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Cash and gold ornaments worth Rs 1.70 lakh stolen from Laxmi Narayan temple

Mapusa: Thieves struck at the Laxmi Narayan temple at Mapusa and decamped with cash, gold ornaments worth Rs 1.70 lakh during the wee hours of Monday. According to the Mapusa police, the incident came to light on Monday morning when the temple priest noticed the doors of his room were …

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Ponda resident held for stealing cash

Ponda: Ponda Police arrested 21-year-old resident of Prabhunagar-Ponda Subham Nepali for stealing Rs 5,000 cash from a shop on Saturday. According to police, the accused broke into a general store at Silvanagar, Ponda and stole Rs 5,000 cash. The shop owner filed a police complaint and based on an eyewitness …

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Sigh of relief for sugarcane farmers as crushing season to start on Dec 8

Ponda: In a sigh of relief to sugarcane farmers across the state, Sanjivani sugar factory at Dharbandora has finally announced that the annual sugarcane crushing season will start on December 8 and has asked sugarcane farmers to start harvesting their crop from Tuesday (December 4). Though the crushing season has …

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Ticlo pitches for parking space in Mapusa

Mapusa: Aldona MLA, Glenn Ticlo has sought the attention of Mapusa Municipal Council (MMC) to find a solution to the parking woes plaguing the city. He was speaking on the sidelines of the inauguration of the commencement of development works at Shetye Waddo in Mapusa. “There has been a rise …

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Gunning for zone: applications for land conversion pour in

Panaji: After the government decided to allow change in zones by charging fees, private individuals and constructions firms have begun filing applications for converting to settlement zone not only orchards, but also paddy fields, no-development and irrigation command areas, saltpans, natural cover and farmlands. The 36 cases, which are pending …

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GF criticises Centre’s half-hearted commitment to protect Western Ghats

Panjim: Strongly criticising the Union Ministry for Environment, Forest and Climate Change (MOEF&CC) for its haphazard, ad-hoc, half-hearted commitment to the conservation and protection of the Western Ghats ecosystem, the Goa Foundation (GF) has claimed that the Ministry has failed to lay down norms to control development in the 63 …

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Cavelossim Village Forum accuses GSPCB of collusion

Margao: The decision to seal the premises of Mobor Fisheries, a boat repair and fish unloading dock, in Cavellosim for operating without Consent to Operate from the Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has evolved into a full-blown controversy. This, after the Scientist of GSPCB Jenica Sequera issued directions to the Collector …

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Action plan to restore state’s polluted riverine stretches

Panaji: The department of environment has constituted a committee to prepare an action plan for restoration of polluted riverine stretches. “In pursuance to the order of National Green Tribunal, the state government hereby constitutes the River Restoration Committee with secretary for environment as its chairman,” stated a related order recently …

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Calangute Panchayat to clear 52 abandoned vehicles soon

Calangute: Calangute Panchayat in collaboration with the Traffic Cell is carrying out a comprehensive campaign to remove abandoned vehicles on the main road, lanes and parking areas in the village. The panchayat in its survey has identified a total of 52 vehicles, including 14 cars lying by the road side …

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