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Hot but only a degree beyond comfort

Hot but only a degree beyond comfort

29 Apr 2014 No comment 107 hits
PANAJI: The maximum temperature continued to be stuck on 34+ degrees Celsius, as a trough extending from Comorin area to south Konkan & Goa across interior Tamil Nadu & coastal Karnataka continued to affect the state's weather.

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GSPCB issues show-cause notice to airport

GSPCB issues show-cause notice to airport

29 Apr 2014 No comment 99 hits
PANAJI: Goa state pollution control board (GSPCB) has issued a show cause notice to the Airports Authority of India management for discharging sewage & waste water from the airport facility at Dabolim into a nearby storm water drain.

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Cavelossim-Assolna bridge thrown open to traffic

CUNCOLIM: The bridge linking coastal tourism areas of Cavelossim & adjoining villages to Assolna & other hinterland areas was finally thrown open to traffic on Tuesday. But villagers claim that the government had failed to keep its promise of...

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Tourists rescued off Salcetes beaches

Tourists rescued off Salcetes beaches

29 Apr 2014 No comment 110 hits
MARGAO: Tourists from Karnataka, Mumbai & Delhi were rescued by lifeguards at Colva, Mobor & Cavelossim beaches respectively on Tuesday.

At Colva, at around 3.40pm, there was a crowd of 60 tourists in a non-swim zone around 100m right of the Colva...

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HC allows Valankas plea against Caitu

HC allows Valankas plea against Caitu

29 Apr 2014 No comment 88 hits
PANAJI: In an election petition filed against Benaulim MLA Caetano R Silva, the high court of Bombay at Goa has allowed Valanka Alemao to submit before the court an order of a competent authority that held that Silva ceased to be an Indian citizen...

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I-T sleuths raid four offshore casinos

I-T sleuths raid four offshore casinos

29 Apr 2014 No comment 175 hits
PANAJI: Income tax sleuths on Tuesday raided four offshore casino vessels & one onshore casino in Panaji, on a tip-off that they were indulging in illegal cash transactions.

A team of officers from Bangalore raided the offices & vessels of Deltin...

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Nursing architecture homeopathy art more

Nursing architecture homeopathy art more

29 Apr 2014 No comment 98 hits
Students answering GCET in Goa also have seats available at the Shri Kamaxidevi Homeopathic Medical College & Hospital, Shiroda. Last year, it saw 40 of its 50 seats filled.

Other popular options for students after Class XII are entry into the Goa...

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Move over regular professionals

Move over regular professionals

29 Apr 2014 No comment 98 hits
PANAJI: Being a general practitioner or a conventional pharmacist are no longer the only career options available to students with an interest in biology & chemistry after Class XII. Being a radiologist who specializes in non-invasive procedures...

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Goa in the Age of Oligarchs

Goa in the Age of Oligarchs

29 Apr 2014 No comment 105 hits
How did a 700-page economics book, translated from French, become the number one selling book in the USA this week? That's a question everyone is asking as Thomas Piketty's remarkable 'Capital in the Twenty-Fist Century' has surged to the top of...

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GFG slams CM for ruling out formation of mining corporation

MARGAO: Issuing a clarion call for all political parties & other social forums to demand that mining should be turned into a corporation, Goans for Goa (GFG) criticized chief minister Manohar Parrikar for ruling out formation of the Goa mining...

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Booked power officials likely to face suspension

PONDA: The registration of a criminal case against four officials of the electricity department in connection with the the death of a 17-year-old youth has caused tremors in the department as two officials were on the verge of retirement.

Sanjay...

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Ambelim locals grill panchayat on WRDs lake work

CUNCOLIM: Villagers of Ambelim, at the panchayat's new gram sabha, questioned the water resources department's project to develop Sanquinho lake, aka Sappu tollem, strongly objecting to the government's future plans to set up a 10 MLD water...

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Plans afoot to protect protective home

Plans afoot to protect protective home

29 Apr 2014 No comment 53 hits
PANAJI: The state department of women & child development is gearing up to protect its 'badly wounded' protective home at Merces, Apna Ghar.

Officials have teamed up with the Goa state infrastructure development corporation (GSIDC) to draw up...

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Boarding-school children to spend break elsewhere

PANAJI: Children from Apna Ghar, Merces, who study at various boarding schools in the state & return to the protective home during the vacations, will be placed in institutes having recreational & vocational training facilities this summer break.

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Its booming business for Married in Goa

Its booming business for Married in Goa

29 Apr 2014 No comment 72 hits
PANAJI: The scene is quite surreal-an antique four-poster bed with filmy white curtains sits on the sun-kissed Morjim beach. A tall pony-tailed American in a tuxedo carries his lace-covered Indian bride, who is hardly blushing, as they pose for...

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BJP at loss of words over Taleigao debacle

BJP at loss of words over Taleigao debacle

28 Apr 2014 No comment 104 hits
PANAJI: The victory may appear less grand as his panel lost in one ward after holding sway in all 11 wards of Taleigao panchayat for the last decade. But while, for St Cruz MLA Atanasio 'Babush' Monserrate, the victory cements his pole position...

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Goa Parivartan Manch reiterates demand for inquiry

PANAJI: Dismissing the claims of the district rural development agency (DRDA) that the names of celebrities in the Chimbel MGNREGA rolls are dummy names that were deleted in 2009, the Goa Parivartan Manch (GPM) on Monday questioned why those names...

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Burglars strike house at Collem

Burglars strike house at Collem

28 Apr 2014 No comment 103 hits
Ponda: Unknown accused decamped with gold & cash amounting to 1.26 lakh from the house of Ramakant Khandeparkar at Bimbal-Collem in Dharbandora taluka on Monday. Collem police revealed that Khandeparkar & his wife were at a local temple & returned...

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Clement murder Police talk tough in Malbhat

Clement murder Police talk tough in Malbhat

28 Apr 2014 No comment 110 hits
MARGAO: Following the alleged murder of a Malbhat resident, Clement Gomes, on the night of April 20, the area near the old station road, Malbhat, has come under the scanner of the Margao police.

Though the police are yet to make a breakthrough in...

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Janu Rosario to be next sarpanch

Janu Rosario to be next sarpanch

28 Apr 2014 No comment 109 hits
PANAJI: Former sarpanch Janu Mahadev Rosario will head the Taleigao panchayat once more. While a formal election will be held at a later date, St Cruz MLA Atanasio 'Babush' Monserrate declared after the election result that Rosario will be...

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Satardekar wins Mormugao council bypoll

Satardekar wins Mormugao council bypoll

28 Apr 2014 No comment 108 hits
VASCO: BJP-backed candidate Sanjay Satardekar won the bypoll by 301 votes in ward No. 9 of the Mormugao Municipal Council. While Satardekar got 986 votes, his opponent, Sanjay Mandrekar, got 685 votes. Others candidates like Amar Fadte got eight...

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Three theft cases at Margao goods worth Rs 13L stolen

MARGAO: Thieves struck at three different places in South Goa on Sunday night & Monday, & made off with gold ornaments & cash, altogether worth 13 lakh.

Laura D'Mello, a resident of Grande Pulvaddo in Benaulim, lodged a complaint with the Colva...

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