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Carmona sarpanch poll postponed

Margao: Elections of Sarpanch for Carmona scheduled on Friday had to be postponed as there were no nominations, given the fact that only one panchayat member was present for the meeting while rest abstained. Angelico Gracias who had come from the BDO’s office to conduct the elections said he had …

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Kadamba drivers foil attempt to steal bus

Panjim: A bizarre theft attempt was foiled by alert Kadamba bus drivers and conductors when a man attempted to flee with an inter-state Kadamba bus early Friday morning. Panjim police immediately took into custody Uttar Pradesh native Suresh Kumar Nishad following a complaint. “Some Kadamba bus operators saw this interstate …

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Govt sanctions 56 new posts in Directorate of Panchayats

Panjim: The State government has sanctioned the creation of 56 new posts in the Directorate of Panchayats. An order issued by Panchayats Director Ajit Panchwadkar states that the government has sanctioned the creation of 56 posts, including one post each of deputy director (administration), joint director accounts, assistant director accounts …

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13 villages finally out of Greater Panaji PDA

Panaji: Nearly four months after taking decision to withdraw 13 villages from Greater Panaji Planning Development Authority (GPPDA), in May this year, the town and country planning department has issued notification to implement the decision. According to the notification issued by Secretary for Town and Country Planning, Daulat Hawaldar, the …

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Please intervene, the administration has collapsed: Congress

Panjim: Congress party on Friday called on Goa Governor Dr Mridula Sinha demanding her immediate intervention to protect the State administration, which is on the verge of collapse with Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar suffering from an undisclosed sickness and two ministers admitted in the hospitals with serious ailments. The delegation …

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IDA lays thrust on scientific disposal of biomedical waste

Panaji: The conference of the Goa branch of the Indian Dental Association (IDA) witnessed thrust being given on the scientific disposal of biomedical waste in dental clinics. President of the IDA’s Goa branch Lt Col (retd) Dr Parag Prabhudesai, in his presidential address, appealed to the dentists in the state …

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KTC asked not to exceed shuttle service on Panjim-Mapusa route

Panjim: Transport Department has asked Kadamba Transport Corporation Limited (KTC) not to exceed the permissible shuttle service on the Panjim-Mapusa-Panjim route. The instructions were issued during the coordination committee’s second meeting attended by representatives of KTC and private bus operators on Thursday. All Goa Private Bus Owners Association general secretary …

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Mapusa PI vows to get tough with gender-neutral persons

Mapusa: Mapusa Police Inspector Tushar Lotlikar has asked the people to dial 100 if being harassed by gender-neutral persons in the market area. Locals claim that there are over twelve gender-neutral persons operating in Mapusa market area who roam around pestering commuters and locals for alms. If request for money …

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Remo acquitted in verbal abuse case

Panaji: The Children’s Court on Thursday acquitted pop singer Remo Fernandes in the case relating to verbal abuse of a minor girl from Maharashtra who had met with an accident in 2015 which involved a car allegedly driven by Remo’s son. On December 1, 2015, the girl, a native of …

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