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CM’s Mapusa wellwishers pray for his recovery

Mapusa: Led by Mapusa MLA and urban development minister Francis D’Souza, friends and wellwishers of chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday organised a Mahamrityunjaya jaap for his quick recovery.
Revered as one of the...

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Udupi’s cage fish farming model to be used in Goa

Panaji: The state’s department of fisheries is looking to adopt Udupi’s successful model of house-to-house cage fish farming.
Initially, about a hundred 4mx4m sized cages will be set up. Locals will be able to install...

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Pole falls across road in Margao

Pole falls across road in Margao

21 Feb 2018 No comment 2 hits
Colva: Commuters on either side of the road opposite Hospicio in Margao had a narrow escape on Wednesday, when an electricity pole came crashing down. No one was injured in the incident.
The pole blocked one side of the road, while...

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Varsity students help 2 generations ‘bridge the gap’

Panaji: School students and their grandparents were recently given a chance to forge better bonds through simple gestures such as participating in art and craft activities together. The initiative was part of a gender-sensitive intervention...

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Mhadei case hearing ends eyes on award

Mhadei case hearing ends eyes on award

21 Feb 2018 No comment 1 hits
Panaji: The Mhadei water disputes tribunal (MWDT) is likely to remain a focus of attention on both sides of the Goa-Karnataka border and elsewhere, as final arguments in the dispute between the two riparian states concluded on Wednesday....

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Weak culvert gives way at Cuncolim no casualties

Quepem: An old culvert leading to the Talvaddo and Poitomado wards of Sanvorcotto in Cuncolim collapsed on Tuesday evening. There were no reports of casualties or vehicular damage.
The road on which the culvert lies, links the NH 17...

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Debris-dumping laying claim to Miramar’s last patch of green

Panaji: Reclamation of a narrow strip of cultivable land along the Miramar-Dona Paula road by way of dumping of mud has been on since December 2017. The patch is one of the last paddy fields in the area and has been lying fallow for decades....

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Sexagenarian couple’s home at Sirvoi saved from axe

Quepem: Ramnath Sonu Satoskar, 65, of Pedamoll, Sirvoi, was saved the heartbreak of seeing his family house being razed on day two of the demolition drive undertaken by authorities against illegal structures on comunidade land in the area....

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KVK Margao to get own bldg for soil testing lab

Margao: The Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) at Margao of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) will soon get an independent building for its soil testing laboratory. Currently, the laboratory is housed in the premises of the KVK...

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Wellwishers bid final adieu to Angle

Wellwishers bid final adieu to Angle

21 Feb 2018 No comment 1 hits
Margao: The mortal remains of Bhiku Pai Angle, the noted theatre personality, educationist and writer, were consigned to flames at the Margao crematorium on Wednesday. Angle passed away in the wee hours of Tuesday. He was 93.
The...

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Sanitary workers get attention

Sanitary workers get attention

21 Feb 2018 No comment 1 hits
Margao: Member of the National Commission for Safai Karmacharis, Dilip Hathibed, at a meeting held by him with government officials at the South Goa district collectorate, Margao, on Wednesday, reviewed the socio-economic status of...

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Horizon shifts to RP 2030 but guidelines still missing

Panaji: Over 11 months after the BJP-led government took over, guidelines for preparation of the Regional Plan (RP) 2030 are yet to be finalized.
The Economic Survey for the year 2017-18 states that the government has plans to prepare a new plan...

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Tax collection goes up by 15 post GST

Tax collection goes up by 15 post GST

21 Feb 2018 No comment 1 hits
Porvorim: Since the implementation of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime in the state, Goa’s tax collection has increased 15% as recorded by the state GST and commercial tax department.
Through tax collections, the department has earned...

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B’wood actor sex racket to be probed

B’wood actor sex racket to be probed

21 Feb 2018 No comment 5 hits
Porvorim: Panaji police will be asked to relook at a high-profile prostitution racket involving a Bollywood actress that was busted in 2015, PWD minister Ramkrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar, who is standing in for chief minister Manohar...

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Can’t relax sound timing for Goa Sudin

Can’t relax sound timing for Goa Sudin

21 Feb 2018 No comment 1 hits
Porvorim: PWD minister Ramkrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar has said that it will be “impossible” for Goa to get a relaxation in timing for sound permission for weddings and other traditional events.
Dhavalikar’s reply came...

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Keep watch on foreign students MLAs

Keep watch on foreign students MLAs

21 Feb 2018 No comment 1 hits
Panaji: MLAs on Wednesday demanded that foreign students studying in Goa be “watched” as some of them could be involved in the drug trade.
Stating that there were a few Nigerians in the state on student visa, opposition leader...

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Netas unite to save mining fail to join hands for solution

Porvorim: MLAs cutting across party lines on Wednesday unanimously voiced their anguish in the state legislative assembly over the impending closure of mining operations in the state and said that this should not be allowed to happen. However...

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Goa Budget Goas public debt continuously rising stands at 13 203 crore

PANAJI: Goa's public debt as on March 2018 is estimated to stand at Rs 13203 crore and has been observed to be continuously rising said the economic survey 2017-18.
"The public debt which was Rs 9936 crore in 2015-16 has increased to...

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In Old Goa cops crack theft case in just 3 hours

PANAJI: In a case that took Old Goa police all of three hours to crack, a 19-year-old, Laxman Hosmani, was arrested at Chimbel for a theft of gold and other articles worth Rs 10 lakh, all of which was recovered.
The theft was...

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Plastic bags on the way out but what’s in

Plastic bags on the way out but what’s in

20 Feb 2018 No comment 3 hits
Panaji: Goa did well in blazing a trail in solid waste management, but it got clogged along the way. Another significant proposal to ban plastic will be unveiled soon as state garbage managers plan to equip the market place with alternatives....

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Zuari bay a marine goldmine finds new study

Zuari bay a marine goldmine finds new study

20 Feb 2018 No comment 1 hits
Panaji: Zuari bay is turning out to be the state’s fish biodiversity hotspot with a study by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Old Goa, yielding a 320-strong list of aquatic species, comprising 255 finfish and 65 shellfish...

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20 illegal Sirvoi houses razed under cop cover

Quepem: Twenty illegal houses built on land belonging to the comunidade at Pedamoll in Sirvoi were demolished on Tuesday morning. The demolition was carried out under the supervision of a strong pose of police from Quepem, Sanguem, Canacona...

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