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‘Regimen of food not followed in GMC’

Panaji: The Goa State Commission for Women has found that all the patients admitted to the Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim, are served the same food, without following ‘food regimen’ for the patients. This finding came against the backdrop of a number of complaints received from the relatives of …

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Mandovi bridge closed on Oct 27, 28

Panjim: The coming weekend could get hectic for commuters on the Mapusa-Panjim highway as the new Mandovi bridge will remain close for maintenance work. The new Mandovi bridge will be closed for all vehicular traffic on October 27 and 28, 2018 (one lane only) from 6am to 6pm and from …

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Mapusa merchants to shut shop for 2 hours today

Mapusa: In protest against the “failure” of Mapusa Municipality to streamline vending activity and other issues in the municipal market, Mapusa Merchants Association members have decided to shut down their shops for two hours on Friday and undertake verification of vendors in the municipal market. Friday is the main Bazaar …

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Velingkar foresees early dissolution of the Assembly

Panjim: Former Goa RSS chief Subash Velingkar feels that the BJP is putting unnecessary pressure on Chief Minister Parrikar and opined that the Assembly could be dissolved anytime soon. The former state Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief said that BJP should appoint someone else to lead the government. “I don’t …

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Congress begins process of shortlisting candidates

Panaji: Stating that Congress has started the process of shortlisting candidates for Mandrem and Shiroda by-elections, the party on Thursday expressed its confidence in regaining both the seats. “The process has just started and many individuals are interested in fighting the election on Congress ticket, however, final decision on the …

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Congress backs MGP idea of banning defectors

Panjim: Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) has welcomed the statement of MGP president Pandurang Dhavalikar that defected MLAs should be banned for six years from contesting elections. “Goa Congress welcomes the statement of MGP President Dhavilikar who called for a ban of six years on elected MLAs for changing their …

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Withdraw support if govt fails to resume mining: GMPF to GFP

Panjim: Frustrated over BJP-led coalition government’s act of dragging its feet over resolving the ongoing mining crisis, the Goa Mining People’s Front (GMPF) has demanded that the ally Goa Forward Party (GFP) should withdraw its support if the State fails to ensure immediate resumption of iron ore activities in the …

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Rumblers laid at Sirlim to prevent accidents

Margao: The PWD on Wednesday began installing rumblers at major accident prone stretch of the National Highway in Sirlim near the Our Lady of Merces Chapel. The stretch had taken several lives in the last few years ever since it had been expanded. The locals had been demanded speed beakers …

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Ravi, others get clean chit from SIT probing police-drug mafia nexus

Panjim: Former Home Minister Ravi Naik and a number of retired and serving police officials will heave a sigh of relief as the Special Investigation Team (SIT), formed to inquire into the 2013 House Committee report on police-drug mafia nexus, has not found evidence ascertaining allegations against them. The SIT …

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