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Zha for spreading awareness about water-borne diseases

PANAJI:  The secretary of Panchayats, Mr V K Zha has called for the need to generate awareness among the rural masses about water quality problem and water-borne diseases. He also highlighted the need for building capacity of panchayats to own field test kits and to take up full operation and maintenance for water quality monitoring and surveillance of all drinking water sources.

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Two rag pickers held for murder

PANAJI: Panaji police arrested Rajendra Bhandari, from Nepal and Maktum Bharoti, from Dharwad, both rag pickers residing in the city, in connection with the murder of the Nepali labourer, Ramesh Dangi, who was stoned to death on the intervening night of January 6 and 7, near Azad Maidan. The duo has confessed to the crime.

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CRZ Notification 2011 issued

PANAJI:  The ministry for environment and forests has issued a Coastal Regulation Zone Notification 2011 replacing the CRZ Notification 1991, which gives protection to all the pre-1991 coastal structures belonging to the traditional communities in the state.

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CBI files disproportionate assets case against customs employee

PANAJI: The Central Bureau of Investigation has registered a case of disproportionate assets against Suresh Vinayak Azgaonkar alias Suresh Vinayak Morazkar, a sepoy with the customs and central excise department, Mormugao, following searches on his two residential places and his assets were found to be around 400 times more than his known source of income. 

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Agacaim police register case

PANAJI: The Agacaim police inspector, investigating the leakage of general medicine I and II papers of the MBBS final year exam, has registered the case against the paper setter of III semester on the basis of Goa University committee report presented, on Friday, revealed the police inspector, Mr Vishwesh Karpe.

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Vegetable supply to GSHC resumes

PANAJI:  The supply of vegetables to the Goa State Horticulture Corporation (GSHC) re-started, on Friday, after the corporation assured the Belgaum-based vegetables traders - the main suppliers of vegetables to the GSHC – as regards sticking to the sale of only 10 varieties of vegetables at a subsidised rate, at its 336 outlets around the state.

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GSHC outlets run short of onions

PANAJI: Goa State Horticulture Corporation could not make available enough quantity of onions at their outlets in the state and as such the outlets ran out of the commodity in a short time.

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