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Forest department appeals to tribunal to protect rich Mhadei biodiversity


PANAJI: The state forest department on Monday held a presentation for members of the Mhadei Water Disputes Tribunal on the rich biodiversity of Goa's Mhadei wildlife region that is watered by Karnataka's Kalasa rivulet.

Making the presentation...

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Arpora NGO points accusing finger at seasonal beggars

CALANGUTE: An Arpora-based NGO has alleged that a group of migrants who have set up temporary dwellings in the village are an organized gang of beggars & petty thieves who arrive every year from Andhra Pradesh & prey on visiting tourists.

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Deusua group bags Mando Award again

Deusua group bags Mando Award again

16 Dec 2013 No comment 306 hits

PANAJI: Goenchim Kirnnam, Deusua, have bagged the Mando Award at the 47th state-level mando festival, organized by the Goa cultural & social centre, for the third consecutive year.

The festival was held over two days last week in collaboration...

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Kala Academys cantaram contest records 102 entries


PANAJI: Kala Academy's (KA) cantaram competition 2013 attracted a record 102 entries for the enlisted 20 categories. The competition started on Saturday & concluded on Sunday. "This is a three to four-fold increase, as compared to only 35...

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Congress meeting today to decide Lok Sabha candidates


PANAJI: The Goa pradesh election committee of the Congress party will meet in Panaji on Tuesday to decide on the candidates for the two Lok Sabha seats.

Four names each have been recommended by the district committees. The sitting MP Francisco...

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The Power Bait

The Power Bait

16 Dec 2013 No comment 146 hits

Avoiding power is the new game in town, & curiously, it is the established parties that seem as adept at evading power as they are at contriving it, than the newbie AAP, which is feeling a little bit trapped at the moment. Of course, Congress...

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Campal residents irate as monstrosity violates conservation rules

PANAJI: Residents of Campal are up in arms against the construction of a two-storey building on Dr Emidio Afonso road, alleging that it violates building regulations applicable to Panaji conservation areas. Terming the half-completed building a...

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Overcoming disabilities one stroke at a time

Overcoming disabilities one stroke at a time

15 Dec 2013 No comment 135 hits
PANAJI: Prince Jacob's tiatr Pap Tujem Prachit Mhojem is a tale of a specially-abled child. She is ridiculed by her drunken father, but receives good support from her mother for her extraordinary skills.

Discouraged at the sight of his...

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1 000 persons join AAPs Goa wing in single day

1 000 persons join AAPs Goa wing in single day

15 Dec 2013 No comment 135 hits
Ponda: Claiming that the Delhi mandate has proved that the people of India need a new option, Aam Admi Party (AAP) members declared that they would contest both Lok Sabha seats in Goa during the forthcoming general polls in 2014.

The party...

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Soon a public bicycle sharing system for Panaji

PANAJI: A cyclist riding on Panaji's busy roads is a rare sight these days. A cycle enthusiast who gets his or her bike on the road has to do it at their own cost since there are no earmarked cycling tracks in the city.

They must ride at the side...

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Comunidade panel wants re-look at OSD decision

Comunidade panel wants re-look at OSD decision

15 Dec 2013 No comment 159 hits
PANAJI: The members of the comunidade commission have urged the government to reconsider a decision to appoint officers on special duty (OSDs) in comunidades, stating that the commission's mandate is likely to be breached by the officers.

A...

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Dramapur-Sirlim locals move HC over Pyati Raj Act amendments

MARGAO: Four members of the Dramapur-Sirlim panchayat, including sarpanch Agostinho D'Costa & deputy sarpanch Netty Ferrao, moved the high court of Bombay at Goa praying for directions to the state government for effecting necessary amendments to...

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Margao cops book one for duping

Margao cops book one for duping

15 Dec 2013 No comment 153 hits
MARGAO: The Margao town police have booked an offence against Jancy Gracias under charges of duping. The complainant, Lloyd Albuquerque, a resident of Chicalim, Vasco, stated that Gracias gave him a false assurance of providing him with a job...

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Not just Games theres business too

Not just Games theres business too

15 Dec 2013 No comment 173 hits
PANAJI: January 2014 promises to be an interesting month for Goa, especially where its Portuguese ties are concerned. Just days before the Lusofonia Games begin, Goa is set to host a business conference that will bring together business leaders...

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Parra farmers get watermelon seeds

Parra farmers get watermelon seeds

15 Dec 2013 No comment 160 hits
Calangute: Thirty farmers from Parra were given watermelon seeds to encourage the cultivation & production of the fruit last Thursday.

Parra is known for its quality watermelons but the tradition of cultivating the fruit in the village had been...

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Applications process for JEE starts

Applications process for JEE starts

15 Dec 2013 No comment 168 hits
PANAJI: The process of application to appear for the all-India joint engineering entrance examination or JEE for admissions to national engineering institutes has begun. But aspirants to Goa's engineering colleges can simply opt for the revived...

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Kushwati river turns impure for temple devotees

Quepem: Large-scale pollution caused by open discharge of untreated sewage & from urinals into Kushavati river by hotels & shops in the town is worrying citizens about a possible outbreak of disease.

The stormwater drains on the southern bank of...

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Day temps continue to be above normal

Day temps continue to be above normal

15 Dec 2013 No comment 152 hits
PANAJI: The day temperatures continued to be a degree or two above normal for the fourth consecutive day, after meteorological centre, Altinho recorded 34.0C on Sunday.

Though the minimum temperature has dropped below normal for more than a week...

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CCP moots light bus system to reduce Panajis traffic

PANAJI: The Corporation of the City of Panaji's (CCP) plan to reduce increasing traffic congestion in the city may finally take shape. The CCP has invited expressions of interest (EOI) to prepare a detailed project report for implementing a novel...

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Womans mangalsutra snatched in Raia

Womans mangalsutra snatched in Raia

15 Dec 2013 No comment 206 hits
MARGAO: Two motorcycle-borne masked culprits snatched a gold mangalsutra worn by a Raia resident, Terezinha Colaco, while she was returning home from morning mass on Sunday.

Police sources said that the accused accosted Colaco & before she could...

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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...

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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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