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Mormugao Council to ban plastic bags for Diwali too

Vasco: After preventing use of plastic bags during the Saptah and Ganesh festivals, the Mormugao Municipal Council plans to do the same during the upcoming Diwali festival. The MMC will have the theme of “Burst Hunger Not Crackers,” this Diwali. The Council intends to go for an eco-friendly Diwali by …

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Sewage tanker, towing vehicle launched for Calangute constituency

Calangute: The Calangute MLA, Michael Lobo launched a sewage tanker and towing vehicle for the people of his constituency, on Saturday. Candolim Sarpanch Blaize Fernandes attended the launch function. The two new vehicles have been introduced to solve the issues of contamination due to sewage leakage and the illegal parking. …

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Highway 8 at Chandor de-notified: Minister

Margao: Town and Country Planning Minister Vijai Sardessai reassured the people of Chandor that the state Highway 8 passing through the village has been denotified for all practical purposes and said the notification will be issued shortly. Speaking as chief guest at the finals of the Seamen Tournament, he said …

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Remove creepers over electricity pole

Although the electricity department undertook maintenance work over electricity poles prior to the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, the work has been found to be unsatisfactory. At some locations, streetlight fixtures are found to be non-functional, while at other spots some fixtures are being noticed in a wrong position. The fixtures adjacent …

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Valpoi continues to grapple with traffic woes sans plan

Valpoi: The issue of haphazard parking in Valpoi town has remained unresolved for years. The increase in number of vehicles has compounded the problem with the civic authorities failing to come out with a proper traffic plan. VMC after conducting a survey had recently installed traffic signages on various peak …

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Polluting trucks, with invisible number plate, ply near St Xavier’s College Mapusa

Many of the truck carriers ply on the uphill road next to our college and pose great danger to the students’ community. Many of the students walk up the hill to attend classes. These trucks emit so much carbon as seen in the above truck which nearly suffocates us. The …

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Tereza elected as dy sarpanch of Chandor

Margao: Arlinda Tereza was elected unopposed as the Deputy Sarpanch of Village Panchayat of Cavorim Chandor. The elections were necessitated following the ouster of earlier deputy sarpanch Mafaldina Martins through a no confidence motion. Arlinda’s name was proposed by former sarpanch Derrick Braganza Pereira and seconded by Edward D’Silva. Sarpanch …

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Shiv Sena attacks BJP for ‘political crisis’ in Goa

Panjim: Stating that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who has been ailing since February, should have retired from politics with dignity, Shiv Sena on Wednesday accused BJP of being responsible for the current political situation in Goa. Sena, in an editorial in the party’s mouthpiece ‘Saamana’, has accused BJP of insulting …

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Zuari bridge closed on Sept 30 for three hours

Panjim: The Zuari bridge will remain closed for all vehicular traffic on September 30 between 6 am and 9 am as Public Works Department (PWD) will be recording the deck levels of the bridge. Vehicular traffic to South Goa will be diverted via Borim bridge on NH-17B and also via …

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Section within BJP in touch with Congress, claims Kavalekar

Panjim: As the leadership muddle continues to haunt the BJP-led coalition, Congress on Wednesday claimed there is discontent in the ruling dispensation as to who will head the alliance in the absence of ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. Speaking to media persons, Leader of the Opposition Chandrakant Kavalekar said that …

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