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Mapusa farmers hits out at NGPDA, TCP

Panaji: A group of farmers from Mapusa, under the banner Shri Bodgeshwer Shetkari Sangh, has alleged that North Goa Planning and Development Authority and Town and Country Planning Department were illegally showing cultivable land as uncultivable by imposing ‘Down Town Scheme’ in the name of Outline Development Plan (ODP). “Your …

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A Bollywood break at 78

Panaji: Life’s looking up for 78-year-old Astrid Fernandes. Not long after she posed for a photo series titled ‘Festekars’ at St Cajetan Chapel Feast in Saligao last month, her charming personality and joie de vivre transcended through her photographs and caught the eye of a casting director. The next thing …

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Constable held for accepting bribe

Curchorem: Head Constable Sanju Patil, attached to the Curchorem police station, has been arrested by the Anti-Corruption Bureau (ACB) for allegedly accepting a bribe of Rs 5000, at Curchorem, on Tuesday. Patil was arrested by the ACB led by SP Busset Silva, while accepting the bribe that he had sought …

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Locals denied access to Anjediva island, again

Panaji: Devotees waiting for permission from the Indian Navy to celebrate the feast of Our Lady of Springs on Anjediva island were disappointed yet again, they were denied access citing security reasons. The island has been handed over to the Navy for the Seabird project and the last feast was …

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Advisory issued to Collectors on Aadhaar

Panaji: Here comes the good news for those who are yet to receive their Aadhaar letter, as the Ministry of Communication and IT has recently issued an advisory to the district Collectors to send the request for extending the facility of advance search and e-Aadhaar download to the officers of …

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