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Man held for desecrating cross at Nuvem

NT NETWORK Margao The Maina-Curtorim police on Wednesday arrested a 32-year-old man from Bihar for allegedly desecrating a cross at Cupem-Nuvem on Tuesday night. The police said the ancestral holy cross located along the roadside at Cupem-Nuvem was allegedly desecrated by Sikander Sahani on Tuesday night. The top portion of the cross that stood on a pedestal was found missing.  …

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Push to regularise structures on Communidade lands

NT NETWORK Panaji Stating that a bill to amend the Code of Communidades will be tabled during the monsoon session of the state legislative assembly, the Minister for Revenue Rohan Khaunte on Wednesday said the Commission on Communidades in its report has recommended regularisation of structures on the Communidade lands. Khaunte also added that the Code of Communidade will be …

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Curti flyover to worsen commuting woes of Shapur, Chirpute residents

NT NETWORK Ponda After the opening of the new flyover along the Ponda-Belgaum national highway on the Curti bypass road, residents of Shapur and Chirpute villages will be forced to travel almost 2 km more to reach their villages while returning from Ponda.  PWD has decided to restrict the entry (opposite Safa Masjid) for the Shapur, Chirpute and KTC bus …

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Freedom fighter Ranade’s ashes immersed in river Mandovi

NT NETWORK Panaji Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday immersed the ashes of the freedom fighter, Mohan Ranade in River Mandovi. Speaking on the occasion, Sawant said that the information and photographs of Ranade would be prominently displayed in the section dedicated to the Goan freedom struggle, at the proposed Goa State Museum. Former chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar, Minister for …

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Worker dies after getting trapped between door, column

NT NETWORK Vasco In a tragic incident, an employee of Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) died after he got stuck in between the automatic sliding metallic door and a column on Wednesday morning. According to Vasco police, the incident happened at around 9 am when Natrajan Pillai (53), a resident of Zuarinagar, employed as welder was engaged in cutting and grinding …

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Two youth held for stalking schoolgirls

NT NETWORK Panaji Old Goa police have arrested two youth on charges of allegedly stalking three minor school girls. The accused have been identified as Prasad Ghadi (22) and Anand Raimane (24) both from Chorao, Tiswadi. Police are on the lookout for the third accused Dinesh Chari from Kundaim. Old Goa police inspector Jivba Dalvi said that a complaint in …

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Boost to cancer centre coming up at GMC

NT NETWORK Panaji  The state government will tie up with the Portugal-based Champalimaud Foundation, a private biomedical research foundation involved in cancer research, to train and guide the oncologists at the upcoming tertiary cancer centre at Bambolim.   Coming out with this information, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said the new super-speciality block coming up at the Goa Medical College Hospital will …

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Adopt Hong Kong model for waste disposal in Goa: Rane

NT NETWORK Panaji Underscoring the seriousness of the garbage menace in the state, senior Congress leader and Poriem MLA Pratapsingh Rane on Tuesday urged the government to adopt the Hong Kong model of waste disposal for the state. “In Hong Kong, they have modern garbage disposal plants, where the garbage is burnt in a scientific manner… they generate electricity from …

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Plans afoot for hygienic food to industrial workers

NT NETWORK Panaji  Industries Minister Vishwajit Rane on Tuesday said that following his discussion with the representatives of the industries, the government is in the process of implementing the concept of an ‘industrial canteen’ with state-of-art facilities just like those provided by the Sodexo Food Services at the Goa Medical College Hospital. “Our aim is to provide hygienic food to …

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Parrikar remembered for surgical strike of 2016

PTI New Delhi Former senior Army officials on Tuesday recalled the legacy of former Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar and how as a defence minister he had shown “great leadership” in giving a go-ahead for conducting the surgical strike in 2016 post the Uri attack by terrorists. At a seminar here, former vice-chief of Army staff Lt Gen (retd) Philip …

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