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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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Guirdolim robbers get 8-day police custody

Margao: Margao police obtained an eight-day custody of the two robbers who broke into the house at Guirdolim and assaulted an elderly couple early on Sunday morning. They police have said the vehicle used for the robbery belonged to one Nandkishore Arolkar. Briefing media persons Superintendent of Police Arvind Gawas …

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Locals relieved as landslide-hit Kerya road opened for light vehicles

Ponda: The locals of Kerya, Khandepar and Usgao heaved a sigh of relief as the authorities on Monday finally allowed light motor vehicles to ply along landslide-hit Kerya road. It may be recalled that the locals had been forced to undergo severe hardship for almost a week due to the …

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