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Ammonia tankers allowed entry into Vasco during peak hours

Margao: Ammonia trucks of 20MT capacity and 45 feet length are passing through Vasco city during peak hours. These trucks which are meant for long distance interstate transportation are used to transport ammonia from the Storage tank at MPT to the ZACL in Sancoale. These trucks pose a risk especially …

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Amend Portuguese-era Mahajans Act: STs

Ponda: The members of the Scheduled Tribes (ST) community from Paaz, Shiroda have called for amending the Portuguese-era Mahajans Act, which they claim prohibits them from entering the temples for worship. Addressing the media on Wednesday, ST leaders Molu Velip and Ravi Velip alleged that the Mahajans Act is an …

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Calangute panchayat officials inspect illegal structure, direct owner to demolish

Calangute: The Calangute Panchayat conducted a site inspection of an illegal structure being erected on the field by a resident in front of St Alex Church after taking cognizance of a post that went viral on social media. The structure was erected taking advantage of the Ganesh festival during which …

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Three’s a toxic crowd in Margao’s Sewerage Treatment Plan

Margao: Even though there are three sewage treatment plants (STP) in the Sirvodem STP Complex in Margao of which two are sewerage plants which have recently been commissioned, untreated sewage is flowing out of the STP Complex into the rivulet which joins River Sal. Herald visited the STP complex to …

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Vasco shopkeepers adhere to ban on plastic carry bags

Vasco: Traders and shopkeepers in Vasco have adhered to the ban on plastic bags imposed by the Mormugao Municipal Council (MMC) during the Ganesh Chaturthi festival. They have welcomed the decision of MMC to implement a total ban on plastic carry bags beginning from Saptah celebration and continuing the same …

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The Ganesha Dekhavas Of Mashel

Professor and historian Prajal Sakhardande is known for the various heritage walks and tours he participates in and organises. Lately, Prajal has been part of a tour in his own village, Mashel, by Soul Travelling as part of ‘Exploring Marcel’ trip. Buoyed by the festivities that are reverberating throughout the …

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Two fires cause loss of Rs one lakh in Mapusa

Mapusa: The personnel from the Mapusa Fire Department were kept on their toes are as they responded to several fire and emergency services calls from a large area. A short circuit led to a minor fire in two rental rooms near Maruti Temple, Khorlim on Monday morning. The timely intervention …

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‘Illegal excavation’ works within 100 mts of Chandreshwar Temple

Margao: Natural rock formations in front of Chandreshwar Boothnath Temple in Paroda have been broken down by the temple committee as a part of the site clearance works for the construction of a new Deepsthamb (lamp tower). The massive round boulders, which measured around 5-10 feet and were an intrinsic …

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Bardez facing water shortage

Mapusa: Parts of Bardez taluka have been facing water shortage since the last five days due to some technical fault at the 50 MLD water treatment plant at Assonora. Besides the 50 MLD plant, there are two more plants at Assonora — one with a 30-MLD capacity and the other …

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