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Work on railway underbridge at Seraulim yet to begin

Seraulim: It has been over a year since the Konkan Railways and Public Works Department (PWD) held inspections for the proposed railway under-bridge at Seraulim, but the work on the project is yet to begin. The railway under-bridge at Seraulim has been proposed in order to reduce the amount of …

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Panchayat gave no permission for hill cutting, but TCP Dept did, Verna gram sabha told

Margao: The villagers of Verna questioned the Panchayat members whether they have granted permission to cut the hills in Verna, the mud from which is being used for the construction of Zuari bridge. The secretary said that the panchayat has not granted any permission, but the Town and Country Planning …

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Parrikar meets mining stakeholders

Panjim: The State government is contemplating other means to ensure resumption of mining after the Centre turned down the plea for an ordinance to resume the stalled activity. It is learnt that e-auctioning of ore lying on the jetties might resume as the matter was discussed between Chief Minister Parrikar, …

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Velingkar joins politics, vows to eradicate Goa’s problems

Porvorim: Former RSS Chief in Goa Subhash Velingkar has finally jumped into politics curtailing his 50-year-old non political innings through Goa Suraksha Manch (GSM). Velingkar’s entry in politics is timed when Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is seriously ailing and State will witness Lok Sabha elections in a couple of months. …

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Police warn four Priol locals against self immolation

Ponda: Ponda police have warned four residents of Apewal-Priol, who have threatened self immolation, against taking such action. The police warning comes after Veling Sarpanch Laxmikant Khedekar filed a police complaint alleging that the four villagers threatened, during the gram sabha on October 28, to commit suicide if the panchayat …

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Restricted water supply to Ponda, Tiswadi

Panjim: Due to urgent electrical maintenance work at Opa water treatment plant, there will be restricted water supply to Ponda and Tiswadi talukas and Usgao and Dhabandora including all defence establishments and Goa Medical College on Nov 13 and 14. [H]

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Funds of Goa Board not misappropriated: secy

Panaji: The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (GBSHSE) has stated that its “contingency fund-related fixed deposits have not been touched,” and only money from its recurring fixed deposits has been used, with no misappropriation of funds taking place. Goa Board secretary Bhagirath Shetye told this daily that …

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Overhaul state BJP unit: rebels

Mapusa: Senior BJP leader and former chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Thursday demanded that the state BJP unit must be overhauled and reformulated and unit president Vinay Tendulkar should resign in the interest of the party. Talking to media persons after attending a crucial meeting of rebellious senior BJP leaders …

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Casino vessel ‘Angrosy IV’ enters Goa waters from US

Vasco: The entry of casino vessel ‘Angrosy IV’ into the Goan waters from the US has given rise to speculations of it replacing one of the offshore casinos floating over Mandovi river off Panaji.As per highly-placed sources, the casino vessel ‘Angrosy IV’ was brought from the US loaded on the …

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Cong urges Parsekar to work against Sopte in by-election

Panjim: Congress on Thursday urged BJP leader and former chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar to work against saffron party’s candidate Dayanand Sopte for Mandrem by-polls, in a bid to retain his self respect. Addressing media persons, Congress spokesperson Adv Ramakant Khalap confirmed that party president Girish Chodankar met Parsekar in Mandrem …

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