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Shigmo dates won’t be affected by code of conduct

Panjim: The Chief Electoral Office has allayed apprehensions surrounding the upcoming Shigmo festival claiming the annual traditional event will continue as per the scheduled dates despite code of conduct in force. However, election observers will keep a close watch to ensure the float parade spanning over 15 days do not …

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CISF role in securing nation vital: Governor

Vasco: The Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) is playing a significant role in providing security cover to industrial units, government infrastructure projects, facilities and establishments and thereby contributing to the development of the nation, Governor Dr Mridula Sinha said on Saturday. Dr Sinha was speaking as chief guest on the …

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Will Goa’s traffic sentinels be democracy’s sentinels in poll 2019

Will Goa aim and shoot for democracy? We will wait and know in the month of April. The Election Commission has announced plans to introduce a mobile app “cVigil” on a pan India level. The app allows people to record any violation of the code of conduct and send it …

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CCMC to impose garbage collection fees on traders from April 1

Curchorem: The Curchorem-Cacora Municipal Council (CCMC) has decided to impose garbage collection fees of Re 1 per day and Rs 600 per year on small shop owners/traders with effect from April 1. This decision was taken during the meeting held between the Council and Curchorem Market Association members including other …

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Job fair at Sanquelim

Bicholim: The Skill Development Ministry will organise a job fair for the youth from the State on February 23 at Ravindra Bhavan, Sanquelim. Addressing a press conference here in the city Speaker and Sanquelim MLA, Dr Pramod Sawant said that 20 private companies would participate in the recruitment drive. “We …

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Excise official says liquor sale in Surla highly unlikely

Panaji: Stating it is unlikely that alcohol is available in Surla owing to the ban order on consumption and sale of liquor in the village, Amit Satija, excise commissioner, on Thursday, said that instructions have been issued to seal all the bars and retail outlets in the village. The instruction …

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Govt officials inspect accident prone NH66 passing through Canacona

Canacona: In keeping with the assurance given by the Canacona deputy collector, officials of various government departments visited and inspected the NH66 road between Polem to Karmalghat on Tuesday. The exercise was undertaken over the fallout of frequent accidents happening on this stretch due to the bad condition of the …

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Indefinite wait for beef traders as no date fixed for meat complex operations

Panaji: Beef traders in the state, who were happy with a favourable order from the High Court of Bombay at Goa, which had allowed resumption of slaughtering of animals at the Goa Meat Complex, Usgao, may have to wait for an indefinite period of time, as the Complex has not …

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Complaint filed against MMC for allegedly committing acts of corruption

Margao: A complaint has been filed against Margao Municipal Council for allegedly committing acts of corruption and manipulation of the tender of door-to-door garbage collection. According to Dr Aashish Kamat, the president of United Goans Foundation, MMC had invited tenders in August 2018 from reputed labour contractors to provide door-to-door …

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SC seeks details of action taken by Goa on rejected forest land claims

Panaji: The Supreme Court, in its recent order, has asked 21 states including Goa to submit details on the number of claims adjudicated under the Scheduled Tribes and Other Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forest Rights) Act, 2006 while also directing the eviction of those people living on forest land whose …

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