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Excise officials seize liquor worth Rs 20,000 at Chorla Ghat

Valpoi: Valpoi officials of excise department on Sunday seized liquor bottles worth Rs 20,000 in the Chorla Ghat area, which is frequented by tourists and picnickers. The action has come about as the drunken tourists were found causing ruckus in Surla and in a Chorla Ghat section.Valpoi excise department personnel …

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Fish Has Formalin

Panaji: Fish samples drawn from outside the state by the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) on Thursday found the presence of formalin, a harmful preservative and cancer-causing chemical. The raid was conducted in Margao and Panaji. However, upon testing at the laboratory, it was found that this chemical was within …

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Agriculture students participate in jackfruit workshop and other green initiatives

A two-day workshop on value addition in jackfruit through processing was held last month at the Don Bosco College of Agriculture (DBCA) at Sulcorna. This workshop coincided with the entrepreneurship development workshop at GCCI in Panjim. Sunetra Talaulikar, Subject Matter Specialist-Home Science at KVK-North Goa, gave the students a hands-on …

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SSA teachers call off dharna on assurance of getting joining letters

Panjim: Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA) teachers on Thursday staged a dharna outside Goa Legislative Assembly Complex demanding a hike in salaries, regularisation and renewal of their contracts. However, the dharna was called off after the teachers received an assurance from the Chief Minister’s Office (CMO) that their letter of joining …

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Congress delegation meets Civil Registrar

Margao: The Congress delegation on Thursday met the Civil Registrar Domingos Martins at Margao and complained of the unconditional delay in issuing birth certificates. The Congress came with some receipts issued with a post date of nearly 4 months for issuance of certificates. The Civil Registrar cited staff crunch as …

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Tree crashes on a house in Curti

Ponda: A house at Mestawada in Curti-Khandepar was damaged after a huge tree crashed on it following heavy downpour on Wednesday morning. According to Ponda fire station officer Sushil Morajkar, the tree came crashing down on the house of one Yashwant Desai causing a loss of Rs 1.5 lakh. Not …

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NGOs, major political parties up the ante against draft CRZ notification; stage protest

Vasco: Claiming that the government has brought in the draft CRZ notification 2018 to opening up the coastline for port-led development and mega projects without accessing the need to protect the fragile coastal ecosystem, NGOs, political parties and activists, under the banner of ‘Goans against CRZ 2018’, staged a protest …

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Dengue spreading its tentacles in rural Goa

Panaji: Dengue, which normally affects urban areas, is now spreading its tentacles in the rural areas of the state. Officials of the Directorate of Health Services (DHS) on Wednesday said that the number of dengue cases has been increasing in rural areas and they attributed the rise to stagnant water …

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Car theft from Khadpaband wash centre: Ponda police take three into custody

Ponda: In a possible breakthrough in the incidents of vehicle thefts from wash centres in the state, Karnataka police have nabbed three persons. Ponda police on Wednesday took custody of the three and recovered a vehicle stolen from Khadpaband-Ponda on June 10. The trio was identified as Wasim Sayyad (32), …

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Seafarers up in arms over central pension scheme issue

Margao: Seafarers, associated with Goa Seafarers Association of India (GSAI), on Wednesday, held a one-day protest at Lohia Maidan in Margao against a decision to stop the central government’s pension scheme. They have demanded either an increase from Rs 200 to Rs 5,000 per month or a one-time settlement of …

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