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Beef shortage in Goa: Traders cite cow vigilantism

Panaji: Markets across Goa have seen a beef shortage over the past few days with traders citing harassment by cow vigilantes. Traders alleged that recently, a vehicle carrying beef from Belagavi to Goa was forcibly stopped and damaged despite having all permissions. “The vigilantes blocked the vehicle while it was …

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CM reiterates aim of making State business friendly

Panjim: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday chaired a high-level review meeting to track the State’s progress on promoting ease of doing business and encouraging investments. A statement issued by the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) said that officials from 11 departments, concerned with the ease of doing business, were present …

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Margao sub-registrar’s office: staff struggling with ‘errors’ in digitised records

Margao: The staff attached to the section of the birth and death registration in the sub-registrar’s office in Margao is struggling with the digitised records. The problem is that the computerised records are riddled with mistakes and, hence, the staff is facing the double task of rectifying the same. “The …

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Babush Monserrate to be charged in rape, human trafficking case

Panjim: Two years after he was booked for rape and human trafficking, Goa Forward Party vice-president Atanasio Monserrate is to be charged in the case. Investigations into the high- profile case found evidence such as exchange of call details and messages between the politician and the victim, which would be …

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Mining dependents to march to houses of MLAs

Panjim: Intensifying their silent protest for resumption of iron ore mining activities in the State, people dependent on the mining industry have decided to march to the residences of all the MLAs from July 3 onwards seeking their intervention in solving the current crisis. Goa Mining People’s Front, an umbrella …

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A flash mob for a worthy cause

With the aim of creating awareness about the harmful use of drugs, and in order to work towards a Drug-free Goa, Human Touch Foundation, Narcotics Control Bureau, Goa Zone along with Fr Agnel College, Pilarheld flashmobs across the state to mark International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on …

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Staffers of 108 ambulance deliver baby onboard

Panaji: The staff of 108 ambulance conducted the delivery of a 30-year-old woman from Maina Curtorim on Tuesday afternoon while shifting her to a hospital. According to a staff member of the ambulance service, the woman was already in labour when the ambulance reached her residence. The woman’s labour pain …

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Goa government to launch own app-based taxi service next month

Panaji: Goa Tourism Development Corporation’s (GTDC) taxi-hailing app, ‘Goamiles’, will be launched next month, tourism minister Manohar Azgaonkar said on Tuesday. The project is expected to bring relief to citizens and tourists looking for convenient modes of transportation. The app, which is presently in the final stages of testing, has …

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Landslide: Ponda-Belagavi national highway likely to remain closed for 4 more days

Ponda: Following the landslide, which led to the closure of the Ponda-Belagavi national highway at Keriya, Khandepar on Monday, excavators were pressed into service to properly cut the hill on Tuesday. Even though the work of ‘reshaping’ the downhill area is being carried out on a war footing, the road …

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