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Case registered against Jose Philip, 93 supporters

VASCO: A case has been registered against the Revenue Minister, Mr Jose Philip D’ Souza and his 93 supporters for rioting and causing hurt to the former tourism minister, Mr Francisco alias Mickky Pacheco, while he was having his dinner at a hotel in Vasco on Tuesday evening, informed the Vasco police.

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Portuguese delegation visits solid waste treatment plant at Sada

VASCO: A two-member Portuguese delegation visited the Mormugao Solid Waste Treatment Plant at Headland-Sada on Wednesday.
The delegation visited the plant on the request of the Environment Minister, Mr Aleixo Sequeira, who had recently visited Portugal.

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Fishworkers forum calls for strike tomorrow

PANAJI: The National Fishworkers Forum (NFF) has called for an all India strike on October 29 to protest the draft coastal regulation notification 2010 which is threatening the livelihood of lakhs of fishermen across the country even as the draft notification has been outright rejected by the forum.

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15-year-old girl commits suicide

VASCO: A 15-year-old girl committed suicide by hanging herself with the help of a nylon rope at her residence at Cortalim on Wednesday. According to Verna police, the deceased was studying in class IX and had returned home after answering her exam paper.

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79% complaints against govt servants did not have proof


PANAJI: Even as the state is observing the vigilance week, enquiries with the vigilance department revealed that around 79 per cent of the complaints received (a large majority of which were anonymous) from the public against government servants in the state did not have any basis for proceeding against the government employees.

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Kishore Naik is new PMC chairperson

PONDA: Mr Kishore Naik, was on Tuesday elected as the new chairperson of the Ponda Municipal Council.

He was the lone candidate for the post which had fallen vacant after six councillors joined hands and moved no confidence motion, which ultimately led to the ouster of Mr Pradeep Naik as the chairperson.

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Postmaster general urged to give preference to Goans


PANAJI: The state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Yuva Morcha on Tuesday presented a memorandum to the postmaster general for Goa region demanding appointment of Goans, while filling various posts in the post offices located in the region.

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