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‘Fisheries dept should suspend licences of trawlers involved in illegal fishing’

Q: Recently, St Andre MLA Fransico Silveria’s trawler was caught carrying out illegal fishing using LED lights. How are the traditional fishermen looking at it, especially, when the lawmaker himself was found breaking the law? We are very shocked that the BJP MLA who is a strong voice for the traditional fishermen of St Andre constituency, and who recently, in …

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Man claims to be ‘first single father’ through IVF

PANAJI: With the stringent Indian laws becoming an obstacle in the adoption of children, a 36-year-old music teacher sought to become a dad using surrogacy method to fulfill his dream of having a child. Yousef Khan with his 18 days old baby ‘Kabir’ on Friday proudly announced that he is the first single father via surrogacy in the state. The …

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New parallel taxi track of Dabolim airport thrown open

Vasco: The newly-constructed parallel taxi track (PTT) located at the north of existing runway at Dabolim international airport and built by Airports Authority of India (AAI) was thrown open for trial run on Friday. The ceremony was graced by board member (HR), AAI and former airport director (Goa) Anuj Aggarwal, flag officer commanding Goa naval area (FOGA) Rear Admiral Philipose George Pynumootil, …

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DIG asks policemen to be tourist-friendly

Panaji: Deputy Inspector General (DIG) of Police, Rajesh Kumar has asked the police personnel to maintain tourist-friendly conduct and behaviour. Kumar was addressing the police personnel on the occasion of 58th Goa Police Raising Day, celebrated at the police headquarter ground in the city on Friday.  “Goa is a tourist place and tourism industry is the mainstay of Goa. So our conduct and behaviour should always be tourist-friendly,” said Kumar. …

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HC directs Shiroda school management over senior teacher’s promotion

Panaji: The High Court of Bombay at Goa has directed the management of Kamakshi High School, Shiroda-Ponda to issue orders to promote the petitioner Shubhangi Manerkar to the post of headmistress on regular basis forthwith. It was the case of the petitioner Shubhangi Manerkar that she was appointed as a teacher at the Kamakshi High School on June 19, 1985. …

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State going through financial crunch: CM

Panaji: Admitting that the state has been going through financial crunch, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday assured to take the required steps even as he expressed hope that the situation will improve soon. “Due to various reasons, the economy of the state has begun to suffer. To improve this situation, the government will take up different measures, which will …

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Silveira slapped with over Rs 3 lakh fine for illegal fishing

Panaji:  St Andre MLA Francisco Silveira’s fishing trawler was on Thursday seized and a fine of Rs 3.08 lakh imposed for carrying out illegal fishing using LED lights off  the Malvan  coast in  the Sindhudurg district of Maharashtra. This action was initiated against the BJP MLA by the Malvan tehsildar  after the vessel named ‘Sao Paulo’ bearing registration number ‘IND-GA-01-MM-396’ …

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Roadmap ready for giving new lease of life to Bondvol lake

Panaji: The Goa State Biodiversity Board, which   has been roped in by the Goa State Wetland Authority to identify and notify wetlands in the state, has chalk out an action plan for conservation, restoration and management of the newly-declared Bondvol wetland. The Union ministry of environment forests and climate change has put the Bondvol lake in the list of nation’s …

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People being misled on CAA, says Siddharth

Panaji: While on Wednesday the capital city witnessed a convergence of thousands of people to voice concerns against the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA), on Thursday a group of residents of Panaji, led by former MLA Siddharth Kunkolienkar, came out in support of the CAA. Panaji is with the Prime Minister Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah and residents of Panaji …

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New law is for betterment of country: former Fatorda MLA

Margao: Many people, under the banner of Rashtrapremi Sanghatana, Margao, on Thursday, gathered near the Comunidade building here in support of Citizenship (Amendment) Act and congratulated the national leaders for the same. “We are extending our support to the Citizenship (Amendment) Act. This law is for the betterment and security of the country. Those who are opposing it do not know anything about it,” said Damodar …

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