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Priest Bhave’s bail plea hearing today

Ponda: The application for anticipatory bail filed by Dhanjay Bhave (51), a Mangueshim temple priest, will come up for hearing before the Sessions Court at Ponda, on Wednesday. Bhave filed the application after Ponda police registered an FIR (first information report) against him for allegedly molesting two girls in the …

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South Goa district hospital inauguration likely by November

Porvorim: After missing several deadlines, the new South Goa District hospital may begin operations from this October-November in a phased manner.Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said that it may not be possible to shift all the Hospicio hospital facilities to the new premises in one go. “The Hospicio hospital is the …

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Goa tourism policy by October

Panaji: Tourism Minister, Manohar ‘Babu’ Ajgaonkar on Tuesday informed the state assembly that the government will declare the tourism policy of the state in the next three months. Replying on demands on tourism, Ajgaonkar said that the work of drafting the tourism policy is under the process and the government …

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Govt slammed for failing to rehabilitate Selaulim evacuees

Sanguem: Curdi Wadem panchayat member Kushta Gaonkar has criticised the government for failing to rehabilitate the people evacuated for building Selaulim dam even after 20 years. Addressing a press conference, Gaonkar claimed that even after 20 years of their rehabilitation, a large number of families still have not been provided …

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‘Fixing’ between government, opposition and mining companies?

Panjim: With hopes of restarting mining in Goa continuously dashed, the State government is set to take the ‘ordinance’ route for resumption of the industry at the earliest.Sources told Herald that two senior MLAs, one from the North and one from the South have sent private members resolutions to the …

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Water leakage haunts Panaji market vendors

Panaji: Vendors in the Panaji municipal market are having a harrowing time as water is leaking at various places from the rooftop even during light rain. Vendors claiming that this is an annual monsoon menace for the last five years alleged that even after bringing it to the notice of …

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Francis D’Souza admitted in Mumbai hospital

Panaji: Urban Development Minister and Mapusa MLA Francis D’Souza has been admitted in a Mumbai-based private hospital to undergo some medical tests for an unknown ailment. The ailing senior BJP legislator has not attended the ongoing monsoon session of the state assembly so far and now has informed the Speaker’s …

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Dhavalikar, Almeida attend Assembly session

Panaji: The Minister for Public Works Ramakrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar, who was taken ill and underwent a surgery at a Mumbai-based hospital, earlier this month, as well as the Vasco MLA, Carlos Almeida, who suffered a paralytic stroke earlier this year, arrived at the state legislative assembly, late Monday evening. Dhavalikar …

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