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Nigerian arrested for illegal drug possession

Panaji: A 34-year-old Nigerian national has been arrested by the anti-narcotics cell (ANC) of Goa police for illegal possession of narcotic substances worth 1.6 lakh. Geofrey Samules, who was arrested at Anjuna, was produced before the judicial magistrate first class (JMFC), Mapusa and has been remanded to two-day police custody. …

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Traffic diversion on city Carnival day

Panaji: Carnival float parade in Panaji will be held on February 6. The Carnival floats will be lined up on the Ribandar causeway, that is, from Divja Circle to Ribandar-Merces junction and thereafter from 2.30 p.m will be allowed to go up to the starting point at Old Secretariat. The …

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250 coconut trees to be planted

Calangute: Close to 250 coconut trees will be planted along the widened Mapusa-Calangute road within the next four months, said Calangute MLA Michael Lobo. Lobo told mediapersons on Thursday that the entire stretch from Mapusa to Calangute church junction is being widened, following which it will be hot-mixed in phases …

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After ATS and IB, now NIA quizzes terror suspect at length

Panaji/Vasco: After Goa police ATS and Intelligence Bureau (IB), now the National Investigation Agency (NIA) has also begun questioning Samir Sardanha, who was arrested over suspected terror links, earlier this week. Security agencies are probing deeper to ascertain if Sardanha was affiliated to any terrorist outfit. Forty four-year-old Sardanha from …

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Officials on high alert against KFD

Bicholim: A joint meeting of health officials and state administration officials was held on February 2, 2016 to discuss prevention and recurrence of monkey fever (Kyasanur forest disease/KFD) in the state, which has already claimed two lives, said Mahadev Arondekar, deputy collector for Bicholim and Sattari talukas, who addressed the …

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Govt supporting illegal mining: AGTOA

Ponda : President of All Goa Truck Owners Association (AGTOA) Nilkhant Gawas on Wednesday alleged that the government is supporting illegal mining in Goa. He alleged that the concerned department is not keeping tabs on the mines and the government is also not serious in ensuring that guidelines are followed …

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Rajeev Gomes booked

Margao: The Margao town police on Thursday registered an offence against lawyer Rajeev Gomes under the Citizenship Act, 1955, and Sections 177, 181, 419 and 420 of IPC of the Indian Penal Code besides Representation of People’s Act, upon a complaint filed by Santana Piedade Afonso accusing Gomes of being …

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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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