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Met warns of low-pressure belt over Arabian Sea

Panjim: Warning fishermen from venturing into the sea during the next five days, the Met department has advised against going deep into the sea October 7 onwards owing to the development of a low-pressure belt. “A low pressure is likely to develop over South-East Arabian Sea around October 6. It …

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GMC Forensic HoD quizzed by CB

Panjim: Suspended Head of Forensic Department of the Goa Medical College, Dr Edmund Rodrigues, was questioned by Crime Branch (CB) on Wednesday in connection with the disposal of the body of Aldona youth Januz Gonsalves. The senior doctor later filed an application for anticipatory bail, which the court has reserved …

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Panchayat orders stoppage of road work at Gawali-Moula

Panjim: After locals complained of an illegal construction of a road in an archaeological site passing through Gawali-Moula without permission, the Curca Bambolim and Talaulim panchayat on Wednesday, following a site inspection, has issued a stop work order. In the order issued under Section 64 (1) (J) of Goa Panchayat …

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Water shortage, stray cattle issues dominate Calangute gram sabha

Calangute: Water shortage and stray cattle issues were discussed at the special gram sabha held at the Calangute Panchayat hall on Gandhi Jayanti. The residents of Naikawaddo raised the issue of PWD water, wherein they have not been receiving water for the last 10 days. The sarpanch Shawn Martins told …

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Electricity department suffers `25 lakh loss in North Goa

Mapusa: Due to the squall in Bardez, the electricity department has suffered a loss of around Rs 20- 25 lakh approximately, as around 40 electric poles have been damaged. Villages like Thivim-Sirsaim, Colvale, Dhargal, Camurlim were the most affected. The sudden squall on Monday afternoon resulted in uprooting of various …

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With Parrikar in hospital, there is leadership vacuum in govt: AAP

Margao: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has said that with the hospitalisation of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, there is a leadership vacuum in the government. Besides, AAP said, there is crisis in education, health care and even employment sector which demands a change in government Addressing a large number of …

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Activists burn copies of land records at Valpoi

Valpoi: The Sattari Bhumi Putra Samiti burned, what it called, copies of “worthless I & XIV forms”, during a protest on Tuesday. Form I & XIV is a revenue record of rights. The Samiti claimed that the recent amendment to the Land Revenue Code was unconstitutional. “We will file a …

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Power dept replaces 3 burnt transformers at Cuncolim

Margao: The electricity department in Cuncolim has replaced three transformers that caught fire on Monday evening after a thunder and rain storm left huge parts of the municipal and panchayat area in darkness. Responding quickly, the department replaced the three transformers and restored power to homes by Tuesday evening. The …

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Large number of trees cut at Sanguem Industrial Estate

Sanguem: A large number of trees have been cut at the Sanguem Industrial Estate to pave way for the construction of sheds and factories. The wanton destruction of forest trees has raised doubts as to whether due permission has been taken by the plot owners concerned to cut large number …

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Illegal parking of two wheelers in Margao inconveniences councillors

Margao: Chief officer of Margao Municipal Council (MMC) Shiddivinayak Naik, on Tuesday, directed municipal engineer to lift all the rent-a-bikes that were illegally parked in the municipality’ parking area. The two wheelers created inconvenience to the councillors as well as general public.“I told the municipal engineer to lift all the …

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