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Avoid a possible tragedy

On various occasions we come across dry coconut leaves as also dry branches of trees hanging precariously over live electrical wires. The situation tends to be rather undesirable and likely to cause destruction of life and property. During winds there is every possibility of a short circuit taking place sooner …

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Salcete panchayats score low on budget preparation

Margao: Auditors reports on the finances and functioning of all the 30 village panchayats of Salcete taluka have brought to light that budget preparation in these panchayats has been a hotchpotch exercise for a long time now. The reports have said the budgets prepared for the financial year 2017- 2018 …

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Sponsored centenary attire of MMC ruling groups raises eyebrows in Port Town

Vasco: The ruling group of Mormugao Municipality was attired in new suits and festive gowns for the inaugural function of the centenary celebration. This has raised eyebrows in the port town, as the suits and gowns were purchased from sponsorships funds. The ruling group maintains that the suits and gowns …

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Damodar Naik to be President of Managing Committee of Sancoale Comunidade

Margao: The High Court on Monday issued directions to the Administrator of Comunidade that on February 17, Damodar Naik shall be declared as the President of the Managing Committee of the SancoalComminidade. Damodar Naik was the only nominee to the post. The court order states that no fresh nomination shall …

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Sawaikar pursues seafarers’ concern over CDC with Gadkari

Margao: South Goa Member of Parliament Narendra Sawaikar on Wednesday submitted a letter to the Minister of Shipping and Road Transport and Highways Nitin Gadkari reiterating Goan seafarers’ demands to revisit the decision to make SSC qualification mandatory for attaining Indian CDC (continuous discharge certificate). The ministry, last year, had …

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Locals oppose Baga hill destruction at Arpora meet

Arpora: Speaker after speaker lambasted authorities at the Arpora Baga meeting for bypassing rules and regulations and not taking locals into confidence in constructing a road on the Baga hill by cutting trees which will benefit the builder lobby. The meeting was called by the villagers of Arpora Baga, Calangute …

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Tension in Bethoda as villagers confront factory workers over waste burning

Ponda: Tense moments were witnessed at Nirankal-Bethoda on Tuesday after workers of steel furniture unit set waste on fire outside the premises with villagers taking exception. Peeved over burning of alleged chemical waste in the open, villagers gathered in large numbers and confronted the workers which led to ruckus. As …

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Liquor vendors to now display warning boards

Panjim: The Excise Department has asked the liquor operators to display ‘Don’t Drink and Drive’ warning board in their premises failing which their licences would not be considered for renewal from April 1. A circular in this regard was issued during a meeting of District Road Safety Council chaired by …

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