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GHRC writes to govt urging to fill vacancies

Panjim: The Goa Human Rights Commission (GHRC) has sought immediate attention of the State government to fill in the vacant posts in view of the acute staff shortage the Commission is reeling under. Transfers of two staff – posted in the GHRC on deputation – back to their parent department …

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Suspension of CCMC head clerk extended

Curchorem: Curchorem-Cacora Municipal Council (CCMC) Chief Officer Kapil Phadte has extended the suspension period of their Head Clerk Ujaini Prabhudessai for another three months for dereliction of duties and professional misconduct. According to Phadte, the Suspension Review Committee of the CCMC consisting of three members recommended him to extend her …

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One held with drugs worth Rs 5.12 lakh

Panjim: Anti-Narcotics Cell (ANC) of Goa Police arrested a 28-year-old man with narcotics worth around Rs 5.12 lakh. According to ANC, on Tuesday late night under the supervision of SP ANC Utkrisht Prasoon, DySP ANC Mahesh Gaonkar and PI ANC Sudesh Velip, a raiding team comprising of PSI Rohan Nageshkar …

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I-T sleuths raid office of Porvorim lawyer

Panaji: Income tax (I-T) officials on Wednesday raided the office and residence of a Porvorim-based advocate Agnelo Lobo for suspected tax evasion. It is learnt that the raid actually commenced on Tuesday and continued till late Wednesday evening when it was yet to end. A senior official said that inquiries …

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Mapusa robbery: father-son among 3 held

Mapusa: Alertness of Mapusa police personnel, who were deployed in the municipal market on patrolling duty, resulted in nabbing of three thieves, including a father-son duo, who were attempting to commit theft at a shop in the market. Mapusa police have recovered items worth Rs 1 lakh, including cash. The …

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‘Parrikar, a leader of the masses’

Panaji: Paying tributes to the departed former chief minister Manohar Parrikar, Panaji Shigmotsav Samittee remembered him as a man of principles and a great leader who worked selflessly for the welfare of the people. Newly-elected Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, while recalling his association with the former chief minister, said, “If …

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Sawant sails through Confidence motion

Porvorim: Following two days of political drama, Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant on Wednesday proved the majority of his BJP-led government in the Assembly, comfortably winning a floor test in the House. Twenty MLAs for the motion of confidence, 15 voted against it. Besides 11 members from BJP, three each …

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New Zuari bridge to be named after Parrikar

Porvorim: The under-construction eight-lane cable-stayed bridge over River Zuari will be named after former Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, announced Deputy Chief Minister Ramakrishna (Sudin) Dhavalikar. Speaking on the condolence motion on Parrikar on the floor of the House, Dhavalikar also said that two big portraits of Parrikar would be displayed …

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Two arrested for overstaying

Calangute: The Calangute Police arrested two foreigners for staying illegally in the country in a drive against overstaying of foreigners. The two ladies in their early twenties namely, Elizabeth Paul Mgusi, a Tanzanian and Minamu Hafusa, from Uganda were intercepted at Candolim Ximer by the Calangute police team lead by …

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