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Know your MLA’s performance on revamped Assembly website

Panjim: Now, people of Goa can get to know the performance of each of their 40 MLAs on the Floor of the House, right from the day the first Assembly session was convened on January 9, 1964, through the revamped Goa Legislative Assembly website, which has digitised proceedings and legislative …

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CM returns to Goa after medical review

Panaji/Vasco: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar returned Thursday evening to Goa from the US, where he had gone for medical review, including carrying out some health-related tests related to his pancreatic ailment. Parrikar had left for the US on August 30, after being referred by the doctors at the Mumbai-based Lilavati …

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Colva panchayat inspects damaged Sernabatim sand dune

Colva: The Colva panchayat secretary, sarpanch and a ward pancha inspected the sand dune at Sernabatim, which was partly levelled on August 16. The secretary informed that it can be clearly seen that mangroves and trees, which were growing on top of the dune were cut. He also informed that …

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6 artisans found using PoP for Ganesh idols last year

Panaji: Joint inspections by Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) and Goa Handicrafts Rural and Small Scale Industries Development Corporation (GHRSSIDC) last year brought to the fore use of plaster of Paris (PoP) mixture to make Ganesh idols, with six artisans being involved in such an activity. The team had …

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2-day Matoli bazaar at Lohia Maidan

Margao: The Atal Gram Development Agency on Thursday announced that the Netravali Matoli Bazaar 2018 will be organised on September 11 and 12. Sanguem MLA Prasad Gaunkar informed that the bazaar has been organised for the sixth consecutive year. “The historic Lohia Maidan, Margao shall play host to the bazaar …

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Navy stops excavation at Bogmalo

Vasco: The excavation at Bogmalo was reportedly stalled on Wednesday by the Navy officials. The Navy officials have asked the person excavating the place to produce all the permissions for the excavation and development of the land and only then proceed with the work. A top Navy official, however, has …

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Heap of cigarette lighters catches fire at airport

Vasco: A large heap of seized cigarette lighters dumped near the condemned and under demolition Goa Airport terminal building caught fire. The fire created a scene of panic near the airport as it was close to the runway. The fire started between 10 and 10.25 pm last night after which …

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Goa Dairy’s official works come to a standstill as RCS seizes documents

Ponda: Implementing the order issued by the High Court of Bombay at Goa on Tuesday to keep in safe custody the documents of the Goa Dairy, officials of the Registrar of Cooperative Societies (RCS) on Wednesday seized all the documents bringing the dairy’s official work to a standstill. As per …

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Health Min apologises after GMC reveals HIV status of patient

Panjim: Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Tuesday apologised to a patient and family after Goa Medical College’s (GMC) blatant violation of confidentiality over the status of an HIV patient was revealed. GMC had also affixed a ‘Universal Precaution’ board on the patient’s bed, causing much distress to the family. “My …

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More differently abled Goans need to vote: CEO

Panjim: The Chief Electoral Office (CEO), which is gearing up for the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, due next year, is on a mission to ensure wider participation of people with disabilities after having found that many of them couldn’t or didn’t exercise their fundamental right to vote during the 2017 …

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