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Inactive children at more risk of contracting cancer: Mallath

Panaji: Raising grave concern over the sedentary lifestyle of youngsters, Dr Mohandas K Mallath, a senior consultant of Digestive Oncology on Wednesday said that physical inactivity can increase the risk of developing cancer. “Today kids are not able to maintain their weight. Kids are dropped to schools by vehicles. Schools are located in cities and towns which have no playgrounds. After …

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Longer stay to be focus area of tourism policy

Panaji: Coming out with the information that the average stay of tourists in Goa has presently reduced to just 2-3 days, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday said that the new under-preparation tourism policy would be out later this year, before the forthcoming tourism season. The tourism season in Goa starts in October and continues till May. Speaking during the …

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Parsekar: Lokayukta order has no proof of corruption

Panaji: Stating that the renewal of 88 mining leases by his government, between November 2014 and January 2015 has “total legal sanctity”, former chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar on Wednesday said that the section 13 (1) (d) as imposed by the Goa Lokayukta on him as well as two government officials is entirely incongruous since it pertains to corruption, and the …

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CM to consult Advocate General on Lokayukta report

Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday said that he will take an appropriate decision on the report submitted by the Lokayukta in connection with the second renewal of 88 mining leases. Sawant told reporters that he will also seek an opinion of the Advocate General (AG) on the Lokayukta report. The state Lokayukta Justice (retired) P K Misra has …

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Speaker welcomes SC suggestion on MLA disqualification petitions

Panaji: Speaker of the state legislative assembly Rajesh Patnekar on Wednesday welcomed the recent recommendation of the Supreme Court to the Parliament as regards setting up a permanent tribunal to decide cases under the 10th Schedule of the Constitution. “Parliament may seriously consider amending the Constitution to substitute Speaker of Lok Sabha and Legislative Assemblies as arbiter of disqualification issues …

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Finance panel arrives; to meet stakeholders

Panaji: A team of the 15th Finance Commission, led by its chairman N K Singh, arrived in Goa on Wednesday evening for a two-day visit as a part of its consultative process. The panel will be in Goa on January 23 and January 24. During its visit, the Commission will meet various stakeholders including the state government over allocation of central …

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Goa Congress welcomes SC suggestion on MLA disqualification

Margao: The Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) welcomed the Supreme Court’s recent suggestion that the Speaker could not sit on disqualification petitions indefinitely pointing to three such petitions that were pending before the Goa Speaker. Speaking to media in Margao, GPCC president Girish Chodankar called the decision a historic one. “The Supreme Court’s order is historic and will strengthen the …

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Carmona locals seek police help after empty shell casings land on houses

Margao: Villagers from Carmona sought help from the Colva police on Wednesday, a day after empty navy shell casings fell on their homes. Colva PI Melson Colaco assured to take the issue to the collector and navy officers. On Tuesday evening, at around 5.45 pm, residents of the Xiro waddo heard loud sounds from an ongoing navy practice session at …

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Two arrested for kidnapping minor at Tivim

Mapusa: Police arrested two migrants for allegedly kidnapping a minor boy at Tivim.  According to Mapusa police the father of the minor lodged a complaint with police stating that two unknown persons made an attempt to kidnap his minor son who was coming from tuition class along with his sister.   Police informed that the incident took place at around 6.30 …

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Dy collector holds meet with Pissurlem villagers on lifting of iron ore

Valpoi: A joint meeting was held by the deputy collector Sattari in the presence of the mamlatdar and comprising of Pissurlem villagers and representatives of various mining companies operating in the village at Valpoi on Wednesday.   There was heated discussion between the villagers and representatives of mining companies over several issues. Pissurlem village strongly objected on lifting of iron ore …

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