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Massive Ganesh pandal comes up barely 40 mt of naphtha inferno

VASCO: Even though the district collector, South, Mr Sandeep Jacques, has banned the storage, sale and lighting of fire crackers and all other fireworks within a radius of 800 meters from the fire affected sites of Varunapuri, Mangor Hill and Dactolem in Vasco with an order issued to the various government departments on Tuesday, it is learnt that most of the shops in an around Mangor Hill have kept the fire crackers and other fireworks for sale.

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Parrikar against multi-level parking

PANAJI: Opposite the Santa Monica Jetty, currently a parking lot for tourist buses, where the Directorate of Tourism has proposed a 4-storey multi-level parking lot.

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Mumbai-based woman held flesh trade

PANAJI: A police team from Pernem nabbed a 35-year-old woman from Mumbai on charges of supplying a girl to a prostitution racket in Goa, police informed, on Wednesday.

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ZIL sounds alarm; hints at closure of fertilizer plant

VASCO: The officials of Zuari Industries Ltd (Adventz) have said that in case of the prolonged unavailability of naphtha, the company would be forced to close down the urea and fertilizer manufacturing plant at Zuarinagar.

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Governor extends Ganesh Chaturthi greetings

PANAJI: The Governor of Goa, Dr S S Sidhu, greeting Goans on Ganesh Chaturthi, said that he wanted that this year’s Chaturthi bring greater peace, prosperity and happiness to the people of Goa and help them in strengthening further their well established tradition of co-existence and communal harmony.

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HC issues notices over taxi meter system

PANAJI: The High Court of Bombay at Goa, has issued notices to the state of Goa, Directorate of Social Welfare and Directorate of Transport, in a case relating to the auto rickshaws and taxis, not following the meter system.

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INS Hansa to complete 50 years on Sept 5

VASCO: The INS Hansa, Indian Navy’s premier air station and fighter training squadron INAS 551 will be celebrating golden jubilee on September 5 on completion of 50 years of service to the nation.

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Only this Goan can make rare Gokkak Ganpathy idols

MICHAEL FISHER | NT

MARGAO: Instead of giving ` 15,000 as subsidy to Ganesh idol makers, the government should give subsidies in the form of raw materials to encourage the many talented local artists, who are losing interest in this art, suggests 70-year-old Ganesh idol maker from Margao, Mr Tulsidas Naik.

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