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Workers to strike on Jan 8 and 9

Panjim: The Goa Convention of Workers (GCW), an umbrella organisation of trade unions in the State, has decided to join the nation-wide general strike call given by Central Trade Unions and Mass organizations on January 8 and 9, to oppose the anti-people policies of the Central and State government. In …

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Three injured in Bicholim accident

Bicholim: Three persons were injured in an accident that took place at Bicholim on Thursday afternoon between a motorcycle and a scooter. According to Bicholim police, one Dnyneshwar Ramakant Alvi (53) had come to pick up his son Shivank (14) at one of the high schools at Bicholim. When he …

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Goa may be heading for mid-term polls

Panaji: With possibility of the state legislative assembly being dissolved looming large owing to the current political situation, there is now an indication that Goa may indeed have to face mid-term polls, as Chief Secretary Dharmendra Sharma has issued a circular to all the heads of the departments and District …

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Tribunal stays notification over mineral mining green clearances

Panaji: In a setback to the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF), the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has stayed the ministry’s January 2016 notification that allowed the District Environment Impact Assessment Authority (DEIAA) and District Expert Appraisal Committees (DEACs) to undertake environment assessment and grant environment clearances for minor mineral …

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Ambassador Mazumdar visits GSL

Vasco: Jaideep Mazumdar, the Indian Ambassador to the Philippines, visited Goa Shipyard Ltd on Tuesday. GSL CMD B B Nagpal conducted the ambassador around the shipyard and apprised him of the various shipbuilding, ship repair activities and the expertise available at GSL, besides the recent Export Projects, successfully completed by …

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Mahila Nutan wins Nakshatraaz 2018

“Shine like diamonds,” was the message from Govind Gaude, Minister for Art and Culture, Government of India to the students at the closing ceremony of NAKSHATRAAZ 2018 organised by Rotary Club of Margao Midtown held recently at Ravindra Bhavan, Margao. He then gave away prizes to the winners of various …

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Govt open to reviewing Sarzora land conversion: Vijai

Margao: TCP Minister Vijai Sardesai on Thursday said that the government was open to reviewing approvals to a particular case in Sarzora if the panchayat’s objections were valid. Speaking at a function to commission a sewerage project at Fatorda, Sardesai said the TCP amendment 16B brought to effect individual land …

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Sugarcane crushing season starts; grand inauguration on Dec 15

Ponda: The crushing season at Sanjeevani Sugar Factory commenced on Thursday with the participation of famers and officials, while the grand official inaugural is scheduled by the government on December 15. As the season commenced, the farmers prayed for smooth functioning of machinery so that the crop harvested by them …

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