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Curchorem Carnival witnesses exotic floats

Curchorem: The Carnival float parade was held at Curchorem on Monday. The float parade was organised by Centro Social Anjo Custodio, Curchorem in association with GTDC. Eight traditional floats, 8 floats of private institutions, 8 floats of social institutions, 18 junk cars and 17 clowns participated in the parade. The …

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MoU on imparting fire training to primary students signed

Panaji:: A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed between the Director of Fire and Emergency Services Ashok Menon, Director of Education Gajanan Bhat, and R A Venkitachalam, vice president, Public Safety Mission, Underwriter Laboratories (India) in the presence of chief secretary R K Srivastava on Monday at the Secretariat. As …

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Sawant is Vigilance director

Panaji: Narayan Sawant has been appointed as Director of Vigilance department replacing Amarsen Rane who has been on leave since December. Officials said Sawant will take charge of the department immediately. Sources said Rane was asked by the Chief Secretary to go on leave as files were pending since 2012. …

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Decorative material gutted in fire

Vasco: A temporary shed, that was being utilised for storage of decorative material, was gutted in a fire at Nagoa in Pirni-Verna on early Sunday morning.  As per available information from fire and emergency services divisional officer, Margao, Rajendra Haldankar, the fire broke out on early Sunday morning; however, the …

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Sancoale seeks re-inclusion in MPDA jurisdiction

Vasco: The Sancoale gram sabha has unanimously resolved to ask the government to re-include the village panchayat in the jurisdiction of the Mormugao Planning and Development Authority (MPDA) as the villagers are not getting any benefit from being under the Town and Country Planning (TCP) jurisdiction. Several other crucial resolutions …

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GIPFB creating employment opportunities in state: Naik

Vasco: Minister for Industries and Cooperation Mahadev Naik said that the Goa Investment Promotion and Facilitation Board (GIPFB), which is a single window clearance system, approves foreign direct investment to state, and is promoting  employment and business opportunities for the unemployed youth. The Minister was addressing the press on the …

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CG rescues 14 fishermen from flooded boat

Vasco: The Coast Guard rescued 14 fishermen from a flooded boat off Goa’s coast on Saturday evening. According to Coast Guard Goa (CGG) PRO Akshay Jain, the Maritime Rescue Coordination Committee (MRCC) received a distress call from fishing boat ‘Nixymol’, which was carrying out fishing activities 80 kms to the …

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