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Ammonia tankers allowed entry into Vasco during peak hours

Margao: Ammonia trucks of 20MT capacity and 45 feet length are passing through Vasco city during peak hours. These trucks which are meant for long distance interstate transportation are used to transport ammonia from the Storage tank at MPT to the ZACL in Sancoale. These trucks pose a risk especially …

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Shah meets Goa MPs; decision on leadership after talk with CM

Panaji: The central leadership of the Bharatiya Janata Party is yet to find a solution to the prevailing political situation in Goa which has arisen due to the ill-health of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar even as national president of BJP Amit Shah has been briefed about the state affairs by …

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Amend Portuguese-era Mahajans Act: STs

Ponda: The members of the Scheduled Tribes (ST) community from Paaz, Shiroda have called for amending the Portuguese-era Mahajans Act, which they claim prohibits them from entering the temples for worship. Addressing the media on Wednesday, ST leaders Molu Velip and Ravi Velip alleged that the Mahajans Act is an …

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Scare of dengue outbreak looming over Velim

Velim: Fears of people of Velim have come true with 12 cases of dengue coming to light which includes that of two villagers. All other cases are of migrants working on trawlers. The health department has now written to the fisheries department to ensure that hygiene is maintained at the …

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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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Dust pollution on NH at Kerya causing hardship to commuters

Ponda: Commuters faced difficulties on National Highway at Kerya due to landslide and the subsequent closure of the road for 15 days, when the monsoons hit the State with full fury in June. The landslide was apparently caused as the hill was cut vertically for widening the highway. Now, the …

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