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Finally, Goa gets detention centre for overstaying foreigners

Panjim: The long-awaited detention centre for overstaying foreign visitors to Goa is finally over as the State government on Thursday issued an order to lodge the illegal immigrants till their deportation at the old Mapusa judicial lock-up. The order by under secretary (Home) Neetal Amonkar states, “The government of Goa …

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Undir locals to challenge the NGT decision as well as approval for STP by GCZMA in Supreme Court

Ponda: The Undir locals who had launched an agitation for the past one year against the proposed STP in their residential area under its banner Undir Paryawaran Saurakshan Manch received a setback as the National Green Tribunal (NGT) at Delhi dismissed their appeal against the approval issued by Goa Coastal …

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Rally held to protest rent-a-car permits issued to Lamani community

Calangute: The North Goa Rent-a-Cab Taxi Association (NGRCA) held a rally to protest rent-a-car permits given to the Lamani community, on Thursday. The rally started from pizza hut next to St Anthony Chapel and ended at Calangute Tinto. The Vice-President of North Goa Rent-a-Cab Taxi Association, Nitesh Chodankar, said that …

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Moira panchayat stops illegal construction on comunidade land

Moira: Acting on the complaint made by a resident of Nachinola, the Moira panchayat stopped the ongoing alleged illegal construction work being carried out in a communidade field in survey number 126/8 at Novo Portugal in Moira on Wednesday. A site inspection was carried out by the Moira Sarpanch, Riya …

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Police focus only on traffic challaning: Calangute MLA

Calangute: Deputy Speaker and Calangute MLA, Michael Lobo has strongly criticised the Goa Police for not paying much heed to the law and order in the state and focusing only on challaning two-wheeler riders riding without helmets. “The Goa Police is moving in the wrong direction and I ask them …

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Cong moves HC against project owned by CM’s son

Panjim: The Congress has moved High Court against eco-tourism project owned by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s son Abhijat at Netravali in Sanguem taluka alleging arbitrary grant of approvals to the project leading to destruction of eco-fragile area. The party has blamed successive BJP-led state governments for allowing and shielding the …

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Varkhandem locals irked as sewage overflows on road

Ponda: Locals at Varkhandem are irked due to sewage being let out on the roadside by a residential cum commercial complex near the flyover. Despite repeated complains, the Ponda Municipal Council (PMC) is yet to initiate any action. Locals complained that apart from the stench that the waste emanates, the …

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A year wasted

Panjim: On February 7, exactly a year ago, the Supreme Court passed an order quashing and setting aside the second renewals granted to 88 iron ore mining leases in Goa. Mining operations then came to a halt from March 16, 2018, and the government was directed to initiate the process …

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MV Black Watch arrives at Mormugao Port

Vasco: Luxury cruise liner MV Black Watch with 507 foreign guests and 358 crew members onboard arrived at the Mormugao Port from Cochin Port and berthed alongside the International Cruise Terminal. The guests were accorded a traditional Goan welcome at the cruise terminal by the State Tourism Department. The visiting …

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Licensed gun owners ordered to deposit firearms by Feb 13

Panaji: In anticipation of the election code of conduct, North Goa District Collector Vikas Gaunekar Tuesday issued an order directing all licensed gun owners to deposit their firearms with the nearest police station by February 13. The order has been issued by the Collector under Section 144 of the Criminal …

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