highways & shipping Nitin Gadkari.

The annual occurrence of tar balls is not limited to the 105km coastline of Goa, but the entire...

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Shantaram to take up tar balls issue with Javadekar

PANAJI: Rajya Sabha MP from Goa Shantaram Naik has written to Union minister for environment & forests Prakash Javadekar, seeking his intervention to keep Goa's beaches clean & safe from the tar ball menace.

Drawing his attention to the severity of...

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CMC chief Rebello swears by clean governance

CANACONA: A week into his new tenure as the chief of Canacona municipal council (CMC), Simon Rebello promises to restart the five-metric tonne garbage treatment plant in the next three to four months, as he makes cleanliness his top priority.

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Cunchelim locals oppose garbage treatment plant

MAPUSA: The residents of Cunchelim, Mapusa, have raised strong objections to Mapusa municipal council's (MMC) plans of setting up a garbage treatment plant in the village, claiming that the proposed site wasn't a wise choice as it is a residential...

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They want to silence me Trajano

They want to silence me Trajano

10 June 2014 No comment

NCP's vice-president & spokesperson Trajano D'Mello seems to be in trouble for leveling allegations against tourism minister Dilip Parulekar over his newly purchased pent house. D'Mello had questioned whether Parulekar had received any favours for...

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Whats in your DNA

Whats in your DNA

10 June 2014 No comment

Some Goans are going a step ahead & are now tracing their roots even further deeper. Bernardo de Sousa, a Switzerland-based Goan scientist was among the first Goans to go in for DNA testing that helped him map the migration route his ancestors...

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Tum Konnalo Look into your family tree

PANAJI: "Tum Konnalo/Tum Konnalem?" is a familiar phrase in Konkani, a youngster would hear in Goa, when introduced to others.

Literally translated as "From whose family do you come from?", the phrase is the Goan way of establishing one's identity.

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Spa raided in Panaji two girls rescued

PANAJI: The gross offence branch on Tuesday evening raided 'Spa Guys & Gals' which was operating from a rented premises in Sushila building on 18th June road in the city.

The two girls, one from Dodamarg & another one from Mumbai were rescued...

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Government given ultimatum to finish chieftains memorial

MARGAO: The Cuncolim Chieftain Memorial Trust has given an ultimatum to the government to complete the work of the chieftain's memorial park project before July 15, the 431st anniversary of the 1583 revolt against the Portuguese.

The issue was...

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Goa launches measles programme for total elimination

PANAJI: Goa is set to launch a 'measles surveillance' programme as part of a nation-wide drive to eliminate measles & Rubella by 2020. The programme was launched on Tuesday by health minister Laxmikant Parsekar through a two-day workshop in Panaji.

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Bag belonging to Delhi cop stolen in Calangute

CALANGUTE: Shyam Pandey, a police inspector attached to the Delhi police, has lodged a complaint with the Calangute police that some unknown persons allegedly committed theft of his bag which had been kept on the beach at Calangute while he along...

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Calangute police arrest maid for alleged theft

CALANGUTE: Savita Gawas, who worked as a maid in a household in Sangolda was arrested by the Calangute police on Monday for allegedly stealing a gold chain belonging to her employers. She was remanded to police custody for two days by the JMFC...

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Following inspection GCZMA plans to clean up River Sal

MARGAO: Following an inspection of the river Sal on Monday, the Goa coastal zone management authority (GCZMA) will be looking at a holistic process of cleaning up the river starting from the source at Verna.

On Monday, with a view to gauge the...

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