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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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Dissatisfied over ‘neglect’ of 2 wards, CCP councillor quits BJP

Panaji: The dissidence brewing among the senior state-level members of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) against the leadership of the local unit of the party, has now percolated into the younger members of the party, with its councillor at the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) Rupesh Halarnkar tendering …

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Pressured by mining dependents, BJP team to visit Delhi again

Panjim: Under pressure from mining dependents, the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) delegation from Goa is likely to approach the Central government to expedite the process to resume iron ore mining operations, which have been shut for the last nine months rendering nearly a lakh of people jobless. The news …

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