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Power supply to city market cut off over Rs 5.8-crore arrears

Panaji: The electricity department, on Tuesday, disconnected power supply to the market complex in Panaji over non-payment of power arrears amounting to Rs 5,80,78,120 by the Corporation of the City of Panaji. With no power supply, some vendors at the complex conducted their trade under candle light while some just ‘carried on’ sitting in the partial darkness; some shopkeepers, who …

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Oppn parties hit out at govt over state’s ‘tarnished’ image

Panaji: The opposition political parties, on Tuesday, came out heavily against the government for allowing the image of the state to get tarnished, as Goa is being promoted as a sex tourism destination through social media. Stating that there cannot be smoke without fire, the Goa Forward Party (GFP) alleged that the advertisement poster of the nude pool party, which …

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‘Restoration’ of Ponda roads likely to get delayed due to pending sewer lines work

Nirgosh Gaude | NT Ponda: Though PWD Minister Deepak Pauskar has assured to take up road restoration work from October, most roads in Ponda town ‘will have to wait until February,’ while neighboring areas of Curti, Kavlem and Bandora ‘will have to wait’ even further owing to the pending work of sewer lines. Most roads in the town are still …

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Fomento officials refuse to keep Sonsoddo plant open at night

Margao : Fomento officials on Tuesday refused to keep open the Sonsoddo waste treatment plant at night citing inconvenience of workers, even though the Margao municipal council (MMC) urged them to accept late night collection of hotel waste.  Fomento’s   firm decision came after the MMC chief officer, chairperson and the councillors along with their advocate, officials from the Goa state …

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Government to implement ban on single-use plastic products from today

Panaji: In the fight against disposable plastic the government started implementing the ban on single use plastic products including plastic and non-woven carry bags, cups, plates and straws from October 2, on the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi has left the consumers and traders in worry as there is no alternative to carry and pack food items preferably the …

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Gandhiji set an example of simple living and high thinking: Governor

Panaji: Governor Mridula Sinha in her message on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti has said that Gandhi Jayanti is a national festival celebrated in India to honour the birth anniversary of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi born on October 2, 1869 and lovingly called as ‘Bapu’ or the Father of the Nation. Internationally the day is celebrated as the International Day of Non-Violence …

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Thief held with gold ornaments worth Rs 6.25 lakh

Margao : Fatorda police arrested an alleged accused Pramod Powar a resident of Gavliwaddo, Fatorda and a native of Maharashtra and recovered cash and gold ornaments worth Rs 6.25 lakh. Police said that stolen property was hidden in a Qualis car. Police have also seized the car used in committing the offence. An offence under Section 457 and 380 of IPC has been registered against the …

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Joint meeting held over highway widening work at Green Park junction

Mapusa : The PWD highway authority along with the representative of the contractor held a joint meeting with stakeholders of Guirim and Bastora and assured to provide a proper plan of work to be executed before taking up any work at the Green Park junction. On Tuesday a joint meeting of all stakeholders along with highway authority and contractor was …

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CHC Canacona steps up awareness on vector-borne diseases

Canacona: Considering the outbreak of dengue in the taluka, the Community Health Center in Canacona has been conducting awareness drives and fogging in all the municipal and panchayat areas from July to September.  Pranoy Naik, sanitary inspector of the Community Health Center (CHC), speaking on the initiatives taken by the health center said that all preventive measures against vector borne …

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Anjuna police start tenant verification drive

Mapusa : In a bid to keep a check on migrant population in its jurisdiction, Anjuna police has started a drive to crack down on individuals who have still not complied with mandatory tenant verification. Police on Tuesday have identified around 40 such people and asked them to fill the tenant verification forms. Tenant verification is a vital aspect as …

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