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History-sheeter sentenced to 6-day judicial custody

Margao: History sheeter and hard core criminal Seby Ferrao, a resident of Arlem was arrested by Fatorda police with ganja and was produced before the JMFC Margao and a six day remand has been taken. It may be recalled that the Fatorda police on Saturday arrested the history sheeter with ganja. In November 2018 the alleged accused was on the …

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S Goa witnesses 55 fatal accidents in last six months

SHYAM ZAMBAULIKER Margao: During the last six months of 2019 in the jurisdiction of South Goa in all 55 persons died in road accidents while 105 minor accidents were reported. In the year 2018 for the first six months in all 51 persons had died and 109 minor accidents were reported. As per police records out of 55 fatal accidents …

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Ponda residents protest proposed closure of road, seek underpass

Ponda: Hundreds of residents from Shapur-Ponda staged a protest at the Safa Masjid junction on Sunday demanding an underpass for proper access to the areas of Shapur and Chirpute through newly-widened Ponda-Belgaum highway. Villagers led by panch member Rajesh Naik also threatened not to allow opening of the newly-constructed Curti bypass flyover that starts from Shapur-Safa Masjid junction if provision of an …

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South Goa saw decrease in drugs cases in 6 months

Margao: In order to counter the drugs menace, South Goa police have focused on a multi-pronged strategy of conducting raids and booking cases besides holding regular awareness drives in schools and colleges to sensitise youngsters about the ill-effects of drugs. As many as 44 cases have been booked under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 in South Goa for …

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Wary Aldona villagers seek clarity over jetty project

Mapusa: Unhappy with the presentation made by Captain of Ports (CoPs) over the jetty proposed to be built in the village under the Sagarmala project and terming it vague, villagers of Aldona on Sunday demanded more clarity on the project. During the interactive session on the project held on Sunday, deputy Captain of Ports Premlal Sirsaikar, who is also the …

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Missing documents, sports funds mar Sangolda gram sabha

Sangolda: Issues of documents allegedly going missing from the village panchayat office, widening of CHOGM road and plan to make water harvesting mandatory for mega housing projects dominated the Sangolda gram sabha held in the panchayat ghar at Sangolda on Sunday. There was ruckus at the gram sabha with villagers seeking to know how a document of professional tax was …

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‘Shoddy’ underground cabling draws Pilerne villagers ire

Pilerne: Alleged haphazard work on 33 kva power line and water harvesting were the main issues raised at the Pilerne gram sabha which was held on Sunday at the panchayat hall at Pilerne. The gram sabha started with the panchayat secretary reading out the minutes of the previous meeting. Raising the issue of frequent power failures, villagers alleged that work …

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CM seeks people’s support for effective implementation of various schemes

Sankhali/Bicholim: The Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, on Sunday, appealed to the people to support the endeavours of the government to percolate down the benefits of welfare schemes to the needy and deserving people. Dr Sawant was speaking after inaugurating a special enrollment camp organised at Shree Laxmi Narayan Temple Hall at Navelim in Bicholim taluka.  Present on occasion were R Menaka, IAS, Collector, North Goa, Sachin Desai, …

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Four officials deployed to keep check on illegal fishing

Vasco: The director of fisheries has deployed four officials to keep illegal fishing in check. The fishing ban is in force presently and will end on August 1. The issue of illegal fishing had cropped up in Vasco with the uniform ban imposed on fishing in Goa and neighboring states. It is learnt that the director of fisheries Vinesh Arlenkar …

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Accident paralyses traffic on NH 66

Canacona: The accident, involving a luxury sleeper coach and two trucks that was reported at Poiguinnim, on Sunday morning paralysed the traffic on the National Highway 66 for about an hour. The bus that had come Bengaluru was proceeding to Panaji. A source said that the luxury bus driver could have lost control over the vehicle, thereby  colliding with the …

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