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CM Won’t allow more coal transport via Goa’s rivers

Panaji: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar said here on Monday that the government would not allow enhancement of coal transportation through the state's rivers. The state would also not take up public private partnership projects for dredging...

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Home to sprawling mansions of the past

Home to sprawling mansions of the past

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Isidore Domnick Mendis

Camurlim in Bardez taluka has its own distinct identity and is famous across Goa for extraction of sand, seashells, distillation of feni and fishing.

There are two villages named Camurlim in Goa, the other being...

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Outfoxed by cows Calangute MLA removes ‘cattle-proof’ garbage bins

Calangute: The Calangute and Candolim panchayats have decided to remove the 'cattle-proof' bins installed in the constituency after cattle figured out a way to wreck them. The bins were installed at the behest of local MLA Michael Lobo by the...

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With no work order Margao workers confront civic chair

Margao: Fifty daily wage workers led by former Margao Municipal Council (MMC) chairperson Savio Coutinho gheraoed chairperson Babita Angle Prahudessai in her cabin on Monday morning. They were angered by the delay in issuing a new work order...

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Govt to harvest 120 tonnes of basa at Chapoli dam

Panaji: The fisheries department's Rs 2.46 crore pilot project to rear basa (Pangasius bocourti) is headed for a successful first crop. The department expects to harvest 120 tonnes of the fish this month. The cage culture reservoir in Chapolim...

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Aires’ bail petition posted for Dec 15

Aires’ bail petition posted for Dec 15

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Panaji: The North Goa sessions and district court on Monday heard arguments in the anticipatory bail plea filed by activist and advocate Aires Rodrigues. After hearing Rodrigues and arguments by the crime branch officials, the matter has been...

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Kamat’s plea to be heard on Saturday

Kamat’s plea to be heard on Saturday

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Panaji: The special court on Monday postponed the hearing in politico Digambar Kamat's anticipatory bail plea to December 16.

The anticipatory bail is being sought in the main illegal mining case being probed by the special...

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‘Will work out alternative to Bharatmala with locals’

Panaji: PWD minister Ramakrishna 'Sudin' Dhavalikar on Monday said he would take the people opposing the Bharatmala project — under which roads in Goa's coastal belt will be widened — into confidence and work out ways to save the...

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Cong chalks out plan to corner govt

Cong chalks out plan to corner govt

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Panaji: The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) held a meeting on Monday in Porvorim to chalk out a strategy to take on the state government in the coming assembly session.

The Congress said it would urge the assembly to pass a resolution...

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Oppn leader stays mum Alemao says a vehement ‘yes’

Panaji: The state government's move to ink a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Inland Waterways Authority of India (IWAI) received the support of the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), with even former chief minister and Congress...

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Rs 16L gold saffron seized at airport

Rs 16L gold saffron seized at airport

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Vasco: The Air Intelligence Unit of Goa Customs at Dabolim Airport, on Sunday, intercepted two natives of Kasargod, Kerala, who arrived from Dubai, with gold, cigarettes and saffron totally valued at Rs 16 lakh.

Custom officials said they have...

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Gram sabha irate over devpt work in Azossim comunidade land

Panaji: Indiscriminate dumping of mud and demarcation of plots in a 1.17 lakh sqm area of hilly land owned by the Azossim comunidade has stirred up a row, as locals suspect that an agreement between a Chimbel resident and a local party in the...

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Tender on taxi meters in 3 wks govt tells HC

Panaji: The state government has informed the high court of Bombay at Goa that it would require three weeks' time to issue a tender notice in connection with the decision to install digital meters for tourist taxis in the state.

Recently, the...

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Two caught red-handed for prostitution

Two caught red-handed for prostitution

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Panaji: Panaji police, on Monday evening, caught two persons red-handed trying to deliver a girl at a Campal-based hotel for the purpose of prostitution.

Police inspector Sidhant Shirodkar caught the accused Sadhana, a resident of Ahmadnagar...

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Sudin Coalition always needs compromises

Sudin Coalition always needs compromises

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Panaji: No married woman is entirely happy in her marital home, she has to make compromises, which if not made, can lead to divorce, public works department (PWD) minister Ramakrishan 'Sudin' Dhavalikar said on Monday, about his party...

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MGP to remain ‘independent entity’ Deepak Dhavalikar

Margao: The Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP), an alliance partner in the BJP-led government, has embarked upon the exercise of strengthening its base. Ahead of the regional outfit's organizational elections, scheduled to be held later this...

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CM pulls out all the stops for Goa’s ‘national waterways’

 

PANAJI

Stating loud and clear that the state government will go ahead with signing the  MoU on six Goan rivers and also expressing inability to get the rivers declassified from the National Waterways Act, Chief Minister Manohar...

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Not yet decided on joining NDA MGP

Not yet decided on joining NDA MGP

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PANAJI

Stating that the young members of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party  will take over from the senior members of the party so as to take the party forward as well as expand it further,  senior MGP leader Ramakrishna...

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Activists threaten to move SC

Activists threaten to move SC

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PANAJI

A handful of social activists, who staged on Monday a silent protest outside the city venue for  the MoU presentation  on  the nationalisation of six Goan rivers, have threatened to move  the Supreme Court...

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Sand mining push for advance royalty payment paying off

 

PANAJI

It appears that the government’s insistence on sand mining licensees paying royalty at the time of the renewal of permit is paying off, as permit holders have increasingly been acquiescing to the requirement.

A senior official...

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Cong for declassification of six Goan rivers

 

PANAJI

The Congress legislature party will move a resolution during the forthcoming assembly session seeking a recommendation of the state government to the Union government that six Goan rivers be deleted from the schedule of the National...

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Sudin sings paeans for nationalisation of state rivers

 

PANAJI

Supporting the signing of the tripartite memorandum of understanding as regards the nationalisation of rivers in Goa,  River Navigation Minister Ramakrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar on Monday said  the agreement will...

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