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Police officers switching off official mobiles during ‘holidays’ will attract disciplinary action

Panaji: Police officers, who keep their official mobile phones switched off on Sundays or gazetted holidays will have to face the music as doing so will attract  disciplinary action against them. Inspector General of Police Jaspal Singh, on Friday, issued directions to all the police station in-charges and also the sub divisional police officials (SDPOs) that they should be accessible,  …

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Minor Mumbai girl rescued in Mapusa complains of rape, child marriage

Mapusa: An 18-year-old youth from Maharashtra has been arrested by the Mapusa police for allegedly raping a 12-year-old girl from Mumbai in Mapusa in between November 2018 to April 2019. The girl was allegedly sold to the accused Parsha Kale and forced into child marriage. According to Mapusa police, in the month of April, the girl, who was found at …

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4 held for violence in Old Goa restaurant

Panaji: Old Goa police have arrested 4 persons in connection with a case of rioting and assault wherein the accused persons had allegedly damaged articles of a restaurant at Old Goa, assaulted and threatened the workers. The accused have been identified as Limbaji Lamani (20), Pravin Jadhav (20), Maruti Lamani (29) and Pravin Chavan (22) from Zuarinagar and surrounding area …

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Tree fall incidents keep Vasco fire personnel on toes

Vasco: As many as 13 rain-related emergency calls including 11 calls of tree falls were attended to by the Vasco fire personnel on Friday. Major incident of a tree falling on a stationary car was reported near Vidya Mandir Primary School at Chicalim at around 5.33 am. The second incident was reported near Vaddem Lake wherein a huge banyan tree …

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Water-logged roads disrupt traffic in Canacona

Canacona: Heavy rains that lashed Canacona caused water-logging in several parts of the taluka. Canacona bus stand with a part of roof sheets missing was waterlogged causing inconvenience to the commuters. Water also entered Lokvishwas Prashtistan Special School at Bhatpal so the children had to be sent home. The water receded from the classrooms only after an earth mover cleaned …

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National Commission for Minorities takes stock of welfare schemes in Goa

Margao: The National Commission for Minorities, in keeping with the pan-India review of minorities, said that there are no issues faced by minorities when it comes to welfare schemes in the state. National Commission for Minorities chairperson Syed Ghayorul Hassan Rizvi was speaking to media persons at an awareness meeting that was attended by heads of state departments including the …

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Seafarers get assurance over pension

Margao: Following a meeting held between the Goa Seamen Association of India (GSAI) and NRI department with the help of Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai, the seafarers in the state received an assurance that their grievances would be resolved. On Tuesday, a delegation of the GSAI executive members met with the NRI director over issues including pension. Sardesai instructed the …

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Incomplete Quepem playground leaves residents fuming

Curchorem: The playground comprising an area of 19,800 square metres in ward number 8 (Diyaon) ward of Quepem Municipal Council (QMC) is in a very bad shape and sports enthusiasts from the area are feeling deprived of the facility. The local councillor William Fernandes said that the ground was to be upgraded by spending Rs 1 crore sanctioned by the …

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Mapusa cable operators asked to report unauthorised wires on electricity poles

Mapusa: With an aim to crackdown on illegal cables and wires on existing electricity poles in Mapusa without permission from the department, Mapusa electricity department has asked all cable operators to approach the electricity office within 10 days for regularisation, failing which illegal wires and cables will be cut. According to sources, linemen were facing difficulty while attending to a …

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Curchorem market vendors demand felling of ‘dangerous’ trees

Curchorem: The death of a motorcyclist after getting entangled to overhead electricity wires brought down by an uprooted Ashoka tree in Vasco has brought to light the dangers posed by old trees in Curchorem market areas. There is a huge tree at the entrance of the Gandhi market with about 20 shops selling vegetables and other items in the vicinity. …

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