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Village Groups of Goa sore over cold shoulder

PANAJI: Members of Village Groups of Goa were given a cold shoulder by the government officials who ignored an appointment for carrying out joint inspection of the illegal activities which have resulted in destruction of the mangroves in Panaji as just two officials from the Corporation of the City of Panaji and a representative of the North Goa deputy collector turned up.

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Four injured in Vasco bus mishap

VASCO: Four persons including the driver of a Vasco-bound passenger bus were injured when the bus rammed into a stationary pick-up on the four-lane highway near Upasnagar, Sancoale on Tuesday evening.

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Alex Fernandes elected Calangute sarpanch

MAPUSA: Mr Alex Fernandes was on Tuesday elected unopposed as the Calangute sarpanch while Socorro sarpanch, Ms Pratima Narvekar was ousted through a no confidence motion. The post had fallen vacant after former sarpanch Mr Laxman Parab had resigned following a power-sharing agreement.

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Civic instability blamed for poor development of Pernem

MAPUSA: Pernem town has not witnessed any development since Liberation and the situation has been compounded by the fact that in the last five years frequent no confidence motions were moved in the municipal council.

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Goa Dairy customers asked to be cautious against black marketing

PANAJI: Appealing Goa Dairy customers to pay only the MRP printed on the milk packets, the chairman of Goa State Co-operative Milk Producers’ Union Limited, Mr Madhav Sahakari and managing director, Mr S K Kulkarni, on Monday, said that irregularity if any should be brought to their notice immediately.

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Sonia authorised to nominate new chief of GPCC

PANAJI: In an attempt to prevent groupism and differences in the party, the electoral college of the Congress party in the state on Monday authorised the All-India Congress Committee president, Ms Sonia Gandhi to nominate the new president of the Goa pradesh Congress committee and its other members.

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CBI continues its probe against Mickky

PANAJI: The Central Bureau of Investigation officials continued the probe against the former tourism minister, Mr Francisco Xavier Pacheco in a case relating to the illegal immigration racket immigration and money laundering, with its officials scouting for evidence at various places to seal the case against the former minister.

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