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Goa’s Portuguese citizens get letters to enroll as voters

Margao: Goans who have registered their birth in Portugal and have obtained the Portuguese ID card or BI (bilhete de identidade) have been asked to enroll themselves in the Portuguese voters list. The letter, which is written in Portuguese, was sent to the registered addresses of Goan residents. Since many …

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Ghate to continue fight after health improves

Panjim: Activist Rajan Ghate, who ended his 11-day hunger strike on Tuesday, said that his agitation for “restoration of governance” will continue after his health parameters normalise. Addressing the media after being discharged from GMC, Ghate, accompanied by his wife and close friends, requested Goans to take forward his agitation. …

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Khandepar Bridge without approach road will lead to accidents: locals

Ponda: With PWD Minister Ramkrishna Sudin Dhavalikar declaring that Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has agreed to inaugurate the new Khandepar Bridge on December 10, the locals fear that bridge without an approach road at Opa junction will lead to accidents. The locals, who submitted a memorandum to Executive Engineer of …

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AAP demands LPG price reversal

Margao: The women’s wing of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) led by Aurea Fernandes submitted a memorandum to the Department of Civil Supplies in Margao requesting reduction in the prices of essential commodities including cooking gas. In the letter, AAP has stated that the citizens have been traumatized by the …

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Bihar mahotsav reflects glimpses of Indian culture: Governor

Ponda: Governor Dr Mridula Sinha inaugurated the Bihar mahotsav at Rajiv Gandhi Kala Mandir, Ponda on Thursday. The mahotsav is being organised for the first time in the state by the Department of Art, Culture and Youth Affairs, Bihar and the Department of Art and Culture Goa. During the inaugural …

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Lokayukta names grassroots politicians who failed to submit statement of assets

Panjim: Two former Panjim Mayors and a Deputy Mayor are amongst the public functionaries who have failed to submit statements of their assets and liabilities for the year ending March 2017 to the Goa Lokayukta. The Lokayukta office has made names of councilors, zilla panchayat members, sarpanchas and panch members …

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Bhoma scrapyard gutted in fire

Ponda: A scrapyard spread on an around 300 square metre area at Muslimwada-Bhoma was gutted in fire on Thursday. Though luckily no one was injured in the incident, it took more than 25 fire fighters and around 6 fire tenders over 6 hours to put off the fire. According to …

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Kerya locals fear collapse of highway; demand flyover

Ponda: Fearing the reinforced earth (RE) wall of the elevated four-lane National Highway in their village might collapse, the villagers of Kerya-Khandepar have demanded a flyover in their area. The concerned locals and officials of National Highways Authority (NHAI) of India and Public Works Department jointly inspected the RE-wall constructed …

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Congress to support mining dependants’ protest in Delhi

Panaji: Alleging that the MPs and ministers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) have not done anything other than making false assurances on resumption of mining in the state, Congress party on Thursday announced active support to the mining dependants who have decided to stage protest at the Jantar Mantar …

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CM wanted to resign long back but decision not in his hands: Vijai

Panjim: Amidst growing calls for Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s resignation, alliance partner and TCP Minister Vijai Sardesai claimed that the Chief Minister had shown willingness to step down but the decision is not in his hands. “I have always said there has been some sought of impact of CM’s absence …

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