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1 held for cheating employees of PF amount

Margao: One Ganesh Mutturaj, owner of Aquem-based ‘Ganesh Enterprises’ was arrested by Margao town police on Friday for allegedly cheating employees of their provident fund amount. Police said that the accused has been booked under Section 408 of IPC and lodged in police custody. According to police investigation, Mutturaj failed to deposit the provident fund share of 12 employees amounting to Rs 98,000 with provident …

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Accident at Chimbel involving 8 vehicles snuffs out young life

Panaji: In a fatal accident that occurred at the Chimbel junction on Thursday, one died and three others were seriously injured after a Maharashtra-bound tanker collided with seven other vehicles along the Old Goa-Ribandar bypass national highway. The deceased has been identified by police as Akshay Karmalkar (24), a resident of Karmali-Old Goa. The three injured are Shashikala Haldankar (72) …

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Immediate preventive measures ordered to stop accidents on stretch

Panaji: Deputy Collector and Sub Divisional Magistrate H P Vivek on Thursday directed the traffic law enforcement agencies and public works department (PWD) to take precautionary measures to prevent accidents from happening at the Chimbel junction along the Ribandar-Old Goa bypass road. He has instructed the traffic law enforcement agencies and PWD that land acquisition dispute along the stretch cannot …

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Chimbel residents want swift completion of flyover

Panaji: Stating that Thursday’s fatal accident involving eight vehicles is the ninth accident that has occurred at the Chimbel junction, residents of Chimbel opined that the only solution to the problem at the junction is completion of the flyover.  Speaking to this daily, the Chimbel residents said that the earlier accidents that occurred at the junction, however, were not fatal. …

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Unusual increase in IVF cases among state’s tribals

Panaji: Noting an unusual rise in the number of cases of IVF (in vitro fertilisation) and mortality among the tribal community, the tribal welfare department has started a review of all tribal welfare schemes with a special focus on two after witnessing an alarming rise in applications related to schemes for funeral and medical treatment related to infertility. The state …

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Need to protect children from drugs, alcohol: Governor

Panaji: Governor Satya Pal Malik, in his Children’s Day message has expressed a need to protect children from drugs, sex, alcohol, hard labour, abuse and violence. Raising serious concerns over these issues, the new Governor has appealed to the public to work towards ending child abuse. The Governor, through his Children’s Day message further speaks about protection of children from …

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SC decision is learning experience for Rahul: Utpal Parrikar

Utpal Parrikar, son of former defence minister Manohar Parrikar, has stated that the Supreme Court decision to dismiss review petitions in the Rafale case is a “learning experience” for Rahul Gandhi. “#RafaleVerdict is out and I hope this is a good learning experience for @RahulGandhi,” Utpal said in a twitter message on Thursday. He further said, “I can give benefit …

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Germany eyeing Indian skilled manpower

Panaji: Stating that Indian minds can contribute a lot with their skills in different sectors, Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany Dr Jurgen Morhard on Thursday said that Germany is looking out for highly-skilled manpower from India. “We are partnering with the Indian government to upgrade the industrial training institutes, train the trainers and are introducing German vocational …

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Now, mobile app for children, women in distress

Panaji: ‘SOS women and child – Goa’, a mobile app which consists of information relating to concerned authorities, laws and landmark judgments, helpline numbers, government schemes as well as safety tips for women and children was launched by the Director General of Police (DGP) Pranab Nanda on Thursday. The mobile app is a first consolidated mobile application conceptualised and developed …

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Congress asks CM to ‘come clean’ on EC to Karnataka

Panaji: Alleging that the Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar has failed to clarify on the environmental approval granted to Karnataka for the Kalasa Bhandura drinking water project even after 10 days, the Congress party on Thursday asked the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to spell out his next action plan to protect Goa’s interest in Mhadei …

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