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Panel tells govt to give permission anew to Viacom 18


PANAJI: The state-level event permission committee (SLEPC) on Thursday recommended to the state government to give fresh permission to Viacom 18 for its five-day electronic dance music (EDM) festival in Candolim.

Though permission was granted to...

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Runaway girl found at Vasco residence

Runaway girl found at Vasco residence

12 December 2013 No comment


VASCO/PANAJI: The 15-year-old girl who escaped from Apna Ghar, a government-run protective home in Merces, was traced at her residence in Katem-Baina behind Shafi Masjid on Thursday afternoon.

The girl had fled from the protective home in Merces...

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Teachers want diploma in education course in Konkani


PANAJI: The first-ever meet of Konkani teachers from schools & colleges from across Goa was organized by the Goa Konkani Akademi-Konkani Shikshan Parishad-was held on Wednesday. At the meeting, the teachers passed a resolution demanding that the...

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Days before Xmas egg prices soar to Rs 60 a dozen


PANAJI: Inflation in egg prices have hit Goa before the Christmas season can set in. The must-have ingredient in the festive season's most sought-after delicacies now costs 60 a dozen in the state.

While restaurants & bakeries are preparing to...

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Woman robbed of gold in Panaji

Woman robbed of gold in Panaji

12 December 2013 No comment


PANAJI: In a daylight robbery, two unidentified persons allegedly stole gold ornaments valued 1.5 lakh from a woman in Panaji market. This is the second incident within a week in the city.

Police said that the incident took place on Wednesday...

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Free weekend screenings at Entertainment Society of Goa from today


PANAJI: To promote film culture in Goa & put infrastructure of the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) to use through the year, "serious" films will be screened at ESG every weekend round the year starting Friday, ESG governing council chairperson...

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Hinterland areas experience winter chill

Hinterland areas experience winter chill

12 December 2013 No comment

PANAJI: The mercury continued to go down this week & the meteorology section at Indian council of agricultural research (ICAR), Old Goa has been recording low temperatures during the last few days.

As compared to the lowest of 16.8 degrees Celsius...

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Goa police books woman for abusing cop

Goa police books woman for abusing cop

12 December 2013 No comment

PANAJI: Goa police on Wednesday booked an offense against a lady from Taleigao for abusing a police officer at the Panaji police station.

The police said that the lady has a number of non-cognizable offences registered against her with Panaji...

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Goa to honour 17 freedom fighters on December 19

PANAJI: The government of Goa has decided to honour 17 freedom fighters including one from Andhra Pradesh for their contribution to Goa's freedom struggle, on the occasion of Goa Liberation Day at the state- level function to be held on December...

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Deputy SP starts probe into attempted suicide by cop

MARGAO: Deputy SP Mohan Naik on Wednesday began an inquiry into the case of attempted suicide by police constable Rohan Naik attached to the Colva police station.

Rohan had allegedly attempted to take his life on late Tuesday evening. The inquiry...

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Action demanded on illegal pay parking at Calangute

CALANGUTE: Calangute panchayat member Joseph Sequeira stated that despite a complaint to the police with respect to illegal pay parking at Sauntavaddo in Calangute, the police have failed to take any action.

"All documents of the parking area...

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Cong MLAs skip agitation against BJP misrule

MARGAO: The South Goa Congress party workers held demonstrations outside the South Goa collectorate, Margao, on Wednesday against the 'misrule' of the 20-month-old BJP-led government in the state.

Significantly, not a single Congress MLA...

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Poinguinim locals oppose new industrial estate

PANAJI: The Goa Infrastructure Development Corporation (GIDC) is in a hurry to expand industrial spaces. But its plan for an industrial estate in Poinguinim has been opposed by locals who perceive it as a threat to the natural environment.

Some...

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Goans for Goa demands formation of village development plans

MARGAO: Goans for Goa (GFG), a registered trust, has appealed to all panchayats to form ward development committees to enable them to form ward development plans, so that village development plans are ready by the beginning of the next financial...

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One excavator removed from trench at Kankumbi

KERI: Workers of Karnataka Neeravari Nigam Ltd have cleared one of the two excavators that were buried in Tuesday morning's landslide near the Mauli temple in Kankumbi, Karnataka.

While local villagers had expressed fears that 2-3 labourers had...

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Twin bus stops at National Highway 17 example of poor planning

PANAJI: The location of two bus stops on either side of the narrow National Highway 17 on the edge of a steep slope at Porvorim reflects typical bad planning that is giving rise to accidents.

Known as the JMJ stop, the two bus stops could have...

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Cops & kids build bridges at Bal Mela

Cops & kids build bridges at Bal Mela

11 December 2013 No comment

MAPUSA: Children from various schools urged the police to protect them from the evils of society in the wake of the increasing aggravated misdemeanor against them at the Bal Mela (Children's meet) organized by the Children's Rights in Goa (CRG) at...

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Parrikar reviews all projects under way

Parrikar reviews all projects under way

11 December 2013 No comment

PANAJI: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday reviewed the completion of various infrastructure projects that have been undertaken by the Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation (GSIDC). Some of the projects that have been...

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Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation wants management agencies to look after projects

PANAJI: The Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation (GSIDC) is of the opinion that the government should appoint facility management agencies for projects such as Sanskruti Bhavan, Patto-Panaji, South Goa collectorate building, live...

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Govt to review use of beacons in Goa

Govt to review use of beacons in Goa

11 December 2013 No comment

PANAJI: The transport director & the principal secretary removed the red beacons from their cars on Tuesday soon after the Supreme Court ordered that only Constitutional authorities can use red beacons on their official cars. The state government...

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Are govt vehicles above the law

Are govt vehicles above the law

11 December 2013 No comment

PANAJI: Every morning a government vehicle travels from South to North Goa via the Agasaim bypass post 9am flouting several transport rules. Despite the Supreme Court ban, it sports black tints on its rear windshield & windows. It overtakes...

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Has development become a victim of political rivalry in the Calangute-Baga stretch

Development in Calangute has become a difficult task as the leaders do not get along. Both disputing parties must come together for the benefit of society. What the MLA proposes, the other disposes & vice versa. This is politics of checkmating each...

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