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Sanguem residents to take morcha to power department tomorrow

Curchorem: The residents from Sanguem who are affected by erratic power supply will take a morcha to the electricity department office at Sanguem on July 11 at 10 am under the leadership of Sanguem MLA Prasad Gaonkar.          This was disclosed by Sanguem MLA Prasad Gaonkar during a press conference held on Tuesday at his office at Sanguem.        MLA …

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Harassment case: HC quashes order of trial court

Panaji: The High Court of Bombay at Goa on Tuesday quashed and set aside an order of a trial court in a case related to harassment. By a revision application under Section 397 read with 482 of CrPC, the petitioner had challenged an order of framing charge by the Additional Sessions Judge, Margao under Section 498-A, 306 read with 34 …

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Gang of 5 held for stealing two-wheelers in Fatorda

Margao: A gang of five persons involved in committing theft of two wheelers were arrested by Fatorda police and were lodged in police custody. According to information they were caught by Porvorim police and upon interrogation it was revealed that they had stolen two wheelers from Fatorda jurisdiction. The alleged accused was later handed over to Fatorda police. Police said the names …

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Dharwad couple nabbed for theft, murder

Panaji: Old Goa police have nabbed a couple wanted by the Karnataka police in a case of robbery and murder at Udupi, Karnataka. The accused have been identified as Amrish Jadar (30) and Rashida Qarim (26) both from Nargundu, Dharwad. The Old Goa police had received information from Udupi town police station that two suspects who after committing robbery and …

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Salcete, Mormugao, Ponda go dry as Selaulim pipeline bursts

Margao: People from Salcete, Mormugao and Ponda talukas faced a water crisis on Monday, as the newly laid Selaulim pipeline of 100 million litres per day (MLD) burst at half a kilometre distance from the Selaulim dam in Sanguem. Though people turned panicky owing to rumours that restoration of the pipeline would take two to three days, executive engineer, water supply, PWD, Srikant Gaonkar said that the normal flow …

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No sign of memorial for Parrikar at Miramar

Panaji: It appears that the state government needs to tackle many issues for constructing a memorial for former chief minister late Manohar Parrikar at the Miramar beach where he was cremated on March 18, 2019. Parrikar passed away on March 17, 2019, after suffering from pancreatic cancer for almost one year. The general administration department (GAD) of the government is …

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HIV test may soon be compulsory for marriage

Panaji: The state government is contemplating enactment of a legislation, which will make HIV test compulsory for marriage registration in the state. Coming out with this information, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane told ‘The Navhind Times’ that he is presently examining the modalities and legalities for enacting such a law. “If the law department gives green signal for this proposal then …

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Senior BJP leader Mesquita passes away

Vasco: Former Commissioner for NRI Affairs Dr Wilfred Menezes Mesquita passed away while undergoing treatment at the P D Hinduja Hospital and Medical Research Centre in Mumbai around 11.30 pm on Monday. He was 70. Dr Mesquita was the founder vice-president of the then ruling party Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (Youth Wing) in 1974. He was a member of the Bharatiya …

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Tendulkar urges Centre to enact law to restart mining in Goa

Panaji: Describing the pitiable condition of the mining-dependent families in Goa vis-a-vis closure of mining operations in the state, Bharatiya Janata Party’s Rajya Sabha member Vinay Tendulkar on Monday urged the Union government to enact a legislation for restarting iron ore mining industry in Goa. The state mining industry has been shut since March 2018 by way of a Supreme Court direction. …

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CM’s promise on memorial yet to be fulfilled

Panaji: The proposal of the government to construct Samadhi of former chief minister Manohar Parrikar – a memorial in his memory – at Miramar is in the pipeline. It may be recalled that Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, after taking charge of his office on March 19, earlier this year had stated that a memorial of the departed chief minister would …

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