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More and more Goans indulging in drug peddling

Panaji: The involvement of Goans in drug peddling is gradually increasing with every passing year. The previous year saw Goans comprising over 31 per cent of the accused arrested in drug cases. However, police have maintained that locals arrested were not found with commercial quantity of drugs. In 2017, over 23 per cent of the accused arrested in drug cases …

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Goa’s urban local bodies on way to attain ODF++

Panaji: As many as 798 individual household toilets (IHHT) have been constructed and another 366 toilets are under construction in urban areas under the Swachh Bharat Mission – Urban (SBM-U) scheme, according to Goa State Urban Development Agency (GSUDA). The project of toilet construction was allotted to Sulabh International in July last year to fulfill the state’s objective of achieving …

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15 Margao residents victim of ATM skimming

Margao : About 15 residents from Margao have approached the police alleging that cash has been withdrawn from their bank accounts through ATM. It is learnt that lakhs of rupees was withdrawn from the accounts of people from South Goa. Margao police when contacted said that some people have approached them with a complaint alleging that cash from different banks …

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Kunkolim father-son duo held for assault

Ponda: Police on Thursday arrested a father-son duo from Kunkolim-Namaswada in an alleged assault incident that happened over a property dispute. Police disclosed the names of the arrested duo as Purshottam Kunkolkar (55) and his son Parag Kunkolkar (22), while the victim, identified as Bhanu Kunkolkar (63), is said to be Purshottam’s brother. According to police, the incident occurred on …

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Bodgeshwar jatra begins in Mapusa

Mapusa : The famous five-day jatra of lord Bodgeshwar began with religious fervor in Mapusa on Saturday.  The jatra of lord Bodgeshwar who is considered as the guardian of Mapusa is a very popular festival of North Goa and is attended by people of all walks of life. Bodgeshwar jatra is observed on Paush Shukla Paksha Chaturdasi or the fourteenth day during the waxing phase of the moon as per Hindu lunar …

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Govt ‘complies’ with HC order on illegally extracted sand

Preliminary information indicates that about 32 cubic metres of sand was thrown back into the Camurlim River and 600 cubic metres into the Mandovi River Panaji/Ponda/Mapusa : Ahead of a contempt petition hearing on illegal sand mining, the government on Thursday in a belated action carried out intensive operations of putting sand back into the rivers for the purpose of …

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S Goa collector allays apprehensions over remediation end product

Margao: District collector, South Ajit Roy on Thursday said that the Margao Municipal Council (MMC) has been asked to put to use both the identified sites for dumping of the end product of the remediation works that is been carried out at the garbage dumping site of Sonsoddo “since the end product that consists of RDF, compost and inert are …

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Govt plans to upgrade pvt jetties to encourage cargo transportation

Panaji: In order to encourage transportation of cargo through inland waterways, the state government plans to upgrade the existing private jetties. The government will prepare a detailed project report (DPR) about the project and submit it to the Centre so as to avail financial assistance under the Sagarmala initiative. Minister for Ports Michael Lobo, along with the industry delegation led …

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Progressive Front to intensify agitation over Mhadei issue

Panaji: The water-sharing dispute between Karnataka and Goa over the Mhadei river is set to come on the streets with the Progressive Front of Goa (PFG) set to organise a marathon run to promote the need for Mhadei water protection and conservation. Addressing media persons, Hridaynath Shirodkar of the Progressive Front of Goa, along with political leaders from MGP, Shiv …

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SSC exams to start on April 2

Panaji: The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education has announced the schedule of the Summer 2020 SSC examination. The SSC exam will start on April 2 with First Language paper and end on April 23 with Basic Floriculture paper. A total of 29 centres have been announced for conduct of SSC 2020 examination. The information about exact sub-centre/ …

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