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Sal villagers give authorities 15 days to solve water crisis

Bicholim: Villagers from Sal in Bicholim have served a 15-day deadline on the authorities to solve the water crisis and threatened to intensify their agitation if the problem is not resolved. At the special meeting convened by the Bicholim mamlatdar Pravinjay Pandit, the villagers informed that though there is a …

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Police foil bid to create communal tension in Margao

Margao: Uneasy calm prevailed in Gogol housing board after a clash between two groups over the lighting of a mosque. The Fatorda police have arrested nine youth. The clash left one person injured while a couple of two wheelers were damaged in the incident. Fatorda police said that around 9 …

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Solve Panjim parking problems

Vehicles parked right on the pavement on Cunha Rivara road and near the statue of Abbe de Faria are regular features. Why are even tourist vehicles not scared of following traffic discipline? What is this mess in Panjim? No traffic discipline, no parking spaces, unused vehicles languishing for years, parking …

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St Francis Xavier Feast novenas start from Nov 24

Panjim: The novena and feast of “Goyencho Saib” are fast approaching: November 24 being the first day. Preparations at all levels are going on full swing. The theme for this year is “Like St Francis Xavier, let us live the Beatitudes and be holy.” Pope Francis in his Apostolic Exhortation …

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Three cars damaged at govt quarters

Panjim: After a spate of burglaries and attempted burglaries at Altinho, three cars parked across the government quarters were, during the wee hours of Sunday, attacked. In the attack, the windshield of a car was smashed; door handle of another broken and the tyres of a third were punctured. Two …

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7th Pay Commission benefits extended to KTC employees

Panjim: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday fulfilled the long-pending demand of Kadamba Transport Corporation Limited employees’ of revising their pay scale as per the recommendations of the Seventh Pay Commission. Parrikar signed the file which will entitle KTC employees all the benefits under the Seventh Pay Commission. In August …

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Transport Dept allows ads on commercial vehicles with conditions

Panjim: The Transport Department has allowed advertisements on commercial vehicles subject to compulsory compliance of various conditions including installation of digital meters with GPS. The advertisements, as per a circular issued by the department on Tuesday, should not cover more than 75 percent of the space on the vehicle. “Only …

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Major furore as circular asks that files be sent to Power Minister

Panjim: Amidst uncertainty over Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s health, the government issued a circular which directed that all official correspondence be addressed and diverted to the Power Minister, a move which kicked up a major controversy. A circular dated November 13, 2018 signed by Under Secretary GA-I states, “All Secretaries/Additional …

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DHS Environment and Pollution lab short staffed

Panjim: The Environment and Pollution laboratory in the Directorate of Health Services, Panjim appears to be plagued with staff shortage. This crucial department of the DHE is responsible for testing the quality of well water. People from across Goa visit the department with gallons of well water to check if …

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Calangute locals protest ‘tree felling’ atop Boa Viagem Hill

Calangute: Locals and the Calangute Constituency Forum on Sunday held a protest march over alleged felling of trees atop the Boa Viagem Hill. The Sisters of St Alex Convent and panchas who participated in the protest condemned act. The protestors, who marched from the convent to the hill where the …

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