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SGPDA calls for regular inspections

Margao: The South Goa Planning and Development Authority (SGPDA) has written to the Director of Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) requesting them to hold regular inspection and check-ups at its markets in Fatorda. In its letter, SGPDA has requested FDA to make appropriate arrangements to conduct regular inspections and surprise …

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South Goa taximen object to doing away of commercial licences

Cavelossim: Members of the South Goa Tourist Taxi Owners Association (SGTTOA) on Thursday held an urgent meeting against the central ministry’s decision to do away with commercial licences for driving taxis. During the meeting, it was resolved to object the decision and will instead take the matter to court. Speaking …

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Retrenchment of Chowgule mining workers struck down

Margao: The aggrieved workers of the Chowgule mining company employed at Costi mines can breathe a sigh of relief after the Union Labour Secretary struck down retrenchment of 345 workers of the company. The company had retrenched the workers immediately after the stoppage of mining operations in Goa. Thereafter, the …

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AC gas leakage scare in Assembly

Panjim: Speaker Pramod Sawant and Deputy Speaker Michael Lobo confirmed there was leakage in AC plant which was addressed to immediately by technicians. As such, the ongoing assembly session was not affected, they said.According to Fire Brigade control room there was leakage in one of the valves of the cylinder …

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Fair price shop owners demand guaranteed monthly income

Panjim: Fair price shop owners in the State have demanded that the government assure them a guaranteed monthly income, failing which they will not go for installation of biometric system based point of sales (POS) machines claiming the system is ‘non-viable’. Addressing the media, All Goa Consumer Co-operative Society and …

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Goa expects more from its 40 legislators

It was February 2011, the 50th year of Goa’s Liberation and Dr Raghunath Mashelkar was delivering the inaugural lecture in the D D Kosambi Festival of Ideas on the topic ‘Making Impossible Possible’. At that point of time he was also chairing the Goa Golden Jubilee Development Committee that was …

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Ponda transporters to support nationwide strike tomorrow

Ponda: Ponda Goods Transport Association (PGTA) has extended their support to the nationwide chakka jam (strike) of transporters and has decided to keep all their vehicles off road on July 20. “Around 400 transporters in the state will keep their vehicles off road and cancel all their bookings to support …

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SIT questions ore exporters, traders in mining scam case

Panjim: A day after mining trader Prasanna Ghotge was interrogated, the Special Investigation Team (SIT) quizzed several exporters and traders in connection with the ongoing investigation into the mining scam till Wednesday. “Many exporters and traders are being interrogated. More will be summoned soon,” an officer said. The questioning pertains …

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