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Poinguinnim MLA meets affected farmers

CANACONA: Poinguinnim MLA, Mr Ramesh Tawadkar held a meeting with several farmers from the taluka, who suffered crop losses, due to wild animals and asked them to submit necessary documents of their fields and plantations for compensation.

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Waiter of city eatery murdered

PANAJI: Coming on the heels of the heinous assault on three persons at Miramar, a murder rocked the city on Friday after a 19-year-old waiter of an eatery was found dead. His face was smashed with a blunt object.

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MiG-29K has major role in nation’s security: Singh

VASCO: Commanding Officer, INS Hansa, Commodore Ravneet Singh on Friday said that air squadron, INS Hansa in Goa, is a strategic asset of the Indian Navy and that in the last 50 years it has grown from strength to strength.

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KTC bus stand at Bicholim in bad shape

BICHOLIM: The Kadamba Transport Corporation (KTC) bus stand in Bicholim is presently in a dilapidated state as the concerned authorities have not given proper attention towards the maintenance or repairs of the same. The Bicholim Municipal Council and the KTC keep passing the buck back and forth and it appears that no concerned authority is concerned about the inconvenience caused to the commuter, who is forced to use this facility.

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Centre has decided to revamp fire services in country: Menon

PANAJI: The passing out parade of trainees who have undergone six months training in elementary course in general fire fighting (watch room operators and fire fighters of batch No 48 and 49) from Goa Fire and Emergency Services and Arunachal Pradesh Fire Force, was held at Directorate of Fire and Emergency Services, Fire Force Headquarters, St Inez, Panaji, on
August 29.

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Reservations over tiger reserve

BY ABDUL RAUF BEIG | NT

PANAJI: The government and the forest department officials are treading a cautious path on the issue of declaring the Mhadei Wildlife Sanctuary as a protected tiger reserve and a decision on the issue might take longer time than expected.

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Vegetarianism an emerging trend

BY GLENN COSTA | NT

PANAJI: Goans and Bengalis are non-vegetarians by choice and tradition, whatever their religion may be. Also, certain communities in these regions may cut out certain meats, but at least fish make up the staple diet, and eggs and chicken are savoured in many spicy curries.

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Bicholim health centres in poor health

BY RAMESH SAVAIKAR | NT

BICHOLIM: The taluka of Bicholim is lacking in sufficient health service facilities, even though there are primary health centres at Sanquelim and Bicholim town and various sub-health centers at village level.

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