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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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Savarde gram sabha calls for repairing village roads

Valpoi: The Savarde gram shaba on Sunday discussed the bad conditions of the roads in the village.The meeting was attended by over 50 villagers. Other issues discussed at the meeting are dilapidated gutters, declaring Movacho Guno as a historical place instead of tourist place. Gram sabha member Anant Naik said …

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Stop giving empty promise of action against liquor shop, Veling villagers tell sarpanch and panchas

Ponda: The Veling-Priol-Cuncoliem gram sabha members on Sunday asked the sarpanch and panchas to stop giving empty promises vis-à-vis taking action against a wholesale liquor shop operating illegally in Apewal ward of the village. Gram sabha member Karishma Naik said that despite sarpanch promising them several times in the past …

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Restore Vasco’s traffic signal

It is observed that of late several traffic signals have been installed at strategic locations in the State. Traffic signals help in controlling the flow of traffic at junctions where a large number of vehicles converge. One such traffic junction which is in dire need of traffic signals is the …

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Maina Kavrem locals meet officials over power cuts

Sanguem: The villagers of Maina Kavrem in Pirla Village, aggrieved with the frequent snapping of power supply in the village, submitted a memorandum to the Electricity Department officials requesting for immediate rectification in the power supply problems. The memorandum was given under the leadership of Shivyodhya President Kristanand Pednekar along …

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150 Haj pilgrims leave for Saudi Arabia

Vasco: The first flight with 150 out of 394 Haj-bound pilgrims left for Madina, Saudi Arabia from the Dabolim airport on Thursday evening. This year, a total of 394 pilgrims have registered with the Goa State Haj Committee (GSHC). The second flight with 150 pilgrims will leave from Dabolim airport …

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NGO raises plight of police personnel on Assembly duty

Panjim: The violation human rights of the police personnel posted on duty for the ongoing Assembly session has once again become a matter of debate. NGO Savera has questioned as to why police personnel, particularly women staff, have not been provided basic amenities like mobile toilets at their place of …

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