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Seraulim meeting approves Audit Report

Margao: The Seraulim gram sabha on Sunday approved the Audit Report for the year 2017-18 without discussing even one sentence from the report even though the report had some negative observations about the panchayat functioning that year when it had two sarpanchas and five different secretaries for one year. In …

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AYUSH minister lays foundation stone for new Goa Education Board building

Panjim: Union Minister for AYUSH Shripad Naik has applauded Goa for providing one of the finest education systems in the country. “Education is a medium which determines a person’s future. Goa is becoming one of the States known for its quality education,” he said after laying the foundation stone for …

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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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