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Congress to revert case-to-case land conversions if re-elected

Panaji: President of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) Girish Chodankar, on Sunday, appealed to the people “not to fall prey to TCP case-to-case land conversion,” as the Congress will revert the land so converted to its original status within a month of its coming to power. Addressing media persons, the …

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NGO flays Vasco police for failing to arrest persons involved in Mangor hill attack

Vasco: The NGO Savera has criticised the police for failing to arrest the accused in the Mangor hill sword attack case. The NGO has accused the police of deliberately ignoring the whereabouts of the accused and helping him evade arrest. Savera member Tara Kerkar said that the victim Mohmmad Ishaan, …

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Lightning strike kills 3 cattle

Valpoi: Three cattle died when a lightning struck them at Nagargao, as heavy rains and strong winds damaged plantations in different parts of Sattari taluka. According to reports, the incident took place at 4.30 in the evening on Sunday, when heavy rains lashed the taluka. The three cattle were squatting …

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EAC recommends Zuari’s urea plant expansion proposal for EC

Panjim: The Expert Appraisal Committee (EAC) of Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) has recommended M/s Zuari Agro Chemicals Ltd’s proposal of expansion of its plant with additional fertilizer production capacity of 300 metric tonnes per day at Zuarinagar in Mormugao taluka for environmental clearance (EC). The company had approached …

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Strict punishment will deter drunk drivers: DGP

Panaji: Director General of Police Dr Muktesh Chander has said that drunken driving has become a serious menace, which must be rooted out with strict punishment. In the recent past, monthly around 127 persons have been fined, convicted and sentenced to jail terms ranging from one day to 10 days …

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Excellence will be highlighted: GBSHSE

Panjim: After resisting putting up the merit list to discourage negativity amongst the students with lesser academic intelligence, the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (GBSHSE) has now decided to put up the answer-sheet of meritorious students online to encourage others to write like them. The Class X …

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Crop insurance scheme a damp squib in Goa

Margao: The ‘Prime Minister Fasal Bima Yojana’, which was launched in 2016 in the country, has failed to take off in the state as only one per cent of the farmlands has been covered under the scheme. In the ongoing kharif season, only 272.71 hectares of land has been covered …

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States directed to adopt ‘Pollution Pays Principle’

Panjim: With the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) declaring as many as 351 river stretches across country including 11 in Goa as highly polluted, the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has directed all States to adopt ‘Polluter Pays Principle’ (PPP) to recover the cost of rejuvenation of rivers from those who …

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Planning key to success: Jayesh tells students

Valpoi: Pointing out that planning is a key to success, RDA Minister Jayesh Salgaonkar said that felicitation not only boosts morale of meritorious students but puts responsibility on them to perform well. Salgaonkar was addressing a gathering on the occasion of the felicitation of meritorious students from the Muslim community …

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Will regulate traffic at Chandor school from today: DySP

Margao: Deputy Superintendent of Police Raju Raut Desai assured residents of Chandor that from Monday a police official will be present near the school to monitor the traffic when the school starts and also ends. Assuring the people of acting against use of plastic, he however asked their assistance in …

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