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New Vaddem road construction work begins

Vasco: At last New Vaddem residents have a reason to smile as their 40-year-old demand for a road has finally been fulfilled. The work to construct the road in New Vaddem has commenced under the funds received under the 14th Finance Commission. Works have been initiated in all the wards …

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Cops search for Chimbel assault accused

Panjim: Old Goa police have launched an extensive search for six persons on charges of assaulting a resident of Chimbel on Tuesday night. The names of the accused have, however, not been disclosed to the media. Old Goa PI Sudesh Velip said the accused have been charged under sections 143 …

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58,336 quintals of sugar lying unsold at Sanjivani factory

Ponda: The loss-making 46-year-old Sanjivani sugar factory at Dayanandnagar-Dharbandora which is struggling to start its annual crushing season this year seems to have invited more trouble as the factory’s produce of last season is lying unsold in the godown. As per information, the factory had produced around 58,336 quintals of …

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Water supply yet to be restored to parts of Bardez taluka

Porvorim: Water supply to parts of Bardez yet to be restored, after it was disrupted ten days ago on November 12. Till Thursday evening the water issue was the same at the affected places, with barely little improvement in water supply. A local from Porvorim informed that the water problem …

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Last-ditch effort by Sanjivani factory to prevent closure

Panaji: The Sanjivani sugar factory, the only sugar producing co-operative in the state, is making the last-ditch effort to save itself from closure on the grounds of pollution. A year ago in June, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) had directed the sugar factory to close the plant operation with …

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Now, chant mantras, meditate for a better crop yield

Panjim: Chanting vedic mantras and meditation by farmers are some of the unique ‘cosmic’ techniques that Agriculture Department is exploring with the aim to increase farm yields and minimise production costs. Also, zero budget natural farming is another practice that is being considered. ‘Shiv Yog Khethi (cosmic farming)’ and ‘Yogic …

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Kerya locals fear collapse of highway; demand flyover

Ponda: Fearing the reinforced earth (RE) wall of the elevated four-lane National Highway in their village might collapse, the villagers of Kerya-Khandepar have demanded a flyover in their area. The concerned locals and officials of National Highways Authority (NHAI) of India and Public Works Department jointly inspected the RE-wall constructed …

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Wide gap in overall development among Goa’s villages, reveal Mission Antyodaya findings

Margao: Mission Antyodaya, under the Ministry of Rural Development, collected data from 1,10,765 villages across the country in 2017 and conducted an assessment of village level infrastructure facilities and amenities related to infrastructure, human development, and economic development. The findings with regards to Goa’s gram panchayats show a wide gap …

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Mobile training unit launched for medical students

Panjim: A mobile training unit was launched for the students of Goa Medical College at Bambolim on Tuesday. The unit will be stationed at GMC for four days which will provide students with exposure in suturing and various others in terms of laparoscopy and training in the mobile units. “The …

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Overhead power wires snap, Ponda citizens man traffic

Ponda: Alert citizens including a doctor on Monday played an altogether different role of manning traffic near old RTO office at Ponda for an hour following snapping of overhead electricity wires by a container truck. The incident took place at around 11.30 am when suddenly the overhead electricity wires near …

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