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Bumpy ride for KA-Miramar road users

By Glenn Costa | NT
PANAJI: The utter callousness by PWD contractors while doing their work and the laxity in the PWD department in supervising and ensuring quality is aptly illustrated by the state of the stretch of road from Kala Academy to Miramar road, locals and daily users of the road allege. 

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Mucky pathways greet Campal fair visitors

PANAJI: The annual ‘Ashtamichi Feri’ or the shopping fair held on the occasion of Gokulashtami, at Campal Grounds has, this year turned out to be a damp squib, literally, with good measure of mud added, creating severe inconvenience for the visitors to the fair. 

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CM announces special grants for development to municipalities

VALPOI: The Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat has announced that the state government will give special grants to the 14 municipalities in the state under Golden Jubilee Liberation package so as to undertake major developmental projects within the municipal limits.

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NGZP reiterates demand for devolution of powers

PANAJI: Devolution of powers again turned out to be the main issue at the general assembly of the North Goa Zilla Parishad which also saw a proposal mooted that could see the honorarium of ZP members increased by around 10 per cent or so. The meeting was held at the Secretariat conference hall.

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Rains wreck havoc in state

VALPOI: Heavy rains accompanied with gusty winds which lashed the state on Monday resulted in many incidents of tree collapse in Sattari. Many cases were reported at Valpoi fire station.

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Proposal for Divar bridges to be submitted to govt

PANAJI: The proposal for the cable-stayed and pre-stressed concrete bridges connection Ribandar to Divar and Divar to Chorao respectively will be submitted to the government on Tuesday, PWD officials informed.

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People admit paying bribes

BY ABDUL RAUF BEIG | NT
PANAJI: A number of people from different  social strata, including  prominent  businessmen, have said that they had paid money for getting the work done but refused to name the officials or politicians to whom they paid the bribes.

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Political war suspected behind Miramar promenade attack

PANAJI: Hospital sources, treating the girl from Margao who became a victim of a fight between two groups and who received a chopper cut to her rib and a slight cut on her lung, said that she would take some more time to fully recover from her wounds.

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Women’s Commission urged to investigate molestation case

PANAJI: A couple of police personnel stood by and did nothing, while a fellow police constable sexually assaulted a 21-year-old sex trade worker, who was forced into the flesh trade, disclosed authorities, raising questions about how girls trapped in the flesh trade are treated by the guardians of the law in the state.

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Margao gears for Ganesh festival

MARGAO: The Margao Municipal Council has begun preparations for the Ganesh celebrations. The festival begins on September 1, and will continue for a week.

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