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River Mhadei diversion 28-member delegation in Goa to study lifeline


KERI/BICHOLIM: A three-member team of the Mhadei water disputes tribunal along with 25 officials of the Maharashtra & Karnataka governments are in Goa to study the socio-economic impact of the River Mhadei on the little state.

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SGPDA market vendors given space for prayer hall


MARGAO: After month-long negotiations, the south Goa planning & development authority (SGPDA) market vendors have finally got their demanded two sheds in the market space for a prayer hall.

It maybe recalled that a month ago, the SGPDA had...

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Parsem farmers worry over crops

Parsem farmers worry over crops

12 Dec 2013 No comment 119 hits
MAPUSA: Damage to the sluice gate at Khazangundo in Parsem, Pernem, has led to saline water from the Chapora river entering into the fields.

The damage to the sluice gate has raised an alarm for hundreds of cultivators who are likely to be...

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16-year-old drowns in Bicholim

16-year-old drowns in Bicholim

12 Dec 2013 No comment 136 hits
BICHOLIM: A student of Class X drowned in a rivulet Thursday evening at 6pm when he along with three others had gone for a swim after playing a cricket match at Vathadev, Bicholim.

Police said that Minesh Pratap Hoble from Lamgao-Bicholim, drowned...

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Drishti bags new beach safety contract for 5 yrs


PANAJI: The current service provider Drishti Special Response Services (DSRS) Pvt Ltd, will man the beaches of Goa for the next five years.

In a tough contest in the final rounds, DSRS scored over BVG India Pvt Ltd, Pune, when the financial...

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Panel tells govt to give permission anew to Viacom 18


PANAJI: The state-level event permission committee (SLEPC) on Thursday recommended to the state government to give fresh permission to Viacom 18 for its five-day electronic dance music (EDM) festival in Candolim.

Though permission was granted to...

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Runaway girl found at Vasco residence

Runaway girl found at Vasco residence

12 Dec 2013 No comment 128 hits

VASCO/PANAJI: The 15-year-old girl who escaped from Apna Ghar, a government-run protective home in Merces, was traced at her residence in Katem-Baina behind Shafi Masjid on Thursday afternoon.

The girl had fled from the protective home in Merces...

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Teachers want diploma in education course in Konkani


PANAJI: The first-ever meet of Konkani teachers from schools & colleges from across Goa was organized by the Goa Konkani Akademi-Konkani Shikshan Parishad-was held on Wednesday. At the meeting, the teachers passed a resolution demanding that the...

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Days before Xmas egg prices soar to Rs 60 a dozen


PANAJI: Inflation in egg prices have hit Goa before the Christmas season can set in. The must-have ingredient in the festive season's most sought-after delicacies now costs 60 a dozen in the state.

While restaurants & bakeries are preparing to...

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Woman robbed of gold in Panaji

Woman robbed of gold in Panaji

12 Dec 2013 No comment 156 hits

PANAJI: In a daylight robbery, two unidentified persons allegedly stole gold ornaments valued 1.5 lakh from a woman in Panaji market. This is the second incident within a week in the city.

Police said that the incident took place on Wednesday...

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Free weekend screenings at Entertainment Society of Goa from today


PANAJI: To promote film culture in Goa & put infrastructure of the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) to use through the year, "serious" films will be screened at ESG every weekend round the year starting Friday, ESG governing council chairperson...

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Hinterland areas experience winter chill

Hinterland areas experience winter chill

12 Dec 2013 No comment 134 hits
PANAJI: The mercury continued to go down this week & the meteorology section at Indian council of agricultural research (ICAR), Old Goa has been recording low temperatures during the last few days.

As compared to the lowest of 16.8 degrees...

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Goa police books woman for abusing cop

Goa police books woman for abusing cop

12 Dec 2013 No comment 128 hits
PANAJI: Goa police on Wednesday booked an offense against a lady from Taleigao for abusing a police officer at the Panaji police station.

The police said that the lady has a number of non-cognizable offences registered against her with Panaji...

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Goa to honour 17 freedom fighters on December 19

PANAJI: The government of Goa has decided to honour 17 freedom fighters including one from Andhra Pradesh for their contribution to Goa's freedom struggle, on the occasion of Goa Liberation Day at the state- level function to be held on December...

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Deputy SP starts probe into attempted suicide by cop

MARGAO: Deputy SP Mohan Naik on Wednesday began an inquiry into the case of attempted suicide by police constable Rohan Naik attached to the Colva police station.

Rohan had allegedly attempted to take his life on late Tuesday evening. The inquiry...

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Action demanded on illegal pay parking at Calangute

CALANGUTE: Calangute panchayat member Joseph Sequeira stated that despite a complaint to the police with respect to illegal pay parking at Sauntavaddo in Calangute, the police have failed to take any action.

"All documents of the parking area...

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Cong MLAs skip agitation against BJP misrule

Cong MLAs skip agitation against BJP misrule

11 Dec 2013 No comment 142 hits
MARGAO: The South Goa Congress party workers held demonstrations outside the South Goa collectorate, Margao, on Wednesday against the 'misrule' of the 20-month-old BJP-led government in the state.

Significantly, not a single Congress MLA...

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Poinguinim locals oppose new industrial estate

Poinguinim locals oppose new industrial estate

11 Dec 2013 No comment 153 hits
PANAJI: The Goa Infrastructure Development Corporation (GIDC) is in a hurry to expand industrial spaces. But its plan for an industrial estate in Poinguinim has been opposed by locals who perceive it as a threat to the natural environment.

Some...

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Goans for Goa demands formation of village development plans

MARGAO: Goans for Goa (GFG), a registered trust, has appealed to all panchayats to form ward development committees to enable them to form ward development plans, so that village development plans are ready by the beginning of the next financial...

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One excavator removed from trench at Kankumbi

One excavator removed from trench at Kankumbi

11 Dec 2013 No comment 156 hits
KERI: Workers of Karnataka Neeravari Nigam Ltd have cleared one of the two excavators that were buried in Tuesday morning's landslide near the Mauli temple in Kankumbi, Karnataka.

While local villagers had expressed fears that 2-3 labourers had...

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Twin bus stops at National Highway 17 example of poor planning

PANAJI: The location of two bus stops on either side of the narrow National Highway 17 on the edge of a steep slope at Porvorim reflects typical bad planning that is giving rise to accidents.

Known as the JMJ stop, the two bus stops could have...

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Cops & kids build bridges at Bal Mela

Cops & kids build bridges at Bal Mela

11 Dec 2013 No comment 162 hits
MAPUSA: Children from various schools urged the police to protect them from the evils of society in the wake of the increasing aggravated misdemeanor against them at the Bal Mela (Children's meet) organized by the Children's Rights in Goa (CRG) at...

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