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NOW YOU HAVE TO PAY TO PARK IN PANAJI

PANAJI: The entire central part of Panaji will become a pay parking zone from September 15 as the North Goa Collector Mihir Vardhan has notified 18 pay parking locations within the jurisdiction of Corporation of City of Panaji (CCP). The CCP Mayor Surendra Furtado has now sought co-operation from the shopkeepers and storeowners in these locations in order to do …

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Couple, daughter end lives at Kumbharjua

PONDA: In a tragic incident, a couple and their daughter committed suicide by hanging in their house at Khadapwada-Kumbharjua after 22 days of the death of their son, who died due to an illness. The Old Goa police have identified the deceased as Ashok Naik (46), Nutan Naik (40) and their 12-year-old daughter, who was studying in Standard VII at …

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Illegal hoarding near Dabolim airport removed

NT NETWORK VASCO: The comunidade of Chicalim on Sunday removed an illegal hoarding which was erected opposite the Dabolim airport. According to the information available from attorney of Chicalim comunidade Esther Sankwalkar, the hoarding was erected in the property belonging to the comunidade under survey number 83/1. It was removed on Sunday morning in the presence of policemen. Police presence …

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Tousif’s tiatr unfolds peacefully under police protection

MARGAO: Public pressure forced a reluctant Tousif de Navelim, director of the controversial tiatr ‘Akantvadi Goeant Naka,’ to change his mind and stage his drama on Saturday at the Gomant Vidya Niketan hall in Margao under police protection, but not before another drama of sorts unfolded outside and in the venue hall. Even though Tousif had earlier decided not to …

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PASSENGERS PACKED LIKE SARDINES AS OFFICIALS LOOK THE OTHER WAY

PANAJI: The buses plying in the city and the surrounding areas remain overcrowded. Children and women being crammed in buses, besides the people travelling on the footboards of buses are common sights. The city bus operators continue to violate the rules laid due to the negligent attitude on the part of the traffic police and RTO officials. They could be …

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Pak wants level-playing field to promote trade ties with India

NEW DELHI: Pakistan Friday sought to link the grant of Most Favoured Nation (MFN) issue with market access saying it wants level-playing field to promote trade ties with India, which maintains that it has already taken the first step to enhance the commerce and now it was Islamabad’s turn to reciprocate. “Pakistan wants a level-playing field for promoting and further …

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DONA PAULA, DARK and DISMAL

DONA PAULA: Dona Paula which was once serene and scenic is no more so. The location, which is in a dismal state, plunges into darkness after dusk as the lights there have become non-functional. The place bears the haunted appearance as the night takes over. The high mast lamp erected at the foot of the statue of Dona Paula has …

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Kohli takes oath as Goa Governor

PANAJI: Governor of Gujarat Om Prakash Kohli was sworn-in by Chief Justice of Bombay High Court Mohit Shah as the eighteenth Governor of Goa on Thursday, at a short but well-attended ceremony, at the Durbar Hall of the Raj Bhavan. Kohli, 78, has been given additional charge as the Governor of Goa by President Pranab Mukherjee after the term of …

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Ponda market vendors observe bandh to protest ‘sopo tender scam’ 

PONDA: The vendors from Ponda markets on Wednesday observed a complete bandh in protest against hike in sopo rates by Ponda Municipal Council and demanded a vigilance inquiry into alleged corruption by PMC in awarding the sopo tender, which they said was a major scam. Along with vegetable and fruit vendors, the fish market vendors also observed the bandh. The …

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