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Bhirondem villagers confront power engineer over blackout

Valpoi: Around 50 Bhirondem villagers headed by Sarpanch Nitin Shivdekar led a morcha to Valpoi Electricity Department, on Wednesday, and confronted the Assistance Engineer for the power blackout in the village for the last ten days. The villagers said that for the last ten days there was no power supply …

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GSIDC projects suffer due to lack of funds

Margao: Almost all projects under construction by the Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation (GSIDC) have been delayed due to lack of funds. GSIDC sources revealed that projects are being inaugurated without adequate funding. Most projects such as the Rs 41 crore grade separator at Dabolim, Rs 4.5 crore Cortalim market, …

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State panel calls on Tomar over resumption of mining

Panaji/Curchorem: A delegation representing the Goa Mining People’s Front met Union Mines Minister Narendra Singh Tomar in New Delhi on Tuesday urging him to take measures for restarting mining activities in Goa at the earliest so as to protect the livelihood of Goans especially the mining dependent people. Tomar told …

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Fouziya elected SMC dy chief

Sanguem: Fouziya Imtiaz Sheikh was unanimously elected as deputy chairperson of Sanguem Municipal Council.At the election held on Tuesday in the council office, Fouziya was declared elected unopposed as no other candidate filed nomination papers for the post of deputy chairperson. The election to appoint the new deputy chairperson followed …

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GPSC ‘promotes 1,100 officers in 18 months’

Panjim: Bringing an end to the ad-hoc promotions in the Goa administration, the State Public Service Commission (GPSC) has promoted nearly 1100 officers in a regular manner across various departments in the last 18 months. It has also lifted probations of 600 officers, who were awaiting regularisation for the last …

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Rally demands resumption of mining activities

Bicholim: Over 100 mining dependents under the banner “Mining Allied Industries Dependents” on Monday took out a rally from Amona to Sanquelim demanding immediate resumption of mining activities. The rally began from Amona and culminated at Ravindra Bhavan, Sanquelim. The mining dependents submitted a memorandum to the deputy speaker, Dr …

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SIT questions mining trader Ghotge

Panjim: Mining trader Prasanna Ghotge was on Monday interrogated by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) in connection with the illegal mining case. Ghotge, owner of PVG group was questioned for the entire day on Monday. He has been asked to depose on July 23 for further interrogation. The fresh development …

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Doctor’s ‘experiment’ shows harmful effects of formalin

Margao: Conducting an ‘experiment’ to demonstrate the harmful effects of formalin use on human beings, Dr Shankar Nadkarni on Monday said that it is high time that a legal course was taken on the formalin-in-fish row. He said that Goans must take a call on eating chemical-laced fish.Addressing media persons …

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Congress asks Goans to avoid eating fish till govt comes clean on ‘formalin in fish’ row

Panaji: The Congress party, on Monday, asked the Goans to avoid eating fish till the government comes clean on the ongoing ‘formalin-in-fish’ row. The party urged the people not to ‘trust’ FDA’s reports over the fish samples drawn from Margao, and Panaji fish markets last week as they were ‘confusing’. …

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Looks can be deceptive

The Junta House- the famous six storied administrative, commercial, residential and cultural complex, more than half century old is deteriorating, as is obvious. But the structural audit says something else. As per the audit, the building in its existing situation is safe for habitation and with repairs and periodic maintenance; …

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