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Authorities cleared ‘construction’ of 2,600 new houses in Cuncolim: AAP

Margao: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Goa convenor Elvis Gomes expressed surprise that the authorities have clandestinely cleared the path to construct 2,600 new houses in the heavily polluted area around the Cuncolim Industrial Estate. The authorities were playing with the lives of people due to the “weight of money bags”, …

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MV Black Watch arrives at Mormugao Port

Vasco: Luxury cruise liner MV Black Watch with 507 foreign guests and 358 crew members onboard arrived at the Mormugao Port from Cochin Port and berthed alongside the International Cruise Terminal. The guests were accorded a traditional Goan welcome at the cruise terminal by the State Tourism Department. The visiting …

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DGP slams PWD and local bodies for non-cooperation

Panjim: While insisting on strict compliance to traffic rules among road users, Goa Police have alleged poor road infrastructure and engineering defaults have also contributed to accidents. The department, Director General of Police Muktesh Chander said he has not received any response to several letters to the public works department …

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Goa’s first turtle conservation reserve to come up at Galgibag

Margao: Goa is all set to get its first turtle conservation reserve at Galgibag in Canacona on a sprawling area of 17 hectares of land. The reserve will be set up under centrally-sponsored scheme. The forest department has acquired 17 hectares of land along the Galgibag coast at a cost …

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Drop in fatal accidents in Goa

Panjim: For the first time in 15 years, Goa Police has recorded a significant drop in fatal accidents and a sharp increase of 48 percent in prosecution of traffic offenders. The annual crime and traffic road safety report released by Director General of Police Muktesh Chander indicates that intensive traffic …

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Police haul up commercial establishments for not installing CCTV

Panjim: The Goa Police have pulled up several commercial establishments as well as other premises for failing to install CCTV cameras despite repeated requests from the authorities. “In spite of repeated advice, they (pointing at different commercial and other hubs) do not pay heed to it. The CCTV cameras are …

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Stray cattle management scheme evokes poor response

Panaji: There has been a ‘tepid’ response to the Goa stray cattle management scheme 2013 (modified) with only seven local bodies having come forward to avail the benefits of the scheme. This scheme was modified by the government in 2015 providing attractive incentives to municipalities, panchayats, animal welfare organisations, goshalas …

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Jan 31 meet of tribal dept to decide on NCST observations

Panaji: The Minister for Tribal Welfare, Govind Gaude on Monday said that he has convened a meeting of the officers of tribal department on January 31, to decide on the recent observations of the National Commission for Scheduled Tribes (NCST) as regards welfare of tribal population in Goa. It may …

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Without water from Tillari, hectares of crops at Sal dying

Bicholim: The water woes of Sal residents seem to have no end with the residents now complaining that they are not receiving the water from Tillari irrigation project since last two days causing damage to their crops. Recently, the Sal residents had staged a massive agitation against the lethargic attitude …

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Vendors and customers worried over increase of stray cattle in Sanguem

Sanguem: The increasing number of stray cattle in the Sanguem Municipal market area has become a matter of concern both for the market vendors and customers. At times the stray cattle are creating havoc in the market areas causing loss to the market traders and customers as well. While earlier …

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