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Curchorem locals: Restart Vasco-Miraj train

Curchorem: Sanvordem-Curchorem Rail Consumer Association members demanded that the Vasco to Miraj via Belgavi passenger train which was discontinued during the gauge conversion from meter to broad gauge be restarted. Since the Karnataka’s government closed the Goa-Anmod road stretch of Goa Karnataka NH 4A, people from both the states are …

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Pre-paid taxi board at airport counter irks yellow black taximen

Vasco: The yellow black taximen at Goa International Airport have accused the rent a cab operator counter of putting up pre-paid taxi board thereby encroaching into their business. The cabbies have termed the move as illegal and have demanded action against the contractor. There are three taxi counters at the …

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Drop in fatal accidents in Goa

Panjim: For the first time in 15 years, Goa Police has recorded a significant drop in fatal accidents and a sharp increase of 48 percent in prosecution of traffic offenders. The annual crime and traffic road safety report released by Director General of Police Muktesh Chander indicates that intensive traffic …

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Police haul up commercial establishments for not installing CCTV

Panjim: The Goa Police have pulled up several commercial establishments as well as other premises for failing to install CCTV cameras despite repeated requests from the authorities. “In spite of repeated advice, they (pointing at different commercial and other hubs) do not pay heed to it. The CCTV cameras are …

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Two drown and five rescued across Goa

Mapusa: The bodies of two male tourists were recovered at Miramar and Benaulim beaches while five of them were rescued at Calangute, Agonda, Rajbag and Dudhsagar waterfalls respectively. At Benaulim beach, two foreign tourists who ventured into the sea were hit by a wave. They cried for help and the …

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DMG wants action against illegal extraction and trade of minor minerals

Panjim: The Directorate of Mines and Geology (DMG) has instructed the surface right holders including the government departments and communidades, to report on illegal extraction and trade of minor minerals in the State from January 16, failing which they would be also made party to the Civil and Criminal proceedings …

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CM launches infra works for school complex

Panaji: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday attended his office at the secretariat, unveiling the foundation stone for infrastructure works for the Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay Vidhya Sankul at Cujira-Bambolim. He also inaugurated the single window portal of the Goa Investment Promotion and Facilitation Board. Later, Parrikar visited the under-construction third …

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CM inaugurates IPB portal on return to office

Panjim: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday returned to his office at the Secretariat after a gap of over a week. He also inaugurated the Single Window Portal of Goa Investment Promotion and Facilitation Board, which will be a one-stop shop for all approvals required by industry. Sources said the …

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Ponda residents get water after 3 days

Ponda: The residents of Ponda had to go without water for a third day, after authorities shut down the supply within half an hour of releasing the same on Sunday morning. However, water was restored in the evening and people heaved a sigh of relief. Water was released in the …

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Without water from Tillari, hectares of crops at Sal dying

Bicholim: The water woes of Sal residents seem to have no end with the residents now complaining that they are not receiving the water from Tillari irrigation project since last two days causing damage to their crops. Recently, the Sal residents had staged a massive agitation against the lethargic attitude …

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