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Balli panchayat demands better facilities at PHC

Margao: Raising concern over the lack of proper health facilities in the village, the Balli panchayat on Thursday demanded improvement in the facilities at the primary health centre (PHC). The village panchayat has demanded more doctors for the centre and better functioning of the centre. Speaking to media persons in …

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Sanguem locals happy over shifting of Wednesday market to an open area

Sanguem: Sanguem residents have welcomed the decision of Sanguem Municipal Council to shift the Wednesday market to the open area behind the present administrative building of the Council. Though the move was long awaited considering the chaos the weekly market was leading to in the town area on every Wednesday, …

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Strolling through history

Every village in Goa is brimming with rich history.While earlier, this history remained within the walls of the village, mostly amongst the elders, now many historians are delving deeper and with the increasing popularity of village walks, this information is spreading. Sawani Shetye, a Porvorim-based archaeologist with an MA in …

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Roadmap soon to inculcate culture of innovation in schools

Panaji: In order to encourage innovation in school students, the Goa State Innovation Council (GSIC) will soon come out with a roadmap. GSIC chairman Jose Noronha on Wednesday said that the roadmap will be prepared in consultation with school teachers and will be ready in about 15-20 days time. “It …

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Leopard snatches goat at Kavlem

Ponda: A leopard attacked and killed a domestic goat while it was grazing along with a herd of goats on a hill between Kavlem and Borim, on Tuesday. This is the first time a leopard attacked domestic animals in broad daylight. Usually, the attacks would occur at night. Goat owner …

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Rs 2.81 lakh worth robbery at Mulgaon temple

Bicholim: Unknown persons effected entry into Shri Vetal Maharudra temple at Mulgaon-Bicholim on Tuesday night by damaging a window grill and decamped with valuables and cash worth around Rs 2.81 lakh. The culprits also broke into the devasthan office and took away valuables including gold and silver ornaments. The fund …

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Decks cleared for integrated cremation, burial ground in city

Panaji: Paving the way for the construction of the integrated cremation and burial ground in city, the Muslim community has okayed the Goa State Urban Development Agency’s (GSUDA) master plan for kabrastan and said that they are ready to shift the prayer hall to a safer space for 18 months …

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It is still quite bumpy

Panjim: Days after the state government launched Goa’s first app-based taxi service ‘Goa Miles’, the locals as well as tourists have already started experiencing technical problems while booking services across the State. People have complained of the app not detecting the current pickup location whereas some have complained that during …

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Soon, new system to detect, penalise traffic violators

Panjim: While Transport Department has assured to fit digital fare meters with global positioning system in all tourist taxis by December, it has also taken up a new system to detect and penalise traffic violators. The department, in association with HDFC Bank and NIC Goa, has finalised the testing and …

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Mahanand’s furlough plans collapse

Panjim: Murder convict Mahanand Naik – infamously known as the Dupatta killer – might not be able to see life outside jail until his sentence period ends as the government has decided not to consider him for furlough due to objections from the lone surviving victim and NGOs. More than …

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