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With guns and knives 5 men loot Mapusa bank of 13 lakh

MAPUSA: In a daring robbery, probably the first of its kind in Goa, a gang of five armed men held Indian Overseas Bank staff and customers hostage at its Verla-Canca branch on Friday evening at gun and knife point and decamped with Rs 13 lakh...

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Over Rs 1 000cr ore found at Vagus site

Over Rs 1 000cr ore found at Vagus site

08 Dec 2017 No comment 3 hits
Panaji: The special investigating team (SIT) probing the Rs 35,000 crore mining scam, on Friday found more unaccounted for, high-grade iron ore worth over Rs 1,000 crore, dumped at a site in Vagus-Pale. The team, along with officials of the...

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BJP workers place slew of demands before Parrikar

Panaji: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar met with around 100 BJP workers from 22 constituencies ruled by alliance partners and opposition MLAs on Friday, and listened to their grievances. The three-hour-long meeting was held at the party's...

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Counselling must be prerequisite to marriage Guv

Panaji: Counselling must be a prerequisite for couples entering into marriage across communities, Goa governor Mridula Sinha said while launching a pre-marital counseling program for Goa's youth at Goa University on Friday.

"Premarital...

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Six Konkani stalwarts to be awarded by DKA

Six Konkani stalwarts to be awarded by DKA

08 Dec 2017 No comment 3 hits
Panaji: The Dalgado Konknni Akademi (DKA) on Sunday will confer its annual Dalgado Puroskar on six persons who have contributed to preserving and promoting Konkani literature in the Roman script and Goan culture.

Jess Fernandes, who has...

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RPF rescued 7 ‘lost’children in Nov

RPF rescued 7 ‘lost’children in Nov

08 Dec 2017 No comment 3 hits
Margao: During the month of November, Konkan Railway's Railway Protection Force (RPF) took action in seven different incidents and arrested criminals involved in the theft of passenger belongings and valuables.

Stolen items worth Rs...

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‘Illegal’ hotel mgmt school owner booked

Margao: Margao town police on Friday arrested Sanjiv Jha, 43, a native of Jharkhand, on charges of illegally running a training institute of hotel management courses at Khareband, Margao, after conducting a raid on the premises.

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Offshore coal handling down MPT tells pollution board

Panaji: The Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) in its reply to Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) said that cargo handling at mooring dolphins has been drastically reduced and, as a result, it is highly improbable that it was the reason for...

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BSNL ordered to pay Rs 50k to retd HC judge

BSNL ordered to pay Rs 50k to retd HC judge

08 Dec 2017 No comment 2 hits
Panaji: For failure of its international roaming facility and for inconvenience caused, the consumer disputes redressal forum, North Goa, has directed BSNL to pay Rs 50,000 as compensation to a retired high court judge, Nelson Britto.

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Remembering Landeg White

Remembering Landeg White

08 Dec 2017 No comment 3 hits
Heart-wrenching news reached Goa earlier this week. The superb Lisbon-based translator and poet Landeg White succumbed after a mercifully brief battle with cancer. Over the past five years, the septuagenarian found an adoring audience in the...

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Cancer centre inches towards reality

Cancer centre inches towards reality

08 Dec 2017 No comment 3 hits
Panaji: The process for setting up the regional cancer centre at Goa Medical College (GMC) has been set in motion, with the Centre releasing the first installment of Rs 8.5 crore.

"The first installment has been credited to the state...

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Waste disposalDispose of waste or bear brunt MMC to Vascoites

Vasco: In a bid to make Vasco city clean, the Mormugao Municipal Council (MMC) has decided to take action against anyone refusing to dispose of garbage to door-to-door collection workers.

MMC chief officer Agnelo Fernandes has issued a...

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Life’s a beach Shack owners back in business

Colva: Last week, the rising tidal waves due to Cyclone Ockhi caused destruction to beach shacks across the state, leaving shack owners distraught as they stared at losses running into lakhs of rupees. But, the owners have not sat brooding...

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‘Garbage collection is a scandal’

‘Garbage collection is a scandal’

08 Dec 2017 No comment 3 hits
Margao: The Shadow Council for Margao (SCM) on Friday demanded dissolution of the Margao Municipal Council (MMC) alleging a scam in the door-to-door collection of garbage that is outsourced to an agency.

Convenor of SCM, Savio Coutinho...

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CM urged to erect Shivaji’s statue in city

Bicholim: The Shiv Premi Association has urged chief minister Manohar Parrikar to erect a special statue of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj in the state capital, and has also demanded a special museum dedicated to the former king.

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Drowning Case registered against guesthouse owners

Calangute: A day after a minor boy drowned in a swimming pool of a guesthouse in Candolim, Calangute police on Friday registered an offence against the hotel management.

Sambhav Talkar, a four-year-old student, died after he accidently...

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Nadda to be invited for ceremony

Nadda to be invited for ceremony

08 Dec 2017 No comment 3 hits
Panaji: The foundation stone for the regional cancer centre and super specialty block will be laid soon. Health minister Vishwajit Rane said that the government intends to invite union health minister J P Nadda, union minister of health and...

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GMC gets six new consultants

GMC gets six new consultants

08 Dec 2017 No comment 3 hits
Panaji: The government has selected six consultants for departments of cardiology, cardio vascular and thoracic surgery and department of cardiac anaesthesiology. The selections have been made following recommendations by the selection...

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Dacoits loot Rs 15 lakh from Verla-Canca bank

 

MAPUSA

In a broad daylight dacoity on Friday, six men armed with country-made pistols and knives looted cash of Rs 15 lakh from a bank located along the busy Mapusa-Calangute main road in Verla-Canca. However, alert passers-by managed to...

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GSHC to appoint inspectors for random checking of outlets

 

MARGAO

Though the Goa State Horticulture Corporation (GSHC) claim that regular inspections are held in South Goa by the corporation appointed inspectors, several outlet operators in South Goa have confirmed that such inspections are...

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Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church

Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church

08 Dec 2017 No comment 3 hits

The faithful attending Holy Mass organised by ‘The Navhind Times’ on the occasion of the Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception of Mary being held on the steps of Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church, Panaji on Friday

Source: Our...

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11 legislators yet to declare assets

11 legislators yet to declare assets

08 Dec 2017 No comment 3 hits

 

PANAJI

The Goa Lokayukta Justice (retired) P K Misra has declared the names of as many as three first time ministers and eight MLAs who have failed to submit their property statements before the Lokayukta within the stipulated time.

The...

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