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11 tourists injured as mob targets outstation vehicles at Chopdem

NT NETWORK Mapusa A day after the tragic accident on the Siolim-Chopdem bridge after which a mob attacked a vehicle, another incident of a mob targeting vehicles from outside the state was reported at Chopdem wherein eleven tourists were beaten and two vehicles were damaged for alleged rash driving and carrying alcohol bottles. Pernem police have arrested a duo in …

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Governor, CM extend Revolution Day greetings

NT NETWORK Panaji Governor Mridula Sinha and Chief Minister Pramod Sawant have extended greetings to the people of Goa on the occasion of Goa Revolution Day. The Governor in her message stated that “the Goa Revolution Day, which is being commemorated annually on June 18, has special significance for Goans as it was on this day, in the year 1946, Goans …

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Govt nudges forest dwellers to report ‘obstruction’ to farming

NT NETWORK Panaji The state government has said that the people from scheduled tribes’ community and other traditional forest dwellers can report to the Tribal Welfare department if the forest officials are not allowing or obstructing them from cultivating chillies and other seasonal vegetables on the land that they have claimed under the Forests Rights Act, 2006. The state-level monitoring …

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Father, son killed in accident on Siolim-Chopdem bridge

Wife and a friend battling for life in GMC; irate crowd sets SUV from Mumbai on fire paralysing vehicular traffic for nearly five hours Mapusa/Panaji: In a tragic accident on the Siolim-Chopdem bridge, a 62-year-old man from Morjim and his 25-year-old son were killed after a Maharashtra-registered vehicle rammed into their car early Sunday morning. Enraged by the fatal accident, …

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Doctors in Goa to take part in IMA’s strike today

Vasco: Non-essential medical services in the state will be shut from 6 am on Monday to 6 am on Tuesday as part of a nationwide shutdown call given by the Indian Medical Association. IMA Goa state president Dr Anil Mehndiratta in a press statement said that “emergency services and casualty services will remain open during the strike period”. All the …

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Two anganwadis in Priol ‘shifted’ to residential premises

Nirgosh Gaude | NT Ponda: With slow pace of repair work of government primary schools, two anganwadis in Priol are presently running from private houses since last week. These are the cases of Apewal and Magilwada government primary schools, of which one is almost without a roof due to ongoing construction work. As per information, the delay in starting the …

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Statement on casinos: GSM seeks public apology from CM

Panaji: Goa Suraksha Manch (GSM), on Sunday, issued a ten-day ultimatum to the government and the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to tender a public apology for making a statement on casinos that they ‘are a part of the tourism industry in Goa.’ While condemning the Chief Minister for making the statement on casinos, the GSM demanded a public apology from …

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Water seepage returns to haunt Mormugao municipal building occupants

Vasco: The leakage of water due to heavy rain from the roof of the Mormugao municipal building has created major inconvenience to visitors and students who study in the school run by the municipal council. A visit to the first floor of the Mormugao municipal building has revealed that visitors are forced to wear raincoats or they have to come …

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Rs 10-cr bio-waste composting plant proposal sent to GWMC: Chicalim sarpanch

Vasco: Several issues, including garbage disposal, and illegal constructions were discussed during the gram sabha of Chicalim panchayat, which was held on Sunday. As the garbage disposal issue was raised, Chicalim sarpanch Sebastiao alias Seby Pereira, who chaired the meeting, told the gram sabha members that the panchayat is following up the proposal for setting up a 10 tonne capacity …

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Development works worth Rs 30 lakh launched in Vasco

Vasco: Three developmental works costing Rs 30 lakh were launched in Vasco on Wednesday. The three works are related to the construction of storm water drains and paving of footpaths to ease the pedestrians. The inauguration was held in the presence of Mormugao municipal council chairperson Kritesh Gaonkar, city ward councillor Krishna Salkar, councillors Lavina D’Souza, Rochana Borkar and Leo …

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