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File FIR against varsity registrar librarian JMFC

Panaji: The Panaji Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC), in an order, directed Agasaim police station to register an FIR against Goa University librarian Gopakumar V, registrar of Goa University and principal of university college Palayam...

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Drishti Marine to introduce luxury ferry service in state

Panaji: After a successful run at providing lifeguard services in Goa, Drishti's sister concern, Drishti Marine, is set to offer premium ferry services in Goa. Tourists and locals can now hop onto a 40-seater luxury catamaran and take in the sights...

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Port workers to organise nationwide stir

Port workers to organise nationwide stir

17 October 2017 No comment

Vasco: The Mormugao Port and Railway Workers' Union has urged the union ministry of shipping to fill up the vacancies of chairman, deputy chairman and department heads of several major ports which have been lying vacant for many months.

Thousands...

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Govt to treat Canacona case as special Vijai

Margao: Agriculture minister Vijai Sardesai on Tuesday assured that the government will provide maximum compensation to the farmers affected by the floods that occurred in Canacona on Saturday, following a detailed assessment of the loss by the...

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Tenants slam Tiracol project’s green nod

Panaji: The St Anthony Tenants and Mundkar Association (SATMA) of Tiracol has come out strongly against the environmental clearance granted to the 18-hole golf course and ecotourism resort project by the ministry of environment, forest and climate...

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KRCL to raise funds for infra projects

KRCL to raise funds for infra projects

17 October 2017 No comment

Margao: The Konkan Railway Corporation Ltd (KRCL) has decided to raise finances for its major infrastructure funds through increased equity shares and market borrowings.

"To boost the development of Konkan region, Ministry of Railways...

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Goa governor chief minister archbishop extend Diwali greetings

Panaji: Goa governor Mridula Sinha has extended her greetings and best wishes to the people of Goa on the auspicious occasion of Diwali.

In her message, the governor said, "Diwali dispels darkness and brings light, the light of selflessness, truth...

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Govt’s direct recruitment decison breeds resentment

Panaji: With the state government deciding to opt for direct recruitment of deputy superintendents of police (DySP), a strong sense of resentment is growing among police inspectors (PI) whose avenues for promotions are extremely bleak.

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FDA confiscates 100kg of sweets at Ponda

FDA confiscates 100kg of sweets at Ponda

17 October 2017 No comment

Panaji: Continuing with its ongoing drive, the Food and Drugs (FDA) administration on Tuesday raided a premises at St Cruz near ID Hospital, Ponda which was found to be operating under unhygienic conditions. The sweet and snack manufacturing...

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CCP to probe birth certificate fraud

CCP to probe birth certificate fraud

17 October 2017 No comment

Panaji: The Corporation of City Panaji (CCP) will conduct an inquiry into the case of a birth certificate fraudulently issued by the corporation around a week ago. The 1990 birth certificate was issued on payment of Rs 20,000 and without any...

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No home for artworks of Goa’s greatests

The greatest Indian painter of the 20th century was born in Saligao, but was never happy about it. Francis Newton Souza had suffered a scarring bout of smallpox at a young age, about which he wrote, "Better had I died. Would have saved me a lot of...

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Going the distance to capture cultures

Going the distance to capture cultures

17 October 2017 No comment

Panaji: When people told her she was too weak to undertake a solo journey across the country on her motorcycle, 26-year-old Radhika Rao from Chennai began working out, putting on a good 10kg in three months.

When they told the freelance...

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Home dept seeks ‘detailed report’ from police

Panaji: The home department has sought a detailed report from the police on the incident that took place at Arambol beach on October 8 wherein a Narcotic Control Bureau officer shot in the air to disburse the crowd which had scuffled with...

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Salcete truck owners want no region restriction on hiring

Margao: Voicing apprehensions that mining firms may not engage trucks owned by those staying outside the mining belt, the Salcete Truck Owners Association has demanded that the government ensure that all trucks registered with the state department...

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Coast Guard trains cops in seamanship techniques

Vasco: The Indian Coast Guard on Monday commenced a two-week training course on techniques of seamanship for 20 Goa Police personnel, comprising constables and head constables, at its headquarters here. Resumed after a five-year hiatus, the skills...

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CCP receives electricity bill of Rs 75cr for market complex

Panaji: The electricity department has asked the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) to pay bills worth Rs 7.5 crore for the Panaji market complex, commissioner Ajit Roy said during the council's ordinary meeting on Tuesday.

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Dispose of Bismarque’s body reiterates rights panel

Panaji: The Goa Human Rights Commission has reiterated its recommendations passed earlier this year, that the body of activist Bismarque Dias be disposed of and has recommended that the district magistrate North Goa issue suitable instructions...

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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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