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Porvorim cops bust extortion gang

Panaji: Porvorim police bust an extortion gang with the arrest of two persons, including a murder accused, within 48 hours of a complaint lodged by two businessmen. Manas Jena and Madhav Sahu had filed a complaint alleging that Vijay Karbotkar, who is presently out on bail in a murder case, …

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PMC upset at being kept in dark over STPs

Ponda: The Ponda Municipal Council has expressed displeasure at being kept in the dark by the government while proposing sewage treatment plants at Khadpabandh and other PMC areas. The Sewerage and Infrastructure Development Corporation of Goa (SIDCGL) and PWD will execute the project. The PMC held a demonstration at the …

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Public projects to get tax relief

Panaji: The Cabinet on Friday decided to exempt development projects and facilities created in public interest, like garbage treatment plants, public toilets and crematorium, from the payment of infrastructure tax. The cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar approved the amendment to the Goa Tax on Infrastructure Act, 2009. The …

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Hospicio refutes claim of wrong TB treatment

Margao: Hospicio Hospital, Margao, while admitting to a clerical error, has refuted the Congress’ allegations that it had wrongly treated a patient for tuberculosis. “The patient has not received any treatment for TB. There was no mix up in the patient’s X-ray. The only mix-up was in the case paper, …

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Noronha to be new GPSC chief

Panaji:Jose Manuel Noronha will be the new chairman of Goa Public Service Commission (GPSC). He is likely to step down as chairman of the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) on Monday, after handing over the charge. Earlier, the state cabinet appointed Noronha as the sole member of the GPSC, …

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Man kills wife, commits suicide

Vasco: A 24-year-old helper at the Sancoale IDC allegedly killed his wife in a rented room at New Vaddem, Vasco, before committing suicide by throwing himself under a moving train in Verna. According to police, they received information that Sangeeta Devi Gautam (22), the wife of Sunil Kumar Gautam (24), …

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GANDHINAGAR BITES THE DUST

About a kilometer and a half of the four lane highway from Varunapuri, Mangor Hill junction to Gandhinagar is posing to be a risky stretch and has also become a health hazard for locals residing in the vicinity on account of dust pollution for the past decade. Due to the …

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