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SPECIAL STORY: Tiger-killers in prison; Dhangar women & children live in fear & despair

Why did tiger-friendly Dhangars from Sattari kill a tigress and her three cubs? Because the forest officials simply did not respond while the tigress kept on killing their cattle. And now after all the males in the family put behind the bars for the crime, the three families living in the outskirts are completely shaken. Their children cannot go to …

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Karmali locals catch Panaji Mayor unloading garbage, trucks sent back

There was a high drama in Karmali on Monday night. Locals caught red handed Panaji Mayor Uday Madkaikar, who had come to unload the garbage trucks of Panaji. The panchayat filed a police complaint. And Madkaikar had to back with the garbage trucks. People of Karmali and Bainguinim rushed to the place opposite Healthway Hospital, where they found Panaji Mayor …

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Drunken youth attack police in Cuncolim, Khandepar bridge another hotspot

Even policemen patrolling at night are not safe in our so called peaceful Goa. On Tuesday early morning, the patrolling police team was attacked by a group of nine drunken youth on Cuncolim road. 3 injured policemen were hospitalized. Police could arrest two assailants. Others are still absconding. CM Dr Pramod Sawant has taken serious note of this incident. And …

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Patto garbage catches fire

After Sonsodo, now garbage dump at Patto Plaza in Panaji caught fire on Monday. The cause of fire is still not known. But the security guard at the spot was missing. The fire started at around 6.30 on Monday morning. Fire tenders were rushed after municipal authorities got a phone call. CCP Commissioner Sanjit Rodrigues said along with garbage, one …

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Govt approaches SC to sell mining dumps

he state has filed an application to allow sale of mining dumps before the Supreme Court. Hopeful of positive response in reviving the mining industry, the chief minister Pramod Sawant tweeted on Monday. The government is planning on selling mining dumps in a bid to alleviate the financial issues faced by the state. As of now mining in the state …

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Govt wants to kill all grass-root bodies, alleges Cong

The Congress on Monday came down heavily on the recent circular passed by the Directorate of Panchayat. The Congress has alleged that the Government wants to kill all the local grass root bodies and loot the people. It demanded that the circular be scrapped. Here are the details. Recently the Directorate of Panchayat had passed a circular to panchayats not …

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Keralites held with demonestised Rs 1.48 Cr, police refuses bribe, faces memo

Two most interesting things happened at Pollem check post in Canacona on Thursday night. Police arrested five Keralites crossing Goa border with demonetised currency notes of 1000 rupees, worth 1 crore 48 lakhs. And one constable on duty claimed he refused to take a bribe of 1.5 lakh rupees from them and arrested them. The higher officials call this act …

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Garbage disposal begins in Vasco & Madgao; Bainguinim gets EC

The work of garbage disposal is getting into operation. Work in Vasco would begin from Monday & will take one and a half years to treat the heaps old garbage. In Madgao, dry garbage would be now treated every day. On the other hand, Bainguinim garbage project has received environmental clearance. Heaps of garbage is also lying at Sada in …

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No chance of tiger reserve in Sattari: Vishwajeet

Health Minister, Vishwajeet Rane on Friday made it clear that there is no chance of a tiger reserve to be declared in Sattari. He said that he was not even in favour of the area being declared a wildlife sanctuary. However, he said that he had no objection if a transitory area be notified and afforded protection. Meanwhile, in the …

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Dhangars killed tigress & cubs as tigers were killing their cattle

Yes, the tigress and their three cubs were poisoned, killed and buried. One of the three arrested Dhangars living in the forest has admitted it. And they did it because the tigress was killing their cattle, threatening their livelihood.  Forest officials say rehabilitation is the only solution for this. Goa Forward alleges that Dhangars were not compensated in tike. The …

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