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State BJP leaders’ meet with Shah cancelled

Panaji: The meeting between the members of the state core committee of the Bharatiya Janata Party and BJP national president Amit Shah in New Delhi scheduled for Thursday has been called off. The meeting was supposed to discuss the possibility of ‘alternative arrangement’ to run the state government in the …

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Salgaocar College cell campaigns for Kerala flood relief at Old Goa

Old Goa: The Free Legal Aid Cell of V M Salgaocar College, Miramar operating at Old Goa Panchayat carried out a Kerala relief fund campaign. They accepted contribution in the form of food products and handed over the same to the Panjim Malayali Association at St Cruz. The Old Goa …

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Cashew tree crashes on 2 houses at Dabel

Canacona: Property worth over Rs 2 lakh was damaged when a huge cashew tree came crashing down on two houses at Dabel, Poinguinim on Wednesday. However, no one was injured. Roof tiles and rafters of both the houses were damaged. The timely action of the Canacona Fire Service personnel helped …

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Officials inspect Valpoi town for traffic arrangements

Valpoi: The Valpoi Municipal Council along with RTO, traffic and officials from mamlatdar’s office inspected the town to make necessary traffic arrangements during festive season. Valpoi Municipal Council vice chairperson Sayyad Sarfaraz said that it has taken all steps to regulate traffic movement and urged the concerned authorities to immediately …

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Give him more powers

Panjim: In what appears to be a growing deadlock between the City Commissioner Ajit Roy and the Councillors of the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP), the Council on Thursday debated the lack of powers with the Mayor and demanded greater control of the corporation’s administration through Mayor. During …

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Power failure paralyses MMC functioning

Margao: The Margao Municipal Council was totally paralysed today afternoon due to a power failure that was not restored even at 5.30 pm. Even inward and outward movement of files could not be done. Making most out of the power failure, the staffers were loitering around, while the public were …

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Vedanta clarifies on Rs 97 cr demand

Panjim: A day after receiving a recovery notice for Rs 97.48 crore from Directorate of Mines and Geology for royalty non-payment, Vedanta Ltd on Wednesday clarified that the matter relates to reconciliation of royalty due to the varying interpretation of the iron ore value and not to illegal mining. DMG …

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DM notifies 59 speed limit signboards in South Goa

Margao: South Goa district magistrate has notified a total of 59 locations where speed limit signboards will be installed. These roads include state highways, major district roads and village or municipal roads of South Goa. Beginning from Vasco, the roads till Quepem will receive speed limit signboards. Most village roads …

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Fire safety mock drill at Vasco ends in utter failure

Vasco: The fifth fire safety mock drill conducted by the disaster management team at Vasco was an utter failure as Public Works Department office miserably failed to respond on time. The response timing of others was better compared to the PWD which according to Mormugao deputy collector, who is the …

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Electronic Nicotine Delivery systems to be banned

Panjim: The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday issued an advisory to State governments to ban Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) which include e-cigarettes, vape, e-Sheesha, and e-hookah. The move comes in the light of the Delhi High Court pulling up the Centre for delay in coming …

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