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Two new ships to increase operational capabilities of Goa naval area

VASCO:  Rear Admiral Sudhir Pillai, the flag officer commanding Goa naval area on Wednesday said Sagar Prahari Bal - the wing of the Indian Navy, entrusted with the responsibility of patrolling India’s shallow water, will be commissioned either by the end of December or in January next year.

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Police arrest mastermind in dacoity case

MARGAO: In a major breakthrough, the Maina-Curtorim police arrested Rafic Khatib, a resident of Ravanfond, Margao, who is believed to be the mastermind behind the daring daylight robbery, that was reported in may at Akkamol-Ambaulim.

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Sanquelim hotel catches fire

BICHOLIM: The Bicholim fire services station officer informed that a fire at a hotel in Virdi, Sanquelim, destroyed property worth around Rs 50,000.

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Per Suraulim resident booked for attempted murder

MARGAO: The Colva police, late on Tuesday night, registered an offence against Sudan D’Costa of Per-Seraulim, for allegedly attempting to commit murder of 32-year-old, Sanjay Fortes, also a resident of Per-Seraulim. Colva police said that Sanjay has been admitted in Margao Hospicio hospital with severe injuries.

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Salim Ali sanctuary is home to rare bird

PANAJI: It is a well-known fact that beauty of Goa has been an attraction to the people from all over the continent but it now has been revealed that even the avians seem to be attracted to the state and a classic example of this is seen in the form of Adjutant Stork, a huge migratory bird, which has made Dr Salim Ali bird sanctuary its home and is seen there throughout the year.

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NGDRDA innovative idea finds favour with central agencies

PANAJI: The North Goa District Rural Development Agency’s innovative idea of promoting agriculture and allied activities under   the Mahatma Gandhi National Employment Guarantee Scheme has found favours with the central agencies, which have not only lauded the agency, but also provided additional funds for further implementation of the scheme.

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CCP’s move to convert 18th June Road into pay parking draws flak

PANAJI: The decision of the Corporation of the City of Panaji to convert the entire 18th June Road into a pay parking zone has received strong opposition from various entrepreneurs, shopkeepers, hoteliers, businessmen and professionals, who operate from this area.

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BJP to oppose pay parking along 18th June Road, municipal market

PANAJI: Stating that the Corporation of the City of Panaji is criminally responsible for the traffic congestion as well parking problems encountered in the city, the Leader of the Opposition and the city MLA, Mr Manohar Parrikar, on Tuesday, said that the Bharatiya Janata Party,

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Smaller civic bodies find solution to garbage woes

MARGAO: Even as the smaller municipalities get set with their garbage treatment plants, the larger ones like Panaji and Margao, are still struggling to get their act together. The issue of the Margao Sonsoddo dump is even more ironic, as the head of the high powered committee, set up to monitor the project, is heralded by none other then the Chief Minister, who is also the local MLA.

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80% private buses ply overcrowded: DoT

PANAJI: The director of the Department of Transport (DoT), Mr Arun Dessai, on Tuesday said that more then 80 per cent of the private buses are overcrowded at the bus terminus, contrary to the claims by the All Goa Bus Owners Association (AGBOA), that the buses are suffering losses as the public refuse to enter buses once the seats are occupied.

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