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Velingkar entry is expected to boost GSM

Panjim: Ahead of the entry of former Goa Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Subhash Velingkar into active electoral politics, the Goa Suraksha Manch (GSM) on Thursday claimed Velingkar’s entry will encourage frustrated and dissatisfied BJP cadres to join the party. Velingkar will be officially entering into GSM, a political party …

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Election of GBOA chief challenged

Vasco: The dispute within the Goa Barge Owners Association (GBOA) has now escalated in to a court battle with a case against the present committee challenging the election of GBOA president and praying for election directives in the matter. The case has been filed by Osric Cabral, a barge owner, …

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BJP chief assures solution in 15 days

Ponda: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Vinay Tendulkar has assured mining dependents of coming out with a proper solution to the mining issue within 15 days. The assurance was made by Tendulkar following a morcha by thousands of mining dependents to his residence at Khadpabandh-Ponda on Wednesday. Demanding proper assurance …

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Minister lays foundation for reconstruction of Margao ITI

Margao: Town and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardessai on Wednesday laid the foundation stone for the first phase of demolition and reconstruction of Margao Government Industrial Technical Institute at Borda and said the building would be ready in a year. In the first phase a new building with basement that …

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DHS Environment and Pollution lab short staffed

Panjim: The Environment and Pollution laboratory in the Directorate of Health Services, Panjim appears to be plagued with staff shortage. This crucial department of the DHE is responsible for testing the quality of well water. People from across Goa visit the department with gallons of well water to check if …

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Thumbs down for Café Bhonsle Square pedestrianisation plan

Panaji: City traders on Wednesday opposed pedestrianisation of Café Bhonsle Square and instead asked for introduction of mass transport system stating that private vehicles were the root cause of traffic congestion and parking in the city. Traders pointed out that beautification and pedestrianisation plan would affect their business and submitted …

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Pratima desires to contest LS election

Panjim: Goa Pradesh Mahila Congress Committee president Pratima Coutinho on Wednesday stated that the party should consider women as candidates for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Addressing media persons, Coutinho expressed her desire to contest the Lok Sabha election from South Goa if given the opportunity. “I feel that women …

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Lifestyle disorders can be prevented by practicing yoga, says Shripad

Panaji: Yoga is gradually gaining popularity in the world and the lifestyle-related disorders can be prevented by practicing Yoga said the Union Minister of State for AYUSH (Independent charge) Shripad Naik on Monday. “Some of the lifestyle and non-communicable diseases are growing like epidemics and there is a need to …

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Velingkar: moralistic level of state politics at low ebb

Panaji: Former head of the Goa unit of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and convenor of the Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch (BBSM) Subhash Velingkar, who recently jumped into active politics, has said that this is the right time to do so, as the moralistic level of politics in the state …

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Cutewalk store opens in Goa

Panaji: The inauguration of India’s first Cutewalk store in Margao was held in the presence chief guest Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco, Member Goa Legislative Assembly. The popular baby and toddler footwear range is from the brand Babyhug owned by Brainbees Solutions Pvt Ltd. While speaking during the occasion Lourenco said, “It …

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