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Govt to ensure installation of GPS-enabled digital meters on tourist taxis by Aug-Sept

Panjim: As the installation of GPS-enabled digital meters on the tourist taxis is set to begin from May, the government is determined to ensure that vehicles are fitted with the advanced gadget by August-September 2019. The government, in February appointed Rosemerta Autotech Pvt Ltd and Securinex to implement the digital …

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Margao Shigmo festival results declared

Margao: Ponda taluka swept the Shigmo float parade in Margao as groups from different villages of the taluka bagged the first prize in the Romtamel, Chitra Rath or float and folk dance categories. Suyog Shigmotsav Mandal, Adpai-Ponda won the first prize in the Romtamel category with Dongrim Shigmotsav Samiti bagging …

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Galgibaga lad stops drunk driver from driving vehicle into river

Canacona: A major tragedy was averted as a drunk driver misses highway and reaches dead end at Galgibaga river. A multi-axle truck (KA-19-AA-6831), driven by a highly intoxicated driver, mistook the ferry road and instead of taking a turn at Mashem Voltar, went towards the river. Alert villagers, however, stopped …

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SWPL gets one year GSPCB nod for coal handling

Panaji: The Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has renewed the consent to operate granted to Jindal- owned M/s South West Port Ltd (SWPL) to handle coal at berth number 5A and 6A for 0.4 MT/month and limestone and steel of one million MT per annum each for a period …

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6 City vendors fined for using plastic bags

Panjim: Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) has once again begun its drive against the single use plastic carry bags and challaned six vendors with a fine of Rs 5,000 each. CCP has been carrying out awareness against the use of single use plastic carry bags and the use …

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Poll preparations

Metal boxes containing electronic voting machines (EVMs) to be used in Salcete taluka are loaded into a truck on Monday to be taken to the New Collectorate building in Margao where they will be stored till the prior day of polling. Goa will go to the polls on April 23. …

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Mining, unemployment likely to influence voting in S Goa

Margao: Mining issue, slow-paced development, increasing rate of unemployment and the recent ‘changing of camps’ in state politics could be the important factors, which could decide the fate of sitting MP from South Goa Narendra Sawaikar, who filed his nomination papers on Thursday for the Lok Sabha election. ‘The Navhind …

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Suspend GoaMiles cab service: yellow-black taxi owners

Panjim: After the tourist taxi operators, the yellow-black taxi owners have warned to take law in their hands if the government fails to suspend Goa Tourism Development Corporation’s (GTDC) app-based GoaMiles cab service within 7 days. “GoaMiles has taken away our business. Goa is a small State and such app-based …

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298 accidents recorded in Feb

Panjim: The State recorded 298 road accidents in February 2019, a fall by 29 accidents than the previous month in January 2019. Similarly, the fatal accidents too have dropped from 26 in January to 19 in February. The monthly report released by the Transport Department states that out of 298 …

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