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Sexual offences, drugs, improvements in IPC, CrPC discussed at 24th Western Zonal Council meet

Now trials of sexual offenses against below 12-yr-old girls have to completed within 2 months. And Chief Secretary has to monitor. Also Director of Prosecution to be appointed to monitor narcotics cases. Also suggestion for improvements to IPC and Crpc invited from states. These were some of the decision taken during the 24th Western Zonal Council meet chaired by BJP national …

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Films should be brought under Art and Culture dept: Gaude

Films should be brought under Art and Culture department, its minister Govind Gaude said on Thursday. Gaude is the Art and Culture minister. Govind Gaude was speaking at the screening of the Konkani trailer Amori. Amori coincidentally speaks about water scarcity. Which Goa has got a sample off when the Kurti Khandepar pipeline broke leaving Tiswadi including the capital and …

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Will water woes finally end on Thurs?

Wednesday has come and gone. PWD officials sy that the water will reach by Panaji tanks late on Wednesday. But looks like Panjimites can expect water only on Thursday morning. Marcel residents will have to wait for another 3-4 days at the least. Locals ask who will pay for the elaborate work done on the pipeline? Local Sandip Parker says …

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Central funds to come, Touristic places to be beautified: Sopte

Centre will give around 1500 crore rupees for tourism in the state. The Goa Tourism Development Corporation Chairman Dayanand Sopte said that famous heritage sites, monuments, beaches, and touristic places will be developed and restored. And this will help to boost the tourism industry as it would ensure that more tourist would visit the state. Sopte spoke to media about …

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Shiv Sena threatens to teach a lesson to ‘bhaile’ vendors

Shiv Sena has threatened to act against vendors who come to Goa from outside the state during Chovoth to sell fruits and flowers. Goan vendors have lost business as whole markets are dominated by outsiders, is the allegation by the Shiv Sena. The Government should take action even if local bodies give them permission or the Shiv Sena will teach …

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Dry taps: 6th day running; govt falters on alternate arrangements,

Its the 6th day since the capital Panaji does not have water. And the Tuesday afternoon deadline has now passed. Now the PWD minister says that Panjim will get water by Wednesday morning. The officials are optimistic, people cynical. And the opposition Congress has demanded the resignation of the chief minister.  The opposition Congress has called for the resignation of …

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Mayem Khajans destroyed, mining silt add up to the problem

Farmers from Mayem has demanded compensation for their Khajan fields in Mulakh Mayem which were destroyed by recent floods. Farmers have also complained that mining silt have accumulated in their fields and they want the silt to be clear.  The recent heavy rains had flooded the fields in Mayem. The downpour led to mining silt flow in the fields. The …

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Will the water come? Pipeline work still on

Its been the 4th day for people of Tiswadi and Ponda to be without water. The government has not been able to cope with the demand of the people, This has resulted in people being left at the mercy of the private tankers. The repair works of the Opa Water pipeline continues. Monday has come and gone. This was the …

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