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5 shops gutted in Margao market; loss estimated to be Rs 1 crore

NT NETWORK MARGAO: A major fire broke out in five shops at the new market Margao causing damage to goods and other valuables including furniture. The loss is estimated to be around ` 1 crore. The fire office have conducted the inspection of the site and have sought a report from the electricity department to ascertain the cause of fire. The incident occurred at …

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Now, Goans can have kidney transplant free of cost at GMC

BY ABDUL RAUF BEIG | NT PANAJI: The hundred per cent success achieved by the urology department of the Goa Medical College in all the nine transplants undertaken in the premier health institution is the good news for the Goans having kidney problems, who can now be sure of getting top class treatment for their illness within the state and …

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Mangor-Hill clash: 2 accused remanded to 7-day custody

NT NETWORK VASCO: The Vasco police have obtained a 7-day police custody for the two alleged accused who have been arrested in connection with the stabbing of two youth at Mangor-Hill late Sunday evening. According to police, the arrested culprits Durgesh Madar and Manju Madar were produced before the Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) Vasco on Monday. The investigating police …

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Two groups clash at Mangor Hill; 2 youths stabbed

NT NETWORK VASCO: In a deadly clash between two groups, two youths were stabbed by a group of five youngsters at Mangor Hill in Vasco late Sunday evening. Two of the five assailants have been arrested. The clash pulled a huge crowd to Mangor Hill, and the police had to resort to mild lathi-charge to disperse the crowd. The police …

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Central aid sought for barge industry in state

NT NETWORK VASCO: Secretary of Goa Barge Owners Association William D’Costa has called upon Union Minister of State for Road Transport and Highways and Shipping Krishan Pal Gujjar to provide financial assistance to the barge industry in the state. The aid would help the members of the GBOA to close their loan accounts and, in turn, it would ensure survival …

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3 injured in mishap at Ribandar-Patto

NT NETWORK RIBANDAR: Three persons were injured in a road accident involving two cars near the salt pans at Ribandar-Patto road on Sunday. However, two women of the three injured were discharged after medical treatment at the Goa Medical College and Hospital at Bambolim, informed police investigating the incident. The two women who were injured were Twinkle Lohani and Maria …

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GSUDA market in Curchorem remains underutilised

By Sameer Bhatt | NT CURCHOREM: The Goa State Urban Development Agency (GSUDA) market in Curchorem was constructed to rehabilitate the displaced gadda (kiosk) owners and vegetable vendors; however, the market remains in a mess due to the failure of the authorities to streamline the business activities there. Following a High Court order, some years ago, the structures in open spaces and …

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BENAULIM MARKET PROPOSALS ONLY CONFINED TO FILES

BY JOAO SOUSA M | NT BENAULIM: No village in the Benaulim constituency has a proper market complex, and the village market proposals are only confined to the files. The constituency consists of seven villages of Cavelossim, Carmona, Orlim, Varca, Benaulim, Colva and Seraulim. Fish and vegetables are sold in the open in most of these villages. The village panchayat …

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HAPHAZARD PARKING LEADS TO CHAOS IN MAPUSA

BY ERWIN FONSECA | NT MAPUSA: Haphazard parking has always been a major issue in Mapusa. The town seems to be struggling to cope with the increasing number of vehicles. Various arterial routes forever witness traffic congestion due to parking along the road shoulders. As long as there is no provision made for parking, the people visiting the town is bound …

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PM exhorts students to protect environment

PTI NEW DELHI: In a first, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Friday turned a teacher interacting with lakhs of school children across the country through video conferencing, laying emphasis on girls’ education, cleanliness and the need to protect environment while describing himself as a “task master.” Choosing the occasion of Teachers’ Day, the birth anniversary of late philosopher-statesman S Radhakrishnan, he …

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