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India’s ‘historic’ win came against third-tier Italian side AIFF says ‘don’t blame us’


Panaji: The India under-17 World Cup team’s ‘historic’ victory over Italy has been overshadowed by claims that the European football giants did not field their national team in a friendly in Arezzo on Friday.
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Youth files complaint against Panaji cop

PANAJI: A youth from St. Inez on Saturday filed a complaint before director general of police (DGP) Muktesh Chander against Panaji police inspector (PI) Sidhanth Shirodkar for allegedly assaulting him at the Panaji police station on Friday...

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Hi-tech train may replace double-decker service to Goa

MUMBAI: The future of the Mumbai-Madgaon double-decker hangs in balance with the impending introduction of hi-speed Tejas Express to Goa.

While Railways sources indicated that the AC double-decker service to Goa, which is in operation for...

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19-Sidharth-AAP on Bridge Collapse

19-Sidharth-AAP on Bridge Collapse

19 May 2017 No comment

Panaji: AAP has demanded that the administration be more forthcoming about the details of the casualties and search operations. "It is embarrassing that almost 24 hours after the disaster in Sanvordem, the government is unable to gather...

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‘Barricaded bridges can curb suicide’

Panaji: The state government should use technology to erect anti-suicide barricades to prevent high incidence of suicide attempts from various bridges in the state, said Nandkumar Kamat, an academic from Goa University. In a letter to the...

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An onlooker who had to save himself

Sanvordem: He came crashing down along with the footbridge and plunged into the deep waters of River Zuari. Prajot Parsekar from Sanvordem, however, lived to tell the tale.

Parsekar was crossing the new bridge on his motorcycle when...

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Murder accused from Gujarat local detained by crime branch

Panaji: The crime branch of Goa police on Friday placed Afroz Saiyadbin Arab, a Gujarat native, under preventive arrest with the arrangement to hand him over to Gujarat police. Arab is booked in a murder case registered at Limdbdi police station in...

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Major fire averted near Mapusa fish mkt

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Mapusa: A major accident was averted after fire service officers managed to extinguish a blaze near the Mapusa fish market on Wednesday. A general store belonging to one Ulhas Vaman Pednekar near the market caught the fire, but a...

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Disrespected damaged 383-year-old Ribandar causeway still stands strong

Panaji: The 383-year-old Ponte de Linhares bridge or Ribandar causeway, once considered as the longest bridge in Asia, is also perhaps the oldest one in India, and it can survive a few more years if light traffic moves cautiously over it...

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Karbotkar murder case 3 Sada jail inmates arrested

Panaji: Crime branch of Goa police on Friday arrested three inmates of Sada jail in connection with the murder of undertrial Vinayak Karbotkar earlier this year. Crime branch arrested Rahul Kumar, George Fernandes and Mohammed Salim Shaikh.

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‘Piped gas network to lead to 20-40 cost savings for consumer

Panaji: In the race to be the first Goan city to be linked to the piped city gas distribution network, Ponda municipal area and Old Goa stole a march on the state capital. With the Corporation of the City of Panaji denying permission to Goa Natural...

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PWD told to cover culverts on Chimbel-Old Goa road

Panaji: In a move to prevent vehicular accidents, the Goa State Human Rights Commission has passed recommendations directing the PWD to cover all culverts on the road from Chimbel to Old Goa.

The commission has also recommended that speed breakers...

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Alemao pitches for his panels at local body polls

Colva: On May 6, Benaulim MLA Churchill Alemao gave out a clarion call to his constituents to vote for his panels at the panchayat elections on June 11 in the villages of Seraulim, Colva, Benaulim, Varca, Orlim, Carmona and Cavelossim.

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Clarity returns but sadness prevails

Margao: Mixed feelings of anguish, anxiety, despair and despondency were palpable in Sanvordem on Friday as villagers waited with bated breath to get periodic updates of the search and rescue operations.

While it was fear, chaos and...

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Bridges to remain temporarily closed

The Zuari bridge will be closed for traffic on Sunday, May 21, between 6am and 9am. Six ferry boats will be deployed on the Agasaim-Cortalim route only for passengers and two-wheelers during this period. No four-wheelers, three wheelers and...

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High stakes in the race for Panaji

High stakes in the race for Panaji

19 May 2017 No comment

For the first time in well over two decades, Goa's pocket-sized capital city takes centrestage in the state's political scenario. Ever since Manohar Parrikar won in 1994, Panaji has remained just one part of the star campaign of the BJP's overall...

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Goan bridges are structurally safe new audits soon PWD

Panaji: The public works department (PWD) remained confident about the structural strength of Goan bridges and said that the department conducts safety audits of all the bridges twice a year.

With the onset of monsoon around the corner...

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HC orders inspection of Pissurlem site

Panaji: The high court of Bombay at Goa on Friday issued notices to the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) for failing to act against three industrial units discharging toxic waste water thereby damaging a farmer's field and plantation...

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Centre marks Rs 7cr for state’s fisheries infra

Panaji: The central government has sanctioned Rs 7 crore for various fisheries projects in the state, fisheries minister Vinod Palyekar told REPORTERS on Friday.

Palyekar, who was in New Delhi, had met with Union agriculture minister Radha...

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Pollution board visits sinking dry dock at WISL

Panaji: The Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB), in its inspection report on the floating dry dock at Western India Shipyard Limited (WISL), directed the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) to submit an inventory of the quantity and types of oil...

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15 tonnes of mangoes seized at Margao

Panaji: The Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) on Friday confiscated 1.5 tonnes of artificially ripened Alphonso mangoes worth Rs 32,000 from the godown of one Habib Narangi, near the flyover bridge, at Margao.

After conducting a spot...

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3 bodies recovered at Goa bridge collapse site

SANVORDEM: At least three people died after a foot overbridge collapsed at Sanvordem in Goa on Thursday. The toll is expected to rise.

The steel overbridge, prohibited for use on account of its dilapidated condition, collapsed after a...

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