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Desilting works begin at Cunchelim spring.

Mapusa: After the demolition of illegal scrap yards from the vicinity of a natural spring by Mapusa Municipality, the water resources department has started desilting work using a JCB which was proposed by the council.The WRD has started the desilting work since the spring was lying in a neglected condition …

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VPs asked to prepare garbage plan for Saligao facility.

Panjim: As the solid-waste management facility (SWMF) at Saligao is all set to be commissioned on May 30, the State government has directed the North Goa coastal panchayats to prepare a detailed plan on collection, segregation and transportation of the waste to be treated at the facility.On Thursday, Chief Minister …

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PWD built Anjuna culvert at Rs 67.5 lakh: Sudin.

Mapusa: The much awaited Anjuna culvert has been opened to the people of Anjuna after it was inaugurated by PWD Minister Sudin Dhavalikar in the presence of Water Resources Minister and Siolim MLA Dayanand Mandrekar and others.In February the public works department had issued a work order for reconstruction of …

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Inquiry panel to look into GMC complaints.

Panjim: Following a series of allegations about irregularities and lack of services at Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMC), Bambolim, the State government on Thursday appointed a Commission of Inquiry headed by retired District Collector N D Agarwal to look into the complaints regarding the functioning of the State-run hospital.In …

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Fake birth registration: MMC chief officer files complaint.

Margao: The Chief Officer of the Margao Municipal Council (MMC) Y B Tavde, on Thursday, said that he has filed a police complaint on Wednesday after discussing internal   inquiry report on the fake birth registration issue with the chairperson. Speaking to this daily, the chief officer said, “ I have …

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Govt doctors will not prescribe new herbal drug to diabetics.

Panaji: Doctors in the government hospitals in the state will not prescribe the anti-diabetic herbal tablet recently launched by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR).The CSIR launched its first ayurvedic anti-diabetic drug BGR-34 in Goa recently. The medicine has been researched and developed jointly by the CSIR Laboratories, …

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Herald expose prompts DGP to review border security.

Panjim: Following the expose by Herald Investigation team (HIT) last Sunday over the porous border of Goa, Director General of Police Muktesh Chander has said that he will review the entire border security of the state. Speaking to Herald, Chander said the security is in place at all border check …

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Alina, Arossim residents meet Collector over pontoon removal.

Margao:The residents of Arossim along with their MLA and Minister for   Science and  Technology Alina Saldanha, on Wednesday, met the District Collector and asked  him the reasons for the delay in removing the  pontoon ‘Bhageerath’ that is grounded at the Arossim beach.“The District Collector Swapnil Naik informed us that  the …

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