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Bison rescued from well in Netravali

Sanguem: A bison which accidentally fell into a private well within the precincts of Netravali Wild Life Sanctuary (NWLS) was jointly rescued by villagers and forest officials. Range Forest Officer John Fernandes informed that his office received information at around 10 am of the bison having trapped into an open …

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Firecrackers lose sparkle after SC restrictions

Panjim: With the restrictions imposed by the Supreme Court on quality and timings for usage of firecrackers, the sale of the same has dropped down drastically, almost to the tune of 50 per cent as against last year. Apart from the court order, school students have also been made aware …

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Candolim locals express concern over activities of illegal touts

Candolim: Misuse of the new car parking area and law and order situation in Candolim were the main issues discussed at the village gram sabha on Sunday. The villagers raised the issue of illegal touts going around offering help to tourists over availability of drugs, prostitutes, massage centres etc and …

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Let Nadkarni continue to represent State: Goa

Panjim: Goa Government has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister for Water Resources Nitin Gadkari to reconsider their decision and allow Additional Solicitor General Atmaram Nadkari to defend Goa before Mhadei Water Dispute Tribunal (MWDT). Speaking to Herald, Water Resources Minister Vinod Palyekar informed that Chief Minister …

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CM’s health condition is far better: TCP Minister

Panjim: Goa Forward Party President and Town and Country Planning (TCP) Minister Vijai Sardesai on Sunday said that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s health condition is far better than what it was when he was admitted to All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, on September 15. “The the picture …

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Proposal for bifurcation of Loutolim sparks heated debate

Margao: Loutolim gram sabha witnessed some heated discussions when some residents of Rassaim and Carvotta wards of the village proposed bifurcation of the panchayat: one for the two wards. Meanwhile, the villagers also resolved that elections in future be conducted using ballot papers instead of the electronic voting machines. Around …

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PMC yet to demolish ‘unsafe’ Shastri Hall building

Ponda: The Ponda Municipal Council (PMC) has not yet demolished its unsafe declared 50-year-old Shashtri Hall building which is in a dilapidated condition. The building is located by the side of main road in the heart of Ponda town near Ponda Police. PMC authorities are probably waiting for a tragedy …

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Vijai says he is not afraid of mid-term elections

Panaji: With an eye on capturing more assembly constituencies in the future state assembly elections, the Goa Forward Party on Sunday launched its toll-free, 24-hour helpline – 18002000999 – for eight constituencies, further stating that it is the youngest party facing no problems whatsoever, including health issues and internal differences, …

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BJP veterans raise banner of revolt

Panaji: Although the resentment of the dissident group in the state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party has taken concrete shape with a meeting being planned at the house of Mapusa MLA Francis D’Souza on November 8 to discuss the ‘recent activities’ of the state BJP unit, the ‘convenor’ of …

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