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Goa News


Panaji, outskirts see 17 new cases

NT NETWORK Panaji Commotion was witnessed at Altinho in Panaji on Friday as ten COVID positive...

16 killed as plane skids runway, falls into valley in Kerala

PTI Kozhikode Sixteen people were killed and several others injured when a Dubai-Calicut Air India Express...

Yet another surge of 259 COVID cases

The state continued to report a high number of coronavirus infections, as Goa’s tally of confirmed cases crossed the 8,000-mark with 259 cases being detected on Saturday. The state also registered two more deaths in the last 24 hours.

Possibility of planes skidding off short Mopa runway dismissed

Director of civil aviation Suresh Shanbhogue brushed aside the possibility of an aircraft landing-related accident at the proposed Mopa International Greenfield Airport

Heavy rain likely over Goa

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has forecast heavy to very heavy rain in Goa over the next four days.


Bhandari Samaj survey to drum up support for hike in OBC quota

PANAJI: The Gomantak Bhandari Samaj (GBS) will launch statewide survey of the Bhandari community during its guidance camp to be held on August 25, at Sant Gadge Maharaj hall, Porvorim, from 3 p.m. onwards.

Francis asks Margao civic workers to pull up socks

MARGAO:  Deputy Chief Minister and Urban Development  Minister  Francis  D’Souza, on Thursday  evening,  paid a  surprise visit to the office of Margao Municipal Council (MMC) and appealed to the staff and the councillors to work collectively to the satisfaction of the residents.

GSIDC yet to take away pipes of dismantled temporary bridge

CUNCOLIM: With the Ganesh festival barely two weeks away, the residents of Sanvorcotto in Cuncolim are particularly worried as the GSIDC is yet to take away the pipes of the dismantled temporary bridge, after the July 2 floods.

‘Not a single development project proposal sent to DMA: Francis

MARGAO: Deputy Chief Minister and Urban Development Minister  Francis  D’Souza, on Thursday,  categorically stated that  the Margao Municipal Council (MMC) did not send a single development  project proposal to the Directorate of Municipal Administration (DMA) for its   consideration.

Buses halt in front of Navelim church despite stop de-notification

NAVELIM: Inspite of the fact that the bus stop in front of the Navelim church was de-notified a year ago, buses continue to stop there, thus disturbing the religious services.

Rs 11 crore dues outstanding as Salcete govt offices inefficient in recovery

MARGAO: With various government departments adopting a lackadaisical approach and the mamlatdar office being overburdened, over Rs 11 crore worth government dues are pending in Salcete.

Goa only a transit point for smuggling gold into India

PANAJI: Though smuggling of gold into India through Goa has been going on since 70s, law enforcement agencies fear that the practice may be reviving due to huge difference in domestic and international prices of gold.

Govt to restrict quantity of water supplied by tankers

VASCO: With several complaints by residents of Vasco about quality of potable water supplied by PWD and private tankers, Water Resources Department (WRD) has decided to fix parameters for transportation and extraction of potable water from wells and PWD reservoirs. 


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