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Goa’s Portuguese citizens get letters to enroll as voters

Margao: Goans who have registered their birth in Portugal and have obtained the Portuguese ID card or BI (bilhete de identidade) have been asked to enroll themselves in the Portuguese voters list. The letter, which is written in Portuguese, was sent to the registered addresses of Goan residents. Since many …

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Ghate to continue fight after health improves

Panjim: Activist Rajan Ghate, who ended his 11-day hunger strike on Tuesday, said that his agitation for “restoration of governance” will continue after his health parameters normalise. Addressing the media after being discharged from GMC, Ghate, accompanied by his wife and close friends, requested Goans to take forward his agitation. …

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Khandepar Bridge without approach road will lead to accidents: locals

Ponda: With PWD Minister Ramkrishna Sudin Dhavalikar declaring that Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has agreed to inaugurate the new Khandepar Bridge on December 10, the locals fear that bridge without an approach road at Opa junction will lead to accidents. The locals, who submitted a memorandum to Executive Engineer of …

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AAP demands LPG price reversal

Margao: The women’s wing of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) led by Aurea Fernandes submitted a memorandum to the Department of Civil Supplies in Margao requesting reduction in the prices of essential commodities including cooking gas. In the letter, AAP has stated that the citizens have been traumatized by the …

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Water supply yet to be restored to parts of Bardez taluka

Porvorim: Water supply to parts of Bardez yet to be restored, after it was disrupted ten days ago on November 12. Till Thursday evening the water issue was the same at the affected places, with barely little improvement in water supply. A local from Porvorim informed that the water problem …

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Traffic sentinels report 2991 violations through mobile app

Panaji: 2991 traffic violations have been reported by the traffic sentinels through the Goa traffic sentinel (mobile) app which was launched a week back. According to the information around 2214 people have downloaded the app. The traffic sentinel scheme was started in November last year and the traffic violations were …

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Traffic arrangements during St Francis Xavier novena, feast

Panjim: The feast of St Francis Xavier at Old Goa will be held on December 3, and Novenas will be held from November 24, to December 2. As the Feast and Novenas attract a large number of devotees, traffic arrangements have been made, to avoid inconvenience. On the route from …

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Last-ditch effort by Sanjivani factory to prevent closure

Panaji: The Sanjivani sugar factory, the only sugar producing co-operative in the state, is making the last-ditch effort to save itself from closure on the grounds of pollution. A year ago in June, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) had directed the sugar factory to close the plant operation with …

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FDA raids restaurant over ‘dog meat food’ complaint

Panaji: Acting on a complaint that ‘dog meat is used in place of normal meat in the preparation of food items being served,’ officials of the Directorate of Food and Drugs Administration (FDA), on Thursday morning, raided Bomra’s, a Burmese restaurant, at Candolim. Speaking to ‘The Navhind Times,’ Health Minister …

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HC to hear final arguments in Raj Bhavan PIO case on Dec 10

Panjim: The High Court of Bombay at Goa has stayed the order of the Goa Chief Information Commissioner directing Raj Bhavan to appoint a Public Information Officer, till December 10 when it will hold a final hearing into a petition challenging the CIC order. Raj Bhavan had challenged the CIC …

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