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Did he chair the IPB meeting or not asks Congress?

Panjim: The Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) delegation on Monday gheraoed Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to Investment Promotion Board (IPB) Tulsidas Pai to know whether Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar chaired the board meeting via video conference and if so to produce proof. The delegation led by spokesperson Amarnath Panjikar …

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MGP derides Sopte on lure of GTDC chairmanship

Panaji: Senior leader of the Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party Ramakrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar on Monday said the revelation by BJP’s new entrant Dayanand Sopte about his imminent appointment as the chairman of the Goa Tourism Development Corporation should be believed only when it turns into a reality. Dhavalikar said that he is …

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Lokayukta seeks details of Shirodkar land deal

Panaji: Acting under suo moto powers, state Lokayukta Justice (retd) P K Misra has sought a detailed report from the Chief Secretary by November 14 on the alleged multi-crore land scam involving former Congress MLA Subhash Shirodkar, who recently defected and joined the BJP. It is understood that the ombudsman …

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New Mandovi bridge is not meant for 2-wheeler riders

Porvorim: In an unsettling revelation for commoners, officials of the firm that has been constructing the cable-stayed Mandovi bridge have disclosed that the new bridge is not meant for two-wheeler riders, and that it is suitable for heavy vehicles and four-wheelers. Sources told ‘The Navhind Times’ that two-wheeler riders will …

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Will strive hard to provide 24-hr power supply, says Cabral

Curchorem: Curchorem MLA and Power Minister Nilesh Cabral, on Monday, said that “I will strive hard to provide 24 hour power supply not only in my constituency but in the whole state.” Cabral was speaking during the function held at Curchorem electricity office on the occasion of launching of underground …

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Colva fair: Panch slams activist for targeting only illegal food stalls

Margao: Colva panch Menino Fernandes has criticised activist Judith Almeida for filing a complaint against alleged illegal food stalls at the Colva fair. He also slammed the activist for not filing any complaint against the garment stalls allegedly operating illegally at the fair. “Last year Judith had filed a complaint …

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2,000 fish released in Pilerne water bodies

Pilerne: The Pilerne-Marra Panchayat in collaboration with the Goa State Biodiversity Board (GSBB) and Goa Fisheries Department on Monday released around 2,000 local freshwater fish into Saulem Lake and Sadguru pond at Pilerne. The initiative will help the locals, aims at maintaining the ecological balance and preserving the water bodies …

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Brisk voting in p’yat by-poll

Margao: There was brisk voting at the at Carmona by-election to ward No 6 on Sunday with three candidates in the fray to fill up the vacancy that was caused following the death of Josinho Mendes. The candidates are Jack Soter Luis Fernandes, Nesbit D’Costa and Xavier Abrao Fernandes. The …

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Bickering within BJP likely to benefit GSM

Panjim: The bickering within the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) following the induction of former Congress MLAs – Subhash Shirodkar and Dayanand Sopte may benefit the Goa Suraksha Manch (GSM) in the upcoming Mandrem and Shiroda by-elections. Mentored by former RSS Goa chief Subhash Velingkar, GSM has already announced its …

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