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‘Strict enforcement has resulted in increase in helmet rule compliance’

Panaji: Director General of Police (DGP) Dr Muktesh Chander, on Tuesday, said that strict enforcement by the police has resulted in the increase in compliance of wearing helmet by two-wheeler riders. Referring to the two-wheeler riders booked for not wearing helmet, Chander informed that, “last year there were 1 lakh …

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Lawlessness & Joblessness: Parrikar uses warning, plea & politics to start mining

Panjim: Stating that the working class cannot to left to take the law in their hands, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, under treatment at AIIMS, Delhi, has written to the Centre seeking changes to the Mining Act. In what could be termed as a first concrete move taken by the State …

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Tense moments at Curti after truck arrives with STP-related machinery

Ponda: Tense moments were witnessed at Curti housing board colony after locals restrained a truck driver on Monday evening. The truck was carrying heavy machinery related to sewage treatment plant. The locals gheraoed the truck driver and questioned how he entered in a restricted zone. As per the information, the …

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Corruption charges, heated exchanges dominate Madgaum Co-op Bank meet

Margao: Allegations of corruption, accusations of misleading shareholders, heated exchanges and verbal intimidation dominated the Annual General Body Meeting of the Madgaum Co-operative Bank Ltd on Sunday. Despite this, all 13 points on the agenda were discussed and approved.After confirming the previous minutes, members raised questions regarding the budget expenditure …

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Disappointed Francis says this is the ‘reward’ for his loyalty

Panjim: Disappointed with being dropped from the cabinet due to ill health, former Urban Development Minister Francis D’Souza, who is being treated in the US, said he has been rewarded for his loyalty. “This is the reward for my 20 years loyalty to the party,” D’Souza told Herald through a …

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Valpoi continues to grapple with traffic woes sans plan

Valpoi: The issue of haphazard parking in Valpoi town has remained unresolved for years. The increase in number of vehicles has compounded the problem with the civic authorities failing to come out with a proper traffic plan. VMC after conducting a survey had recently installed traffic signages on various peak …

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Polluting trucks, with invisible number plate, ply near St Xavier’s College Mapusa

Many of the truck carriers ply on the uphill road next to our college and pose great danger to the students’ community. Many of the students walk up the hill to attend classes. These trucks emit so much carbon as seen in the above truck which nearly suffocates us. The …

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Scare of dengue outbreak looming over Velim

Velim: Fears of people of Velim have come true with 12 cases of dengue coming to light which includes that of two villagers. All other cases are of migrants working on trawlers. The health department has now written to the fisheries department to ensure that hygiene is maintained at the …

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