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CCP’s move to convert 18th June Road into pay parking draws flak

PANAJI: The decision of the Corporation of the City of Panaji to convert the entire 18th June Road into a pay parking zone has received strong opposition from various entrepreneurs, shopkeepers, hoteliers, businessmen and professionals, who operate from this area.

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BJP to oppose pay parking along 18th June Road, municipal market

PANAJI: Stating that the Corporation of the City of Panaji is criminally responsible for the traffic congestion as well parking problems encountered in the city, the Leader of the Opposition and the city MLA, Mr Manohar Parrikar, on Tuesday, said that the Bharatiya Janata Party,

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Smaller civic bodies find solution to garbage woes

MARGAO: Even as the smaller municipalities get set with their garbage treatment plants, the larger ones like Panaji and Margao, are still struggling to get their act together. The issue of the Margao Sonsoddo dump is even more ironic, as the head of the high powered committee, set up to monitor the project, is heralded by none other then the Chief Minister, who is also the local MLA.

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80% private buses ply overcrowded: DoT

PANAJI: The director of the Department of Transport (DoT), Mr Arun Dessai, on Tuesday said that more then 80 per cent of the private buses are overcrowded at the bus terminus, contrary to the claims by the All Goa Bus Owners Association (AGBOA), that the buses are suffering losses as the public refuse to enter buses once the seats are occupied.

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2 held for defying court orders

MARGAO: The Maina-Curtorim police have arrested two individuals, whose names were disclosed as Vishwas Bhosle and Vilas Bhosle, as offence was registered against them and warrants were issued in their names.

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2 WJFACs to be inducted into Navy today

VASCO: With the aim to strengthen coastal security further, two water jet fast attack crafts (WJFACs) will be inducted into the Indian Navy on September 22, at 10 a.m.

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Farmers worried as rains may hit state’s bumper crop

BY JOAO SOUSA M | NT
PANAJI: After an exceptionally good monsoon, farmers are now hoping for dry weather even as a bumper crop is expected this harvesting season. The meteorological department, however, has predicted more rains as there is no sign of the south-west monsoon withdrawing yet.

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Valpoi by-poll on October 18

PANAJI: The Election Commission of India on Monday announced October 18 as the date for the by-election to fill the casual vacancy from 19-Valpoi Assembly Constituency in the State Legislative Assembly. The model code of conduct came into effect soon after the poll schedule was announced by the ECI.

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SMIPL refuses to deposit Rs 10 cr as bank guarantee for Princess’ removal

PANAJI: The Division Bench of the High Court of Bombay at Goa constituting of Mr Justice D G Karnik and Mr Justice F M Reis on Monday heard the petition filed by Salgaocar Mining Industries Pvt Ltd (SMIPL) for being allotted the work of removing the stranded vessel ‘River Princess.’

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