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Cong flays govt on CRZ notification

Panaji: The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) came down heavily against the government for not taking into confidence the stakeholders on the draft CRZ notification. It stated that a public hearing should have been held on the issue as people had raised several concerns. Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president Girish Chodankar …

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Aadhaar correction camps witness chaotic scenes

Ponda: The Aadhaar Card rectification programme is witnessing chaotic scenes in Ponda panchayats as the Aadhaar teams spend only two days in each panchayat to rectify the cards. According to local officials, there are over a thousand cardholders in each panchayat wanting to rectify their cards, the teams are able …

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Tree crashes on house at Guirim; Firemen keep off fearing danger

Mapusa: Rajaram Kumbhar (55) suffered head injuries after a huge mango tree from his own property came down crashing on his house at St Anthony Waddo, Guirim (close to Mapusa), on Monday late evening. However, the other members of his family to escape unhurt. The fire department has estimated the …

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Azgaonkar’s outburst on drugs raises a little storm

Panjim: Tourism Minister Manohar (Babu) Azgaonkar’s outburst on the availability of drugs in the northern belt and slamming police’s inaction to crack it down has sparked a debate in the State. His dramatic reaction on Monday revealing to the media about his tip-off to the police on drug activity, comes …

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A Challenging Course Indeed

The monsoons are here and the city roads have become pothole-ridden death traps. As it rains, in potholed Panjim, it’s all about bumpy rides and traffic jams. All thanks to the public works department (PWD), which has failed to own the responsibility of improving the condition of the deteriorating roads …

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Safe sunset years a distant dream for Goans

Panaji: The recent case of an elderly couple being robbed at knifepoint at Guirdolim has brought the focus back on the issue of safety of senior citizens in Goa, which has the second highest proportion of senior citizen population in the country. Senior citizens said interaction with police has been …

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Goa’s GST base widens, but tax collections short of target

Panaji: In the 12 months since the midnight rollout of the Goods and Services Tax (GST) regime, Goa has seen its indirect tax base widen.But despite the registration of commercial traders with the Goa GST department witnessing an increase by 16,000 since July 2017, the state has seen a consistent …

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GGEA insists on 7th Pay panel scales to corp employees

Panjim: Goa Government Employees Association (GGEA) on Monday wrote to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar demanding implementation of the Seventh Pay Commission scales to State-owned autonomous bodies and corporations. “The employees working in various autonomous bodies and corporations were expecting that the revised pay scales under the Seventh Central Pay Commission …

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