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Parrikar works from home

Panaji: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday carried out the official work from his Dona Paula home.Parrikar, who returned from the US on September 6, two days ahead of his return date, took rest on the weekend and was expected to attend his office from Monday. Although the reason as …

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Carlos launches KTCL diesel automation system to curb wastage

Vasco: With an aim to save wastage of fuel and curb pilferages, the Kadamba Transport Corporation Ltd (KTCL) on Monday launched an innovative and ultra-modern diesel automation system through automated consumer pumps by tying up with Indian Oil Corporation Ltd (IOCL). This is the first of its kind system launched …

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HC directs govt to form squads to curb illegal sand mining

Panjim: Criticising the State government for not making functional the patrolling-cum-flying squad to monitor and control sand mining in Goa, the High Court of Bombay at Goa on Monday directed the government to immediately form an enforcement squad to curb illegal sand mining. The HC also warned the government that …

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Bad roads in Sanguem municipal areas, open invitation for accidents!

Sanguem: The bad condition of the roads in Sanguem municipal areas has left the locals fuming and complaining that they are an open invitation for accidents. The residents have accused the PWD authorities of failing to get the roads repaired despite several requests. The roads from State Bank to Dando …

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Sewage, waste water released on Baga beach

Baga: Untreated sewage and contaminated water is being released on Baga beach through a 24-inch pipe next to Café Laval, Bar and Restaurant. This fact came to light when some students went on a beach cleanliness drive. Furnishing a video and photos of sewage being released into the Baga beach, …

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Parra villagers question NGPDA member secretary over ‘unclear’ land use map

Parra: The residents of Parra, under the banner of Calangute Constituency Forum, met the member secretary of NGPDA R K Pandita to clear the apprehensions in their mind over the use of white colour for marking hills on the land use map of Arpora-Nagoa and Parra. The residents said, “We …

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Double tracking of railway lines hits snag

Margao: The Railways ambitious project of double tracking the South Western Railway track from Vasco to the Goa border has hit a snag as the Goa government is yet to hand over the land to the railway authorities. It may be recalled that around 10.5 hectares of land was sought …

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Youth clean up Mapusa-Moira road

Aldona: A group of 23 youth cleared the garbage along the stretch of road between Moira bridge and Bastora-Mapusa junction and collected 30 bags of waste, on Sunday. Earlier, on three occasions this stretch was cleared of garbage by the youth from Moira, Aldona, Ucassiam and Nachinola. The stretch of …

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Special drive for voter enrollment

Panaji: The Election Commission has been constantly endeavouring to improve the fidelity of electoral rolls with focused efforts for maximisation of registration of eligible electors and removing the impurities in the rolls drive for which is already underway since September 1, 2018. This year, the Commission has decided to utilise …

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