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Govt to probe charges against hospital project

PANAJI:  The Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat on Thursday agreed to inquire the allegations of the leader of the opposition, Mr Manohar Parrikar that the MoU signed by the government with Elbit India Health-Goa Hospital Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary company of Israel-based Elbit Imaging, for setting up a super-speciality hospital in Goa,

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No-trust motion against Speaker defeated

PANAJI: The members of the ruling coalition stoutly defended the Speaker, Mr Pratapsing Rane, who too put strong defence for his decisions and actions in the House even as the resolution for removal of Mr Rane from the office was decisively defeated in the state legislative assembly on Thursday.

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Margao blast accused brought to Goa

MARGAO: Prashant Juvekar, a member of the Rightwing Hindu organisation Sanatan Sanstha and accused in the Margao blast case, was brought to Margao from Nashik by a team of the National Investigating Agency on late Thursday night.

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Ravi says he has cracked down on drug trade

PANAJI: The Home Minister, Mr Ravi Naik has said that ever since he took over the charge of the ministry he has ensured that drugs trade did not thrive and action has been taken by the police against the drug dealers, which has frustrated vested interests including some politicians as their “income” has been affected.

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Vishwajeet for audit of health services

PANAJI:  Stressing on the urgent need for carrying out state health audit through an agency to find reasons behind flaws in the health sector and placing responsibilities on those found guilty for the same, the Health Minister, Mr Vishwajeet Rane on Thursday said that a number of paediatric surgeries scheduled to be held at the Goa Medical College Hospital, had to be postponed at the last moment due to various reasons.

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Health Minister for reviewing availability of medicines

PANAJI: Following pressure from the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party as well as the Congress MLA, Mr Dayanand Narvekar as regards the serious flaws existing in the purchase of medicines by the government, the Health Minister, Mr Vishwajit Rane, on Thursday

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Legal metrology officials raid exhibition at KA; seize counterfeit goods

PANAJI: Officials from the department of legal metrology on Thursday raided an exhibition-cum-sale being organised at the Kala Academy and seized various counterfeit goods. The controller of the department of legal metrology, Mr N M Naik informed that the action was initiated following a complaint from an NGO.

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High Court sets aside River Princess removal order

PANAJI: The division bench of the High Court of Bombay at Goa comprising of Mr Justice A S Oka and Mr Justice F M Reis set aside the order which restrained the state government from interfering with the towing away of the vessel.

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3 jailbirds escape from Sada sub-jail

VASCO/PANAJI: In a daring jailbreak, three inmates of the Sada sub-jail escaped after drilling a hole into the prison toilet on late Tuesday night. The jailbreak led to suspension of four jail personnel of the sub-jail in Vasco.

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