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‘Government is systematically destroying communidades’

MARGAO: Alleging that the government has made it impossible for the Goans to get land for housing from their own communidades while non-Goans just needed an affidavit, the standing committee of the South Goa Communidades, on Friday, demanded that the state Chief Secretary (CS) comply with the Supreme Court (SC) order of January 20 that community land encroachers be evicted and chief secretaries of all states to file a list by May 3.

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Ponda theft case: post-mortem delayed

PANAJI: The misunderstanding between the doctors of the forensic department of Goa Medical College and the Ponda police, over the issue of death of an unknown thief, who died at Curti-Ponda after a fall while trying to escape with valuables from a flat on Tuesday, has led to delay in conducting the post-mortem.

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Rane urges Sanquelim residents to keep tradition of brotherhood

VALPOI: The Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly, Mr Pratapsingh Rane recently inaugurated the Babal Pir Hall at Sanquelim in presence of the Health Minister, Mr Vishwajeet Rane, Pali MLA, Mr Pratap Gawas, chairperson of SMC, Mr Anand Naik, councillor, Mr Riyas Khan, president of Mazania De Mesquita e Bapal Pir (MDMBP), Mr Anwar Khan and secretary MDMBP, Mr Shaikh Mohamad Parvez Al- Usmani.

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Tillari canal re-alignment affects Ibrampur crops

BICHOLIM: The farmers from Ibrampur, Pernem have brought to the notice of Goa Tillari Development Corporation that the change in the alignment of Tillari Canal has affected the fields and crops like sugarcane, paddy and vegetables, as the waters have gushed into fields which are either submerged or flooded by water.

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If required GSHC will be dissolved: Vishwajeet

PANAJI: Informing that the managing director of the Goa State Horticulture Corporation, Mr Orlando Rodrigues, has been shifted from his position, and the director of agriculture, Mr Satish Tendulkar, has been asked to take on the responsibility,

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Parrikar introduces two private member bills

PANAJI: The leader of opposition, Mr Manohar Parrikar, on Friday, introduced two private member bills in the state legislative assembly, one of which was aimed at preventing local population from entering the casinos and the other to make it compulsory for providing sufficient parking space in multi-dwelling projects.

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