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Guirdolim seat a litmus test for Kavlekar, Clafasio

NT NETWORK Margao Guirdolim zilla panchayat constituency has become a matter of prestige for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and a defeat could leave the party red-faced as a lot is at stake which involves two MLAs who had recently made a switch over from the Congress to the saffron party. The build up to the announcement of the zilla …

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TAAI’s state unit seeks collaboration with GTDC

NT NETWORK Panaji The Goa chapter of the Travel Agents Association of India (TAAI) urged the hotel industry, through the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, to have competitive rates for hotel rooms and work with it in Goa. A delegation of TAAI-Goa chapter, led by its president Sainath Prabhu Dharwatkar, on Monday, met the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant wherein they stated …

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Khaunte’s plea: HC issues notices to govt, police

NT NETWORK Panaji The High Court of Bombay at Goa has issued notices to state government and Goa police as regards a petition filed by Porvorim MLA Rohan Khaunte pleading to quash FIR against him for allegedly assaulting BJP spokesperson Premanand Mahambre.  Rohan Khaunte in his two connected petitions has contended that BJP government has misused police machinery to arrest …

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North DM to discuss highway, road ‘encroachments’ by food vans, carts

NT NETWORK Calangute The North Goa District Magistrate has scheduled a meeting on March 17 taking cognisance of a report that appeared in this daily highlighting how food vans and carts were flouting rules at Porvorim and Saligao. The report had spotlighted brazen violation of norms by way of stationing of food vans and carts along the busy highway at …

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3 teenage boys killed as car plunges into Verna gorge

Margao/Vasco: Three teenage boys from Sanguem taluka were killed on Sunday   as the car in which they were travelling went off the road and plunged into a 16-feet-deep gorge near the Verna Industrial Estate. Police identified the dead teenagers as Rowan Sequeira (14), Eathan Fernandes (15), both from Sanguem, and Joshua Barretto (15) of Curchorem. Giving details of the accident, …

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One more counter for passenger screening at Dabolim airport

Vasco : The Airport Authority of India has increased counters from two to three to screen air passengers, who are being checked for coronavirus (COVID-19) upon their disembarkation at the Dabolim airport. The AAI also arranged two separate rows to facilitate speedy screening of the passengers. The AAI has made mandatory the screening of the passengers coming from Hong Kong, …

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Mangueshi temple takes steps to keep COVID-19 at bay

Ponda: Factoring in coronavirus spreading its deadly tentacles throughout the world, the temple committee of the world famous Lord Mangesh temple at Mangueshi has taken preventive measures to keep the COVID-19 at bay. Pujaris and other staffers of the temple started wearing face masks from Sunday as part of the measures. The temple committee has written a letter to the …

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Bardez villagers are against new tourism policy

Villagers also oppose shifting of casino vessels to Chapora river  Mapusa: People of Anjuna, Vagator, Sodiem, Camurlim and surrounding areas held a meeting expressing their strong opposition to the new tourism policy, whose draft is ready and is awaiting approval of the state cabinet. The meeting, that was held on Saturday at Rai Siolim, also opposed shifting of casino vessels …

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BJP, Congress face litmus test in Velim

Margao: In the aftermath of former Congress MLA switching loyalties to the Bharatiya Janata Party, the party now faces a litmus test to retain its strong bastion the Velim zilla panchayat seat. The constituency has come in the limelight as the Congress has turned to a politically little know Julio Fernandes who by profession is a bus conductor who in …

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Mapusa district library to be ready in 9 months: Gaude

Mapusa: The old Mapusa municipal building, which is in the process to be handed over to the Art and Culture department, will be taken up for restoration and setting up of a district library for North Goa, Minister for Art and Culture Govind Gaude has said. The Minister was interacting with media persons after inspecting the building which housed the …

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