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Amit Shah to arrive in Goa today

Panaji: Union Minister for Home Affairs Amit Shah will arrive in Goa on August 22 to chair the 24th meeting of the Western Zonal Council in the city. Shah, who will visit Goa for the first time after taking over as the Union Minister for Home Affairs is expected to discuss broad range of issues including boundary-related disputes, security and …

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Process set in motion for common bio-medical waste treatment facility

Panaji: The Goa Waste Management Corporation (GWMC), a nodal agency for executing waste management projects in the state, has invited bids for selection of a service provider to set up, operate and maintain the proposed Common Bio-Medical Waste Treatment Facility (CBWTF) at Kundaim. The development, operation and maintenance of CBWTF will be through public-private partnership (PPP) on a Design, Build, …

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No respite from soaring fish prices

Panaji: Even days after the culmination of the fishing ban, fish is in short supply in the state as hardly 20 per cent of the mechanised trawlers have ventured out for fishing as only around 10 per cent of the labourers and crew working with them has returned back from their native states. Also, most of the trawlers that have …

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Sarzora VP writes to sub-registrar asking not to register sale deed

Sarzora: Sarzora panchayat has dashed a letter to the sub-registrar of south asking not to register any sale deed concerning the controversial low-lying fields and orchids in C-Band after the matter re-surfaced as villagers raised concern that illegal plots were being allegedly made and sold by the promoters. The village had seen widespread protests after the town and country planning …

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Parts of Ponda, Tiswadi thirst for water on day 7

Ponda: Many residents of Bhoma-Adcolna, Banastari, Tivre-Orgao and Marcel in Ponda taluka, and Cumbharjua and St Estevam in Tiswadi were left thirsting for water for seventh day on Wednesday. As per information obtained from PWD’s Marcel office, it supplied around 80 water tankers against the demand of over 180 tanker trips. After the breakdown of two water pipelines at Curti-Khandepar, …

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Banks need to change their attitude towards new units: Kannan

Panaji: With many entrepreneurs in the state finding finance a constraint, the RBI-Goa wants banks to be more proactive in lending to new units.  Speaking to local bankers on Wednesday, S T Kannan, general manager, RBI, observed that many of the young entrepreneurs are not clear of how to go about their project. He said that banks must take on …

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Dengue cases keep Margao UHC on its toes

Margao: Eight teams comprising of field and surveillance workers, supervisors and headed by senior and junior health inspectors from Margao Urban Health Centre are on their toes in a bid to contain and keep a watch on the spread of vector -borne diseases including dengue and malaria. So far, on an average, one case of malaria per week has been …

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Benaulim VP pulling out all stops to tackle garbage problem

Margao: The coastal village panchayat of Benaulim has begun stepping up its efforts in controlling the garbage menace plaguing the village. Informing the villagers at the recent ordinary gram sabha, it was stated that the panchayat has received funds to set up a shed at its garbage segregation area and that the police would also respond to roadside dumping. Sarpanch …

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Rescued baby handed over to NGO

Mapusa: Mapusa police are working on a reliable lead to crack the case of a newborn baby boy who was found abandoned in a garage at Acoi-Mapusa. Police have handed over the baby to an NGO at Nachinola-Bardez. It may be recalled that Peter Fernandes had informed Mapusa police about the baby who was spotted wrapped in cloth in a …

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Healthier facilities needed at Chicalim sub-district hospital

Vasco : The sub-district hospital at Chicalim is running short of beds for patients who are referred with suspected dengue fever and other diseases. As per complaints received from several people, the sub-district hospital at Chicalim is lacking in healthcare facilities. Patients who visit the hospital of suspected dengue fever and other diseases are sent back home, citing no beds at the …

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