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Goans Must Unite To Fight For Mhadei

Goa Assembly Speaker Pramod Sawant has urged Goans to launch an agitation to save the Mhadei from dying an unnatural death. The call came after he led a group of MLAs, former MLAs and environmentalists to the Kalsa-Banduri canal project site at Kankumbi in Karnataka on Sunday. The team found that more than 70 per cent of the work on …

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Padmaavat Out Despite Four Kinds Of Censorship

ONE million people watched the film ‘Padmaavat’ on its opening day on Friday across the country, except in four states, Rajasthan, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Haryana, according to the film’s producers. Millions more are going to watch the film in the coming weeks. That should make the Rajput Karni Sena, which has been opposing exhibition of the film, rethink their …

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Install App Soonest To Regulate Taxis

THE government has a proposal to fit public transport vehicles in the state with a 5-in-1 hard disk shaped device that will help monitor their movements as well as give meter readings and fare. The device will have an inbuilt digital fare meter with printer, GPS, panic button and debit card swipe slots integrated with overhead display board connected to …

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What Jack Sequeira Would Love To See

DIFFERENCES appear to have arisen within the ruling state coalition on the issue of erection of a statue of the late Jack de Sequeira within the Assembly complex. The Goa Forward Party wants the state government to recognize the contribution of Sequeira during the Opinion Poll held in 1967 to help Goa retain its separate identity by way of putting …

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Lowering Tensions On Mhadei Sharing 

THE Karnataka government has denied any violation of the Supreme Court order on maintaining status quo on diversion of water from the Mhadei basin. A letter written by Karnataka chief secretary to her Goa counterpart states that her state was only clearing the debris generated from the earlier work at the Kalsa-Bhanduri canal at Kankumbi. Karnataka, she says, has not …

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New Means Needed To Deal with Strays

Stray animals continue to squat and walk merrily on the roads, posing a risk to motorists and two-wheeler riders. Stray cattle were the cause of at least 30 accidents across the state between 2014 and 2017. At least seven people died in road accidents between 2013 and 2016 in such accidents. Scores of casualties caused by stray cattle go unreported …

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Taming Goa’s Wild Taxis

The strike by Goa’s tourist taxi owners has been called off following an assurance by the state government to move the Supreme Court for an exemption of the state taxis from installation of speed governors.

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Setting Off Fire Alarms For High-Rise Residents

In a horrifying discovery the fire department has found that 90 per cent of the residential and commercial buildings in Panaji are fire unsafe. The department inspected 233 high-rise buildings (above 15 metres in height) and found 208 of them were flouting fire safety norms. The societies of the 25 buildings that had complied with the fire safety norms need …

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