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Shack owners an aggrieved lot

MAPUSA: Shack owners are quite upset with the decision of the state government in not permitting shacks in eco-sensitive areas and at beaches where there has been extreme sand erosion.

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PAC report a draft, not final: Speaker

PANAJI: The controversy surrounding tabling the Public Accounts Committee (PAC) report on mining is expected to be laid to rest on Friday when the Speaker, Mr Pratapsing Rane, gives his ruling on the last day of the two-day assembly session.

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Former CM Barbosa no more

MARGAO/PANAJI: The former chief minister of Goa, Dr Luis Proto Barbosa passed away peacefully on Thursday early morning at the SMRC hospital in Vasco. He is survived by his wife, son Dr Noel and two daughters, Ms Nanette and Ms Nalini.

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Complaint filed before SPCA against Colva PSI

PANAJI: Complaint against PSI, Mr Tukaram Chavan, attached to the Colva police station and two others has been filed before the State Police Complaints Authority (SPCA) by Ms Dhanwanti Fernandes, in whose house on February 24, during broad daylight, a robbery was committed, wherein the robbers decamped with gold ornaments, diamonds, and other valuable articles of jewelry estimated to be around ` 15 lakh and also decamped with cash amounting to ` 40,000.

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Rane stresses on proper maintenance of KTC buses

MARGAO: The former chief minister and the Speaker of the Goa legislative Assembly, Mr Pratapsingh Rane, who founded the Kadamba Transport Corporation (KTC), after witnessing the pooja of first KTC bus - GDX 1 on the occasion of Dussehra and laying of the foundation stone for the ultra modern bus stand at Margao, on Thursday, said, "if a (KTC) passenger bus can last for 31 years, then there is no doubt that each bus can serve for 10 years on the road. All that is required is proper maintenance.’’

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