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Sand dune destroyed in Sernabatim

Margao: Another sand dune in Sernabatim was excavated late night on Saturday. Sand of around two-meter highest has been cut from the dune and spread in the surrounding area. Judith Almeida, a local and environmental activist, informed that someone was trying to make a road through the sand dune. Incidentally, …

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MPT’s mini-museum showcases salvaged parts of German ships

Vasco: The Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) chairman I Jeyakumar inaugurated a mini-museum at MPT’s administration building at Headland Sada, on Saturday, in the presence of deputy chairman MPT G P Rai, deputy conservator MPT Capt Manoj Joshi and others. Capt Joshi, who is instrumental in setting up the museum, said …

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Girish scoffs at rumours of Kamat joining BJP

Panjim: Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) President Girish Chodankar on Sunday scoffed at rumours that Congress MLA and former chief minister Digambar Kamat has decided to resign and join the BJP. Such rumours, he said, was a deliberate attempt and a campaign by the BJP and its alliance partners to …

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Students need to embrace new technology, skills: Lolayekar

Panaji: Director of Higher Education Prasad Lolayekar has advised the students to embrace new technology and adopt skills required by the industry to get better jobs in the changing business scenario. He was speaking as a chief guest at installation function of newly-elected Student Council of Dnyanprassarak Mandal’s College and …

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PWD asked to file report on condition of Dona Paula jetty

Panjim: Keeping in mind the safety of people, the Public Works Department (PWD) has been asked to file a compliance report based on the Dona Paula jetty structural audit done in the year 2015 as well the one done in 2018 by the Imagine Panaji Smart City Development Ltd (IPSCDL) …

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Goa Dairy AGM adjourned amid commotion

Ponda: Following ruckus over the validity of the annual general body meeting (AGM) of the farmers linked to Goa Dairy, the meeting which was held at Curti on Sunday was adjourned. The farmers unanimously resolved to adjourn the meeting following which beleaguered managing director of Goa Dairy Dr N C …

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Damp walls, flaking paint endanger museum artefacts

Panjim: Around 10,000 artefacts dating back to the Portuguese-era and prior to that, housed at the Goa State Museum, located at the Adil Shah Palace, are in danger of getting ruined forever with the rain and the salinity in the air. As per information the artefacts include important stone sculptures, …

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It is essential to know students before knowing syllabus: Sinha

Panaji: Governor Mridula Sinha, praising the work of teachers in the educational field, said that it is essential to know the students before knowing the syllabus, as it is depended on a teacher how to mould a child. The Governor shared her lifelong teaching experience with the audience and guided …

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MMC proposes to decongest Mapusa market during Chaturthi

Mapusa: With an aim to increase safety and security measures ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi, Mapusa Municipal Council (MMC) held a joint review meeting with all the stakeholders of the town. Methods to decongest the market and regulate free flow of traffic during the festive period were proposed. The meeting was …

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Cortalim sarpanch voted out

Vasco: Cortalim Sarpanch Senia Pereira was voted out through a no confidence motion. The proceedings were held at a special meeting. The ousted sarpanch managed to get only three votes, while seven voted for ending her tenure as sarpanch. These seven panchas had filed no confidence motion against the Sarpanch …

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