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Congress has used ‘reservation’ tool to eliminate rivals: BJP

PANAJI: Stating that the ruling Congress party has used reservations for the municipal wards as a tool to eliminate its rivals in the municipal elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party, on Monday, said that the real objective behind the reservations, of providing representation to the members of weaker communities in municipalities, is totally lost in Goa. 

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ZP members will soon call on Panchayat Minister: Parab

PANAJI: The North Goa Zilla Panchayat (NGZP) chairman, Mr Pandurang Parab, on Monday, said that the zilla panchayat members from both north and south Goa would soon call on the Panchayat Minister, Mr Manohar Azgaonkar to discuss various issues pertaining to powers to ZPs in the backdrop of his comments, which appeared in a section of the press, mentioning that zilla panchayats are not required.

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Govt urged to provide representation to MPT on HLC

VASCO: The chairman of Mormugao Port Trust, Mr Praveen Agarwal has requested the Chief Secretary, Mr Sanjay Kumar Srivastava to consider giving representation to the MPT on High Level Committee (HLC), which has been appointed by the government of Goa to look into the jurisdiction of MPT, Goa and its expansion plans.

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Police close to solving Anjuna shooting case

MAPUSA: The Anjuna police have arrested two more individuals in connection with the shooting incident of Samprit Malvankar. Their names were disclosed as Tukaram Savlo Salgaonkar, aged 31, from Anjuna and Harish Rama Mandvilkar, aged 30, from Kandivli.

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Patil refutes Mahanand’s charges

PONDA: The Ponda police inspector, Mr C L Patil, who was the investigating officer in the Mahanand Naik rape case, for which he was convicted a few days ago, said that the Ponda police have investigated each case meticulously and presented it before the court for its decision.

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Monkey mayhem at Poinguinnim

POINGUINNIM: Monkey are giving the farmers of Poinguinnim sleepless nights. The monkeys are not only destroying banana and other fruit, but have now targeted coconut trees and the tender coconuts.

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Former ESG GM refutes charges of financial irregularities

PANAJI: Reacting to the complaint against him lodged with the vigilance department by the CEO of the Entertainment Society of Goa, Mr Manoj Srivastava as regards financial irregularities, the managing director of the Goa Tourism Development Corporation, Mr Nikhil Desai on Sunday said that the complaint is just a ploy by the CEO of the ESG to divert attention from several issues plaguing the ESG.

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