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Agri dept’s nod must for nurseries civic bodies told

Panaji: Plant nurseries will have to compulsorily produce the agriculture department’s approval before seeking permission to operate from civic bodies.
With an increasing number of nurseries reportedly functioning sans licences...

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Ponda civic body polls advanced

Ponda civic body polls advanced

20 Feb 2018 No comment 5 hits
Ponda: Goa State Election Commission has preponed the Ponda Municipal Council election by a week, from May 6 to April 29.
Some political leaders had raised objections to having election on May 6, claiming that the date clashed with a...

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SC ordered no construction activity on Kalsa project NGO

Panaji: Mhadei water disputes tribunal (MWDT) should consider the Supreme Court order regarding “no construction” activity in Kalsa project in the inter-state water dispute, while deciding the matter between Goa and Karnataka...

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Making a difference through music

Making a difference through music

20 Feb 2018 No comment 4 hits
The New Academy of Music Arts and Hindi (Namah), a socio-cultural initiative started by a group of volunteers has been involved in the mission of changing lives of less fortunate children through music since its inception 11 years ago.
Over the...

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Churchill opposes Aadhaar link to a/cs

Churchill opposes Aadhaar link to a/cs

20 Feb 2018 No comment 2 hits
Porvorim: Benaulim NCP MLA Churchill Alemao on Tuesday said that government should stop linking Aadhaar cards to bank accounts as many Goans who had completed the exercise had gotten duped. “When you link Aadhaar cards to banks, they...

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‘Need unity to solve mining issues’

‘Need unity to solve mining issues’

20 Feb 2018 No comment 1 hits
Porvorim: The treasury as well as opposition members of the House have expressed concern over the Supreme Court order in which the renewal of 88 mining leases have been quashed. They demanded that the government come up with a solution.
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‘Roll back registration fee hike at GMC’

Panaji: NGO Bailancho Saad has demanded that the government roll back the registration fee hike at Goa Medical College and district hospitals, and supply certain food items at subsidised rates through the public distribution system
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Govt to rehabilitate displaced Dhangars

Govt to rehabilitate displaced Dhangars

20 Feb 2018 No comment 2 hits
Porvorim: Social welfare minister Pandurang Madkaikar on Tuesday assured the assembly that the government would rehabilitate the Dhangar residents who were rendered homeless after their residences in Saleli, Poriem, were demolished.
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Man’s body found in Surla forest

Man’s body found in Surla forest

20 Feb 2018 No comment 2 hits
Bicholim: Valpoi police on Monday retrieved the body of Yallapa Fakirappa Malangi, 36, lying in dense forest area at Surla, Sattari.
Valpoi forest officials said that the body of the deceased, a native of Markhandenagar, Piranwadi, in Belagavi...

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ATM theft Vasco police gets custody of Hungarian man

Panaji/Vasco: Vasco police moved the judicial magistrate first class for a transit warrant to get Hungarian national Nare Janos, 45, transferred to its custody, and was granted the same on Tuesday.
Janos, 45, was arrested for cheating...

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Oppn Mantris ruling MLAs wasting time of the House

Porvorim: Opposition members on Tuesday alleged that some ruling MLAs were “purposely wasting time” of the House by dragging their feet over tabling questions.
Ministers also didn’t give proper replies to questions...

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Rules to tackle house number issues likely

Rules to tackle house number issues likely

20 Feb 2018 No comment 2 hits
Porvorim: Panchayat minister Mauvin Godinho told the assembly on Tuesday that the government would consider framing guidelines to overcome problems faced by panchayat secretaries while issuing separate house numbers to members of a joint...

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Verbal duel over carnival

Verbal duel over carnival

20 Feb 2018 No comment 1 hits
Annoyed that Congress’ Mandrem MLA Dayanand Sopte did not attend the carnival in Morjim, tourism minister Manohar ‘Babu’ Azgaonkar used a harsh word to criticise him on the floor of the House on Tuesday. The word was expunged...

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Notice to owner of bus that killed 2 at Panaji

Panaji: The transport department on Tuesday issued a showcause notice to the owner of the St Inez-Miramar bus which rammed into passengers alighting at the Panaji bus stand on Saturday, an accident that left two dead and three injured.
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Notice to owner of bus that killed 2 at Panaji KTC terminus

Panaji: The transport department on Tuesday issued a showcause notice to the owner of the St Inez-Miramar bus which rammed into passengers alighting at the Panaji bus stand on Saturday, an accident that left two dead and three injured.
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‘Relaxed’ CM has finalised his budget Chief secy

Panaji: Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar has finalised his budget that will be tabled in the assembly on Thursday, chief secretary Dharmendra Sharma told REPORTERS from Mumbai on Tuesday.
“The chief minister has completed the...

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20 illegal houses demolished at Pedamol-Shirvoi

 

CURCHOREM

The Shirvoi Comunidade,  on Tuesday  morning, demolished around 20 illegal houses at Pedamol-Shirvoi, in Quepem, under the supervision of South Goa Administrator of Comunidade.

South Goa Administrator of Comunidade...

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Govt likely to allow import of sand for construction activity

 

PANAJI

Goa’s construction industry could soon be permitted to purchase sand from overseas with the department of mines showing its readiness to accept the Union government’s recommendation to the coastal states to import sand...

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Substantial improvement in CM’s health condition

 

PANAJI

There has been substantial improvement in the health condition of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who has been admitted to the Lilavati Hospital for pancreatic ailment, following first cycle of treatment he received from the...

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Pray for Parrikar’s health Archbishop appeals to Catholics

PANAJI:  Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao, sharing the concern of the population of Goa, has taken up prayers for the fast recovery of ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and has appealed to the Catholic community to raise fervent prayers for...

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Transfer policy to be framed for panchayat secretaries

 

PANAJI

Stating that officials of the village panchayats, especially their secretaries are involved in various misdeeds, Minister for Panchayati Raj Mauvin Godinho on Tuesday told the state legislative assembly that it has become very...

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K’taka M’rashtra projects will ruin Goa’s ecology Nadkarni

PANAJI

Senior counsel Atmaram N S Nadkarni, appearing for the state of Goa on Tuesday before the Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal said that if the proposed diversion and projects of the upper riparian states of Karnataka and Maharashtra...

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