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Let’s save the environment: A step in the right direction

Terra Conscious is a conservation oriented social enterprise promoting responsible marine and coastal tourism in Goa. They conduct ethical & sustainable wildlife and nature experiences, to build awareness about local marine species and follow international guidelines for wildlife watching. They also work with local communities, tour operators and institutions to …

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Massive candle light rally held in Bicholim

Bicholim: More than 1,000 mining dependents held a massive candle light rally in Bicholim demanding the restart of mining in the State. The rally that began from Muslim wada went throughout the city and later culminated at Bordem. The Bicholim MLA, Rajesh Patnekar; BMC chairman, Satish Gaonkar; BMC councilors; Goa …

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Furtado alleges false affidavit filed, former commissioner denies

Panjim: The Panjim market scam has returned to haunt the Corporation of City of Panaji. Former Mayor Surendra Furtado has alleged that former Commissioner Deepak Desai filed a false affidavit before the High Court of Bombay at Goa in connection with illegal shops in the market. Addressing the media on …

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MMC chairperson makes surprise raids; strikes hard against illegal drainage

Margao: Margao Municipal Council (MMC) chairperson Dr. Babita Prabhudessai today, accompanied by MMC officials, inspected the surroundings of the municipal buildings and gave standing orders to remove all illegalities and also to take penal action against the offenders. “While everyone finds it so easy to blame the municipality why cannot …

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Sanguem ex-MLA denies Gaonkar’s allegations

Sanguem: A day after MLA Prasad Gaonkar accused Ex-MLA Subhash Phaldessai of not having done any development work in the constituency and that he did only talking during his tenure of five years as Sanguem MLA, Ex-MLA Subhash Phaldessai at a press conference held today at Sanguem dared Prasad Gaonkar …

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Another jolt to Panaji, Taleigao residents, power trips for 3 hours

Panaji: Even before the citizens of Panaji and Taleigao had come out of the nightmarish experience of being without power for over 22 hours on Sunday, many pockets of the same areas had another harrowing night as supply was shutdown for close to three hours on Thursday. Chief electrical engineer …

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Activist seeks probe into Madkaikar’s assets

Panaji: Social activist Aires Rodrigues on Thursday approached the Lokayukta seeking a probe into the disproportionate assets of power minister Pandurang Madkaikar. In his complaint, Rodrigues stated that Madkaikar’s Nikitasha Realtors Pvt Ltd had, on April 1, inaugurated a palatial bungalow next to the Bom Jesus Basilica, Old Goa, which …

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Several Underpasses on the NH have become death traps in Pondac

After a tragic accident at Curti where a speeding truck almost crushed a car at the underpass, locals in Ponda expressed their concern over their safety especially at the underpass junctions located below elevated road and the flyover of National Highway. Work is progressing in Ponda and the locals allege, …

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Sad plight of 3 grounds in Mayem constituency

There were three grounds that were developed by the government in the Mayem constituency spending crores of rupees but two years down the line all these grounds have been rendered useless with no maintenance by the authorities. It may be stated the three football grounds, one at Chameran-Chorao and other …

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Mhapsekars awaiting a smart Mapusa

Despite promises of a quick makeover to a smart city, residents will have to wait for a couple of years as the authorities move slowly but steadily It looks like Mhapshekars will have to wait for few more years to see Mapusa as a smart city. This was promised to …

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