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Shiroda villagers to get bio-toilets, 6 months after Goa attains ODF status

Ponda: Almost two years after applying for bio-digester toilets and six months after Goa officially joining the ranks of open defecation free (ODF) states, a few villagers in Shiroda have now received sanction letters for the bio-digester toilets. The Shiroda villagers have turned out to be the first set of fortunate villagers from Ponda taluka to get the sanction letters …

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Revoke CAA, say Loutolim villagers

Margao: Villagers of Loutolim on Sunday resolved to demand the immediate and unconditional revocation of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA). The villagers also demanded that the central government desist from implementing the proposed National Population Register (NPR) and the National Register of Citizens (NRC). The resolution was proposed by Joaquin Gracias during the gram sabha. A lengthy discussion was held …

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Digambar: imposition of Sec 144 of CrPC in state is completely uncalled for

Panaji: The imposition of Section 144 of CrPC in Goa is completely uncalled for, and the government should immediately withdraw the same, the Leader of Opposition Digambar Kamat has stated. In a press note issued here, Kamat states that “the common man’s right to move around freely cannot be curbed without any valid reasons. It is shocking to hear confusing and …

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HSSCE seating arrangements at Ponda, Cujira, Margao centres

Panaji: The seating arrangement for HSSC March examination is as follows: Ponda centre: S S Samiti’s Higher Secondary School, Kavlem: Arts – seat numbers: 59332 to 59618; Shree Ameya Higher Secondary School, Curti: Commerce- seat numbers: 59619 to 59962; Saraswati Higher Secondary School, Kavlem: Science- seat numbers: 59963 to 60162; I V B D High School, Dhavali: Science – seat …

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People in Goa are now ready for AAP: Gomes

Panaji: The convenor of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Elvis Gomes, on Friday, appealed to the Goans to join the party for better governance and expressed hope that more professionals and youth would join AAP to provide a new direction that will protect the interest of the people and preserve the essence of Goa. “People in Goa are now ready …

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Onion prices drop sharply

Panaji: Prices of onions have come down drastically in the city for the last one week, and are available at very low prices in almost all  the shops, super markets, Bagayatdar and government outlets. Last month, the prices of onions had  seen sharp rise, but of late, the prices have come down drastically; three different qualities of onions are available …

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Issues of tenants, urban status mar Nerul gram sabha

Nerul: Ruckus over issues of rent collected from shops rented out by the panchayat, objection to urban status, tenant verification amongst others marred the Nerul gram sabha which was attended by a large number of villagers at the panchayat hall at Nerul. The gram sabha was delayed by 15 minutes as initially except the sarpanch Reshma Kalangutkar, no panch member …

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Tuned in to tiatr

JP Pereira Sheena Gracias is a new star on the Konkani stage. Not only does she sing in style, she also acts with élan. And Gracias’ life journey too has been quite an inspiring one. When she was three weeks old, the infant was left at the gates of Lar de Sta Terezinha, in Margao. The late Sr Maria Christina …

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Goa and Portugal sign MoUs on education, water, shipbuilding

Panaji: The state public works department and Aguas de Portugal Internacional,  environment ministry of  Portugal,  on Saturday signed a memorandum of understanding for technical co-operation partnership for water and waste water management. Principal chief engineer of PWD U P  Parsekar and Alexandra Serra from Aguas De Portugal signed the MoU in the presence of Chief Minister  Pramod Sawant and  Portuguese …

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CM hints at withdrawing Section 144

Panaji: Reiterating that there is “no terror threat” to Goa, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Saturday said the government is “thinking” to withdraw the notification issued by North Goa district collector R Menaka imposing Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code in the district. “There is unnecessary hue and cry, and it is because you (the media) have given wide …

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