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Rossman Cruz set up final date with Betalbatim SC

  CHINCHINIM: Rossman Cruz SC, Nagoa-Verna entered the finals of the Chinchinim Villagers football cup tournament, organised by Union of Chinchinim Villagers, defeating Union of Chinchinim Villagers 6-5 via the tie-breaker, played at church grounds, Chinchinim on Thursday. The teams played an exciting 3-3 draw in the regulation time.

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Three’s Company – stars of Sairat shine in Goa

  Danuska Da Gama I NT Kuriocity One film that is creating lot of buzz these days is the Marathi film Sairat. It has made tremendous impact not just on people like you and me but also the entire film industry. The lead pair Aakash Thosar and Rinku Rajguru as ‘Parshya’ and ‘Archi’ break the stereotypical notions and depict gender …

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FORCE pledges to defeat parties opposing grants to English schools

NT NETWORK PANAJI Rejecting the committee of educationists led by Bhaskar Nayak, Forum for Rights of Children’s Education (FORCE) has threatened to defeat the political parties which are opposed to giving grants to English-medium primary schools. General body meeting of FORCE was held in the city on Wednesday. After attending the meeting, FORCE leader Savio Lopes said that the parents …

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Calangute, Candolim land use plans on display for suggestions/objections

NT NETWORK CALANGUTE North Goa Planning and Development Authority (NGPDA) has handed over land use map to village panchayats of Calangute and Candolim in order to obtain suggestions/objections from villagers within 30 days to residential and commercial structures on the map. NGPDA took six months to draw the land use map with the help of Google images besides visiting existing …

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Sans bus shed, commuters brave rain, sun opposite GMC hospital

By Shaikh Jamaluddin | NT BAMBOLIM Patients from Margao and Vasco visiting Goa Medical College and Hospital at Bambolim for treatment are inconvenienced while returning home as there is no dedicated bus shelter, footpath, nor zebra crossing for pedestrians. Patients, their relatives, senior citizens, besides doctors, staff nurses, MBBS students, who visit the Goa Medical College and Hospital, are inconvenienced …

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Rains expected to remain weak

NT NETWORK PANAJI The monsoon is likely to remain weak through the next five days with the India meteorological department predicting light to moderate rainfall with a partly cloudy sky in the coming days. “On Wednesday there was scant rainfall due to change in wind direction and weak trough that yields less rain. The monsoon will revive after four to …

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Heaps of used tubelights await disposal in Salcete

JOAO SOUSA M Principal Correspondent NAVELIM While Goa is making slow transition towards the use of LED bulbs, disposal of thousands of tubelights mostly used by village panchayats and civic bodies for street lighting remains a major concern especially in Salcete villages. A source in the Central Pollution Control Board requesting anonymity said that mercury is used in tubelights as …

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New plan eases Porvorim traffic chaos

  PORVORIM: Highly inconvenienced by the traffic chaos at Porvorim, the motorists felt that the Director General of Police (DGP) Muktesh Chander, who holds expertise in traffic management, should find a solution to the traffic problem faced by the Porvorkars, Mapshenkars and others, regularly travelling through Mapusa-Porvorim-Panaji road.

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Cleaning out the shameful mess

Sheras Fernandes | NT BUZZ   ‘Public toilets’ facility is available throughout the state at a prescribed fee, but the matter of concern is: are these toilets in good condition? The answer in most cases would be ‘No’. For instance, the major problem is the maintenance issue where toilets are not clean. Recently Friday Balcao a fortnightly discussion event was …

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Goa’s traditional knowledge encapsulated in a book

  Fully illustrated book titled ‘Goa’s traditional knowledge and technologies – A boon of wisdom’ was released by Chief Minister, Laxmikant Parsekar. This book, based on exclusive field study is written by folklorist, Vinayak Khedekar, and published by West Zone Cultural Centre, Udaipur. 

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