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Lot of companies evincing interest in investing in Goa: Rohan Khaunte

Panaji: Minister for Information Technology (IT) Rohan Khaunte on Tuesday said that a lot of outside companies have started showing interest in investing in Goa. According to him, the IT policy, start-up policy and implementation of numerous industrial schemes have led to a lot of expectations from outside industries which …

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Number of naval ships planned to be constructed in Goa: Pynumootil

Vasco: Stating that a significant number of Indian Navy ships are planned to be constructed in Goa, Flag Officer, Commanding Goa Naval Area Rear Admiral Philipose George Pynumootil, on Tuesday, disclosed that the construction of naval ships in the state apart from providing employment opportunities to the local population, would …

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Sugarcane crushing season likely to start from Dec 8; farmers heave sigh of relief

Ponda: After nearly a month-long anxious wait, the sugarcane farmers can finally heave a sigh of relief as the Sanjeevani Sugar Factory likely to start the crushing season on December 8. All preparations are in full swing to start the crushing season: the machinery and boilers are being made operational; …

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Governor promises to take up mining issue with PM

Panjim: Goa Mining People’s Front (GMPF), an umbrella organization of mining dependents, on Tuesday said the Goa Governor Dr Mridula Sinha has promised them to take up the iron ore resumption issue before Prime Minister Narendra Modi. GMPF delegation led by union leader Puti Gaonkar this afternoon met Governor seeking …

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Land acquisition case delaying new Dando Bridge

Sanguem: Pending land acquisition cases have delayed the construction work of the much awaited Dando Bridge in Sanguem. Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation (GSIDC) Chairman and Sanvordem MLA, Deepak Pauskar informed that a couple of land acquisition cases pending before the District Court in Margao have delayed the process to …

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CCP sends stern message to plastic bag users in Panjim

Panjim: Commercial establishments, retail stores, vendors if found selling or using plastic bags within the capital city jurisdiction will be fined Rs 5,000 for the first offence, from Tuesday onwards. If found violating the ban again they would be penalised Rs 10,000 per offence. The Corporation of the City of …

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Pipeline bursts at Vaddem yet again

Vasco: A pipeline along the National Highway at Vaddem burst yet again resulting in huge water wastage as the water entered some households in the low-lying area. The incident has irked the locals, who claim that the PWD water pipeline near Pai Hospital burst for the fifth time. The locals …

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South Goa police stations received 80,804 tenant verification forms in 11 months

Margao: During the last eleven months, tenant verification drives and awareness campaigns were conducted in various parts of South Goa by the police. During that period, the South Goa police stations received a total of 80,804 tenant verification forms. In the year 2017, during the same period, the South Goa …

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Ponda resident held for stealing cash

Ponda: Ponda Police arrested 21-year-old resident of Prabhunagar-Ponda Subham Nepali for stealing Rs 5,000 cash from a shop on Saturday. According to police, the accused broke into a general store at Silvanagar, Ponda and stole Rs 5,000 cash. The shop owner filed a police complaint and based on an eyewitness …

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Ticlo pitches for parking space in Mapusa

Mapusa: Aldona MLA, Glenn Ticlo has sought the attention of Mapusa Municipal Council (MMC) to find a solution to the parking woes plaguing the city. He was speaking on the sidelines of the inauguration of the commencement of development works at Shetye Waddo in Mapusa. “There has been a rise …

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