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Tension at Pissurlem over shifting of ‘kalash’

Valpoi: Tensioned prevailed at Pissurlem-Sattari on Tuesday over ‘kalash’ of the village temple deity Navdurga. Shifting of the sacred pitcher (kalash) led to a ruckus between two groups from Pissurlem.  According to Valpoi police, the tension arose after the kalash of the village deity was shifted by one group. It was learnt that since it was Dussehra, the villagers gathered …

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Carmona VP to permit mobile toilets at Zalor beach

Margao: The Carmona village panchayat, which had thwarted attempts of the Goa Tourism Development Corporation Ltd (GTDC) to put up mobile toilets at the Zalor beach after a NoC from the Varca panchayat, has decided to issue permission for the same. Both the panchayats claim that the Zalor beach comes under their jurisdiction. Carmona residents had in June this year …

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Fire guts pharma, FMCG products worth Rs 1.5 cr in Ucassaim godown

Mapusa: A godown of a wholesale distributor at Ucassaim dealing in ayurvedic medicine, pharma and FMCG products was gutted in fire in the wee hours of Tuesday causing a loss of around Rs 1.5 crore. Short circuit is suspected to be the cause of the fire. The incident came to light around 3.30 am after neighbours noticed fire on the …

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Repair of Borim bridge postponed by 10 days

Ponda: Taking cognisance of the post-monsoon showers, the public works department (PWD) has postponed the repair work of the Borim bridge along the Ponda-Margao highway to October 21 to 30. During the repair work, one lane of the bridge will be closed for traffic during the 10-day period, informed PWD officials. The 431-metre-long Borim bridge connecting Ponda to Salcete has developed …

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GSM for daily collection of garbage from Mapusa

Mapusa : The Goa Suraksha Manch (GSM) has sought day-to-day collection of garbage from the Mapusa municipal market on a priority basis and warned of an agitation if the issue is not resolved. A GSM delegation led by its Mapusa president Kishor Raut along with Abhay Samant, advocate Roshan Samant and Shekhar Parab called upon MMC chairperson Ryan Braganza and …

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Preventing child abuse: role of anganwadi teachers underlined

Vasco: Stating that anganwadi teachers are experts in taking care of children, director of women and child development Deepali Naik said that they can play an important medium to educate and create awareness among children about abuse. Naik released ‘Jaano Khelo Jeeto’ (JKJ), a board game designed by Anyay Rahit Zindagi (ARZ), an NGO for education of children and parents on …

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Post-monsoon showers paralyse life in Bicholim

Sankhali: Due to gusty winds and rainfall, many incidents of trees uprooted and falling on roofs of houses were reported in Sankhali and Bicholim talukas causing damage to the tune of over Rs 1.75 lakh.  According to information provided by head of Bicholim disaster management team mamlatdar Pravinjay Pandit, collapse of mango trees on houses was reported in Desainagar, Sankhali. Also, compound …

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Artist Mody died of head injuries: confirms post-mortem

NT NETWORK Mapusa Anjuna police on Monday handed over body of artist Shireen Mody to her family members after the post-mortem.  The reports confirm death of Mody was due to head injuries caused due to hit by a blunt objected. Police informed that post-mortem on the gardener was not conducted as the family members are expected to arrive in Goa …

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Gaude-led advisory council to prepare policies under tribal sub-plan

NT NETWORK Panaji In order to formulate policies related to Tribal Sub-Plan for scheduled tribes’ community in the state and to suggest measures for proper planning and implementation of the schemes by the directorate of tribal welfare, the state government has constituted the Tribal Advisory Council headed by the Tribal Welfare Minister Govind Gaude. As per notification issued by the …

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CCP not to renew licences of offshore casinos

NT NETWORK Panaji The Corporation of City of Panaji (CCP) has decided not to renew the licences of offshore casinos at the end of the current term. Mayor Uday Madkaikar at a meeting on Monday sought support of the councillors in this regard. Meanwhile, the CCP Commissioner Sanjit Rodrigues has instructed inspectors to confiscate all illegal hoardings, LED boards, banners, …

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