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Panchayat orders stoppage of road work at Gawali-Moula

Panjim: After locals complained of an illegal construction of a road in an archaeological site passing through Gawali-Moula without permission, the Curca Bambolim and Talaulim panchayat on Wednesday, following a site inspection, has issued a stop work order. In the order issued under Section 64 (1) (J) of Goa Panchayat …

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Loud music ‘disturbs’ Baga Retreat House

Baga: The number of people visiting Xavier Retreat House in Baga, for retreats has dropped on account of the loud music allegedly played by the shacks and bar and restaurants with the authorities failing to curb the noise pollution. Jesuit fathers at Xavier Retreat House in Baga, Calangute complain of …

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Chinchinim farmers suffer as meat waste dumping continues

Margao: With no mechanism in place, water bodies are facing the brunt of rampant dumping of slaughterhouse waste, while farmers continue to raise concern over large-scale pollution in tributaries of river Sal.Farmers from Chinchinim said that the smell emitting from the water is unbearable and even though they have raised …

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Ponda cops clueless on murders along bus stand approach road

Ponda: Ponda police appear clueless with regards to the two gruesome murder cases, which were reported in an isolated approach road, metres away from the KTC bus stand. The death of the two victims has been shrouded in mystery as the police have not only failed to detect the cases …

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‘Strict enforcement has resulted in increase in helmet rule compliance’

Panaji: Director General of Police (DGP) Dr Muktesh Chander, on Tuesday, said that strict enforcement by the police has resulted in the increase in compliance of wearing helmet by two-wheeler riders. Referring to the two-wheeler riders booked for not wearing helmet, Chander informed that, “last year there were 1 lakh …

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Several decisions taken at Mapusa council meeting

Mapusa: A special council meeting was held on Tuesday in the conference hall of Municipal office. The Chairperson of MMC, Ryan Braganza read the first matter for the day and then revealed that the councilors have agreed to provide the consent terms to Gurudas Natekar whose hoardings were removed from …

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Lawlessness & Joblessness: Parrikar uses warning, plea & politics to start mining

Panjim: Stating that the working class cannot to left to take the law in their hands, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, under treatment at AIIMS, Delhi, has written to the Centre seeking changes to the Mining Act. In what could be termed as a first concrete move taken by the State …

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Tense moments at Curti after truck arrives with STP-related machinery

Ponda: Tense moments were witnessed at Curti housing board colony after locals restrained a truck driver on Monday evening. The truck was carrying heavy machinery related to sewage treatment plant. The locals gheraoed the truck driver and questioned how he entered in a restricted zone. As per the information, the …

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Corruption charges, heated exchanges dominate Madgaum Co-op Bank meet

Margao: Allegations of corruption, accusations of misleading shareholders, heated exchanges and verbal intimidation dominated the Annual General Body Meeting of the Madgaum Co-operative Bank Ltd on Sunday. Despite this, all 13 points on the agenda were discussed and approved.After confirming the previous minutes, members raised questions regarding the budget expenditure …

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Disappointed Francis says this is the ‘reward’ for his loyalty

Panjim: Disappointed with being dropped from the cabinet due to ill health, former Urban Development Minister Francis D’Souza, who is being treated in the US, said he has been rewarded for his loyalty. “This is the reward for my 20 years loyalty to the party,” D’Souza told Herald through a …

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