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Marivel fishermen resume activities

Panaji: Five days after the naphtha-laden tanker ‘MV Nu-Shi Nalini’ ran aground around 800 metres away from the Marivel beach near Dona Paula, the fishermen residing in the area resumed their routine fishing activities on Wednesday evening. The fishermen ventured into the sea with small canoes around 4 pm after they were conveyed telephonically by a senior officer of the …

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CM: committed to make Goa a drugs-free state

Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has said that his government has set a target to eliminate the menace of drugs from the state and Anti-Narcotic Cell and all police stations of Goa Police are already working in that direction. The Chief Minister Wednesday felicitated the team led by Calangute police inspector Nalasco Raposo, which seized drugs worth of Rs 3 …

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I felt at home in Goa: outgoing Governor

The Governor, MRIDULA SINHA is all set to leave Goa after completion of her 5-year term. In an exclusive interview with ‘The Navhind Times’, she speaks to RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR, while taking stock of her tenure Q. Madam Governor, in retrospect, how do you see your 5-year tenure in Goa? To be honest, I am feeling I have arrived …

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103 shacks allotted in South Goa

Margao: As many as 103 beach shacks of the total 108 were allotted for South Goa beaches on Wednesday through a draw of lots held at the South Goa Collectorate by the tourism department. A total of 190 applications had been received for setting up shacks on 21 beaches of South Goa. Starting from the far South of Palolem to …

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Process has begun for setting up waste plants, bio-digesters: South Goa Collector

Margao: South Goa district collector Ajit  Roy on  Wednesday said that most of the village panchayats  in the district have identified sites and process for setting up of waste treatment plants and bio-digesters has begun and that very soon networking of these sites would be carried out in the district.     The NGT has directed the district collectors to hold such meetings every fortnight.   Briefing the …

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Two held for chain snatching incidents at Old Goa, Merces

Panaji: Two members of the notorious ‘Irani gang’ who air dashed to Goa and allegedly committed chain snatching at Old Goa and Merces, landed in the police net. Old Goa police have arrested Safer Hussain (29) and Haider Abbas Ali (24), both are from Bidar Karnataka. Sources claimed that the accused are part of the notorious ‘Irani gang’ which are …

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Church urges faithful to avoid using toxic material on All Souls Day

Panaji: The Church in Goa under its body, Council for Social Justice and Peace have sent a circular to all the parishes in Goa and Daman to motivate Catholics to celebrate All Souls Day, on November 2, and other celebrations, in an environment friendly manner. The circular reminds the Catholics of Archbishop’s statement in the Pastoral letter of the year, …

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Adcona panch member booked for cheating

Ponda: Ponda police on Wednesday has booked a panch member from Bhom-Adcona Village Panchayat for allegedly cheating a Mayem Bicholim resident of Rs 50,000 on the pretext of offering a government job. The accused person is identified as Shailesh Naik Gaonkar (43) a resident of Adcona, Banastari.   As per information, the accused Naik Gaonkar had assured the complainant Mohan …

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Special drive to curb traffic violations

Panaji: The traffic police have started a special drive against certain traffic violations with focus on underage rider/driver. According to the police this year they have come across 603 cases in which the rider/driver was found to be underage. Most of the cases are pertaining to two-wheelers. Apart from underage motorists, the drive will concentrate also on traffic violations such …

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Unloading of naphtha likely to begin tomorrow

Vasco: Unloading of naphtha from the ‘MV NU SHI Nalini’ tanker, which has run aground around 800 metres away from the Marivel beach near Dona Paula, will be taken up from October 31 onwards and the operation will be completed in five days. Briefing press after attending a high-level meeting with all the stakeholders at conference hall of the Mormugao …

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