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Motorists blame PWD for frequent accidents on NH66

Canacona: The National Highway-66 between Gulem and Balli is mostly in the news in recent years for accidents — some of which have claimed lives. This stretch of NH66 has remained narrow despite a many fold increase in traffic in recent years. Commuters say that every household in this region …

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Rumblers laid at Sirlim to prevent accidents

Margao: The PWD on Wednesday began installing rumblers at major accident prone stretch of the National Highway in Sirlim near the Our Lady of Merces Chapel. The stretch had taken several lives in the last few years ever since it had been expanded. The locals had been demanded speed beakers …

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Sanguem residents oppose installation of mobile tower

Sanguem: The residents of Orcotto in Sanguem have strongly objected to the installation of a cell phone tower in a private property, since the locality is dense residential. Residents residing in the locality are literally upset with the modus operandi followed by the company and the land owner in getting …

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Externment proceedings against Francis on Nov 9

Margao: Collector South Tariq Thomas on Wednesday fixed the externment proceedings against Francis Pereira for November 9 for final hearing and directed Public Prosecutor V Costa to submit a status report on all the cases filed against him. The Collector asked the State that had filed the application whether any …

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Demolition held up for over two hours at Fatorda

Margao: Public Works Department officials along with police personnel and the Mamlatdar were held up for nearly two and a half hours at Fatorda opposite the PWD offices this morning when they had gone to demolish a portion of a house for road widening. The owners of the houses that …

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40 Bicholim villagers fall sick

Sankhali: Some 40 people from Deulwada, Paroda and Antarashe villages in Bicholim taluka have fallen sick, apparently after drinking well water which was purified and supplied through tankers. Although the exact cause of the villagers falling sick is yet to be ascertained, it is suspected that the villagers took ill …

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Eighteen percent GST for pollution certificate

Panjim: To obtain pollution certificate for vehicles, owners will now have to pay GST of 18 percent as per an order of the Authority for Advance Ruling (AAR), Goa bench on Tuesday. AAR has held the activity of issuance of Pollution Under Control (PUC) Certificate for vehicles is not covered …

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GHRC directs FDA director to submit reply by Nov 8

Panaji: Goa Human Rights Commission (GHRC) has directed the director of Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) Jyoti Sardessai to file her reply by November 8 to the petition that has been filed before the commission seeking action against her (Sardessai) for alleged humiliation and violation of complainant’s human rights. The …

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HC: File specific affidavit on missing papers of Reliance-Salgaocar project

Panjim: The High Court of Bombay at Goa has directed Electricity Department to file a specific affidavit with regards to the missing documents of Reliance-Salgaocar power project. Hearing a petition filed by social activist Kashinath Shetye and others, Justice Prithviraj K Chavan and Justice N M Jamdar, said, “We have …

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