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CM Manohar Parrikar fine-tunes Goa budget from hospital

PANAJI: Goa CM Manohar Parrikar is “giving final touches to his budget”, which is scheduled for Thursday, from Lilavati Hospital in Mumbai, assembly speaker Pramod Sawant told REPORTERS on Monday.
Parrikar, who is...

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St Andre MLA points locals to govt officials for clarity on PDA

Panaji: St Andre MLA Francis Silveira assured residents of Azossim-Mandur that government officials would throw more light on the proposed inclusion of the twin villages in the Kadamba planning area.
A gram sabha of the panchayat has...

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I fixed wall say Gaude Dhavalikar

I fixed wall say Gaude Dhavalikar

19 Feb 2018 No comment 1 hits
Ponda: PWD minister Ramkrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar and art and culture minister Govind Gaude were engaged in a war of words on Monday, with both claiming credit for the repair of the collapsed wall of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj...

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Plan to hike service fees dropped

Plan to hike service fees dropped

19 Feb 2018 No comment 3 hits
MMC chief officer Johnson Fernandes’ proposal to raise the Rs 500 fee towards the issue of NOCs for new electricity and water connections to Rs 1,500, was dropped after councillors opposed it. Another proposal that saw a heated...

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MMC tables budget costs estimated at Rs 68 crore

Margao: Margao Municipal Council (MMC) chief officer Johnson Fernandes on Monday placed before the council its annual budget proposals for the financial year 2018-19. While receipts have been pegged at Rs 74.9 crore, the expenditure is...

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Many primary teacher slots but no sign of eligibility test

Panaji: Although there are close to 100 primary school teacher vacancies in state-run institutions itself, the government is yet to finalise dates for its first teacher eligibility test (TET). As per the state’s Right to Education (RTE)...

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CM’s medical reports sent to US Lobo

CM’s medical reports sent to US Lobo

19 Feb 2018 No comment 1 hits
Panaji: Deputy speaker Michael Lobo said here on Monday that Manohar Parrikar’s medical reports have been sent to the US for taking a second opinion. He also said that if necessary, Parrikar would be shifted to the US for medical...

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Cops file FIR against rumour-mongers

Cops file FIR against rumour-mongers

19 Feb 2018 No comment 1 hits
Panaji: Ponda police on Monday booked unidentified persons for spreading rumours about the health of chief minister Manohar Parrikar on WhatsApp. They also questioned a local journalist running a news portal.
The FIR has been filed...

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Guv Lists State’s Initiatives In Key Civic Issues

Porvorim: Goa governor Mridula Sinha, in her address to the state legislative assembly on the opening day of the budget session on Monday, listed the various initiatives undertaken by the government to make the state litter-free.
She...

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Lobo for more FAR in Arpora Nagoa Parra

Lobo for more FAR in Arpora Nagoa Parra

19 Feb 2018 No comment 1 hits
Porvorim: North Goa Planning and Development Authority chairman Michael Lobo, has said the floor area ratio (FAR) for Arpora, Nagoa and Parra will be increased in the outline development plan (ODP) from 60% to 80%. The move is aimed at...

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Crocodile rescued from Poriem hillock

Crocodile rescued from Poriem hillock

19 Feb 2018 No comment 2 hits
Keri: A crocodile was rescued from the Goa Institute of Management College campus, Poriem, by volunteers of Vivekananda Environment Awareness Brigade, Keri.
Volunteers, Vitthal Shelke and Ramdas Shetkar, caught the reptile and handed it over to...

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Nadkarni Tribunal can take up all issues on Mhadei water

Panaji: Senior counsel and additional solicitor general of India Atmaram Nadkarni, who represents Goa in Mhadei Water Disputes Tribunal, submitted in his rejoinder that the role of the adjudicating body is not just limited to investigating a...

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20 illegal houses in Sirvoi to be demolished today

Quepem: The office of the administrator of comunidade, South Goa zone, is gearing up to demolish 20 illegal houses located on comunidade land at Peddamoll in Sirvoi, on Tuesday. The demolition will be carried under under heavy police protection...

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Duo held for bid to smuggle alcohol

Duo held for bid to smuggle alcohol

19 Feb 2018 No comment 1 hits
Vasco: The Vasco excise department on Monday nabbed two Odisha natives for attempting to smuggle 84 bottles of Indian-made foreign liquor (IMFL) to Odisha.
The estimated value of the bottles was Rs 9,960.

Officials said Balaram Das and Rakesh...

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‘Drop charges mining cases against villagers’

Panaji: The federation of Gawda, Kunbi, Velip and Dhangar (Gakuved) has demanded that the government drop all charges and withdraw cases filed against villagers who protested the pollution of their fields and water due to mining.
Tribal activist...

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Governor highlights govt plan for balanced growth

 

PANAJI

Governor Dr Mridula Sinha on Monday came out with a plan of the government to strike a balance between the industrial growth in the state as well as development of the Goan agricultural sector.

Delivering the annual customary...

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Parrikar’s health is rapidly improving Speaker

 

PANAJI

Speaker of Legislative Assembly Dr Pramod Sawant, addressing the House on Monday said that proper treatment is being given to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar at Mumbai-based Lilavati Hospital, and that his health is rapidly...

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Fire breaks out at Driver Hill-Vasco house loss pegged at Rs 10 lakh

 

VASCO

Household goods including electric and electronic items, furniture besides gold ornaments were gutted in a fire that broke out in a house at Driver Hill, Vasco on Monday morning.

No casualties were reported in the incident.

As per...

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84 liquor bottles seized from 2 rail passengers

 

VASCO

Vasco railway police, on Monday, detained two passengers for illegally possessing 84 Indian made liquor bottles, worth Rs 10,000.

As per available information from deputy superintendent of police, Vasco, Sunita Sawant, a police...

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Manohar Parrikar’s condition is stable Lilavati Hospital

 

PANAJI

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday was administered the first cycle of advanced therapy and he responded well to the same.

Informed sources at the Lilavati Hospital, Mumbai, briefed this daily that the condition of the Chief...

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MMC presents Rs 45-cr surplus budget discussion at next meeting

 

MARGAO

Margao Municipal Council (MMC), on  Monday, presented  a  Rs  4.5 crore  surplus budget  for the 2018-2019  financial year during its  ordinary  meeting, but could not pass it as the...

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State Assembly Budget session curtailed to 4 days

 

PANAJI

The Business Advisory Committee (BAC) of the State Legislative Assembly has decided to curtail the budget session to four days.

The annual budget will be tabled on February 22 by PWD Minister Ramkrishna ‘Sudin&rsquo...

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