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Kadamba opts for fire retardant coaches

Panjim: The Kadamba Transport Corporation Limited (KTCL) has decided to opt for fire retardant coaches as it intends to add 100 new buses to its existing fleet, in what is an attempt to reduce the risk of bus fires. The Corporation submitted a proposal to the State government for procuring …

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CM may be discharged from AIIMS in first week of November

Panaji: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is expected to be discharged from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences in the first week of November, and return to Goa during the Diwali festival. Parrikar has been undergoing treatment at the Delhi-based AIIMS since mid-September for his pancreatic ailment. Bicholim MLA Rajesh …

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775 posts not filled in Electricity department

Panjim: The Electricity department is operating under duress due to a severe shortage of line helpers and lineman. Approximately 300-odd post are vacant. In all almost 775 departmental posts are to be filled. Goa Electricity Department in their business plan 2019-20, 2021-22 submitted before the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) …

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Draft CZMP riddled with errors

Panaji: The Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority has sought more time from the National Green Tribunal for submitting Goa’s draft coastal zone management plan to the Union ministry of environment and forests, as the draft plan has been found to be riddled with errors and inadequacies. The GCZMA has sought …

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Underground power cabling, new transformers planned for Mapusa

Mapusa: Various issues pertaining to electricity in Mapusa were discussed at a joint meeting of Mapusa Municipal Council (MMC) and electricity officials. During the meeting, the electricity officials informed the elected representatives about various proposals and estimates prepared by the department for improvement of power supply in Mapusa constituency. These …

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2 teachers ‘deputed’ in Usgao govt school after parents’ protest

Ponda: Giving into the demands of parents of children studying in government primary school at Dhaushire-Usgao, who staged a protest over shortage of teachers in the school on Tuesday, the director of education has transferred a teacher from a Tiswadi school to the Usgao school on Tuesday while ADEI, Ponda …

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Don’t drink that water

Porvorim: Locals allege the PWD pipes passing through Porvorim constituency are rusted and damaged in a few places and hence this could lead to the contamination of the water. Sources said that many of the water pipelines running through this constituency have become old and rusty which makes them susceptible …

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Congress always been party of ‘Delhiwalas’: Goa Forward

Panjim: Taking strong exception to the Congress statement, Goa Forward party said that the Congress has always been a party of “Delhiwalas”. Pointing to a statement by GPCC president Girish Chodankar that his party would revert Section 16B amendments under TCP Act if they come to power, Goa Forward general …

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By-polls for two panchas in South on October 21

Margao: By-elections in two wards of two separate panchayats in Salcete will be held on October 21 to elect new panchayat members as the ones elected have since passed away. Elections will be held in ward No. 6 of Carmona and ward No. 7 of Ambelim. Josinho Francisco Mendes, who …

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Congress to protest delay in filing FIR against CM, ex-CM

Panjim: Congress will hold a protest march ‘zagor against corruption’ in Panjim on Wednesday to pressurise Governor Mridula Sinha to direct the State machinery to file a First Information Report against Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and his predecessor Laxmikant Parsekar for illegal renewal of mining leases. The Congress Legislative Party, …

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