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Govt to revive over 240 posts at GMC.

Panaji: In a bid to put an end to the shortage of staff at the Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim, the government has decided to revive over 240 posts out of over 400 which had lapsed due to various reasons. The decision was taken at a meeting held on …

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IG Prisons orders strip search of jail inmates.

Panjim: In the wake of several exposes by the media of jail inmates found with banned articles, the Indian Reserve Battalion, in charge of security at the jails has started strip searching inmates as they enter the jail premises. The strict checking has come following a circular from the Inspector …

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State sets its sights on eradicating open defecation.

Panaji: After having failed to achieve the targets to make Goa open defecation-free, the state government is in the process of modifying its scheme for providing  ‘individual household toilets’ to those without the sanitation facility. The state government failed to construct and provide new toilet under the erstwhile Nirmal Bharat …

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Govt to rein in menacing mining trucks.

Panaji: Following the death of two women and serious injury to a two-year-old child in an accident involving a mining truck at Tilamol in Quepem taluka on April 20, the government has decided to restrict the speed of the ore carrier vehicles to 40 km/hour with the aid of the …

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Dhangars make fresh pitch for ST status.

Panaji: A mass convention of Dhangars on Wednesday demanded scheduled tribe status for their community, reservations in education, employment and extension of benefits to them enjoyed by the ST community in the state. In this connection, the Goa Convention of Dhangar-Goulys unanimously resolved and adopted a charter of demands and …

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Resign over MoI issue: FORCE to Avertano, Benjamin.

Margao: The Forum for Rights of Children to Education (FORCE) has asked Navelim MLA Avertano Furtado and Velim MLA Benjamin Silva to resign if they are really committed to the medium-of-instruction issue. Responding to the statements made by the two Salcete MLAs, FORCE secretary Savio Lopes said that the parents …

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