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Traffic woes at Zuari Bridge

Development is being pursued at any cost affecting the day to day lives of the people, trampling their interests and ignoring their problems. The traffic snarls along the Agassaim-Verna stretch particularly on the Zuari Bridge and at the Cortalim Circle is a case in point which is the result of …

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Parking hurdles in market areas

Finding a parking space at the market place in the towns is proving to be time-consuming especially for shoppers. This problem is compounded by the fact that several shop owners have installed metal barriers along the road so that the customers can have easy access to their business premises as …

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Overflowing septic manholes –Catastrophe in the making

Using motorised pumps labourers have been pumping water out from sewage manholes constructed in the middle of the roads. These manholes have been constructed less than a year ago along the Rosary Church, Navelim-Aquem road. These manholes should be 100 per cent leak proof, but they have already started overflowing. …

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Political parties, activist groups send aid to Kerala flood victims

Margao/Curchorem/ Vasco: Political parties and social service organisations from various parts of Goa collected relief materials and despatched the same to the flood affected victims of Kerala. Goa Forward Party collected two truckloads of materials such as soaps, towels, bed-sheets, clothes and other items required for daily use and despatched …

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Shiroda locals protest PHC doc’s transfer

Ponda: Shiroda locals agitated for two days in front of Shiroda Hospital demanding the cancellation of Dr Vijayatha Naik’s transfer order. Police rushed to the spot to maintain law and order as tension prevailed at the site. The locals gave a 15-day ultimatum to authorities to cancel the transfer order. …

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Water supply takes a hit after pipeline rupture at Curti

Ponda: A 750 mm diameter water pipeline, originating from Opa water reservoir, ruptured at Curti near Zamblikade, along Ponda-Querim road on Wednesday night, affecting water supply to the areas of Old Goa, Kumbharjuwa, Marcel, St Estevam and Neura. The PWD has taken up the repair work of the pipeline and …

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Chinchinim junction a deathtrap: villagers

Margao: Villagers of Chinchinim have demanded that the PWD take steps to ensure safety of road users at the Chinchinim junction as bushes have overgrown there. The villagers pointed out that the road dividers have become dangerous as the PWD has failed to maintain the junction and the overgrown bushes …

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Saptah festival: NSS volunteers hand over paper bags to vendors

Vasco: The efforts of the Mormugao Municipal Council to celebrate this year’s plastic-free Saptah festival got a boost as NSS volunteers of Government College Quepem organised a programme at the Mormugao municipal building by distributing 25,000 paper bags to vendors free of cost as part of their project. NSS convenor …

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City hawkers’ zone: vendors complain about space crunch

Panaji:The food vendors at the ‘hawkers’ zone’ near the Don Bosco High School have expressed displeasure over the way they are ‘allotted a small place.’ The place, the vendors said, is frequented by many including customers for parking their vehicles. People just rush in with their vehicles and park them …

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Pissurlem unit issued show cause over waste water discharge into nullah

Valpoi: The Goa State Pollution Control Board has issued a show cause notice to an industrial unit located in the Pissurlem Industrial Estate for allegedly discharging waste water into a nullah. According to GSPCB member secretary, a farmer namely Manohar Parab made a telephonic complaint regarding waste water being discharged …

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