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Tuem drowning tragedy was waiting to happen: villagers

Mapusa : Following the drowning of four students in a water-filled abandoned stone quarry in Tuem on Saturday, the villagers have demanded that the state government take necessary measures to avoid recurrence of such incident. Raising concern over the incident, Uday Mandrekar, a Tuem villager informed that one year back, villagers had raised the issue of collection of rainwater in …

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Students accidentally fell in quarry: cops

Mapusa: Post-mortem on the bodies of two Goan students among the four students who had drowned in the water-filled quarry at Tuem was conducted at Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim on Sunday while postmortem on bodies of other two students who are natives of Mumbai was not done. In this connection, Pernem police have registered an unnatural death case …

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Rs 10 lakh worth damage as upper floor of house catches fire

Mapusa: An upper floor of a house at Agarwada-Chopdem was gutted in a fire, resulting in damage to the tune of Rs 10 lakh. However, fire personnel managed to save property worth around Rs 20 lakh. The exact cause of fire was not known. The incident took place on Sunday morning at around 10.55 am when a fire broke out on …

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Kalay youth held with ‘ganja’

Ponda: Collem police on Sunday arrested a 24-year-old Costi-Kalay, Sanguem resident allegedly with illegal possession of narcotic substance worth Rs 5,000. The alleged accused was identified as Kashish Gaonkar, who was nabbed with 50 grams of ‘ganja’ during a check at Collem checkpost, informed the police. According to Collem police, the youth was spotted travelling with green leafy substance, suspected …

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51-yr-old held for stabbing son

Margao: Colva police have arrested Babu Naik Talwar, aged 51, for allegedly stabbing his son with a knife, thereby causing him injuries. The name of the injured was disclosed as Peter, who has been admitted in Goa Medical College (GMC) and Hospital, Bambolim.   Police said that Talwar, a carpenter by profession, was produced before Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC), Margao, who remanded him to 14 …

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Sal farmers demand cleaning of Tillari canals without delay

Sankhali: Farmers from Sal village have demanded that the Tillari irrigation project authorities should undertake cleaning of canals so that there is no delay in water supply to farms in Sal and surrounding villages. It is pertinent to note that the canals through which the Tillari dam water is supplied are not cleaned in time and, as a result, farmers do …

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GCZMA clears the air on sound permit for cruises, casino vessels

     NT NETWORK Panaji Clearing the air over the requirement of CRZ clearance for  facilitating sound permission to  cruise and offshore casino operators, the Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority  has told the North Goa district collector that it cannot grant permissions for sound and operation of cruises and casino vessels  as their  operations   do not come under the purview of …

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CCP to stop collecting waste from five-star hotels, colonies

NT NETWORK Panaji The Corporation of the City of Panaji  on Saturday announced that it will stop collecting garbage from five-star hotels under its jurisdiction and large colonies in the capital from October 15, 2019. City mayor Uday Madkaikar said the particular hotels and colonies have been asked to make their own provision for treating almost 10 tonne of wet …

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Vishwajit to chase AIIMS Goa dream

NT NETWORK Panaji Stating that his aim is to transform healthcare system  in the state, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Saturday said that he will pursue the proposal on setting up All India Institute of Medical Sciences  in Goa with the central government. Addressing a press conference in Panaji,  Rane, “I  am meeting the principal secretary to the Prime Minister …

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State to have startup policy on new technology

NT NETWORK Panaji Industries Minister Vishwajit Rane on Saturday said  the government will come out with a separate startup policy exclusively to promote new technology in the state. Addressing media persons in the city, the minister said that he wants to encourage more people towards the industrial sector, and that the government is making all efforts to attract firms to …

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