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Mopa Chipi airports make Sawantwadi hot property

PANAJI: Be it a stylish studio apartment, a roomy seaside penthouse or a quiet bungalow tucked away in the Konkan countryside, people looking to buy a home in Goa will be spoiled for choice at the Times Property Expo launched on Saturday at the...

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Coastal belt land sale worries CM

Coastal belt land sale worries CM

14 December 2013 No comment

PANAJI: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday spoke up about a 'grave danger' that he has perceived in 'certain sections of people purchasing large properties along the coastal belt'.

Admitting that his government was unable to tell if...

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Shehjin Shaikh is VMCs new deputy chief

Shehjin Shaikh is VMCs new deputy chief

14 December 2013 No comment

Bicholim: Shehjin Shaikh has been unanimously elected as the deputy chairperson of Valpoi Municipal Council (VMC) at the recently held elections. The deputy chairperson's post had fallen vacant after the former deputy chairperson, Idrus Shaikh...

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BJP must keep its promise on Mayem issue by Dec 19 Vishnu Wagh

PANAJI: Addressing residents from Mayem who were agitating in Panaji on Saturday, for the "failure" by the government to settle the evacuee property issue, St Andre MLA of the BJP Vishnu Wagh said the government should keep its word as it had made...

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Science museums in rural areas needed Governor

PANAJI: The governor Bharat Vir Wanchoo has said that more science museums should be set up, especially in rural areas, so that children get exposure to the marvels of science & scientific findings.

Speaking after inaugurating the 13th All India...

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Stay order on parking lot at Calangute

Stay order on parking lot at Calangute

14 December 2013 No comment

CALANGUTE: In a new development to the row over a parking lot in Sauntavaddo, Calangute, the additional director of panchayats-II, Panaji, has stayed any activity on the land in question through an order passed on December 12.

Calangute comunidade...

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Now coconuts catch up with soaring egg prices

PANAJI: Coconut, a key ingredient in Goa's staple fish curry & rice, is witnessing an unusual increase in price. While very small-sized coconuts are priced at 10 as against 6 last week, the bigger ones cost anywhere between 20 & 30.

Coupled with...

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Roundabout unnecessary for some

Roundabout unnecessary for some

14 December 2013 No comment

The traffic circle near Hanuman theatre in Mapusa is perhaps the most chaotic spot for traffic & pedestrians in Mapusa. Traffic from Assagao, Siolim, other parts of Bardez & also heading to Pernem, Bicholim & other areas is caught in the vortex...

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Design for new court complex near Merces finalized

PANAJI: The public works department (PWD) has finalized the design for a massive court complex near the Merces junction to house the district & sessions courts, CBI court, NDPS court & other courts. The four-storeyed complex will have a built-up...

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Narendra Modi to address public meet in January

PANAJI: Bharatiya Janta Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate & Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi is likely to address a massive public meeting in Goa on January 12, 2014.

BJP state president Vinay Tendulkar told STOI that Modi is likely...

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Sidhanath Lawry bag global Konkani awards

Sidhanath Lawry bag global Konkani awards

14 December 2013 No comment

PANAJI: Sidhanath Buyao & Lawry Travasso bagged the best music composer & best singer (male) awards at the fifth global Konkani music award ceremony held at Mangalore Sunday evening.

Buyao was awarded the best music composer for his sufi song...

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Two talukas discuss new waste system

Two talukas discuss new waste system

14 December 2013 No comment

MARGAO: Chief secretary B Vijayan on Saturday chaired an interactive meeting of elected representatives of villages from Quepem & Sanguem talukas at Curchorem, which was held to apprise them of the state government's plan to begin collection of...

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Maharashtra quizzed on Virdi dam discrepancies

KERI: The chairman of Mhadei water disputes tribunal Justice J M Panchal along with two other members & a team of government officials from Maharashtra, Goa & Karnataka visited the Virdi irrigation dam site in Dodamarg taluka, seven km away from...

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River Princess debris removal to start on Dec 25

CALANGUTE: Arihant Ship Breakers will start work on removal of the remaining portions of the M V River Princess on December 25.

Sources said the monitoring committee appointed by the Bombay high court bench at Goa, met at the secretariat on...

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Sancoale sarpanch has no civil arms licence Collector

PANAJI: South Goa collector N D Agrawal informed the Panaji police that they have not issued any civil arms licenses to Sancoale sarpanch Ramakant Borkar, Panaji police inspector Rajendra Prabhudessai has said.

Panaji police has written a...

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Only science & technology will solve our problems says Goa governor

PANAJI: Only science & technology will ultimately solve many of our problems like poverty, illiteracy, ill-health among others, Goa governor Bharat Vir Wanchoo has said.

Wanchoo was speaking as chief guest after inaugurating the 13th all-India...

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Warmer days mar effects of winter chill

Warmer days mar effects of winter chill

13 December 2013 No comment

PANAJI: The dipping of the mercury has thrown up a biting winter chill, but the day temperatures have shot up during the last few days.

Three to four degrees below normal during the night, but two degrees above normal during the day. This summed...

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Coldest nights since 2005 in Goa

Coldest nights since 2005 in Goa

13 December 2013 No comment

PANAJI: Goa's normally pleasant winter nights have been replaced by a biting chill this season &, understandably so, as evening temperatures have dipped to the lowest since 2005.

On the night of December 11, the mercury dropped to 16.8 degrees...

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Chaddi gang suspect held in Margao

Chaddi gang suspect held in Margao

13 December 2013 No comment

MARGAO: In a possible breakthrough to the new spate of thefts, the Margao police arrested Kiran Pimple, 39, native of Pune & suspected member of the 'Chaddi gang'.

For a year now, & especially in the last month ,there were have been several...

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Goa face Hyderabad in must-win tie

Goa face Hyderabad in must-win tie

13 December 2013 No comment

PANAJI: Goa have set their eyes on a "positive result" against Hyderabad in a do-or-die Ranji Trophy group clash at the Academy ground in Porvorim, starting Saturday.

Bristling with confidence after back-to-back victories against Tripura & Assam,...

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Parrikar launches cyberstudent scheme

Parrikar launches cyberstudent scheme

13 December 2013 No comment

PANAJI: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday launched the Cyberstudent scheme by handing over tablets (computers) to 61 students of classes VI & VII from three Goan schools at a function in Panaji.

Under the scheme, tablets will be given to...

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Subodh Kerkar accused of fraud by animal husbandry department

PANAJI: The animal husbandry & veterinary services (AHVS) department on Friday filed a complaint at the felony branch against artist Subodh Kerkar. The infraction of law branch has been asked to register a first information report (FIR) &...

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