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Blow To BJP: Mahadev makes overtures to Congress for Shiroda ticket

Panjim: Already reeling by the blow from MGP president Pandurang Dhavalikar, who intends to contest the by-elections in Shiroda, the BJP now has to contend with a party leader who has announced he is willing to enter the fray in the constituency on a Congress ticket. In what could upset …

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Ketan elected Margao BJYM president

Margao: The Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha, Margao Mandal held a meeting on Tuesday at South Goa BJP office Margao to select the Margao Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha committee. In a surprising move, the party has elected Ketan Kurtarkar, a 29-year-old councillor of Margao Municipality as the president of the youth …

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Carnival float parades from March 2 onwards

Panaji: The annual four-day Carnival float parade will be held in Goa from March 2 to 5. The main float parade of the festival will be held in the capital city of Panaji on March 2 followed by parades in other towns across the state. The float parade will be …

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In 2018, Margao Traffic Cell booked nearly 65,000 cases

Margao: The Margao Traffic Cell in 2018 registered nearly 65,000 cases under the Motor Vehicle Act and collected nearly Rs 84 lakh by way of fines besides suspending 137 licences. Of the 1,502 cases recommended for suspension of licences for overspeeding, 101 licences were suspended while 11 of the 139 …

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HSSC practical exams from Feb 4

Panjim: Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (GBSHSE) will conduct the practical examination of HSSC students next month beginning February 4 in the respective higher secondaries. The HSSC or class XII board exams are scheduled between March 1 and March 26. Over 17,000 students have registered with the …

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ART exams now rescheduled to January 27

Panjim: After objections were raised by Goa University Students council for university’s Annual Ranking Test (ART) examination, it has been postponed to January 27. University’s Vice Chancellor Varun Sahani held meeting with the Principles of various colleges and also with the Goa University Students’ Council before rescheduling the examination which …

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Cortalim-Verna traffic diversion postponed by two months

Panjim: The State government has postponed the Cortalim-Verna diversion of traffic by two months as it has decided to construct a service road parallel to the railway tracks. The decision was taken during a meeting between Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, PWD Minister Ramkrishna (Sudin) Dhavalikar, Chief Secretary and the Principal …

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Govt decides on short new road to divert traffic from Cortalim

Panaji: The state government Tuesday finalised a new shorter distance road parallel to Konkan Railway track for the diversion of traffic between Cortalim junction and Verna in view of the ongoing construction work of the new Zuari bridge and decided to divert the traffic only after completing the construction of …

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State govt prepared for one day strike

Panjim: Kadamba Transport Corporation Ltd (KTCL) shuttle service from various tourist spots to railway stations and airport; and deployment of police forces as well as executive magistrate in each taluka are among the measures taken by the State government to maintain normalcy during the remaining 24-hour nationwide strike called by …

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