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Now, mobile app for children, women in distress

Panaji: ‘SOS women and child – Goa’, a mobile app which consists of information relating to concerned authorities, laws and landmark judgments, helpline numbers, government schemes as well as safety tips for women and children was launched by the Director General of Police (DGP) Pranab Nanda on Thursday. The mobile app is a first consolidated mobile application conceptualised and developed …

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Congress asks CM to ‘come clean’ on EC to Karnataka

Panaji: Alleging that the Union Minister for Environment, Forest and Climate Change Prakash Javadekar has failed to clarify on the environmental approval granted to Karnataka for the Kalasa Bhandura drinking water project even after 10 days, the Congress party on Thursday asked the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to spell out his next action plan to protect Goa’s interest in Mhadei …

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OTS Scheme for loan defaulters in a month: Govind

Ponda: In an attempt to support co-operative banks as well as their customers across the state, the government has decided to launch One-Time Settlement (OTS) Scheme for the loan defaulters, who will get 6 months’ time to settle their loans with these banks, announced Co-operation Minister Govind Gaude on Thursday. Gaude was speaking as the guest at the inauguration of …

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Fearing retrenchment, Codli mine workers seek Kavlekar’s help

Margao: Around 150-200 workers from Vedanta iron ore mine at Codli on Thursday met the Deputy Chief Minister Chandrakant Kavlekar at Quepem and sought his intervention to prevent termination of services of 300 employees in case e-auctioned iron ore is not allowed to be transported to Codli plant. The company had won the e-auction of ore dumps and had a …

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On Children’s Day, Benaulim children urge govt to build bypass on stilts

Benaulim: On the occasion of Children’s Day on Thursday, locals in Benaulim took to highlight the threats of western bypass in a novel manner by including children, who urged the state government to consider building the bypass on stilts. A group of around 30 children along with their parents gathered opposite the Umiya complex on the Khareband- Benaulim road explaining …

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Cong to launch membership drive through app next week

Margao: The Goa Pradesh Congress Committee in South Goa remembered the first prime minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru on the occasion of his 130th birth anniversary. The committee also took the opportunity to inform block members of the party’s new membership app. South Goa district president Joe Dias remembered Nehru while also briefing about the membership drive. “Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was …

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Fishermen irked over illegal bamboo ‘footbridge’ in Palolem creek

Canacona : Fishing community of Palolem was taken aback on early morning on Wednesday when they sighted a bamboo ‘footbridge’ erected at Palolem creek. Stating that the non-existing bamboo structure may have been possibly erected by some private person operating business on private land at Palolem, locals approached the authorities for inspection of the structure. Fishermen alleged that the bamboo structure …

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Commercial vehicles to be charged Rs 50 at airport

Vasco: For offering better convenience and flexibility at Dabolim international airport, the Airport Authority of India (AAI) has decided to charge a nominal fee of Rs 50, leviable only on commercial vehicles including tourist buses and taxis that pick up passengers at the airport. In a press statement issued on Thursday by airport director, AAI, at Goa international airport, Gagan …

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Motorcycle duo killed in hit-and-run case

Vasco: In a hit-and-run case, the rider and pillion rider of a Bajaj Pulsar motorcycle died on the spot as an unknown four wheeler rammed into it on the internal Verna road in the wee hours of Thursday. The police have disclosed the identity of the deceased as Vilas Krishnanand Kalgutkar (33), a native of Karwar and Johnson Castalinho (32), …

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Vasco youth held for raping 20-yr-old woman

Vasco: Vasco police have informed that they have arrested Moinuddin Pathan (28), a resident of New Vaddem, Vasco for allegedly raping a 20-year-old woman and forcing her into prostitution. The police said that the alleged accused was placed under arrest on late Wednesday night, following a complaint from the victim, and added that “the accused was friendly with the victim …

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