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Excise official says liquor sale in Surla highly unlikely

Panaji: Stating it is unlikely that alcohol is available in Surla owing to the ban order on consumption and sale of liquor in the village, Amit Satija, excise commissioner, on Thursday, said that instructions have been issued to seal all the bars and retail outlets in the village. The instruction …

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Govt officials inspect accident prone NH66 passing through Canacona

Canacona: In keeping with the assurance given by the Canacona deputy collector, officials of various government departments visited and inspected the NH66 road between Polem to Karmalghat on Tuesday. The exercise was undertaken over the fallout of frequent accidents happening on this stretch due to the bad condition of the …

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Complaint filed against MMC for allegedly committing acts of corruption

Margao: A complaint has been filed against Margao Municipal Council for allegedly committing acts of corruption and manipulation of the tender of door-to-door garbage collection. According to Dr Aashish Kamat, the president of United Goans Foundation, MMC had invited tenders in August 2018 from reputed labour contractors to provide door-to-door …

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Canconkars perturbed over rising human-leopard conflict in the taluka

Canacona: The increase in incidences of sighting of leopards and straying near human settlements inthe villages of Canacona lately have been putting both the leopard and the locals in a spot of bother. The reason attributed for such proximity is their ever-growing numbers and easy availability of food near human …

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PMC hikes fees and tax after 26 years

Ponda: The Ponda Municipal Council (PMC) on Wednesday decided to hike the fees of trade licences, commercial tax, and house taxes. This was decided at a special meeting. The council is hiking the fees and taxes after 26 long years. However, as per law it is mandatory to conduct review …

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Road digging in S Goa comes under scrutiny

Margao: South Goa collector Agnelo Fernandes has issued a memorandum directing deputy collectors to examine road digging work in their respective jurisdictions. “It has come to the notice of this office that road digging is going on at number of places in South Goa without requisite permission from the concerned …

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Chincinhim p’yat skips gram sabha for Jan; BDO issues belated notice

Margao: In 2018, only two gram sabhas were held in Chincinhim village instead of four meetings as mandated by the Panchayat Raj Act. This year, the situation doesn’t seem to have changed. The Panchayat has missed the January window to conduct a gram sabha. The deputy sarpanch informed that this …

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GCZMA receives complaint about illegal road in Calangute

Calangute: On Tuesday, the Calangute Constituency Forum (CCF) submitted complaint letters to the Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) and other authorities regarding a 300 meters wide road being constructed behind the shacks at Saunthawaddo- Cobrawaddo border on the beach at Calangute. A week back, at the end of Tito’s …

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All Dug Up

Panjim is being promoted as a smart city and while the capital of Goa has a lot to be proud of, it’s rather unfortunate that its streets and by-lanes are being subjected to constant abuse in the name of digging and drilling, for various purposes such as electricity, water piping, …

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Accidents are an economic burden on the state

Panjim: In view of one road accident every two hours and road accident death every 26 hours reported in the year 2017, the police department claimed that such cases lead to an economic burden on the State. Director General of Police Muktesh Chander’s 10-page report to the Goa Human Rights …

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