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SMC settles rent arrear issue; Lessees to dues in installments

Sanguem: The long pending rent arrears issue between the Sanguem Municipal Council (SMC) and the Sanguem Merchants Association was finally settled at the council meeting on Tuesday. The settlement was reached consequent to the two-day ultimatum served by the SMC on the lessees for immediate payment of rent arrears and …

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Calangute panchayat officials inspect illegal structure, direct owner to demolish

Calangute: The Calangute Panchayat conducted a site inspection of an illegal structure being erected on the field by a resident in front of St Alex Church after taking cognizance of a post that went viral on social media. The structure was erected taking advantage of the Ganesh festival during which …

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Dust pollution on NH at Kerya causing hardship to commuters

Ponda: Commuters faced difficulties on National Highway at Kerya due to landslide and the subsequent closure of the road for 15 days, when the monsoons hit the State with full fury in June. The landslide was apparently caused as the hill was cut vertically for widening the highway. Now, the …

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Dependents decide to intensify agitation for restarting mining

Ponda: The Goa Peoples Mining Dependent Front (GPMDF) has decided to intensify agitations by various means, at a meeting held at Usgao on Sunday. Presided over by GPMDF leader Puthi Gaonkar, observed that the condition of mining dependents is worsening day by day in absence of mining activities; that the …

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Vasco shopkeepers adhere to ban on plastic carry bags

Vasco: Traders and shopkeepers in Vasco have adhered to the ban on plastic bags imposed by the Mormugao Municipal Council (MMC) during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. They have welcomed the decision of MMC to implement a total ban on plastic carry bags beginning from Saptah celebration and continuing the same …

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The Ganesha Dekhavas Of Mashel

Professor and historian Prajal Sakhardande is known for the various heritage walks and tours he participates in and organises. Lately, Prajal has been part of a tour in his own village, Mashel, by Soul Travelling as part of ‘Exploring Marcel’ trip. Buoyed by the festivities that are reverberating throughout the …

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Sanguem lease holders to keep shops closed on September 18

Sanguem: In view of the two-day ultimatum served by the Sanguem Municipal Council (SMC) on the shopkeepers to pay the rent arrears by September 19, the aggrieved lease holders on Monday decided to keep their establishments closed on September 18. The decision was taken at the Sanguem Shopkeepers’ Association meeting.The …

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Tableaus highlight several issues at Adpoi Ganesh idol immersion procession

Ponda: It was an impressive sight as the five-day Ganesh idol immersion procession at Adpoi witnessed the participation of thousands of devotees with the tableaus highlighting several issues affecting the common man. The themes centred on the current issues in the state such as pothole ridden roads, formalin-laced fish and …

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Two fires cause loss of Rs one lakh in Mapusa

Mapusa: The personnel from the Mapusa Fire Department were kept on their toes are as they responded to several fire and emergency services calls from a large area. A short circuit led to a minor fire in two rental rooms near Maruti Temple, Khorlim on Monday morning. The timely intervention …

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Parrikar’s absence will adversely affect governance, feels industry

Panaji: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s ill-health and the subsequent political turmoil over his absence is likely to affect governance, according to members of the Goan industry. The Chief Minister’s extensive charge of around 30 portfolios will affect administration in those departments, said local businessmen and unit owners on Monday. Goa …

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