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Events at Carpe Diem

Events at Carpe Diem

12 Aug 2014 No comment 150 hits
Carpe Diem, Majorda, is hosting an Open Art Festival on August 15, from 10am to 1pm. Participants are requested to get their own materials, only drawing paper will be provided. There is no age limit for the competition. There will also be a book...

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IT policy needs changes to suit companies requirements

PORVORIM: The government will need to change its IT policy to match the requirements of IT companies & may also need to shift its proposed IT park away from the earmarked Dona Paula site to an alternate location, IT minister Francis D'Souza told...

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Mystery surrounds truck cleaners death

Mystery surrounds truck cleaners death

12 Aug 2014 No comment 65 hits
PONDA: Vijay Kumar Pal, a 21-year-old truck cleaner was found dead under mysterious conditions inside his truck on Tuesday. The Uttar Pradesh native had come to Goa by truck to transport sponge steel waste to a steel factory at Kundaim & was...

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Accident kills former Sirsaim sarpanch

Accident kills former Sirsaim sarpanch

12 Aug 2014 No comment 221 hits
MAPUSA: Former Sirsaim sarpanch Pradip Kandolkar died in a road accident at Tivim on Tuesday morning.

Kandolkar, 46, was on his way to drop his eight-year-old son to school in Mapusa.

The scooter on which the duo were travelling met with an...

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Will pay parking in Panaji help decongest city streets

I don't think pay parking will help decongest the city as we have very little parking space to begin with. What is needed is the creation of adequate parking facilities. Pay parking as of now will make very little difference with only the...

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Three Goans in Libya decide to stay put

Three Goans in Libya decide to stay put

12 Aug 2014 No comment 73 hits
PANAJI: Three Goans working in Libya have decided not to return to India as they feel safe there.

Since the government of Goa was receiving local inquiries of whether there are any workers from Goa in Libya awaiting repatriation, the commissioner...

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Ad hoc Marathi Akademi gets govt nod

Ad hoc Marathi Akademi gets govt nod

12 Aug 2014 No comment 147 hits
PORVORIM: The government on Tuesday sanctioned the constitution of an ad hoc Goa Marathi Akademi with Anil Gajanan Samant as the president & Ashok Naik Tuenkar as the vice-president.

The order, issued by the director of official language Dr...

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Serula comunidade Fresh plaints filed over fake minutes

PANAJI: Fresh complaints have been filed with the police & administrator of comunidades (north zone) alleging that the minutes of the general body meeting of the Serula comuniade, held on June 22, were manipulated & should be declared as null &...

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Kudnem sarpanch loses trust on day 1

Kudnem sarpanch loses trust on day 1

12 Aug 2014 No comment 95 hits
Bicholim: In a surprising development, the sarpanch of Kudnem village panchayat Poonam Pethkar was served with a no-confidence motion in the evening of August 11 after she was elected unanimously on the same day in the morning.

The elections for...

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Cash stolen from chapel

Cash stolen from chapel

12 Aug 2014 No comment 93 hits
MARGAO: Unknown miscreants broke open a donation box kept outside a chapel situated along the old station road, Margao, & made off with cash amounting to nearly 1,000, police sources informed.

The incident came to light early Tuesday morning...

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2 amendment bills to stop new mundkar tenancy cases

PORVORIM: The government will bring in two amendment bills with sunset clauses in the current session of the Goa legislative assembly to stop new mundkar & tenancy cases from coming up in Goa, revenue minister Francis D'Souza told the House on...

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One accused in Canacona building case in UK Interpol

PANAJI: Interpol has replied to the aggravated misdemeanor branch that one of the persons accused in the Canacona building collapse case, former director Pradip Singh Birring, is in United Kingdom (UK) & that the other director Jagdeep Kumar...

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Karnataka SIT raids Sesa Sterlite Salgaocar Mining in illegal ore exports cases

PANAJI: Trouble for mining companies continues in Goa. A special investigation team (SIT) of the Karnataka police raided offices of two major mining companies in Goa on Tuesday in connection with illegal iron ore exports from Karnataka.

The SIT...

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Goa govt must act against municipal councils Ex-Goa CM

PANAJI: The Goa government must stop using the excuse that municipal council are "autonomous bodies" & haul them up in the interests of the common man, former Goa chief minister & present Margao Congress MLA DigambarKamat told the Goa legislative...

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Goan MLA says govt job needs same commitment like marriage

PANAJI: While one Goan MLA compared a government job to marriage, another urged the government to send officers in disguise to catch corrupt government servants.

The comments came during a discussion on several demands including the demand of...

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People wont allow Old Goa garbage plant govt wasting time Goan MLA says

PANAJI: People will never allow you to build the proposed garbage treatment plant at Bainguinim, near the world heritage site of Old Goa; you are only wasting your time, Cumbarjua Congress MLA PandurangMadkaikar told the Goa BJP government on...

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Parrikar asks tiatrist to change his mobile SIM to avoid threats

PANAJI: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar told Goa legislative assembly on Tuesday that director of the controversial tiatr, 'Atankvadi Goent Naka' (do not need terrorists in Goa) should change SIM card of his mobile even as he said that he will...

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Goa government bans sale of plastic flags

Goa government bans sale of plastic flags

12 Aug 2014 No comment 79 hits
PANAJI: The Goa government has banned the sale of plastic national flag during the Independence Day celebration. North Goa district collector said that the public should refrain from purchase of plastic flags, & in case, they find any person...

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M the dirtiest word in a broken-down marriage

M the dirtiest word in a broken-down marriage

11 Aug 2014 No comment 120 hits
PANAJI: When Laila Malik's marriage fell apart three years ago, the world as she knew it ended.

"One day, I was the wife of an industrialist, living in a plush bungalow, & able to provide all the comforts of life to my daughter. The next, I was...

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Masna Devi Guardian of restless souls

Masna Devi Guardian of restless souls

11 Aug 2014 No comment 140 hits
Though Narvem in Bicholim is best known for its tirth (holy water), it is also known to many who come here on the third Tuesday of the Hindu month of Shravan, to pay homage to Masna Devi-guardian of restless souls.

Sadanand Narvekar, secretary of...

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Ex-Balli sarpanch booked for forgery

Ex-Balli sarpanch booked for forgery

11 Aug 2014 No comment 144 hits
The Cuncolim police on Sunday booked an offence against ex-sarpanch & incumbent panchayat member of Adnem-Balli panchayat Rasika Rohidas Naik & Rohidas Laxman Naik, on charges of cheating & forgery. A complaint against the duo was lodged by the...

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Sriram Sena plotting counter-offensive

Sriram Sena plotting counter-offensive

11 Aug 2014 No comment 128 hits
MARGAO: Even as police protection is being provided at the Navelim residence of the writer-director of the controversial tiatr, 'Akantwadi Goeyant Naka' (Goa doesn't need terrorists), the Sriram Sena is designing its counter-offensive strategy...

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