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BJP minister slams ally MGPs minister for slow development work

PONDA: The allegations made by BJP minister Mahadev Naik against MGP's PWD minister Ramkrishna 'Sudin' Dhavalikar suggest that all is not well within the BJP-MGP combine in the state.

Speaking at the site of an under construction water reservoir...

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Shanty occupants greet govt officials with sadness scorn

VASCO: With no family or friends, all 55-year-old Aisha Bibi had was her shanty at Kattem-Baina, which she called home.

Seeing disaster management officials begin the demolition drive of the illegal shanties along the beach on Friday, the...

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Clear stance on admissions to PG medical dental courses

PANAJI: Under-graduate students & graduates aspiring for postgraduate seat at Goa medical college (GMC) & hospital, Bambolim have urged the government to clear its stand on the type of system it will follow during admissions to the postgraduate...

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Girl detained at Dabolim airport on theft charges

VASCO: Dabolim airport police nabbed a Delhi girl, minutes before she could board a flight to Delhi on Friday evening, following a complaint of theft against her.

Dabolim PI Navlesh Desai said that Rajesh Khemka complained that the girl had stolen...

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Congress demands rehabilitation for affected families

PANAJI: The Congress in Goa has demanded the immediate rehabilitation of the families displaced by the demolition of 66 houses in Baina on Friday.

Adressing mediapersons on Friday, Congress spokesperson Sankalp Amonkar & Mormugao municipal...

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Heavy rains lead to waterlogging in Margao

Heavy rains lead to waterlogging in Margao

11 Jul 2014 No comment 109 hits
MARGAO: Various parts of Margao continued to be waterlogged due to heavy rainfall on Friday & water entered four houses situated behind the ICICI bank in the city.

While Margao municipal council (MMC) chairperson Gonzaco Rebello & local councillor...

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Police file chargesheet against Zaine Almeida

Police file chargesheet against Zaine Almeida

11 Jul 2014 No comment 112 hits
PANAJI: Panaji police on Friday filed a chargesheet against Zaine Keith Almeida, 23, a resident of Mapusa, in an alleged sword attack on two Panaji residents, outside a city pub at Patto on April 21.

Almeida had attacked attack Raju Sarin, 37 &...

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Waterlogging at fish market upsets Pednekars

Waterlogging at fish market upsets Pednekars

11 Jul 2014 No comment 88 hits
MAPUSA: Extensive flooding & waterlogging at Pernem fish market & surrounding areas has forced fish vendors & shopkeepers to vacate the area. The unfortunate situation has also created a huge risk of spread of diseases. The flooding also caught...

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66 illegal shanties face axe at Baina

66 illegal shanties face axe at Baina

11 Jul 2014 No comment 69 hits
VASCO: Disaster management authority officials on Friday at 8am demolished 66 out of the 74 "illegal" shanties at Kattem-Baina. South Goa collector Valencio Furtado confirmed this, saying that only eight shanties & a religious structure are yet to...

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Heavy rains lash Bicholim taluka

Heavy rains lash Bicholim taluka

11 Jul 2014 No comment 92 hits
BICHOLIM: Torrential rains across the Bicholim taluka on Friday have led to a rise in the water level of Bicholim river, caused trees to fall at different places like Nanora, Navelim, Maina & surrounding areas & caused a loss of 50,000 to the...

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Accused Afghans get 7 days jail

Accused Afghans get 7 days jail

11 Jul 2014 No comment 76 hits
PANAJI: Seven Afghanistan students arrested for grievously assaulting three of their colleagues have been remanded to seven days police custody by the judicial magistrate first class, Panaji,

The accused had attacked three fellow colleagues over...

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Goans in short supply

Goans in short supply

11 Jul 2014 No comment 98 hits
PANAJI: The Goa franchise at the Indian Super League will largely be Dempo Sports Club in disguise.

The Goa franchise of the ISL has decided to take all 14 domestic players from Dempo Sports Club & leave the domestic draft of 92 players untouched.

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Will the plan to make Goa an educational hub increase employment in the state

I don't feel that making Goa an educational hub is related to better job opportunities. A degree is just one aspect of getting a job, but in the end, it is a candidate's personality & skills that give him/her an edge over other candidates. It...

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Extortion case SIT summons directors of Dahej Minerals

PANAJI: Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Friday called on the directors of Dahej Minerals to record their statements in an alleged extortion case against leader of opposition Pratapsingh Rane & Valpoi MLA Vishwajit Rane. The directors have been...

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Need for formalized music education in Goa

Need for formalized music education in Goa

11 Jul 2014 No comment 97 hits
PANAJI: It is not often that you find your teacher using a keyboard instead of a blackboard, but no one's complaining at Goa University (GU). Mark Troop shuttles between the lectern & the keys delivering a light & rhythmic lecture which is as...

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Tawadkar holds meet over education schemes

Tawadkar holds meet over education schemes

11 Jul 2014 No comment 57 hits
Tribal affairs minister Ramesh Tawadkar on Friday met headmasters of various higher secondary schools & professional colleges from South Goa to review the implementation of education schemes meant for the ST community. Among those present at the...

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60-year-old man crushed to death by tempo

60-year-old man crushed to death by tempo

11 Jul 2014 No comment 96 hits
PONDA: Sixty-year-old Dnyaneshwar Prabhu, a resident of Vaghurme in Ponda taluka, was crushed to death under the wheels of a sand-laden tempo at Khandepar-Ponda on Friday evening.

Prabhu was travelling to Ponda, along with his wife & since there...

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Manohar Parrikar praises Congress dismisses vision-lacking budget

PANAJI: Welcoming the Union Budget, chief minister Manohar Parrikar said the announcement of Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) for the state will help Goa to become an educational hub. He also welcomed the announcement of a convention centre...

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SIT summons Dahej Minerals CA

SIT summons Dahej Minerals CA

10 Jul 2014 No comment 120 hits
PANAJI: The Special Investigation Team (SIT) has asked the chartered accountant (CA) of Dahej Minerals to remain present at its office in Dona Paula as a witness in the alleged extortion case against leader of opposition Pratapsingh Rane, & Valpoi...

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Stay granted on Socorro slum demolition

Stay granted on Socorro slum demolition

10 Jul 2014 No comment 73 hits
PANAJI: Deputy collector, Bardez, Sabaji Shetye on Thursday said that the demolition of the illegal slum erected in the midst of a private forest in Socorro has been called off as the slum dwellers have obtained a stay order from the...

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Convention centre for Goa in PPP mode

Convention centre for Goa in PPP mode

10 Jul 2014 No comment 84 hits
PANAJI: Union finance minister Arun Jaitley has proposed an IIT for Goa & assured support to set up a convention centre on public private partnership mode.

In his Budget speech, the finance minister has raised hope for the revival of mining in the...

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10 mining lesses receive show-cause notices

10 mining lesses receive show-cause notices

10 Jul 2014 No comment 72 hits
PANAJI: Ten mining lessees in Goa have produced iron ore in excess of 20% of the tentative production quantity in the approved mining plan or scheme of mining by the Indian Bureau of Mines (IBM) from 2011 to 2013, Union ministry of mines informed...

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