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Re-measure motorable distance from highways to liquor vends CM

Panaji: In a move that is expected to significantly negate the impact of the Supreme Court ban on liquor outlets and bars along highways, chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday directed the state excise department to re-measure the...

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Victim assist unit may file child abuse FIRs

Panaji: With the rising number of child abuse cases, Goa could be the first state in the country to register FIRs in all child abuse cases before the victim assistance unit (VAU) instead of police stations, if the state government agrees to the...

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Sahitya awards for 2 Goan writers

Sahitya awards for 2 Goan writers

22 June 2017 No comment

Panaji: Two Konkani literary personalities — Vincy Quadros and Amey Naik — from Goa have been chosen for awards by the the country's highest literary body - the Sahitya Akademi. While Quadros is being awarded Sahitya Akademi's Bal...

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Collectors to start inviting claims over dual citizenship

Panaji: The long wait to resolve doubts about dual nationality has come to an end as the district collectors have decided to invite claims and objections from those who have acquired Portuguese nationality or registered their births in...

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Trees fall onto houses at Borim Madkai none hurt

Ponda: Two families at Borim and Madkai villages, respectively, in Ponda suffered a total loss of Rs 7 lakh in two different incidents of trees falling onto their houses on Thursday. A 'peepal' tree over 50 years old, fell on a house at Borim...

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Power dept to adjust excess bill of consumer

Panaji: The state electricity department has agreed to adjust an excess amount paid by a 68-year-old agriculturist in future bills.

The consumer had moved the Consumer Disputes Redressal Forum, South Goa , as he was forced to pay an...

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CBI case is vicious campaign to malign me IIT Goa director

Panaji: Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Goa, director B K Mishra, against whom CBI registered a disproportionate assets case on Wednesday, issued a statement on Thursday stating the case was "only a vicious campaign to malign his...

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Jagannath Rath Yatra in state capital on Sunday

Panaji: Jagannath Rath Yatra in honour of Shree Jagannath, an avatar of Lord Krishna, will be held in Goa for the eight consecutive year on June 25.

This procession with 'raths' - chariots carrying idols of Shree Jagannath, (Shri Krishna)...

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Plea against Rane can be examined says HC

Panaji: The high court of Bombay at Goa on Tuesday admitted a petition filed against health minister Vishwajit Rane to examine whether he tendered a resignation as MLA of Valpoi constituency to defeat the consequences of disqualification...

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CSIR-NIO inks pact for skill upgradation

Dona Paula: Goa-based CSIR-National Institute of Oceanography (CSIR-NIO), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Agricultural Skill Council of India (ASCI), through which the two entities will collaborate for capacity-building...

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‘MLAs cannot call babus to residence’

Panaji: The Goa government has directed its officials not to attend any meeting called by public representatives at their respective residences.

Undersecretary, general administration, Varsha Naik, who issued the circular, stated that it...

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This Sao Joao Navelim brings back a ‘shell’dom-played game

Margao: Once upon a time, the Goan traditional game logorio was very popular among children as young as five years, some playing well into their late teens.

Some of those who have played this game during their childhood days like Emma...

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Kerala man found dead in city hotel

Kerala man found dead in city hotel

22 June 2017 No comment

Panaji: Sajayan Sukumaran, 48, a driver from Kerala, was found dead in a hotel, in Panaji, on Thursday.

Panaji PI Sidhanth Shirodkar said Sukumaran had checked into the hotel on June 15. He was last seen on June 19, after which he hadn't...

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Govt seeks CCP’s Bainguinim plot for garbage plant

Panaji: With the state government announcing its intention to set up three additional solid waste garbage treatment plants in the state, the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) appears open to handing over its site at Bainguinim to the Goa...

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Air ambulance co booked for duping patient’s kin

Ponda: Following a complaint by a Mardol-based youth, the Ponda police recently booked an air ambulance company for an alleged online fraud, after a delay of three months.

Shubham Valanju, in his complaint, stated that he had booked an air...

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WhatsApp video puts Mapusa mkt on MMC’s radar

Mapusa: The Mapusa Municipal Council (MMC) will install CCTV cameras in the town's market to keep a watch on illegalities allegedly carried out by vendors.

The move follows a viral WhatsApp video which showed a migrant vegetable vendor...

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Candolim PHC gets new roof

Candolim PHC gets new roof

22 June 2017 No comment

Calangute: The roof of the Candolim primary health centre (PHC), which was in a dilapidated condition, has now been replaced after a visit by health minister Vishwajit Rane.

Rane had visited the PHC on May 6 for an inspection of the premises and...

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Celebrating the works of Shenoi Goembab

Today is the birth anniversary of Shenoi Goembab, the pioneer of the Konkani language and literature movement. Late writer Ra Na Naik aptly said that Goembab laid the foundation for a common standardized Konkani language to evolve. With a...

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22-Bindiya-regularisationofworkers

22-Bindiya-regularisationofworkers

22 June 2017 No comment

Panaji:

The proposal to regularize 600 odd municipal workers who have completed five years and more in service hangs fire. The issue was discussed at the meeting chaired by chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday.

The Corporation of the City of...

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Goa to finally hold first teacher eligibility test

Panaji: Goa has not held a single teacher eligibility test (TET) from 2010, when the state first notified the state's right to education (RTE) regulations. This year, after a seven-year delay, the state was to hold its first TET in March, but it...

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Soon MoU to be signed for cancer centre at GMC

Panaji: A memorandum of understanding (MoU) would soon be signed between the Centre and state for the setting up of a regional cancer centre at Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMC), Bambolim.

The Rs 100-crore project was initiated and Rs 45 crore...

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Patients capitalise on DDSSY loopholes

Panaji: Launched around 10 months ago, the government's most ambitious healthcare scheme - Deen Dayal Swashtya Seva Yojna (DDSSY) - covering 447 types of intervention, currently awaits revision as the loopholes in the universal mediclaim are all...

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