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150 Haj pilgrims leave for Saudi Arabia

Vasco: The first flight with 150 out of 394 Haj-bound pilgrims left for Madina, Saudi Arabia from the Dabolim airport on Thursday evening. This year, a total of 394 pilgrims have registered with the Goa State Haj Committee (GSHC). The second flight with 150 pilgrims will leave from Dabolim airport …

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NGO raises plight of police personnel on Assembly duty

Panjim: The violation human rights of the police personnel posted on duty for the ongoing Assembly session has once again become a matter of debate. NGO Savera has questioned as to why police personnel, particularly women staff, have not been provided basic amenities like mobile toilets at their place of …

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Goa government cannot solve mining crisis: CM

Porvorim: An amendment to the Goa Daman and Diu Mining Concessions (abolition and Declaration of Mining Leases) Act 1987 is the only option for resumption of iron ore mining activities in the State, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told the State Legislative Assembly on Thursday. The House on August 3 will …

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Goa taxi meets with accident in Karnataka

Canacona: A Goa registered taxi while returning after dropping a client to Bhatkal in Karnataka met with an accident on NH66 at Mazali check post as the car hit a cow, on Tuesday late evening. The car got extensively damaged in the incident, the driver escaped unhurt but the irate …

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TCP Act amendment bill introduced

Porvorim: With a focus on drafting the new Regional Plan for the horizon year 2031, the State government on Wednesday introduced the Goa Town and Country Planning (amendment) Bill on the floor of the House, which proposes to put in place new concepts like accommodation reservation’, ‘transferable development rights (TDR)’and …

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‘Loss due to illegal mining is between ‘3,000 cr – 4,000 c

Panaji: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said that the Shah Commission’s report on illegal mining in Goa is erroneous in pointing out that the state has lost Rs 35,000 crore due to illegal mining, when the actual loss is estimated to be between Rs 3,000 crore and Rs 4,000 …

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Freak mishap on Zuari bridge disrupts traffic

Vasco: The traffic flow on NH17 leading to Panaji-Vasco-Margao was disrupted for about half an hour on Wednesday afternoon after a freak accident involving six vehicles including a KTC bus. According to information obtained, the accident took place at around 3 p.m on Zuari bridge, involving six vehicles including a …

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Two Romanians arrested for fitting skimmer to ATM machine at Margao

Margao: Fatorda Police arrested two Romanians who had fitted a skimmer to an ATM machine of State Bank of India situated at the Osia Commercial Arcade at Margao and succeeded in getting two days custody also. The duo was nabbed within 12 hours of registering the complaint. SBI Manager on …

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Meat Complex to start by August 22: Mauvin

Animal Husbandry Minister Mauvin Godinho on Wednesday assured the House that operations at the Goa Meat Complex would start by August 22, in time for Bakri-id. After coming in for severe criticism for non-functioning of the complex, Godinho replying on the cut motions on Animal Husbandry said there are many …

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Dengue fear grips Querim after 4 suspected cases

Ponda: After spreading its tentacles in Priol village, fear of dengue has gripped residents of Querim in Ponda taluka with detection of around four suspected cases in the village. Taking its cognisance, Ponda health officials have urged people of Querim to cooperate in getting rid of mosquito-breeding sites in their …

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