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Sweet shop at Calangute catches fire

Calangute: A portion of a sweet shop, Krishna Sweet Mart at Calangute market, caught fire on Monday early morning. The loss is estimated to be around Rs 25,000. The Mapusa Fire Station was informed about the fire by the Panjim control room. An official from Mapusa Fire Station revealed that …

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Hit-and-run truck driver summoned

Margao: Maina Curtorim police have summoned Alex Almeida the owner of the truck involved in the fatal accident near the Guirdolim Panchayat on Sunday night. In the accident that occurred at around 8 pm, Ritesh Tirkey, a 19-year-old native of Jharkand who was returning home on his cycle was knocked …

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Seraulim local alleges misuse of funds by panchayat

Margao: Joaquim Dias, a Seraulim local, has filed a complaint before the Additional Director of Panchayat against the Seraulim Panchayat for allegedly showing fake expenses in the books of accounts of the Panchayat and misappropriating the funds of the Panchayat. In the letter, he stated that on 22/2/18, the panchayat …

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Westerly winds to turn nights warmer, days cooler: IMD

Panaji: After experiencing colder nights for the last couple of days, a change in wind pattern to westerly is expected to make the nights warmer and days slightly cooler for the next three days. While the night temperature is expected to rise by at least two degrees, the day temperature …

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Nine trucks carrying laterite and illegal sand detained

Camurlim: A surprise raid was conducted by the Bardez Mamlatdar along with the Mines Department and Police at Camurlim and along the National Highway 17 at Karaswada and Colvale to keep a check on illegal sand extraction on Sunday morning. Of the nine trucks seized in the raid, seven trucks …

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Seraulim meeting approves Audit Report

Margao: The Seraulim gram sabha on Sunday approved the Audit Report for the year 2017-18 without discussing even one sentence from the report even though the report had some negative observations about the panchayat functioning that year when it had two sarpanchas and five different secretaries for one year. In …

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AYUSH minister lays foundation stone for new Goa Education Board building

Panjim: Union Minister for AYUSH Shripad Naik has applauded Goa for providing one of the finest education systems in the country. “Education is a medium which determines a person’s future. Goa is becoming one of the States known for its quality education,” he said after laying the foundation stone for …

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Azzosim villagers meet Aggasim PI over molestation complaint

Margao: A group of villagers from Azzosim visited the Aggasim police station to inquire about the complaint filed against 30 of their co-villagers, including local activist Rama Kankonkar, the local priest, women and a senior citizen. The complaint was filed by the representative of a company which is allegedly constructing …

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Govt forms group to implement PMYY scheme in Goa

Panjim: For successful implementation of Pradhan Mantri Yuva Yojana (PMYY) in Goa, the State government has constituted a State-Level Joint Working Group (JWG) under Secretary Industries which will coordinate and converge entrepreneurship development initiatives. PMYY aims to create an enabling ecosystem for Entrepreneurship Development through entrepreneurship education and training across …

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Citizens back traffic sentinel scheme, claims DGP

Panjim: As controversy surrounding the Traffic Sentinel scheme continues and some volunteers face public fury for reporting violations to the police, Director General of Police Muktesh Chander, the brain behind the scheme, has claimed that citizens are writing to the department applauding the scheme. In one such instance, a Mapusa …

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