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Nine trucks detained at Colvale, Karaswada for illegal transportation

Mapusa: In joint raids, nine trucks were detained for illegal transportation of sand, laterite and basalt stones on Sunday morning. Acting on a tip-off, the surprise raids were conducted by joint mamlatdar Sandeep Gawade along with officer from mines department Sudhir Mandrekar at Camurlim on Sunday early morning but when …

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Azzosim villagers meet Aggasim PI over molestation complaint

Margao: A group of villagers from Azzosim visited the Aggasim police station to inquire about the complaint filed against 30 of their co-villagers, including local activist Rama Kankonkar, the local priest, women and a senior citizen. The complaint was filed by the representative of a company which is allegedly constructing …

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Two trucks gutted in fire at harbour

Vasco: Two 10-wheeler trucks parked at the Mormugao Harbour caught fire on Thursday morning resulting in loss of property worth at least Rs 10 lakh. The Vasco fire station informed that a heap of garbage in front of the Coast Guard terminal office was burning. It later spread to the …

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Citizens back traffic sentinel scheme, claims DGP

Panjim: As controversy surrounding the Traffic Sentinel scheme continues and some volunteers face public fury for reporting violations to the police, Director General of Police Muktesh Chander, the brain behind the scheme, has claimed that citizens are writing to the department applauding the scheme. In one such instance, a Mapusa …

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Curchorem villagers seek removal of school gates

Curchorem: Residents of Bepequegal, which is in the jurisdiction of Curchorem-Cacora Municipal Council (CCMC), have threatened to stage a dharna if the gates put up by a school management allegedly blocking public roads are not removed immediately and have sought action against the management for obstructing public access. It may …

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Task force formed to check illegal mining

Panjim: State Government has constituted a special Environment Surveillance Task Force to ensure that no illegal mining takes place in the river belts of polluted stretches. Task force under District Magistrates has been constituted in North and South Goa. It comprises of Superintendent of Police (North and South), scientist from …

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Fire breaks out at fibre boat building factory in Cuncolim

Cuncolim: A fire broke out early Thursday afternoon at a fibre boat building factory located at the Cuncolim Industrial Estate. The firefighters, who rushed to the spot, first rescued several employees working in a nearby factory as a precautionary measure. Though the fire department hasn’t estimated the loss, it is …

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House gutted in Poriem fire

Valpoi: A house was fully gutted in a fire due to the short circuit at Majik wada in Poriem village, Sattari. The house owner, Shrikant Gurav said his house were totally destroyed in fire due to the short circuit. He has loss all the things, equipment’s and materials. The total …

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