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Pressure of deadline results in long lines

Margao: The ongoing Ganesh festival and rush by people to meet the September 30th deadline resulted in severe hardships for people who had come to renew their DeenDayalSwasthyaSeva Yojana cards at the two renewal centers in Margao today. Serpentine queues were seen at both the places where these cards are …

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Hut gutted in fire at Canacona

Canacona: Property worth over Rs 1 lakh was destroyed when a hut at Colomb in Canacona caught fire on Tuesday night. However, timely action by the duty crew of fire and emergencies office saved a property of worth Rs 5 lakh. Fire office at Canacona said that on receiving a …

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Congress demands special session to prove majority

Panjim: Congress Legislative Party (CLP) on Tuesday demanded a special one-day assembly session to take a floor test that would determine the fate of the present coalition government. The Congress MLAs, except for Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco, met Goa Governor Mridula Sinha demanding that not only a floor test be called …

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SMC settles rent arrear issue; Lessees to dues in installments

Sanguem: The long pending rent arrears issue between the Sanguem Municipal Council (SMC) and the Sanguem Merchants Association was finally settled at the council meeting on Tuesday. The settlement was reached consequent to the two-day ultimatum served by the SMC on the lessees for immediate payment of rent arrears and …

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Calangute panchayat officials inspect illegal structure, direct owner to demolish

Calangute: The Calangute Panchayat conducted a site inspection of an illegal structure being erected on the field by a resident in front of St Alex Church after taking cognizance of a post that went viral on social media. The structure was erected taking advantage of the Ganesh festival during which …

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Dependents decide to intensify agitation for restarting mining

Ponda: The Goa Peoples Mining Dependent Front (GPMDF) has decided to intensify agitations by various means, at a meeting held at Usgao on Sunday. Presided over by GPMDF leader Puthi Gaonkar, observed that the condition of mining dependents is worsening day by day in absence of mining activities; that the …

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Vasco shopkeepers adhere to ban on plastic carry bags

Vasco: Traders and shopkeepers in Vasco have adhered to the ban on plastic bags imposed by the Mormugao Municipal Council (MMC) during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. They have welcomed the decision of MMC to implement a total ban on plastic carry bags beginning from Saptah celebration and continuing the same …

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The Ganesha Dekhavas Of Mashel

Professor and historian Prajal Sakhardande is known for the various heritage walks and tours he participates in and organises. Lately, Prajal has been part of a tour in his own village, Mashel, by Soul Travelling as part of ‘Exploring Marcel’ trip. Buoyed by the festivities that are reverberating throughout the …

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