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Pernem garden shows signs of decay one year later

MAPUSA: The much-hyped Viscount garden in Pernem market that was constructed at a cost of around Rs 50 lakh is now lying neglected and poorly maintained. The accumulated water in the springs has now become a breeding site for mosquitoes.

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Village groups call upon state, central govts to scrap anti-people policies

MARGAO: Representatives of village groups which met at a meet organised by the Goenchea Xetkarancho Ekvott called upon the state and Union governments to immediately scrap all the anti-people policies with regard to mining, real estate, tourism and industries, which have been causing immense irreversible destruction within the tiny state of Goa.

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Govt employees to resume strike on Wednesday

PANAJI: The Goa Government Employees’ Association has decided to resume the indefinite pen-down-tool-down strike on September 22 to protest against the government’s failure to meet their demand on upgradation of pay scales.

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Valpoi youth beats all odds to become commercial pilot

VALPOI: Mr Sahish Naik from Nagargao has made his family and entire Sattari proud by becoming the first commercial pilot in the taluka. After taking primary education in Government Primary School, Nagargao, he studied up to middle school in Hanuman Vidyalaya and completed his SSC at Porvorim.

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NGO denounces govt’s policies on casinos

MARGAO: Aam Aurat Admi Against Gambling (AAAAG) at its meeting held on Sunday strongly condemned the cabinet’s decision to allow the offshore casinos in the Mandovi river and has called upon the people to "Push the casinos out before they push you out".

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Goa failed to make most of central schemes, says Shripad

PANAJI: Observing that the state government has dismally failed to take benefits of the central schemes such as Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission and others, the North Goa Member of Parliament, Mr Shripad Naik on Sunday said that a number of states have received crores of rupees towards such schemes, but Goa is lagging far behind.

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Property losses worth Rs 1 lakh in Bicholim as rains pound

BICHOLIM: Fresh spells of heavy rain during the last couple of days have caused property losses, in Bicholim taluka, to the tune of around ` 1 lakh. There were reports of tree uprooting, house collapse, wall collapse from Sanquelim, Bicholim and surrounding areas.

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