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Open fuse boxes posing threat in Mapusa market

MAPUSA: Though ‘The Navhind Times’ had recently highlighted a dilapidated fuse box in the Mapusa market, which was immediately replaced by the electricity department, it appears that the department has not taken the issue seriously and waits for dilapidated fuse boxes to be highlighted in the media, before repairing them or replacing the ones that have deteriorated completely.

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Para-teachers in Canacona seek increase in salary

POINGUINNIM: The 19 Parallel teachers, appointed to teach in the government primary schools in Canacona taluka, under the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, and funded by the state government, have called upon the concerned authority to consider their plea, for increasing the remuneration in their daily payment, which is a meager Rs 150.

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Maintain unity in associations: Jose Phillip

PANAJI: Mr Jose Philip D’Souza, Minister for Revenue and Civil Supplies, inaugurated ‘Saiyogam Sanskrutik Garba-Dandiya Kala Sangh’ in the presence of Mr Yusuf Sheikh, noted Konkani poet and former director of Doordarshan, Shillong, Mr Pandharinath Lotlikar, former director of Doordarshan, Panaji and Mr Kritesh Gaonkar, councillor of Mormugao municipality at Sada recently.

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Rs 2,000 cr worth scrap jewellery lying idle in Goa

PANAJI: Goa is estimated to hold scrap jewellery worth Rs 2,000 crore lying idle in households, temples and churches since Portuguese era. This is only a trickle of Rs 50,000 crore worth of the scrap jewellery lying untapped with the rest of Indian households, said gold jewellery and bullion experts at the India International Gold Convention.

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CEC arrives in Goa

PANAJI: The Chief Election Commissioner of India, Dr S  Y Quereshi and Election Commissioner of India, Mr V  S Sampath arrived in Goa on a three-day official visit to the state.
During his visit, Mr Quereshi will inaugurate the diamond jubilee photo exhibition on the journey of Indian democracy.

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Ambelim VP meet extends support to Velim villagers

MARGAO: The gram sabha of the village of Ambelim, which met on Sunday, in a show of support for their counterparts in Velim village, adopted a resolution supporting the resolution adopted by the gram sabha of Velim panchayat, in opposing the land acquisition proceedings for the purpose of setting up a fish mill in the jurisdiction of the Velim village panchayat.

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