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Major changes for beneficiaries of Laadli Lakmi scheme soon

Panjim: The State government is all set to introduce major amendments to its flagship scheme- Griha Aadhar and Laadli Laxmi. While under Griha Aadhar, women working in government, bank and corporate sector will not anymore be entitled for benefits, Government proposes to fix Rs 8 lakh as income limit of …

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Government specifies qualifications for GSPCB chief, member secretary

Panaji: The state government has notified the rules under Water and Air Act, specifying the qualifications and experience required for the posts of chairman and Member Secretary of Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB), and also kept these key posts open to bureaucrats. As per the new guidelines, the nominations …

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Dhavshirem students continue to boycott classes

Ponda: Protesting the shortage of two teachers, the students of Government primary school at Dhavshirem, Usgao continued to boycott classes on Monday. Now, their parents have decided to gherao ADEI Office at Ponda on Tuesday afternoon demanding permanent recruitment of teachers in the school and have called upon the authorities …

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New DIG Paramaditya to supervise mining SIT probe

Panjim: The State government has appointed senior Indian Police Services (IPS) officer Paramaditya to supervise the ongoing investigation into the main mining scam involving politicians, bureaucrats, mining traders and other individuals. His appointment comes at the time when the Special Investigation Team (SIT), probing the multi-crore mining scandal is expected …

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Calangute locals meet Sudin over water woes

Calangute: Several villagers under the banner of Calangute Constituency Forum on Monday submitted a memorandum to the Calangute Panchayat, the office of the PWD Minister and PWD Executive Engineer (water supply) with regards to their water problems. However, a six-member delegation also met PWD Minister Ramkrishna Sudin Dhavalikar who assured …

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Poachers arrested by authorities

Ponda: Dilip Bethkikar and his team at Ponda Range Forest Office under guidance of Deputy Conservator of Forest Kuldeep Sharma yesterday laid trap in forest area of Chikan Gal Shiroda and arrested three poachers Ulhas Velip (38) Chandrakant Velip (37) both from Paddy Cancona and Gurudas Gaonkar(51) from Shiroda and …

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Congress to revert case-to-case land conversions if re-elected

Panaji: President of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) Girish Chodankar, on Sunday, appealed to the people “not to fall prey to TCP case-to-case land conversion,” as the Congress will revert the land so converted to its original status within a month of its coming to power. Addressing media persons, the …

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NGO flays Vasco police for failing to arrest persons involved in Mangor hill attack

Vasco: The NGO Savera has criticised the police for failing to arrest the accused in the Mangor hill sword attack case. The NGO has accused the police of deliberately ignoring the whereabouts of the accused and helping him evade arrest. Savera member Tara Kerkar said that the victim Mohmmad Ishaan, …

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Lightning strike kills 3 cattle

Valpoi: Three cattle died when a lightning struck them at Nagargao, as heavy rains and strong winds damaged plantations in different parts of Sattari taluka. According to reports, the incident took place at 4.30 in the evening on Sunday, when heavy rains lashed the taluka. The three cattle were squatting …

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