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Branded liquor worth Rs 9 L seized at Keri check post

Valpoi: Excise Department officials seized a vehicle carrying branded alcohol to Karnataka illegally, on Thursday.According to excise officials, the vehicle was carrying alcohol from Goa without permit and was stopped at Keri check post in Sattari. “We have seized a vehicle carrying 309 cases of branded alcohol like whisky, Royal …

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Mamlatdar to inspect mining pits and affected houses in Maulingtad

Bicholim: Taking serious note of the report published in Herald about the residents of Maulingtad in Sanquelim fearing flooding due to breach of mining pits, the Bicholim Mamlatdar has ordered an inspection of the site on August 6. Herald reported that the residents and the councilor of Sanquelim Municipal Council, …

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Unsafe roundabout to come up at Dabolim’s killer junction

Dabolim: In a bizarre development, the killer Vales junction on National Highway No 566 (earlier NH 17-B) is being reopened with a roundabout as NHAI authorities have buckled under public pressure. The junction that has claimed more than 8 lives and was closed down with a meter wide concrete median …

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Trawler owners protest queue system at Cutbona; not to venture into sea today

Margao: Protesting the queue system put in by the Fisheries Department at Cutbona jetty, trawler owners on Wednesday declared that they would not venture into the sea on Thursday (August 2). On Wednesday morning, officials of the Fisheries Department headed by Deputy Director Chandrakant Velip arrived at the jetty and …

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Civil society condemns attempts to threaten freedom of expression

Panjim: Civil society members, coming together under the banner of Dakshinayn Abhiyan on Wednesday in Panjim, demanded a police investigation against Sanathan Saunstha, after noted writer Damodar Mauzo received threats to his life from fundamentalist forces involved in the murder of journalist Gauri Lankesh. The Abhiyan members condemned the cowardly …

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Ganesh idol artisans demand hike in subsidy and advance disbursal

Bicholim: Artisans making idols of Ganesh, from Mayem have urged the government to increase subsidies and give the same well in advance. Ganesh festival will be celebrated next month and in several parts of the State artisans have already started making Ganesh idols.When contacted some artisans from Mayem to understand …

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Goa soon to have first CNG filling station

Panaji: Goans may soon get to experience lesser vehicular pollution with clean fuel – compressed natural gas – arriving shortly in the state.On Tuesday, an official from Goa Natural Gas said Goa’s first CNG filling station at Old Goa is ready for commissioning, probably on August 20.Stating that the infrastructure …

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FDA destroys 2500 kgs of contaminated mangoes

Canacona: The Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) on Tuesday destroyed around 2,500 kgs of mangoes it had seized at the Saturday weekly bazaar on suspicion that they were ripened using calcium carbide.On Saturday, FDA seized 100 crates of mangoes worth Rs 3.10 lakh. After conducting a qualitative test on the …

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Over 1 crore sq mts of orchard land illegally converted: Vijai

Panaji: Disclosing that more than one crore sq mts of orchard land around Goa has been illegally subdivided and sold as residential plots, Minister for Town and Country Planning Vijai Sardesai on Monday said that by way of an amendment to the Goa Town and Country Planning Act, such conversions …

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Truck owners seek financial package due to mining closure

Panjim: Trucks owners dependent on the iron ore mining industry for their livelihood urged Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar for a financial package. South Goa Progressive Truck Owners Association (SGPTOA) in their memorandum submitted to the Chief Minister demanded that the government take immediate steps to ensure resumption of mining activities. …

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