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77 tourists rescued by Drishti in last 15 days

Vasco: Drishti Marine has rescued around 77 people from beaches all over the state in the last fortnight. With monsoons tapering and coming to an end, sea conditions are said to be rough till date. The monsoon has caused unusual sand erosion and unusually strong rip currents are yet to settle down. All beaches in the state have red flags …

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MMC sacks 6 drivers for dereliction of duty

Margao: Margao Municipal Council (MMC) chairperson Babita Prabhudesai held a special meeting on Monday with the councillors, MMC engineers and supervisors after noticing that the MMC drivers who were appointed on temporary basis are refusing to do their job at a crucial time. “I have signed the file asking for their (six drivers) termination of service, since they refused to …

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Teachers must use technology to transform lives of children: Archbishop

Margao: Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao on Monday said that teachers should use technology fruitfully to transform lives of children and enhance teaching skills. Speaking at the felicitation of meritorious students of Diocesan Society of Education at Ravindra Bhavan, the Archbishop said that integration of technology in the system of education is a tool to motivate children, the teacher is the …

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‘Offended’ Cong workers burn effigy of Haryana CM

Margao: Claiming that the Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar had made indecent remarks on the Congress  president Sonia Gandhi, the Mahila Congress leaders  of South Goa  held a protest  by burning the effigy of  Khattar  in front of the Margao Municipal Council. Before burning the effigy, the mahila congress members led by its president Pratima Coutinho said, “The BJP …

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33-yr-old meets watery grave at Benaulim

Margao: A 33-year old man from Borda on Monday met a watery grave at Benaulim beach after he went for a swim. Colva police said that the deceased Manish Shanke (33) was accompanied by his friend to Benaulim beach and wanted to go for a swim. However his friend chose to sit in his car while the deceased went for …

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Sand dredged illegally seized in Ponda

Ponda: In a massive raid on illegal sand extraction at Savoi-Verem and Volvoi area in Ponda taluka, the mines department seized around 282 cubic metres of sand dredged illegally from a river on Monday. In this raid, a truck involved in the sand transportation has been attached, informed mines officials. Along with the mines department officials, Ponda mamlatdar officials and …

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Angry Saligao villagers stop 14 garbage trucks

Mapusa: After voicing their opposition to the expansion of the garbage treatment plant (GTP) on Saturday, agitated Saligao villagers on Sunday stopped 14 loaded wet garbage trucks for not following the norms while transporting garbage. The villagers have threatened to continue with their protest and warned that open trucks and trucks not having the leachate tray will not be allowed …

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Parents should ensure govt primary schools do not close down: Patnekar

Bicholim: Speaker of state Assembly and Bicholim MLA Rajesh Patnekar said that government is making all efforts to raise the standard of education in the state right from primary school level. He said that parents should ensure that government primary schools in the villages are not closed down due to low enrolment of students. The government, he said, is providing better …

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Ponda Sub District Hospital bags central govt award for hygiene

Ponda: Though the Sub District Hospital in Ponda lacks several facilities for providing better medical aid to patients, the hospital has, however, proved to be the best in the state when it comes to hygiene and cleanliness by bagging the central government’s Kayakalp Award 2018-19. The hospital has bagged the award comprising a cash prize of Rs 15 lakh. The award was …

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Students urged to play active role in protecting environment

Panaji: St Andrew’s Higher Secondary School held its third ‘All Goa Inter-Higher Secondary School English Elocution Competition’ recently. The manager Fr Camilo Dias welcomed the gathering. A prayer service was conducted by teacher Melanie Fernandes. This was followed by a prayer dance by a student and lighting of the lamp by the dignitaries. Lisa Rodrigues introduced the chief guest Oscar …

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