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Aid disbursed to BPL families at Quepem

QUEPEM:   Two hundred and fifty six BPL families of the Quepem constituency were given a LPG stove and 2 cylinders under Grameen Urja Yojna, while 166 persons belonging to BPL were given cheque each of Rs 55, 000 to repair their houses under IAY Scheme during a function held at Balli, Quepem on Monday.

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HC convicts one in stabbing case

PANAJI: The High Court of Bombay at Goa has convicted Pandurang Gaonkar, a government servant, who was earlier acquitted by the additional sessions judge, Margao.

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Ruckus at Benaulim gram sabha over affidavit on garbage

MARGAO: The Benaulim sarpanch, Ms Carmeline Fernandes on Sunday left the gram sabha after declaring it "ended sine die" following some allegations against her regarding the affidavit filed in the High Court in connection with the village garbage issue.

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Mickky not co-operating fully, say cops

PANAJI: Police sources revealed that the former tourism minister, Francisco alias Mickky Pacheco is not fully co-operating and as such the investigating police officer is finding it difficult to go ahead with the investigation process in the Nadia Torrado death case.

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Villagers take sarpanch to task over Colva creek pollution

MARGAO: The Colva sarpanch, Ms Agnela Borges on Sunday had a tough time answering the queries of the members at the gram sabha regarding the pollution of water in the creek in the village and the legal action to be taken against the offenders.

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GGEA to strike work from Aug 2

PANAJI: In a joint meeting of various taluka committees and the working committee of Goa Government Exployees’ Association held on Sunday at 10.30 a.m.

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Muslim groups reject Sonsoddo site for kabrastan

MARGAO: Muslim groups, at a press conference held in Margao on Sunday, rejected the Sonsoddo site as unacceptable for a kabrastan. This 30,000 sq mt-odd area is being mooted for a burial ground for all communities, including Muslims, after a Margao Municipal Council resolution asked the authorities to acquire the land.

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Police to head Mumbai in cheating case

PANAJI: Goa police will leave for Mumbai in connection with the arrest of Kadri Haroon, from Mumbai for his alleged involvement in the internet ‘lottery’ cheating case, revealed the Panaji town PSI, Mr Ratnakar Kalangutkar.

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