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No inquiry into ketamine unit in Goa, says Parrikar

Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday ruled out an independent probe into the ketamine manufacturing unit unearthed in Pissurlem industrial estate by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI). “The raid was entirely carried out by the DRI, and it was a multi-State operation. So I cannot comment on …

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And.. they all got away

Ex City Mayor Surendra Furtado’s recent outburst against his former colleague Commissioner Deepak Desai, over City Corporation failure to act in the alleged market scam, has once again exposed the affairs of the Corporation of the City of Panjim (CCP). With the Corporation failing to take any action against the …

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State’s students to come out enforce to mark World Yoga Day

Panaji: On International Yoga Day, on Thursday, 1,500 students from around 48 schools across the state will participate at the taluka-level celebrations being organised by the directorate of sports and youth affairs from 7am to 10am. Besides, thousands of students will participate in the state-level yoga day function to be …

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Manohar Parrikar extends plastic-free Goa deadline to December

Panaji: In his first public function since returning from his medical treatment in the US, chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday reiterated that Goa would be plastic-free by the end of the year. Speaking at Azad Maidan to commemorate Goa Revolution Day, Parrikar also said that education would play a …

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Prez Kovind to visit Goa on July7,8

Panjim: President Ram Nath Kovind will make his first visit to Goa since taking office as president, on July 7 and 8, during which he will preside over Goa University’s 30th convocation ceremony. Kovind, who was supposed to visit Goa on February 24, had deferred his arrival, following the sudden …

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11 from Sattari test positive for dengue

Valpoi: Eleven patients from Sattari have tested positive for dengue fever, said a health official. All the patients are being treated at the Community Health Centre (CHC), Valpoi. According to a health official they had come to Valpoi hospital complaining of high fever. Of the 11 patients, eight belong to …

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Basic needs ignored for CCTVs, Smart Cards?

The city of Panjim was ravaged by the first rains earlier this month with flooding, power cuts, trees uprooted etc bringing to fore the various facilities the city lacks. But the city fathers (politicians) seem to living in a different world altogether and seem hell bent on giving the capital …

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Minister calls for development revolution with positive mindset

Margao: “It is now time for a new revolution, a revolution for development with a positive mindset so that it is not only relevant for the present generation but will also benefit future generations in Goa,” said Town and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardesai. Speaking at the Goa Revolution Day …

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Andheri native held for setting 13 two-wheelers on fire at Khareband

Margao: The Margao Town Police on Monday arrested a 68-year-old Babli Fernandes, a native of Andheri, Mumbai for allegedly setting 13 two-wheelers on fire at two different places at Khareband on June 15.He has been remanded to two days judicial custody. PI Kapil Nayak informed that the CCTV footage helped …

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Resumption of mining is priority: CM

Panjim: Back from the USA after three months away, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has made “clearing bottlenecks in infrastructure works” and “resumption of mining activity” in the State his priorities, as the administration moves into high gear. Addressing media persons after chairing the first cabinet meeting since his return, Parrikar …

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