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Potholed roads mar this ‘clean, green ward’

Panaji: Sheetal Naik corporator of Ward No. 5 believes in the slogan ‘Clean Ward Green Ward’ which is on the lines of the Swachh Bharat Mission. The restoration of a dump yard into a garden, housing societies using kitchen waste to manure their kitchen garden and illumination are what changes …

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Security guard found dead at Chicalim

Vasco:Vasco police have recovered a body of a male which was lying in the bushes, in a semi decomposed state, behind the Prime Harmony building close to Chicalim junction along Dabolim airport road on Wednesday evening. As per information from police, the deceased has been identified as Nabraj Dangi (36), …

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Nautan Lake to get new lease of life

Vasco: The Nautan Lake in Cortalim will soon get a new lease of life as the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) would carry out a detailed study on using its water for farming. Similarly, the Water Resource Department would take up de-silting. Besides that, the Cortalim-Quelossim panchayat has assured strict …

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Babita says no to garbage collection by NGO

Margao: The Margao Municipal Council Chairperson (MMC) Babita Angle has rejected permission to the garbage collection drive planned at Comba wards by Clean Margao Green Margao (CMGM). The CMGM has shelved its plan to collect dry waste from households in Comba, from February 21 and instead has decided to supervise …

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Sirlim-Dramapur passes works under 14th FC

Margao: The Sirlim-Dramapur gram sabha on Sunday passed works proposed by the panchayat under the 14th Finance Commission. The short gram sabha saw the attendance of five panch members. With the deadline for submitting proposals under the Finance Commission in mid-February, the gram sabha proposed works as per the budget …

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Strawberries can be grown on limited land: Taleigao farmer

Taligoa: With favourable conditions, it is not impossible to grow strawberries in Goa and a progressive farmer from Taleigao Candido Dias has proved this by growing deep-red in Taleigao and his efforts are bearing fruits. Dias told this paper that he took up strawberry farming last year after drawing inspiration …

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8 passengers injured as bus goes off road

Mapusa: Eight passengers were injured as the bus they were traveling by went off the road after the driver lost control over the vehicle while proceeding towards the highway at Housing Board, Colvale on Sunday morning. According to the Mapusa police, as the passenger bus bearing registration number GA-01/V-5647, which …

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Arpora-Baga bridge to be demolished soon

Calangute: The narrow bridge linking Arpora and Baga at Tambudki, Arpora, is going to be demolished and reconstructed before the monsoon. The old bridge, along Mackie’s Saturday Night Market, is used by a large number of vehicles to reach Baga as well as Anjuna. The bridge will be blocked for …

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