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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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Goa government cannot solve mining crisis: CM

Porvorim: An amendment to the Goa Daman and Diu Mining Concessions (abolition and Declaration of Mining Leases) Act 1987 is the only option for resumption of iron ore mining activities in the State, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told the State Legislative Assembly on Thursday. The House on August 3 will …

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TCP Act amendment bill introduced

Porvorim: With a focus on drafting the new Regional Plan for the horizon year 2031, the State government on Wednesday introduced the Goa Town and Country Planning (amendment) Bill on the floor of the House, which proposes to put in place new concepts like accommodation reservation’, ‘transferable development rights (TDR)’and …

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‘Loss due to illegal mining is between ‘3,000 cr – 4,000 c

Panaji: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said that the Shah Commission’s report on illegal mining in Goa is erroneous in pointing out that the state has lost Rs 35,000 crore due to illegal mining, when the actual loss is estimated to be between Rs 3,000 crore and Rs 4,000 …

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Two Romanians arrested for fitting skimmer to ATM machine at Margao

Margao: Fatorda Police arrested two Romanians who had fitted a skimmer to an ATM machine of State Bank of India situated at the Osia Commercial Arcade at Margao and succeeded in getting two days custody also. The duo was nabbed within 12 hours of registering the complaint. SBI Manager on …

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Meat Complex to start by August 22: Mauvin

Animal Husbandry Minister Mauvin Godinho on Wednesday assured the House that operations at the Goa Meat Complex would start by August 22, in time for Bakri-id. After coming in for severe criticism for non-functioning of the complex, Godinho replying on the cut motions on Animal Husbandry said there are many …

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