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Industry insiders decry amendment to allow liquor companies to shift to larger plot


MARGAO: A new proposed amendment to the GIDC Plot Allotment Regulations & Transfer & Sublease Regulations that will now allow liquor companies to shift to a larger plot, was met with objections from industry heads.

The issues stems from the fact...

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Two women rescued from prostitution

Two women rescued from prostitution

22 February 2014 No comment

CALANGUTE: Two women who had been forced into prostitution were rescued in Calangute late Thursday night.

Two pimps, including a woman, who were involved in the prostitution racket, are absconding.

The Calangute police said that they received...

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Tourism dept supporting illegal Russian business NGO


PANAJI: Russians are operating several illegal travel agencies & wedding companies in Goa & despite numerous complaints, government authorities are not taking any action thereby causing loss of revenue to the state & affecting the livelihoods of...

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Daily trains from Mangalore to Margao

Daily trains from Mangalore to Margao

22 February 2014 No comment


MARGAO: Travelleing to Mangalore from Goa will get easier as a new everyday train is set to be introduced.

Train no. 22636 / 22635 from Mangalore to Margao, Mangalore Superfast Intercity Express on Konkan Railway route, will be inaugurated by...

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Karnataka native arrested for groping lady in Calangute


Calangute: A lady tourist was allegedly groped by a tourist from Karnataka on Calangute beach on Friday evening.

The Calangute police said that the 41-year-old lady tourist has lodged a complaint that Shankar Lingaiah, 28, outraged her modesty...

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Domain experts should replace govt dept bureaucrats


PANAJI: Deficit in public governance alone cannot be held responsible for India's 'slumbering economy'- it is because of corruption in corporate governance that scams are increasing, said former state election commissioner, Prabhakar Timble.

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GIDCs new plot rules raise eyebrows

GIDCs new plot rules raise eyebrows

22 February 2014 No comment


MARGAO: The urgency & manner in which the Goa Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) has drafted a fresh set of Plot Allotment Regulations & Transfer & Subleasing Regulations has raised red flags within the industry.

GIDC had notified the new...

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Attach Bharat Builders assets Court

Attach Bharat Builders assets Court

21 February 2014 No comment

PANAJI: The Margao special court on Friday directed infraction of law branch to attach 12 properties belonging to Bharat Developer & Realtors Private Limited valued at 17 crore.

Bharat Builders are the builders of the Ruby Residency building that...

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Solve problems to keep inflow of Russian tourists

CALANGUTE: Russia-linked tour operators in Goa want the state government to consider their problems with sympathy failing which they said that the inflow of Russian tourists would be affected drastically. They said that although they have made...

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Ribandar causeway hanging by few threads

Ribandar causeway hanging by few threads

21 February 2014 No comment

RIBANDAR: The 380-year-old Ribandar causeway, once referred to as the longest bridge in Asia, is literally hanging by a few, albeit strong, threads.

A small portion of the nearly 3-km Ponte de Linhares between Panaji & Ribandar across the...

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Girl dies in Ambelim car accident

Girl dies in Ambelim car accident

21 February 2014 No comment

MARGAO: A two-year-old girl, Ritika Satya Ghargare, resident of Khareband, Margao, died after she accidentally came under the wheels of a car at a construction site at Ambelim on Friday afternoon.

Police sources informed that Ritika's parents are...

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Goa election office gearing up for Lok Sabha polls

PANAJI: With Lok Sabha elections looming, the office of the chief electoral officer, Goa, is gearing up to facilitate a smooth election process for the state's over 10 lakh electors.

Sources said that the electoral rolls are ready, all the...

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Bondla zoos hippo couple grows in size not stature

BONDLA: They see only a few visitors, though not quite by design, but spend the rest of the day susegado in what some describe as blissful ease.

The two hippopotamuses, Devidas & Soundaria, who arrived in a friendly Bondla-Mysore exchange for a...

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Final rites of Jaisinghrao Rane held in Bicholim

BICHOLIM: The final rites of former Tivim & Pernem MLA Jaisinghrao Rane were performed on Friday at his native place in Wadawal, Bicholim.

He was consigned to flames by his advocate son Mahesh, in the presence of a large number of his friends...

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Karnataka native held for murder of Karwar resident

MARGAO: The Cuncolim police on Friday arrested 35-year-old Jaffer Mohiddin Mulla, a resident of Pirwada, Betul, on charges of murdering 27-year old Vijay Pujara, a resident of Karwar, a year ago. His body was found with his hands & legs tied &...

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Property dealers need not submit details of purchasers

MARGAO: People dealing in buying or selling of properties need not inform the police about the purchases of their properties. South Goa SP Shekhar Prabhudessai has made it amply clear that the South Goa collector's order issued under Section 144 of...

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Xikko exposes woes plaguing illegitimate kids

PANAJI: Anil Pednekar's tiatr 'Xik'ko' dwells upon the illegitimate children & the tag they receive from the society for no fault of theirs.

Distraught Tanya (Olga) cannot bear the humiliation & shame she has to undergo with the illegitimate child...

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Govt urged to give sops to boost hotel industry

PANAJI: Ahead of the Goa budget, the Hotel & Restaurant Association of Western India (HRAWI) has sought assistance from the state government for incentivizing key aspects of the hospitality & tourism industry to make it competitive globally as...

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Francisco Mickky Pachecos cars attached bank accounts frozen

PANAJI: I-T sleuths attached seven cars of Nuvem MLA Francisco 'Mickky' Pacheco, including a Hummer & froze his bank accounts, even as he alleged that the Congress-led UPA is behind the raids on him.

Official sources said that I-T officials are...

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SMS complaints to include private vehicles RTO officials

PANAJI: The transport department's SMS-based complaint registration system, which was launched on friday, will cover not only public transportation vehicles, but also private vehicles including transport department officials.

In the absence of...

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AAP Goa gearing up to contest both Lok Sabha seats

PANAJI: The upcoming Lok Sabha elections will be a test for Goans who have been betrayed by both the Congress & the BJP governments & now have the option of voting for the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP).

Briefing media persons, AAP representatives in Goa...

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Canacona municipal engineer surrenders

Canacona municipal engineer surrenders

21 February 2014 No comment

MARGAO: After evading arrest for over a month, suspended Canacona municipal engineer Ajay Desai was arrested by the infraction of law branch on Friday when he surrendered before the special court, Margao. The court remanded Desai to eight days of...

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