Tuesday , 18 February 2020
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‘Mhadei’ begins voyage to Cape Town

VASCO: Indian Navy’s sailing vessel, ‘Mhadei,’ which enjoys the reputation of being the first Indian yacht to circumnavigate the globe, was flagged off on Thursday from INS Mandovi’s boat-pool at Verem, as part of the project ‘Sagar Parikrama,’ by Rear Admiral Sudhir Pillai, NM Flag Officer Goa Area.

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Builders’ lobby picks holes in new FAR rule

PANAJI: Builders’ lobby -- Confederation of Real Estate Developers Associations of India, Goa unit -- has reacted sharply to the announcement of rationalisation of FAR made by the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat who also holds the portfolio of town and country planning.

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Caurem villagers up in arms against mining

MARGAO: Almost 100 villagers from Caurem in Quepem, on Thursday, descended unannounced on the Chief Minister’s residence at Margao, demanding action against what they termed an illegal mine at the Devapan Dongor.

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Sirsat takes charge as state NCP chief

PANAJI: The newly appointed president of the state unit of Nationalist Congress Party, Mr Surendra Sirsat, on Thursday, took charge of his post and hoped for a timely guidance from the party high command to resolve any controversy or problem within the party.

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Dumping of garbage in the open poses threat to motorists

MAPUSA: Garbage has come to haunt the modern society. Some  people do not want to take pains in disposing off their garbage effectively and systematically and the authorities concerned are not taking the issue so seriously as it should have been taken.

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Five shops gutted in city fire

PANAJI: Five shops were gutted in a fire that broke out in the city municipal market in the wee hours of Thursday. An estimated loss of around Rs 4.50 lakh was incurred.

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Mangalsutra snatched from woman in Mapusa

MAPUSA: A motorcycle-borne man with his face covered with a helmet snatched mangalsutra weighing 28 grams, worth ` 25,000, from a woman at Karaswado on Thursday morning.

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Mapusa DySP urged to expedite temple theft probe

MAPUSA: A delegation of panch members from Saligao, Guirim and Sangolda alongwith BJP activists and temple committee members of Shree Bhumika Sateri temple, Guirim, led by Saligao MLA, Mr Dillip Parulekar and Saligao ZP member, Mr Michael Lobo called on Mapusa DySP, Mr Sammy Tavares and urged him to expedite investigations into the Bhumika Sateri temple burglary case.

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Panel allays fears over settlement zones

PANAJI: Contrary to the suspicions that large areas of land would be brought under settlement zones in the Regional Plan 2021, the state level committee has recommended that no development should be permitted in 80 per cent of state land and only allowed increase in settlement area based on projected development of the areas during the plan period, even as the settlement zones in the Regional Plan 2001 stand corrected.

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