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Kerala native found dead at Goa hotel police suspect suicide

PANAJI: A 48-year-old man from Kerala was found dead in a hotel room in Panaji on Thursday. The police suspect that the deceased may have committed suicide.

Sajayan Sukumaran, a driver by profession, arrived in Goa and checked-in to the...

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State must file FIR against Sadhvi Congress

PANAJI: Expressing 'anxiety and concern' over the 'rising tide of intolerance', the state Congress party on Wednesday asked President Pranab Mukherjee to take 'appropriate action' to protect the secular nature of the country. Congress has also...

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Attracting students to civil services in Goa

PANAJI: Students of four educational institutions in Goa, are looking forward to a motivational talk on joining civil services by a Pune-based expert, on June 23 and 24.

Aashay Abhyankar, director and mentor of Abhyankar IAS Academy...

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90 000 students wait for their uniforms notebooks

Panaji: Two weeks after schools reopened for the new academic year, students studying in classes I to IV are yet to receive free notebooks, raincoats and uniforms they are eligible for under a state scheme. Over 90,000 students studying in...

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Police raise alarm on pillion rider deaths but state laws unhelpful


Panaji: Despite the directives issued to the state police department to check motor vehicle violations in the state, the state government’s amendments to the Motor Vehicle Act itself are creating a roadblock in prosecuting defaulters....

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Traffic chaos as trailer breaks down

Traffic chaos as trailer breaks down

21 June 2017 No comment

Ponda: A heavy-duty trailer carrying wheel loaders broke down at Anmod Ghat, around 35km from Ponda bringing all traffic along the Goa-Karnataka national highway to a standstill. Traffic was subsequently diverted through Chorla Ghat via...

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One held for threatening doctor

One held for threatening doctor

21 June 2017 No comment

Bicholim: Bicholim police on Wednesday arrested Mohammad Shafiulla for threatening a doctor from the Sakhali community health centre. Shafiulla, who resides behind the community health centre, had threatened Dr Atul Pai Bir with dire...

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After plaints Selaulim dam declared ‘no alcohol zone’

Panaji: The water resources department (WRD) has decided to declare the area around Selaulim dam a 'no alcohol zone,' following several complaints of littering and miscreants creating ruckus.

Talking about the decision, water resources...

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State told to recruit primary school heads

Panaji: Goa has been asked to recruit headmasters for all primary schools by the Union human resource development (HRD) ministry at the annual review of Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan programme for the year 2017-18.

Just five days before the review...

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Govt rejects new Konkani schools BBSM to protest

Panaji: Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch (BBSM) will hold a series of demonstrations across the state from next week to protest the state government's turning down of 26 applications to open new Konkani/Marathi primary schools. Calling chief...

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Nigerian held for posing as Pilerne local

Panaji: Nigerian national, Obi Okoroafor alias Yankee, 36, was arrested for impersonating a Pilerne citizen on Wednesday.

Yankee was remanded in three days police custody. Earlier this month Saligao police had arrested the Nigerian...

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Mapusa coop bank seeks RBI nod to monetise assets

Panaji: Mapusa Urban Cooperative Bank has asked the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) to permit it to monetise assets or sell properties attached from defaulters that are totally worth over Rs 60 crore, said Ramakant Khalap, one of the bank's...

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At Goas lone edu training institute 40 posts vacant


Panaji: Forty percent teaching positions are vacant at the DIET or district institute for education and training at Porvorim, which was set up in 1990 under the Union human resource development (HRD) ministry.

DIET offers 100 seats in...

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Segregate your garbage Parrikar tells civic bodies


Panaji: Beginning the process to fulfil his target of making Goa garbage-free by 2020, chief minister Manohar Parrikar held a meeting with officials of all the municipalities in the state and urged them to take up segregation of garbage as...

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A printing press that aims for the stars

Although they came from a family that was involved in the service sector, cousins Vishwanath and Naguesh Kamat, then all of 30, decided to plunge into the largely untapped manufacturing domain in newly liberated Goa. Having had over a decade of...

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Shop gutted in Curchorem

Shop gutted in Curchorem

21 June 2017 No comment

Margao: A shop selling plastic goods, bags and miscellaneous rexine articles, was gutted in a fire that broke out in the unit located on station road, Curchorem. The incident occurred close to midnight on Tuesday.

Sources at the fire and...

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Govt to amend MLA Act on disqualification

Panaji: The state cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to widen the list of chairmen and head of other government bodies for exemption from disqualification on being elected as MLA.

The cabinet on Wednesday approved a proposal to add...

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In coalition era tourism dept regains lost powers

Panaji: Tourism department which was relegated to a subservient status in 2013 after the Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) was granted a "special purpose vehicle" (SPV) status is likely to regain its powers soon.

The Cabinet on...

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Crack on Nerul bridge extension has now turned into a huge gap

Panaji: A hastily built extension to the Nerul bridge in the run up to the state assembly elections has already developed cracks on its embankment wall. The three-month old footpath extension has begun to show signs of undulation and settling...

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CBI books IIT-Goa director for illegal assets

NEW DELHI: The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case of disproportionate assets against the director of Indian Institute of Technology-Goa, B K Mishra, for accumulating assets worth Rs 1.14 crore.

The agency has alleged in...

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State must file FIR against Sadhvi Cong

Panaji: Expressing 'anxiety and concern' over the 'rising tide of intolerance', the state Congress party on Wednesday asked President Pranab Mukherjee to take 'appropriate action' to protect the secular nature of the country. Congress has also...

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AIFF waiting for word from Fifa over India matches in U-17 World Cup

Panaji: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) will have to wait a little longer to know if they can host India’s home matches in the Fifa Under-17 World Cup 2017 at the Nehru Stadium in Delhi.

The AIFF initially wanted Navi...

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