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Agacaim police arrest mother-in-law, husband

PANAJI: The husband and mother-in-law of one Rasika Kuttikar, an alleged dowry victim were arrested by the Agacaim police on Wednesday on suspicion of her murder, police officials informed.

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HC stops sand extraction in Amona

PANAJI: The High Court of Bombay at Goa on Wednesday ordered to halt sand extraction activity from the Mandovi river in Amona village. A division bench of Mr Justice S A Bhobe and Mr Justice F M Reis said that any sand extraction activity henceforth will be termed as illegal.

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Septuagenarian killed in bus mishap

PANAJI: A 74-year-old person Antonio Francisco Colaco died on the spot when a speeding passenger bus knocked him down while proceeding from Ponda to Panaji on Wednesday afternoon, informed the police officer attached to the Old Goa police station, Ms Disha Mapari.

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Margao fishing panel seeks better infrastructure

by Michael Fisher | NT

MARGAO: In spite of truck loads of fish entering the Margao wholesale fish market, Goa’s biggest, the infrastructure remains the same since its inception eight years ago, said Margao Wholesale Market Association sources.

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Speaker issues notices to Churchill, Reginaldo

PANAJI: The Speaker, Mr Pratapsing Rane, on Tuesday, issued notices to Mr Churchill Alemao, the Navelim MLA, and Mr Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco, the Curtorim MLA, to appear before him on June 30 in a fresh disqualification petition filed by Mr Francisco Xavier Pacheco, the Nationalist Congress party MLA from Benaulim.

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HC directs GSPCB to inspect MPT’s berth 10

PANAJI: The Goa division bench of the Bombay High Court, on Tuesday, directed the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) to assess berth 10 of the Mormugao Port Trust and carry out an inspection of the same, within two months from Tuesday, and submit the report to the Court.

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Vishnu Wagh resigns as press, media advisor of state govt

PANAJI: The noted poet and playwright, Vishnu Wagh, on Tuesday, tendered his resignation as the press and media advisor of the state government, affiliated to the department of information and publicity, as a mark of protest against the government decision to provide grants to the English primary schools in Goa.

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Margao Muslim group willing to accept Sonsoddo land for kabrastan

MARGAO: The process of selection of the land for kabrastan for the Margao Muslim community has taken a sudden turn with the Muslim group — Permanent Muslim Citizens of Margao Council saying that they will accept the Sonsodo land provided by the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat for the burial ground.

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PARENTS DECIDE: English has an edge over mother tongues

PANAJI: While a larger number of Goan parents prefer English as medium of instruction for their children, the support for regional languages, Marathi and Konkani, also remains very strong, a random survey by The Navhind Times shows.

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