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11-yr-old boy succumbs; toll goes up to 5

VASCO: After struggling for life for almost one and half month, the 11 year-old victim of naphtha inferno at Dactolem, Shubham Digambar Palekar, succumbed to his burn injuries, while undergoing treatment at National Burn Hospital at Thana in Maharashtra during the wee hours, on Tuesday.

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ZP members threaten to file contempt petition against govt

PANAJI: A joint ZP meeting held, on Tuesday, threatened to file a contempt petition in the High Court against the government as well as a new petition (to be filed by the newly elected members) demanding devolution of powers.

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Usgao cattle feed plant to be modernised

PONDA: The Goa State Co-operative Milk Producers Union will take up the modernisation of the cattle feed plant by setting up a state-of the-art mechanised plant at the existing plant site at Marvasodo at Usgao with the aid of Rs 8.4 crore from the Centre under the Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana.

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Over 170 PCCs issued per day: SP

MARGAO: As many as 170 to 200 police clearance certificates (PCCs) are issued daily by his office, informed the Superintendent of Police (SP), South, Mr  Waman Tari.

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Vendors gherao Margao CO over encroachments, illegal hawkers

MARGAO: A group of butchers, readymade cloth merchants and vegetable vendors from New Municipal Market, Margao, led by the president of Readymade Clothes and Vegetable Vendors Association, Mr Rajendra Azgaonkar, gheraoed the chief officer (CO) of the Margao municipality, Mr J B Bhingui, on Tuesday, over the issue of  encroachments and hawkers.

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Influential politicians involved in illegal mining: Parrikar

PANAJI: The chairman of the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) constituted by the state legislative assembly, Mr Manohar Parrikar on Monday said that the involvement of a number of influential politicians as well as persons in illegal mining around Goa,

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Proposal to assess MLAs’ performance

PANAJI: The Speaker of the Goa legislative assembly, Mr Pratapsing Rane has said that he has a proposal to get the performance of the members of the assembly assessed by some prominent civil society members or a non-government organisation.

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Depts unable to control illegal mining due to scanty staff: Shah

PANAJI: Mr Justice M B Shah, former Supreme Court judge and head of the Shah Commission report, whose team has completed the inspection of the state’s mines, faults the deemed extension of license provision and the lack of staff leading to lack of control in the mining operations in the state.

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Cabinet approves amendments to Goa Lokayukta Bill 2003

PANAJI: The state cabinet on Monday approved the amendments to the Goa Lokayukta Bill 2003 as suggested by the central authorities, thereby paving way for passing of the Bill in the upcoming assembly session.

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