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CCP office searched, file not traced

Panaji: The police on Thursday search the office of the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) to trace a file in connection with a case against Uday Madkaikar and Geeta Madkaikar, both from Bhatlem, for allegedly forging an occupancy certificate. Police said the file was not traceable. During the …

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Massive landslide on NH at Kerya

Ponda: Two days of heavy rain fall caused a massive landslide on Thursday at Kerya in Curti on National Highway where construction of a four-lane road is on progress. The landslide incident was reported to Ponda Deputy Collector Vishal Kundaikar and Mamlatdar Abeer Hede who inspected the site and cleared …

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DMA accepts Kavlekar’s resignation

Mapusa: Director of Municipal Administration (DMA) on Tuesday accepted the voluntary resignation of Mapusa Municipal Council Chairperson Rohan Kavlekar. Kavlekar had submitted his resignation letter to DMA on June 14 for approval. Kavlekar stepped down from the post to give to opportunity to other councilors as per their sharing tenure …

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No danger at mining sites this time: DMG

Panjim: Even as mining leases have been left unmanned after the Supreme Court quashed second renewals, Director General of Mines Safety (DGMS) has claimed that currently there is no danger of any sort at the lease sites. DGMS has identified nine mining leases as vulnerable during the monsoon. Mines Secretary …

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Dirty Water: Sewage Corp Endorses Pvt Technology

Panjim: In what could emerge as Goa’s biggest brazen display of capital cronyism, state-owned Sewage & Infrastructure Development Corporation of Goa Ltd (SIDCGL) has been promoting just one kind of sewerage treatment technology owned by a private company in gross violation of Ministry of Finance prescribed guidelines through its official …

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Mining sends sacred groves on path to extinction: Environmentalist

Panjim: Environmentalist and National Wildlife Board member Rajendra Kerkar, who has done an extensive study on sacred groves in the State, revealed that these devrai or vanrai, protected by locals due to religious and cultural sentiments, are on the verge of extinction due to rampant mining activity. Areas like Naveli …

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Flights delayed, diverted as heavy showers lash Goa

Panaji: A combination of heavy rainfall and low-lying clouds brought flight operations at Goa International Airport to a standstill on Wednesday. More than 30 flights were either delayed, diverted or cancelled, as Airports Authority of India (AAI) struggled to handle the chaos created by the bad weather. “Flight operations at …

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No inquiry into ketamine unit in Goa, says Parrikar

Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday ruled out an independent probe into the ketamine manufacturing unit unearthed in Pissurlem industrial estate by the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI). “The raid was entirely carried out by the DRI, and it was a multi-State operation. So I cannot comment on …

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And.. they all got away

Ex City Mayor Surendra Furtado’s recent outburst against his former colleague Commissioner Deepak Desai, over City Corporation failure to act in the alleged market scam, has once again exposed the affairs of the Corporation of the City of Panjim (CCP). With the Corporation failing to take any action against the …

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State’s students to come out enforce to mark World Yoga Day

Panaji: On International Yoga Day, on Thursday, 1,500 students from around 48 schools across the state will participate at the taluka-level celebrations being organised by the directorate of sports and youth affairs from 7am to 10am. Besides, thousands of students will participate in the state-level yoga day function to be …

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