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Mobile app-based taxi not beneficial to local taxi operators, says CRT

Panjim: Centre for Responsible Tourism (CRT) on Thursday said that the app-based taxi service ‘Goamiles’ introduced by Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) was only beneficial to a “big company” and not to the “local taxi operators”. CRT has urged the government and GTDC to remain committed to the service of …

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Financial powers delegated to govt school principals, headmasters renewed

Panaji: The department of education has issued an order as regards delegation of financial powers to principals of all government higher secondary schools and government technical high school centres as well as headmasters/ headmistresses of all government high schools by declaring them ‘Head of Offices’ for the respective institution. The …

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Industries pollute fields and rivers in Pissurlem

Valpoi: Four companies from Pissurlem IDC are releasing waste chemicals in local rivers and agriculture fields in the night for several years. During the monsoons they are releasing chemicals in the rivers and in the summer and winter season in agricultural fields allege locals. Recently chemicals were discharged in the …

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Balli panchayat demands better facilities at PHC

Margao: Raising concern over the lack of proper health facilities in the village, the Balli panchayat on Thursday demanded improvement in the facilities at the primary health centre (PHC). The village panchayat has demanded more doctors for the centre and better functioning of the centre. Speaking to media persons in …

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Bogmalo p’yat opposes clause in Major Ports Authority Bill

Vasco: The Chicolna-Bogmalo Panchayat has opposed the clause in the new Major Ports Bill which gives full autonomy to the Ports over port lands if it comes in force. The Governor has already been apprised regarding the impact that the clause in Major Ports Authority Bill will have on Local …

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Chimbel, Tuem projects finally moving forward

Panaji: Although the government has not announced fresh dates for completion of the two major information technology (IT) projects in the state coming up at Chimbel and Tuem, it looks as if the projects are moving at last. Work on both the projects – the IT Park at Chimbel and …

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Sanguem locals happy over shifting of Wednesday market to an open area

Sanguem: Sanguem residents have welcomed the decision of Sanguem Municipal Council to shift the Wednesday market to the open area behind the present administrative building of the Council. Though the move was long awaited considering the chaos the weekly market was leading to in the town area on every Wednesday, …

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Leopard snatches goat at Kavlem

Ponda: A leopard attacked and killed a domestic goat while it was grazing along with a herd of goats on a hill between Kavlem and Borim, on Tuesday. This is the first time a leopard attacked domestic animals in broad daylight. Usually, the attacks would occur at night. Goat owner …

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Rs 2.81 lakh worth robbery at Mulgaon temple

Bicholim: Unknown persons effected entry into Shri Vetal Maharudra temple at Mulgaon-Bicholim on Tuesday night by damaging a window grill and decamped with valuables and cash worth around Rs 2.81 lakh. The culprits also broke into the devasthan office and took away valuables including gold and silver ornaments. The fund …

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AAP continues offensive against Cong, Pratapsingh

Panjim: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) continued its offensive against the Congress for its inability in handling Pratapsingh Rane and the situation arising out of his outbursts against Goans abroad. AAP spokesperson Ramiro Mascarenhas said the true anatomy of the Congress has come out in the open with MLAs thumping their …

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