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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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Automobile dealers upbeat about switchover to CNG

Panaji: Automobile dealers in the state have been upbeat on the prospects of compressed natural gas being available to vehicle owners.Several dealers said that it is high time CNG is offered as an alternative fuel product considering that it is easily available in several states of the country.“Goa is making …

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Potholes on Sattari roads patched up with mud, resurface within hours

Valpoi: The PWD, road division, has patched up the potholes on roads in Sattari taluka with the mud few days ago, but the same have been washed away in the very first showers. An angry Valpoi resident said, “We are paying the road tax for good roads not for mud …

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Unsafe roundabout to come up at Dabolim’s killer junction

Dabolim: In a bizarre development, the killer Vales junction on National Highway No 566 (earlier NH 17-B) is being reopened with a roundabout as NHAI authorities have buckled under public pressure. The junction that has claimed more than 8 lives and was closed down with a meter wide concrete median …

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