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2 MGP MLAs deny moves to split the party

Panjim: Political circles were abuzz Monday morning speculating whether two MGP MLAs – Manohar Azgaonkar and Deepak Pawaskar – would switch allegiance to the BJP after the duo was seen huddled in the same hotel where the national party’s Central observers had checked in. Sources revealed that both MLAs met …

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‘Illegal excavation’ works within 100 mts of Chandreshwar Temple

Margao: Natural rock formations in front of Chandreshwar Boothnath Temple in Paroda have been broken down by the temple committee as a part of the site clearance works for the construction of a new Deepsthamb (lamp tower). The massive round boulders, which measured around 5-10 feet and were an intrinsic …

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Bardez facing water shortage

Mapusa: Parts of Bardez taluka have been facing water shortage since the last five days due to some technical fault at the 50 MLD water treatment plant at Assonora. Besides the 50 MLD plant, there are two more plants at Assonora — one with a 30-MLD capacity and the other …

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Locals fear new construction on collapsed Ruby Residency site

Panjim: With the demolition of one of the two unsafe buildings of Ruby Residency in Canacona, locals fear new construction at the same site may be unsafe. It may be recalled that the five storey under-construction building which was nearing completion had collapsed like a pack of cards on the …

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Taxi operators want speed governor rule scrapped

Panaji: Even as the transport department has now started to strictly enforce the rule pertaining to the installation of speed governor in tourist taxis, members of the tourist taxi union claim that the matter to abolish the rule on compulsory fitting of speed limit device is being vigorously pursued with …

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Kadamba bus catches fire; passengers alight safely

Panjim: Around 15 bus passengers, the driver and the conductor had a miraculous escape when a Kadamba bus caught fire, incidentally outside the Agassaim police station on Sunday afternoon. The bus was plying to Panjim when it caught fire at around 12.45 pm and the cause is attributed to a …

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Exit and entrance at District Hospital Mapusa, full of potholes

Forget the chaotic functioning of the District Hospital Mapusa, the deplorable condition of the entrance and exit roads make a very poor impression of the authorities in power. Who do we hold responsible for the neglect of these roads endangering lives of the patients visiting this hospital for medicare and …

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Blind curves trouble motorists at Karmalghat

Canacona: Recently, a driver of a fish carrying insulated truck, unable to negotiate a sharp turn while descending the Karmalghat slope towards Canacona lost control over his vehicle eventually hitting a road side tree on Wednesday night. Both the driver and cleaner of the ill-fated truck luckily escaped with bruises …

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Parking of bikes in front of Matoli Bazaar causes loss to vendors

Ponda: Even during normal market days, shortage of parking space in Ponda Market causes parking problems for commuters. This problem was more evident during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. During the two-day Ganesh festival Matoli Bazaar, vendors selling matoli goods saw that many two wheelers who were allowed entry in market …

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