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AAP challenges Parrikar to pass Jan Lokpal bill

PANAJI: Goa unit of Aam Admi Party (AAP) has demanded that if the BJP really believed in anti-graft law, then the Manohar Parrikar government in Goa should get the Jan Lokpal Bill passed in the Goa assembly.

"The BJP says that they are not...

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Plans to build Pariksha bhavan scrapped

Plans to build Pariksha bhavan scrapped

14 February 2014 No comment

PANAJI: With the Goa board of secondary & higher secondary education moving towards the continuous comprehensive evaluation (CCE) system for Classes IX & X, plans for construction of a Pariksha bhavan to carry out examination related work now...

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Industries minister clueless on invest policy release date

PANAJI: The state government is yet to finalize the investment policy though the task force committee constituted to draft it submitted its report four months ago.

Industries minister Mahadev Naik has no clue as to when the policy will be released...

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Russian tourists littering Canaguinim beach Locals

MARGAO: A group of regular trekkers were in for a rude shock when they found the quiet Canaguinim beach littered with plastic waste allegedly by a group of Russian tourists who had come by boat on Sunday.

The trekkers who come frequently...

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Casino transfer delayed as rules do not permit it

PANAJI: The state government on Friday deferred the proposal for transfer of casino licence from casino Carnival belonging to VM Salgaocar & Bro Pvt Ltd to the Ashok Kumar Khetrapal-led Pride Group till the casino gaming rules are framed.

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Ribandar locals cry foul over proposed coastal guard jetty

PANAJI: A group of Ribandar residents have opposed a PWD proposal to construct a 50m coastal guard jetty, opposite the old GMC hospital building, alleging lack of transparency & a threat to the local fishermen's livelihood.

The work has already...

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Lusofonia Games medals lose glow

Lusofonia Games medals lose glow

14 February 2014 No comment

PANAJI: The state government has stopped payment to the manufacturers of medals for the Lusofonia Games 2014 & also sought legal advice after at least three athletes returned defective medals.

Over the last 48 hours, athletes Anik Naik (silver)...

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Chief minister to open traffic circle at Nagoa-Arpora

Calangute: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar is slated to inaugurate a new traffic circle at the five-roads junction in Nagoa-Arpora next week. He will also inaugurate the newly-widened road from the junction to Arpora market.

Talking to REPORTERS...

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Bail order on Pradeep Naiks plea posted to February 24

MARGAO: Special court judge Nutan Sardesai on Friday posted the order on a bail application moved by former chief officer (CO) of the Canacona Municipal Council (CMC) Pradeep Naik, to February 24.

Naik's lawyer Surendra Dessai argued that the...

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Arihant ordered to clear debris by monsoon

Arihant ordered to clear debris by monsoon

14 February 2014 No comment

PANAJI: The tourism department has ordered Arihant Ship Breakers to remove the remaining portion of the River Princess before the monsoon.

In May 2012, Arihant had submitted a report to the government stating that it had removed the grounded...

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Take action against inspector sub-inspector for arresting elderly citizen State Police Complaints Authority

PANAJI: Treating a senior citizen as a 'hardened criminal' has cost two police officers dear, as the State Police Complaints Authority (SPCA) on Friday recommended disciplinary action against the duo.

The SPCA has recommended action against...

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Goa civil service officers association deplore arrest of 3 senior bureaucrats in Canacona building tragedy case

PNAJAI: The Goa civil service officers' association is planning to petition the Manohar Parrikar government over the arrest of three bureaucrats including additional collector (north Goa) in connection with the Canacona building tragedy.

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Medium of instruction policy wont affect students now in VIII

PANAJI: The new medium of instruction(MoI) policy that makes Konkani/Marathi the second language & Hindi the third language in Classes VIII to X will be implemented from the coming academic year beginning June 2014.

Concessions will be provided to...

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Two former CMC chief officers arrested

Two former CMC chief officers arrested

13 February 2014 No comment

PANAJI: Deepak Desai, presently serving as additional collector north & Pradeep Naik presently Bicholim deputy collector were arrested on Wednesday by infraction of law branch in connection with last month's Canacona building collapse. Both are...

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Teacher held for kidnapping student

Teacher held for kidnapping student

13 February 2014 No comment

MARGAO: Canacona police on Wednesday arrested one person on charges of kidnapping a minor girl studying in Class X in a Canacona school.

While police declined to disclose the identity of the teacher citing provisions contained in Goa Children's...

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Goa International Travel Mart to be bigger & better this year

PANAJI: The Goa International Travel Mart (GITM) 2014 that will be held from April 2 to 4, at Taleigao is expected to be bigger than previous years.

Goa tourism expects over 125 international buyers from USA, UK, France, Germany, Austria, Hungary...

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More space for traders at Curchorem new mkt

MARGAO: Traders of the old municipal market building in Curchorem are likely to get more floor space for their shops by way of rehabilitation in the proposed new market complex than that was provided in the last revised plan.

Curchorem MLA Nilesh...

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Parulekar washes hands of increased funds decision

PANAJI: Tourism minister Dilip Parulekar said that the decision as to whether the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) will be given more funds or not for the organization of the Carnival will be made by the state-level carnival committee.

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Motorcycle-borne thief snatches mangalsutra from woman in Kundaim

PONDA: A motorcycle-borne thief snatched a mangasutra from a woman's neck on the Kunkoliem-Kundaim road in Pondaon Thursday morning.

Quoting the complaint lodged by the woman, Reshma Zalmi, 43, from Kunkoliem, police said that she was returning...

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British tourist found dead in Anjuna

British tourist found dead in Anjuna

13 February 2014 No comment

Mapusa: A British tourist was found dead in a hotel room in Anjuna on Wednesday.

Police have identified the deceased as 45-year-old Paul Robert Grazier. Grazier had come to Goa on February 3 & was staying in a rented room at Soranto vaddo in...

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600 Vasco residents warm up to Aam Aadmi Party

VASCO: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) seems to be creating waves not only at the national level but internationally, & the testimony to this is 76-year-old Vinayak Sathe, who flew down from USA on Wedneday & joined the Vasco AAP membership drive the...

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Fake guides con & loot Pune tourists

Fake guides con & loot Pune tourists

13 February 2014 No comment

MAPUSA: Three tourists from Pune have filed a complaint at the Anjuna police station stating that unknown persons took them to an isolated place under the pretext of taking them to a massage parlour for 'enjoyment' & robbed them.

In the...

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