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Accused in Gujarat murder case detained in Goa

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

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Goa bridge collapse Divers resume search operation

PANAJI: Search operations resumed Friday morning for at least two persons feared to have drowned in a river in Goa where an ageing bridge had collapsed under the weight of scores of onlookers watching a man trying to commit suicide.

Two...

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Give bank bond today Board to mining firms

Panaji: Operation at half of the mining leases in the state may come to a halt if leaseholders failed to furnish bank guarantee by Friday, as ordered by the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB). Member secretary of GSPCB Levinson Martins...

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Parents students line up as new forms send panic waves

Panaji: On Thursday, students and parents started queuing up nearly two hours before the counters at the directorate of technical education (DTE), Porvorim, could open to receive application forms for admissions to professional courses in the...

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Quota for direct admission to SY B Pharm cut

Panaji: The All Indian Council for Technical Education (AICTE) has halved the number of seats reserved for pharmacy diploma holders seeking direct admission to second year of the degree programme across the country. This has brought the number...

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One dead over 10 feared missing after Sanvordem bridge collapses

Sanvordem: Over 10 people are feared drowned in the Zuari river at Sanvordem, 60km from Panaji, after a 30m span of the mild steel footbridge adjacent to the old bridge, which has now been closed for traffic, collapsed Thursday evening.

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Over 10 feared dead as Goa bridge collapses

MARGAO: At least 10 people are feared to have drowned in the Zuari river at Sanvordem, 60km from Panaji, after a 30-metre span of a steel footbridge adjacent to an old bridge collapsed on Thursday evening.

One body was fished out of the...

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Farmer files PIL says KFD control scarce

Panaji: Farmer Rohan Joshi, a member of the Sattari Shetkari Manch, filed a public interest litigation (PIL) before the high court of Bombay at Goa on Thursday, challenging the insufficient efforts of the state government to control the spread...

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Rajnath Rescue ops stepped up

Rajnath Rescue ops stepped up

18 May 2017 No comment

Hours after the collapse of the footbridge over River Zuari at Sanvordem on Thursday, Union home minister Rajnath Singh tweeted that search and rescue operations had been stepped up. "Spoke to Goa CM Shri @manoharparrikar regarding the bridge...

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6 rescued treated at Hospicio GMC

6 rescued treated at Hospicio GMC

18 May 2017 No comment

Six people who were rescued when the footbridge collapsed into the river were rushed to Hospicio hospital, Margao. Sources said, of the six, two patients Ramesh Chamkar, 23, and Victor Daniel, 36 were later shifted to Goa Medical College and...

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Onlooker pulls out three people alive

Solomon Gori, an eyewitness, said as soon as he realised the footbridge had collapsed with people on it, he rushed to their rescue. "I jumped into the water and brought at least three persons to safety. The tide was high but I didn't think of...

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Saligao local body raps 1 for landfilling

Panaji: The Saligao panchayat recently issued a stop-work notice to Vishwas Umbraskar, a local resident, for filling agricultural land with debris for an illegal construction. It also wrote to the Saligao police to ensure "no illegal activity...

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Watersports operator asked to show cause in Varca jet ski helper’s death

Colva: Following the death of a jet ski helper while manoeuvring the water craft at Varca, last week, the tourism department on Thursday issued a showcause notice to Cosmos water sports operator based on the complaint filed against him by the...

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Multi-agency Naval exercise at Karwar

Panaji: To ensure better coordination between civil administration and the military immediately after a natural calamity, and efficient disaster relief efforts, the annual joint Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief (HADR) exercise was...

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State slumbers as oil spill bomb ticks away at Mormugao

Panaji: Lack of political will and disregard for the environmental fall out of an oil spillage are among the main reasons behind the state's half-hearted response to the partial sinking of the 60,000 deadweight tonne floating dry dock and passenger...

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Goa most preferred tourism destination in India says report

Panaji: Going by web searches conducted between February and April 2017, Goa has emerged as the the most preferred destination for both domestic and international tourists in the country, states a Google India report.

"The Google India report has...

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‘High contract labour a matter of concern’

Panaji: The increasing trend of hiring employees on contract, both in the corporate set-up and the government, is a matter of concern especially since there is a difference in salaries between permanent employees and contract labour, said chief...

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Need to change the films we make Bhandarkar

Panaji: A change in cinema is necessary if we want to have a radical film industry, said Bollywood film director Madhur Bhandarkar, known for his critically-acclaimed films 'Chandni Bar' and 'Page 3'. He was speaking at the 64th National Award...

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Vijai placates Comba-Margao locals

Vijai placates Comba-Margao locals

18 May 2017 No comment

Margao: Town and country planning (TCP) minister Vijai Sardesai on Thursday allayed the apprehensions of Comba-Margao residents who fear being displaced by the much delayed Margao ring road project being undertaken by the PWD.

After conducting a...

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Even if Bagan EB and BFC move away I-League will remain on top says AIFF president Praful Patel

Panaji: Aizawl FC’s fairytale I-League triumph, India’s surge to the top 100 and the Fifa U-17 World Cup to be played here later this year has all added to the positivity surrounding Indian football. There is something, though...

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1 dies 30 feared missing as Goa bridge collapses

MARGAO: At least one person has died while over 30 others are feared missing when a Portuguese-era Zuari footbridge collapsed at Sanvordem, 55 km from Panaji, On Thursday.

"Four persons were rescued earlier and were rushed to the...

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Over 30 feared missing as Goa bridge collapses

MARGAO: Over 30 persons are feared missing in a bridge collapse at Sanvordem, 55 km from Panaji, On Thursday.

"Four persons were rescued and are rushed to the hospital", SP (South Goa) Shekhar Prabhudesai told REPORTERS. When the bridge...

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