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Guirdolim VP member assaulted

Guirdolim VP member assaulted

13 August 2017 No comment

Margao: The gram sabha of the Guirdolim panchayat held on Sunday witnessed an ugly incident as a panchayat member, Sonia Fernandes, was allegedly assaulted by a gram sabha member with a microphone in the midst of the proceedings.

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Betalbatim meet focuses on safety of motorists

Margao: The Betalbatim panchayat will write to landlords who own coconut trees along village roadsides, and which pose danger to motorists, to cut down the trees. In a novel initiative and a twist, the panchayat wants to reward this...

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Aroma of Ollmeanchi xacuti fading

Aroma of Ollmeanchi xacuti fading

13 August 2017 No comment

Panaji: A growing demand for Termitomyces mushrooms and their unregulated collection by villagers in rural forest areas for their survival is raising fears that Goa's highly-prized monsoon delicacy may disappear from the dining table in...

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Mining ban has driven youth to drug abuse says expert

Panaji: Substance abuse among the youth is turning out to be major concern. The use of marijuana among youngsters is rampant in the interiors of Goa, particularly the mining areas, said Dr Rajesh Dhume, a senior psychiatrist who runs a...

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NCAOR MPT ONGC to set up rooftop solar power plants

Panaji: Taking part in promoting solar power in the state, National Centre for Antarctica and Ocean Research (NCAOR), Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) and Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONCG) have decided to set up rooftop solar plants in Goa, which...

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Govt to prepare project report for coastal devpt

Panaji: The state government has called a meeting of stakeholders on August 21 to prepare the preliminary project report for coastal development under the integrated coastal zone management (ICZM) project. Under this project, the state...

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Facelift for GTDC complex in Calangute

Facelift for GTDC complex in Calangute

13 August 2017 No comment

Calangute: The Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) is likely to begin redevelopment of its prime beachside property at Calangute in the next few months, which currently is a shopping complex, .

Except for shops on the main...

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Pradhan wants Kerosene use to be phased out in Goa in favour of LPG

Panaji: Minister of state for petroleum and natural gas Dharmendra Pradhan asked state-owned oil and gas distribution companies and senior government officials to phase out the use of kerosene in the state. In line with the union government's...

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Negotiations for stealth frigates gain pace

Panaji: A high level delegation from India commenced the commercial negotiations for the two Russian Krivak-class stealth frigates, which will be built at Goa Shipyard Limited (GSL) as part of the Indo-Russian deal to acquire four of the...

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Consumer commission upholds order against BSNL

Panaji: The Goa State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission dismissed BSNL's appeal and upheld the order of a subordinate consumer forum that ordered it to pay compensation of Rs 40,000 to a consumer from Taleigao for deficiency in service...

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13 Lisa BSNL consumer forum

13 Lisa BSNL consumer forum

13 August 2017 No comment

Cleared by Merchant

Panaji: The Goa State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission has dismissed the appeal of BSNL and upheld the order of a subordinate consumer forum that ordered it to pay compensation of Rs 40,000 to a consumer from...

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Ponda’s market complex basement open for parking

Ponda: In the run-up to preparations for the upcoming Ganesh Chaturthi celebrations, the Ponda municipal council (PMC) has decided to ease the woes of shoppers by opening up the basement at the Ponda market complex for parking.

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Ragpicker held for murder

Ragpicker held for murder

13 August 2017 No comment

Colva: Margao town police have registered a case of murder against a ragpicker for having stabbed his friend, leading to his death.

Margao PI C L Patel said the victim, Tony, and the accused Amanulla Bepari, were friends and both were ragpickers...

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Control dust pollution HC tells govt

Control dust pollution HC tells govt

13 August 2017 No comment

Panaji: While disposing the suo motu petition on the air pollution at Sonshi, the high court of Bombay at Goa directed the state government to ensure that all measures recommended by the Indian School of Mines (ISM) are complied with, in...

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Special ones bloom in Victor Vaz’s care

It's his birthday but instead of taking a day off and celebrating at home with his family, Victor Vaz is busy preparing himself for next morning's visit to Delhi. There are files on his table at the office that need attention, a couple of...

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Goans love affair with Pao and breads

Goans love affair with Pao and breads

13 August 2017 No comment

Forget about snazzy alarms, for most Goans, it is the incessant honking of the bread vendor (poder as he is locally called) that is the much-needed early morning wake-up call.

When it comes to culinary habits, Goa can quite simply be...

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The drummer boys of Dhargal

The drummer boys of Dhargal

13 August 2017 No comment

The popular leisure time routine of most unambitious youth in Dhargal village typically revolved around doing absolutely nothing after class hours or engaging in unproductive activities, which saw them draw only frowns and curses from the...

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Goa could be first state for green fuel conversion

Chicalim: In an effort to make Goa one of the first states in the country to generate green fuel through waste conversion, the Union ministry of petroleum and natural gas has proposed to set up a green energy fuel chain in the tourist state...

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Lucky Seven has got a hole will go after it’s plugged CM

Panaji: Chief minister, Manohar Parrikar on Saturday said that a hole at the bottom of M V Lucky Seven has delayed its removal.

Speaking to Reporters at Miramar after paying tribute to the first chief minister of Goa, Dayanand Bandodkar...

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35 yrs after 1st attempt 65-yr-old makes World Cup cut

Panaji: In 1982, when the Indian Hockey Federation (IHF) were selecting players for the World Cup at home, Carlton Gomes was pretty sure he would be among India's chosen 16.

Back then, he was an influential goalkeeper with the...

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In GU’s Portuguese class Engineer accountant embassy staff

Panaji: When life got too competitive and stressful for Sumit Sharma, an engineer working for a multinational company in Delhi, he decided to fall back on a European language that had brought him some joy in college.

He quit his job at...

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Goa great getaway for gamblers

Goa great getaway for gamblers

12 August 2017 No comment

AHMEDABAD: Come Janmashtami, and there is free flow of money and gold in gambling. It often gains momentum around Saatam and Aatham holidays. Over the past five to seven years, travelling to out-of-state destinations such as Goa or even Hong...

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