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Tejas Express  And Common Passengers

TEJAS Express,  a luxurious 20-coach train which boasts of several facilities on board like LED TV,  tea/coffee vending machine, GPS-based passenger information display system and bio-vacuum toilets  started running today between Mumbai,

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Save Goans From Old Buildings and Bridges

The Sanvordem tragedy has triggered a familiar response from the government: “We will carry out inspections to check structural stability of all the old bridges in the state.”

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Fuel Buyers, Beware Of Manipulations

The state government has constituted two inspection teams – one for North Goa, another for South Goa – to conduct surprise checks at petrol pumps to detect any stealing of fuel in every litre dispensed to customers. The inspection teams were formed following the directions of the Union Petroleum Ministry after it was found that the fuel dispensing pumps in …

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Mining Companies Must Proceed With Caution

Sonshi is turning out to be a grimmer story: While the data provided by the ten mining companies operating around it claims the air quality was much better as the pollution level stood at within 20-30 microgram per cubic metre (mpcm), the independent data of the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has revealed that ambient air quality, the respirable …

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Making Road Safety A Common Mission

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has committed himself to reduce fatality in road accidents substantially within a short time. However, the government machinery is refusing to match his urgency. The Supreme Court directed every state to set up a lead agency for implementing all road safety measures by December 31, 2016, but till now the transport department, the nodal department, has …

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No End To Problem Of Water Shortage

Several parts of Goa are facing water shortage despite above normal rains last year. Among the places where people are facing water shortage are several wards of Cotigao village panchayat in Canacona taluka, with people in Baddem and Yedda facing acute water problems; Anandwadi in Shiroda constituency; Mandrem village in Pernem taluka and the Gaondongrem village panchayat. Water shortage in …

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