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15 more motorcycle ambulances launched

Panjim: Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Tuesday launched the second fleet of First Responder Bike ambulances under the 108 emergency services, adding 15 more motorcycles to the existing fleet of 20. “We are very happy by the initiative taken by Merck contributing to our mission of saving lives. With these …

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Cola p’yat rejects complaint against traditional fishermen

Canacona: Cola panchayat at a meeting convened on Sunday to deliberate on the complaint filed by the villagers over the alleged nuisance created on the Nuvem beach by the traditional fishermen, unanimously decided to back the traditional fishermen as the villagers who complained decided not to attend the meeting over …

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Lokayukta seeks file on DA complaint against minister

Panjim: Goa Lokayukta Justice P K Misra on Thursday directed Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) to produce the file processing the complaint filed by Adv Aires Rodrigues on the disproportionate assets acquired by Power Minister Pandurang Madkaikar and his wife Janita Madkaikar the Sarpanch of Old Goa. Adjourning the hearing to August …

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GPCC hits out at GFP for its ‘cheap tactics’

Mapusa: The Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) Spokesperson Amarnath Panjikar on Thursday hit out at the Goa Forward Party (GFP) stating that they have decided not to have any alliance with this party as they have indulged in anti-party and pressurizing politics thus earning a bad name for themselves. GPCC …

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Sattari locals complain to MLA over bison attacks

Valpoi: Expressing displeasure over the failure of the Forest Department officials in locating the bison allegedly responsible for the death of two locals namely Jayanti Gaonkar and Poojan Melekar, Sattari villagers on Monday complained to the local MLA and Health Minister Vishwajit Rane, who assured them to look into the …

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Scare at Verna ESIC dispensary over ‘substandard’ antibiotic

Vasco: Fear of supply of substandard medicines gripped some patients who visited the Employees’ State Insurance Corporation (ESIC) dispensary at Verna with parent of a child complaining about receiving powdered antibiotic consisting of clumps and crystals. The incident allegedly came to light with parents of a kid finding some clumps …

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Mobile app-based taxi not beneficial to local taxi operators, says CRT

Panjim: Centre for Responsible Tourism (CRT) on Thursday said that the app-based taxi service ‘Goamiles’ introduced by Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) was only beneficial to a “big company” and not to the “local taxi operators”. CRT has urged the government and GTDC to remain committed to the service of …

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Financial powers delegated to govt school principals, headmasters renewed

Panaji: The department of education has issued an order as regards delegation of financial powers to principals of all government higher secondary schools and government technical high school centres as well as headmasters/ headmistresses of all government high schools by declaring them ‘Head of Offices’ for the respective institution. The …

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Industries pollute fields and rivers in Pissurlem

Valpoi: Four companies from Pissurlem IDC are releasing waste chemicals in local rivers and agriculture fields in the night for several years. During the monsoons they are releasing chemicals in the rivers and in the summer and winter season in agricultural fields allege locals. Recently chemicals were discharged in the …

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Balli panchayat demands better facilities at PHC

Margao: Raising concern over the lack of proper health facilities in the village, the Balli panchayat on Thursday demanded improvement in the facilities at the primary health centre (PHC). The village panchayat has demanded more doctors for the centre and better functioning of the centre. Speaking to media persons in …

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