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Mhadei tribunal told Virdi dam will affect Valvonti

Keri: The River Valvonti is the main source of drinking & irrigation water for large areas of Sattari, Bicholim & Bardez talukas of North Goa & damming & diversion of its tributaries will pose threat to the life & livelihood of the people & also to...

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GMC spends Rs 30K on pest control rats still enter morgue

PANAJI: The forensic department of the Goa Medical College (GMC) & Hospital, Bambolim, spends 25,000-30,000 per month on rodent control measures to curb the rat population from entering its mortuary with 62 cadaver trays.

But it appears that...

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Run for unity marks Patels anniversary

Run for unity marks Patels anniversary

15 December 2013 No comment

PANAJI: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar said Goa could have attained Liberation much earlier than December 19, 1961, if Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel had lived longer.

Parrikar stated this at BJP's 'Run for Unity' marathon held in memory of Patel in...

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Information centre for Russians set up in Goa

Calangute: The establishment of a chapel or church of the Russian Orthodox Church in Goa is most vital because of the rise in the number of Russians visiting Goa, Alexey Mzareulov, Russia's vice consul in Mumbai has said.

Speaking on Saturday...

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Biggest tiatr competition loses momentum

Biggest tiatr competition loses momentum

15 December 2013 No comment

PANAJI: The biggest ever tiatr competition with a record 39 entries & spread over three months is petering out into a dull event, as four troupes have withdrawn from the competition.

The Kala academy's 39th tiatr competition, which had started...

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Indians could turn model minority in Germany

PANAJI: While the sword of Damocles hangs over Goans holding Portuguese citizenship, Germany's Indian diaspora, standing at around 85,000, & inching towards being considered a "model minority" in that country, is lobbying steadily for dual...

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Govt order security firms to hire only locals

PANAJI: In a development that has security service providers in the state reeling, the government has banned private security agencies from henceforward employing personnel from outside the state.

Most of the 3,000-plus employees of the 56 private...

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Shifty weather filling doctors clinics

Shifty weather filling doctors clinics

14 December 2013 No comment

PANAJI: The blow hot, blow cold weather that the state has been experiencing for the past week is filling up doctors' consultation rooms.

City doctors are receiving patients with aggravated symptoms of respiratory disorders, flu outbreaks in...

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Do you think the govts plan to tackle dry waste in villages is a feasible one

Waste is a huge problem in villages. People are not motivated to collect garbage & dispose it in a proper manner, or even segregate it. That is precisely why the country side is stinking. Panchayats must be actively involved in creating awareness...

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NGO opposes industrial estate at Poinguinim

MARGAO: Goans for Goa (GFG), an NGO, has hailed the new protest march led by Poinguinkarancho Ekvott, from the GIDC office to the Azad Maidan in Panaji, to protest the GIDC's move to acquire the land atop Culti plateau in Poinguinim for an...

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Stray cattle dot Calangute beach cause hindrance

CALANGUTE: The problem of stray cattle on the Candolim-Calangute beach stretch has begun to haunt tourism stake-holders & tourists alike as the North Goa beach belt gets into top gear for the season. Two herds of cattle park themselves every day...

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Trial by media No problem for Goa

Trial by media No problem for Goa

14 December 2013 No comment

The proof of the bebinca, one might say, is in the eating.When it comes to Goa's reputation, we see that a storm of gleefully sensationalist media coverage around India & abroad has not prevented another unprecedented horde of tourists from...

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UK defence maritime trade mission meets GSL officials

The UK Defence Maritime Trade Mission, led by constructor rear admiral Anthony Ronald Graham - Director ships, UK, ministry of defence, recently visited Goa. The delegation had discussions with Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) on areas of mutual...

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Goa Childrens Act is yet to help child victims Activists

PANAJI: Children's rights activists in Goa, in a consultation meet on Saturday at Dona Paula to mark 10 years of the Goa Children's Act coming into existence, criticized the state government for the delay in appointment of a full-time judge for...

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Contract workers at Padocem plant call off strike

BICHOLIM: The indefinite agitation staged by 49 contract workers working at the Padocem water treatment plant in Sattari was temporarily withdrawn following an assurance given by Sakhali MLA Pramod Sawant that their names will be enrolled as per...

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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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