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Robber lands in police net after fall from roof of Margao pharmacy

Margao: Robbery attempt of a 31-year-old man was foiled as he got injured after jumping down from roof of a pharmacy based in the heart of Margao. But two others who had accompanied him managed to flee. Margao police disclosed the accused’s name as Imethaz Gokak. The incident took place on Friday around 2.30 am. Margao police said that two …

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Man drowns at Colva

Margao: A 37-year-old man originally from West Bengal died due to drowning at the Colva beach on Friday afternoon. Police officer investigating the case disclosed his name as Vishal Thapa. Police said that in the morning session, Thapa used to work as a fisherman while in the evening he would work in a shack. On Friday morning, Thapa along with …

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Apprise students about Constitution Day: CM

Panaji: Programmes on Constitution Day need to be organised at the college level which will enlighten and educate the student community about their fundamental rights and duties, stated Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant. The Chief Minister was speaking at a function organised to commemorate Constitution Day by the Goa Legislature Secretariat. The Chief Minister said that our constitution provides a …

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MMC submits statement to HC on land for bioremediation

Panaji : The High Court of Bombay at Goa in a case related to Sonsoddo on Thursday recorded the statement of the counsel for Margao Municipal Council (MMC) made on the basis of the instructions from the chief officer who was present in the Court on Thursday that an area of 1750 square metres on the eastern side of the …

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Outgoing Margao Ravindra Bhavan panel suspects conspiracy over dissolution

Margao: Terming the dissolution of the executive committee a month prior to its term as unceremonious and unjust, outgoing chairman of Ravindra Bhavan Prashant Naik and its vice-chairman Saiesh Panandikar on Thursday sought answers from the government for dissolving the body. Speaking to media persons in Margao, Naik said that the art and culture minister was on record that the …

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Coastal panchayats present plans to High Court

Margao: Coastal panchayats of Velsao, Benaulim, Varca, Betalbatim and Cavelossim made submissions of their plans to setup Material Recovery Facility (MRF) to treat solid waste in their villages. While most villages said they had already identified land for the facility, they were pending approvals from the directorate of panchayat. The panchayats of Betalbatim and Varca who have yet to seek …

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FSSAI directed to submit report on quantity of formalin in fish

Panaji: The High Court of Bombay at Goa has directed FSSAI to submit a timeline by which expert scientific panel will submit a report regarding quantity of inherent natural formalin in fish. The High Court has observed that the matter related with sale of formalin contaminated fish has great concern in the state of Goa. In formalin in fish matter, …

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‘Particles’ wins Golden Peacock at IFFI 2019

Panaji: The screening of renowned Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s Italy-set refugee drama ‘Marghe and Her Mother’ closed the golden jubilee edition of the International Festival of India (IFFI) on Thursday in Panaji. ‘Particles’, directed by Blaise Harrison and produced by Estelle Fialon won the Golden Peacock Award. The award carries a cash prize of Rs 40 lakh, trophy and citation. …

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JICA water pipeline bursts in Sanguem

Curchorem: Water supply to areas of Mormugao and Salcete talukas was affected on Thursday after a Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)-funded pipeline, supplying water from the Selaulim water treatment plant to the Shirvoi tank ruptured at Kotarlim in Sanguem. Executive engineer of public works department (PWD) Shrikant Gaonkar said that the pipeline ruptured around 5 pm and soon after the …

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Dependants bank on Centre to restart mining

Panaji: Unhappy over the repeated pushback of resumption of mining, Goa Mining People’s Front (GMPF) on Thursday said that the state government’s action of filing the review petition in the Supreme Court is “delayed.” GMPF president Puti Gaonkar said, “We welcome the government’s filing of the review petition in the Goa mining matter, but it came after 20 months which …

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