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Planned development lacking in Colva

By Michael Fisher | NT
MARGAO: While the Colva sarpanch has grandiose dreams of redeveloping the village along the lines of Miami-Florida, most residents think the plan is ostentatious, as the village is fast-developing on an illegal commercial scale without keeping the residents in mind.

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Gang of five arrested in Miramar assault case

PANAJI: Five persons have been arrested in connection with an assault case reported at Miramar on late Friday. The five accused were detained at Ambolim check-post by Maharashtra police and brought to Panaji along with their Maruti 800 car, bearing registration number, GA-01-C-1233.

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Goa best managed state in health sector: Kamat

MARGAO: The Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat along with the Health Minister, Mr Vishwajit Rane on Saturday inaugurated a state-of-the-art dental mobile van which will travel to rural areas in the south for the benefit of the needy people.

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Verdict in Ribandar case likely on Sept 7

PANAJI: Panaji Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC), Ms Sarika Faldessai is likely to pronounce judgement in the 2004 Ribandar church case on September 7. Final arguments in the case were heard on Friday.

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Atala gets 14-day judicial custody

PANAJI: Luck ran out for the Israeli drug kingpin, Yaniv Benaim alias Atala, who found himself again in Goan jail after the special Central Bureau of Investigation court remanded him to 14 days judicial custody, till September 9.

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Calangute a decaying urbanised village, feel many residents

BY ABDUL RAUF BEIG | NT
PANAJI: Many local people who have been residing for decades in Calangute, a prime tourist destination frequented by lakhs of people from across the world every year, feel that the prime tourist place in the state is now a decaying urbanised ‘village.’

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Rural Goa misses the bus

BY GLENN COSTA | NT
After five decades of liberation, rural Goa still has around 50-60 routes that are not covered by transport, according to information from transport sources.

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Pernem’s poor connectivity

By Bhiva P Parab | NT
PANAJI: Scenic Ibrampur village in the Pernem taluka is poorly connected to the Pernem town by public transport and due to this,  the villagers have to face lot of hardships.

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Sporadic Bicholim-Chorao bus service

BY RAMESH SAVAIKAR | NT
BICHOLIM: The residents of Bicholim prefer to take the longer -- one and a half hour – route to Panaji via Mapusa, rather than catch a sporadic Bicholim to Chorao bus, jump on a ferry to Ribander and then head for the capital city, even though it is a shorter route.

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