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Govt to use mining fund for bus, water facilities

Panaji: The government has decided to utilise funds from the District Mineral Fund for transportation of school children by buses and providing water to villagers in the mining belt. With iron ore mining closed from March 16, mining companies had stopped providing basic facilities to residents of villages in Curchorem, …

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Arguments on Mauvin’s alleged power scam to continue on July 13

 Panjim: North Goa Principal District and Sessions Judge Irshad Agha on Thursday began hearing arguments by Adv. Aires Rodrigues on his application seeking to assist the Prosecution in the infamous 2001 multi crore power scam case against now Goa Panchayat Minister Mauvin Godinho. The arguments will continue on July 13. Mauvin …

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Cong should realise its mistake of doubting surgical strike: Parrikar

Panaji: Hours after national channels aired the footage of the 2016 surgical strike by Indian army in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir, former defence minister and present chief minister Manohar Parrikar said that Congress should, henceforth, be careful while commenting on matters concerning national interest and armed forces. He said that it …

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Kidney patients left in the lurch

Margao: Kidney patients, who turned up at the Hospicio Hospital dialysis unit on Thursday for their dialysis doses suffered a lot and their day-long wait turned futile, as power to the unit was disconnected yet again. Dr Venkatesh R, who is tasked with running the unit, has now decided to …

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Ponda roads have become death traps for motorists due to potholes

Ponda: The roads in Ponda city that were dug up for laying sewerage and gas lines have developed numerous potholes and consequently become dangerous for motorists.And with heavy rains lashing the State, the potholed roads have become more dangerous due to flooding. This has led to a number of accidents …

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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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