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Farmers should get 100 relief says Cong chief

Margao: Goa state Congress president Shantaram Naik on Tuesday demanded that the government should give 100% compensation through the Disaster Management Authority by amalgamating different funds.

In a press note, Naik said that the...

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Women’s NGO files FIR against bedridden poet

Ponda: Former MLA Vishnu Surya Wagh's book of Konkani poems 'Sudhir Sukta' continues to court trouble. On Tuesday, the women's NGO 'Bailancho Ekvott' filed an FIR at the Ponda police station against the ailing Wagh and his publisher, 'Apurbai...

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Govt to empower women through SHG federations

Panaji: Keeping in tune with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's women empowerment mission, the Goa Rural Development Agency (RDA) is trying to create a federation of women self-help groups (SHGs) in the state.

On the occasion of Goa's...

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Passengers left in lurch as 37 KTC buses to Maha suspended

Panaji: Hundreds of passengers from Goa faced last minute cancellation of their travel plans after the Kadamba Transport Corporation suspended services of 37 of its buses scheduled to various locations in Maharashtra on Wednesday. Managing...

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4 yrs Rs 144cr later Taleigao STP yet to start operations

Panaji: It was a Rs 144-crore sanitation project that began in March 2010 with 2013 as a deadline. But four years later, the ambitious project to treat 15 million litres of sewage daily from Taleigao, Caranzalem and Dona Paula has been...

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It’s business as usual for casinos in state

Panaji: Casinos in Goa aren't expecting any surge in business during Diwali, as customers prefer to stay at home for celebrating the festival of lights, operators said. Though gambling during Diwali is considered auspicious in parts of India...

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Diwali to be celebrated in Goa today

Diwali to be celebrated in Goa today

17 October 2017 No comment

 

PANAJI

Diwali, the festival of lights, was ushered in the state following burning of effigies of the demon king, Narkasur in the wee hours on Wednesday.

Laxmi pujan, the event paying obeisance to the goddess of wealth, will be performed on...

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Salcete panchas cry for salary and govt inches towards hike

MARGAO/PANAJI
Sarpanchas and panchas in Salcete taluka have not been paid their salaries for the last six months. The government has attributed the delay in salary payment to the confusion as two of the members signed at the wrong place on...

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Disposal of forest rights claims to be expedited

 

PANAJI

The state-level monitoring committee, which oversees the process to identify and vest forest rights under the Scheduled Tribes and Other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006, has decided to expedite...

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Eleven industrial units function without ETPs

 

PANAJI

In gross violation of the Supreme Court order, 11 industrial units have been found functioning without effluent treatment plants, while seven others have poorly maintained ETPs. The errant units have been polluting water bodies by...

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Vijai asks artists to make representations to government over grievances on GST

 

MARGAO

Having his say on the ongoing debate of GST being applicable on tiatrs and nataks, Fatorda MLA Vijai Sardesai has asked the artists to make a representation to the government over their problems.

Sardesai pointed that those affected...

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Workers association objects to mamlatdars jt mamlatdars asked to work on Saturdays

 

MARGAO

In order to expedite disposal of tenancy, mundkarial and mutation cases in a time-bound manner, South Goa district collector Anjali Sehrawat, in a circular, has asked all mamlatdars and joint mamlatdars...

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Flash floods Vijai assures one-time settlement for Canacona farmers

 

MARGAO

Agriculture and TCP Minister Vijai Sardesai on Tuesday said that those affected by unseasonal rain in Canacona would get immediate relief. This, he said, would be done through a one-time settlement for their losses once the extent of...

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U-17 World Cup Felt like we played Mali U-23 team says Iraq coach

Margao: Iraq coach Qahtan Al-Rubaye said his team didn’t have any chance of progressing to the next stage of the Fifa U-17 World Cup when they were drawn to play Mali in the Round of 16 at the Nehru Stadium in Fatorda.

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World Cup U-17s carry the torch for ‘failed’ US Soccer

Panaji: There is hope after all for United States Soccer. Less than a week after the US men’s national team failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in more than two decades, the juniors have been left to carry the torch....

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U-17 World Cup Mali ride roughshod over Iraq

Margao: Mali brushed aside Iraq’s beleaguered challenge with a 5-1 victory that guarantees an All-Africa quarterfinal against either Ghana or Niger in Guwahati on Saturday.

Playing at the Nehru Stadium in Fatorda on Tuesday, the...

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U-17 World Cup Iran stay on course

U-17 World Cup Iran stay on course

17 October 2017 No comment

Margao: Up and ahead, Iran are marching on. With each passing game, Iran are writing a new chapter. They achieved their best showing at the Fifa U-17 World Cup with a place in the quarterfinals but, unlike their previous matches, lived on the...

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Speakers defend Wagh’s anthology of poems

MARGAO: Noted writer Damodar Mauzo, commenting on Vishnu Wagh's controversial anthology of poems, 'Sudhir Sukta' said that if one cares to understand the feelings behind the poems, he would come across revolt and rebellion underlying the...

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Vasco surrogacy case accused gets conditional bail

PANAJI: The Goa Children's Court on Monday granted conditional bail to Shoaib Afridi, the main accused in the Vasco surrogacy case.

He has been asked to furnish a personal bond of Rs 25,000 and report to the police station for 10 days...

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Green ministry gives nod to golf course at Tiracol

Panaji: In a major relief to Leading Hotels Limited, its 18-hole golf course and eco-tourism resort project at Tiracol has been granted environmental clearance (EC) by the ministry of environment, forest and climate change.

In July 2017...

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Bicholim school committee threatens strike

Bicholim: The school management committee of the Government Primary and Secondary Central School, Bicholim, has threatened to go on a 'rasta roko' agitation if the education department fails to appoint a headmaster and enough of teachers for the...

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Hotel owner gets HC relief

Hotel owner gets HC relief

16 October 2017 No comment

Panaji: The high court of Bombay at Goa has allowed a bungalow owner four weeks' time to seek relief from the National Green Tribunal (NGT) against Goa coastal zone management authority's (GCZMA) order to shut down his hotel establishment...

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