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Tereza elected as dy sarpanch of Chandor

Margao: Arlinda Tereza was elected unopposed as the Deputy Sarpanch of Village Panchayat of Cavorim Chandor. The elections were necessitated following the ouster of earlier deputy sarpanch Mafaldina Martins through a no confidence motion. Arlinda’s name was proposed by former sarpanch Derrick Braganza Pereira and seconded by Edward D’Silva. Sarpanch …

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Shiv Sena attacks BJP for ‘political crisis’ in Goa

Panjim: Stating that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who has been ailing since February, should have retired from politics with dignity, Shiv Sena on Wednesday accused BJP of being responsible for the current political situation in Goa. Sena, in an editorial in the party’s mouthpiece ‘Saamana’, has accused BJP of insulting …

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Zuari bridge closed on Sept 30 for three hours

Panjim: The Zuari bridge will remain closed for all vehicular traffic on September 30 between 6 am and 9 am as Public Works Department (PWD) will be recording the deck levels of the bridge. Vehicular traffic to South Goa will be diverted via Borim bridge on NH-17B and also via …

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Section within BJP in touch with Congress, claims Kavalekar

Panjim: As the leadership muddle continues to haunt the BJP-led coalition, Congress on Wednesday claimed there is discontent in the ruling dispensation as to who will head the alliance in the absence of ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. Speaking to media persons, Leader of the Opposition Chandrakant Kavalekar said that …

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Car hits boulder at Gulem

Canacona: A BMW car while on its way towards Canacona veered off the road and hit a granitic boulder at Gulem in Canacona on Wednesday; the occupants escaped unhurt in the incident. In a self accident reported at Gulem in Canacona, a BMW make car while on its way towards …

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Free Diabetes detection checkups to be re-introduced

Panjim: The Directorate of Health Services is all set to re-launch ‘Changing Diabetes Barometer (CDB) Programme” along with the Novo Nordisk Education Foundation, under which Community diabetes centers (CDCs) would be set up for free check-ups. The idea was initially mooted way back in 2008, wherein free medical treatment was …

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Flyover segment crashes down in transit at Verna

Vasco: A large concrete segment of the under construction flyover at Cortalim came down crashing at Verna while being transported to the work site. The incident occurred a little distance away from Birla Junction when the segment was being transported to the work site near Cortalim. Several top segments of …

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Ammonia tankers allowed entry into Vasco during peak hours

Margao: Ammonia trucks of 20MT capacity and 45 feet length are passing through Vasco city during peak hours. These trucks which are meant for long distance interstate transportation are used to transport ammonia from the Storage tank at MPT to the ZACL in Sancoale. These trucks pose a risk especially …

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Amend Portuguese-era Mahajans Act: STs

Ponda: The members of the Scheduled Tribes (ST) community from Paaz, Shiroda have called for amending the Portuguese-era Mahajans Act, which they claim prohibits them from entering the temples for worship. Addressing the media on Wednesday, ST leaders Molu Velip and Ravi Velip alleged that the Mahajans Act is an …

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