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Externment proceedings against Francis on Nov 9

Margao: Collector South Tariq Thomas on Wednesday fixed the externment proceedings against Francis Pereira for November 9 for final hearing and directed Public Prosecutor V Costa to submit a status report on all the cases filed against him. The Collector asked the State that had filed the application whether any …

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Govt to disconnect water, power of those without sewage connections

Margao: Town and Country Planning (TCP) Minister Vijai Sardesai directed the health officials to issue notices to disconnect water and electricity connections of those people, who have not taken sewage connection. “What is the point when government spends crores of rupees on sewerage network and people do not take connections …

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Results invalid after two years

Panjim: The students, clearing standard 12 board examination, who fail to procure their final eligibility certificate from the Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (GBSHSE), will have their results kept in abeyance for two years following which it will be declared invalid. In a circular issued to the …

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CM may resume duty next month: Vinay

Panaji: Disclosing that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will resume his office next month, state Bharatiya Janata Party president Vinay Tendulkar on Wednesday admitted that the pace of administration in the state has “slowed down” in absence of the Chief Minister. Speaking to media persons after attending a meeting of the …

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Bhandari committee was apolitical, no discussion on CM, leaders say

Panjim: After the reports of Bhandari Samaj demanding that the next CM be from its community raised eyebrows, the leaders meeting have clarified that the meeting was non-political and was called to discuss about new chairman of the committee. Speaking to Herald, Jayesh said the meeting was called on Tuesday …

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Turmoil in BJP over bid to isolate Parsekar, Arlekar, Mandrekar

Panaji: The alleged efforts being made by Goa unit president of the Bharatiya Janta Party Vinay Tendulkar to isolate those senior state leaders of the party who had opposed the recent entry of two former Congressmen in the BJP, have created internal turmoil in the party, with the demand for …

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Cong burns effigies of ex-MLAs, Shah

Panjim: Congress workers on Wednesday burnt effigies of BJP national president Amit Shah and two of their former MLAs – Subhash Shirodkar and Dayanand Sopte – for betraying and insulting the people of Goa. The effigies were burnt near Panjim ferry point, where Congress alleged that BJP had murdered democracy. …

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25 senior scale officers promoted

Panjim: The State government on Tuesday promoted 25 senior scale officers of the Goa Civil Service to Junior Administrative Grade of the service. The officers have been promoted to Group A Gazetted on the recommendation of the departmental promotion committee. The officers include Gurudas Pilarnekar, Ruhi Redkar, Meghanath Porob, Venancio …

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Demolition held up for over two hours at Fatorda

Margao: Public Works Department officials along with police personnel and the Mamlatdar were held up for nearly two and a half hours at Fatorda opposite the PWD offices this morning when they had gone to demolish a portion of a house for road widening. The owners of the houses that …

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