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Damodar Naik to be President of Managing Committee of Sancoale Comunidade

Margao: The High Court on Monday issued directions to the Administrator of Comunidade that on February 17, Damodar Naik shall be declared as the President of the Managing Committee of the SancoalComminidade. Damodar Naik was the only nominee to the post. The court order states that no fresh nomination shall …

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Sawaikar pursues seafarers’ concern over CDC with Gadkari

Margao: South Goa Member of Parliament Narendra Sawaikar on Wednesday submitted a letter to the Minister of Shipping and Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari reiterating Goan seafarers’ demands to revisit the decision to make SSC qualification mandatory for attaining Indian CDC (continuous discharge certificate). The ministry, last year, had …

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Writer, ex-Dy Speaker Vishnu Wagh no more

Panjim: Former Dy Speaker and eminent writer Vishnu Surya Wagh passed away in Cape Town, South Africa. “Vishnu Surya Wagh, 53 passed away peacefully on February 8 in South Africa while he was on a tour to Cape Town and Johannesburg as per his wish and desire,” his wife Aruna …

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CM: govt encouraging creativity, innovation in school students

Panaji: With an objective to drive the innovation agenda in the state and harness core competencies, local talent, resources and capabilities to create new opportunities, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday launched a competition for Goa’s Young Innovator’s Award as instituted by the Goa State Innovation Council (GSIC). GSIC chairman …

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Locals oppose Baga hill destruction at Arpora meet

Arpora: Speaker after speaker lambasted authorities at the Arpora Baga meeting for bypassing rules and regulations and not taking locals into confidence in constructing a road on the Baga hill by cutting trees which will benefit the builder lobby. The meeting was called by the villagers of Arpora Baga, Calangute …

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GSPCB to begin coal pollution inspections at Vasco today

Panjim: Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) will conduct a series of inspections at Vasco following reports of the pitiable conditions the residents are living in owing to the increased coal dust pollution. The decision on the inspection, that will commence on Thursday, was taken at the board meeting chaired …

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Sweet shop at Calangute catches fire

Calangute: A portion of a sweet shop, Krishna Sweet Mart at Calangute market, caught fire on Monday early morning. The loss is estimated to be around Rs 25,000. The Mapusa Fire Station was informed about the fire by the Panjim control room. An official from Mapusa Fire Station revealed that …

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Court issues notices to Goa govt, ministries over project at Netravali

Panjim: The High Court of Bombay at Goa has issued notices to Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s son Abhijat, Union Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, and the Goa government in connection with a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) filed against them alleging destruction of eco-fragile area at Netravali for an …

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Hit-and-run truck driver summoned

Margao: Maina Curtorim police have summoned Alex Almeida the owner of the truck involved in the fatal accident near the Guirdolim Panchayat on Sunday night. In the accident that occurred at around 8 pm, Ritesh Tirkey, a 19-year-old native of Jharkand who was returning home on his cycle was knocked …

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