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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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But..what about us

The people of Davorlim and Dicarpale fear they will face all kinds of troubles including noise pollution and traffic jams if the government sets up the educational hub in their village. This they feel will not give them any tangible benefits. As the plan is to relocate schools presently operating …

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Municipalities Act to be amended to make councilors more accountable

Panjim: The State government is set to redraft the Goa Municipalities Act 1968, as it completes 50 years. The amendment bill, which will be introduced during the monsoon session of the State Assembly, will enable action against councilors who fail to submit their annual assets and liabilities statement, before the …

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CM tells cops to tighten noose around drug dealers

Panjim: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has directed the police to tighten the noose around drug traffickers/peddlers as the government is committed to eradicating the drug menace in the State. The CM, in a meeting to take stock of police functioning, also asked the Police Department to continue the crackdown on …

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