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Bars in Surla banned from selling alcohol for 30 days

Valpoi: All the liquor bars in Surla, within the Thane Dongurli panchayat area of Sattari Taluka, are prohibited from selling liquor and all type of alcoholic beverages or packed bottles from July 20 onwards for a period of 30 days. Surla villagers, who have been agitating against liquor menace, on …

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Monsoon session begins on stormy note

Panaji: The first day of the monsoon session of the state legislative assembly was washed out, with the Opposition Congress party disrupting the proceedings and forcing Speaker Pramod Sawant to adjourn the House five times, over the issue of the formalin-preserved fish imported from other states being sold in Goan …

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SGPDA calls for regular inspections

Margao: The South Goa Planning and Development Authority (SGPDA) has written to the Director of Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) requesting them to hold regular inspection and check-ups at its markets in Fatorda. In its letter, SGPDA has requested FDA to make appropriate arrangements to conduct regular inspections and surprise …

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South Goa taximen object to doing away of commercial licences

Cavelossim: Members of the South Goa Tourist Taxi Owners Association (SGTTOA) on Thursday held an urgent meeting against the central ministry’s decision to do away with commercial licences for driving taxis. During the meeting, it was resolved to object the decision and will instead take the matter to court. Speaking …

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Retrenchment of Chowgule mining workers struck down

Margao: The aggrieved workers of the Chowgule mining company employed at Costi mines can breathe a sigh of relief after the Union Labour Secretary struck down retrenchment of 345 workers of the company. The company had retrenched the workers immediately after the stoppage of mining operations in Goa. Thereafter, the …

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AC gas leakage scare in Assembly

Panjim: Speaker Pramod Sawant and Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo confirmed there was leakage in AC plant which was addressed to immediately by technicians. As such, the ongoing assembly session was not affected, they said.According to Fire Brigade control room there was leakage in one of the valves of the cylinder …

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Fair price shop owners demand guaranteed monthly income

Panjim: Fair price shop owners in the State have demanded that the government assure them a guaranteed monthly income, failing which they will not go for installation of biometric system based point of sales (POS) machines claiming the system is ‘non-viable’. Addressing the media, All Goa Consumer Co-operative Society and …

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Goa expects more from its 40 legislators

It was February 2011, the 50th year of Goa’s Liberation and Dr Raghunath Mashelkar was delivering the inaugural lecture in the D D Kosambi Festival of Ideas on the topic ‘Making Impossible Possible’. At that point of time he was also chairing the Goa Golden Jubilee Development Committee that was …

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