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KTC staff want 7th Pay Commission implemented

Panjim: Kadamba Transport Corporation (KTC) Drivers and Allied Employees Association under AITUC held a workers’ convention on Thursday demanding the immediate implementation of Seventh Pay Commission recommendations to the workers. The workers unanimously decided that if the government does not implement the Seventh Pay Commission with effect from January 1, …

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CM wants weekly core panel meet to remove atmosphere of distrust

Panaji: The formal meeting of the members of the state core committee of the Bharatiya Janata Party with Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar scheduled on Thursday was reduced to an informal courtesy call after three of the members of the core committee namely Shripad Naik, Narendra Sawaikar and Vinay Tendulkar rushed …

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Segregation at source key to resolve garbage menace: GWMC MD

Vasco: Stating that the government and local bodies face a major challenge of garbage disposal, managing director of Goa Waste Management Corporation (GWMC) Sanjit Rodrigues has said that the solution lies in segregating waste at source. He also claimed that GWMC is offering all assistance in terms of technology and …

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Politicians trying to delay Cortalim Sarpanch polls: D’Sa

Vasco: Deputy Sarpanch of Cortalim Raymond D’Sa has alleged that some politicians have been attempting to delay the election to the post of Sarpanch. The post has been lying vacant for nearly three months after sarpanch Senia Pereira was ousted. The Deputy Sarpanch claimed that the election is to be …

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79 charged with creating ruckus during mining agitation

Panjim: Panjim Police have charged 79 persons with creating a ruckus in the State capital and on the two Mandovi bridges during a protest against closure of mining in March this year. The 350-page charge sheet, filed before the Judicial Magistrate First Class, Panjim, has also recorded statements of 108 …

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Mormugao Municipal Council identifies 31 black spots in 25 wards

Vasco: The Mormugao Municipal Council (MMC) has identified 31 black spots in its 25 wards. These spots are prone to haphazard garbage dumping. MMC plans to beautify these spots to stop the garbage dumping by unknown persons. Chief Officer Agnelo Fernandes praised former councillor Anil Chopdekar for his efforts to …

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25 injured in Rawanfond accident

Margao: Twenty-five passengers were injured after the bus in which they were travelling collided with a Duster vehicle near the military camp in Rawanfond, Margao on Wednesday morning. The bus was travelling from Curchorem to Margao when the incident occurred. Ten injured passengers were admitted in Hospicio while one was …

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Calangute comunidade attorney grilled on several issues

Calangute: The Managing Committee of Calangute Comunidade including its Attorney Anthony D’Souza was taken to task by the shareholders on several issues at the annual general body meeting held after three years. The proceedings saw the discussion over various issues such as the issuance of NOCs to few parties without …

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At cabinet meet, CM assures to fill govt vacancies soon

Panaji: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who chaired the cabinet meeting at his private residence at Taleigao on Wednesday, assured his colleagues that he will issue directions to the concerned department in the next 15 days for filling up government vacancies after discussing it in the next cabinet meeting in detail. …

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Indira Gandhi remembered as capable and powerful leader, says Chodankar

Curchorem: The 34th death anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was observed by the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) by organising a function at the Quepem Municipal hall on Wednesday. GPCC president Girish Chodankar, Quepem MLA and opposition leader Chandrakant Kavlekar, former chief minister Pratapsing Rane, Cuncolim MLA Clafacio …

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