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Eight trucks impounded for illegal sand transportation

Mapusa: Eight trucks were impounded early morning on Tuesday for being involved in the illegal transportation of sand at Karaswada and Tuem. Out of the eight trucks, seven were impounded at Karaswada while one was impounded at Tuem by a raiding team. According to the Mapusa police, on Tuesday morning, seven trucks were impounded at Karaswada while they were “transporting …

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Shripad: ‘neglect’ led to water crisis

Panaji: Union Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik, on Tuesday, said that neglecting maintenance of waterlines led to water crisis in the two talukas. The Minister described the water crisis situation as a severe, which was never experienced in the past. Addressing a press conference here while announcing the three-day special recruitment drive being organised for Goans by Indian …

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Cabral: govt will seek 3-month extension from NGT for finalising draft CZMP

Panaji: Environment Minister Nilesh Cabral, on Tuesday, said that the state government will request the National Green Tribunal to grant extension of three months to finalise draft Coastal Zone Management Plan of Goa. The NGT has set a deadline of August 31 for submitting CZMP. Speaking to the media, Cabral said that the government will write to the NGT to …

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Transport dept to make police verification mandatory for issuance of driving licences

Vasco: The Minister for Transport Mauvin Godinho has said that the transport department will make police verification mandatory for issuing driving licenses in order to bring in discipline and also to give preference to locals in the transport sector. Godinho was speaking to the media after holding a meeting of the airport advisory committee involving stakeholders to resolve various issues …

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MMC to crackdown on house tax defaulters

Margao: The chief officer of the Margao Municipal Council (MMC) Siddhivinayak Naik on Tuesday said that the MMC is all set to disconnect the electricity and water connection of Margao citizens who have failed to pay the arrears of Rs 25,000 and above. Speaking to the media, Naik said, “The citizens of Margao are not paying the house tax regularly. …

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21-yr-old held for rape

Panaji: Police have arrested Anil Chalwadi (21) on charges of allegedly raping a woman (22) at Dona Paula. Police said that the complaint was filed by the rape survivor. The survivor is known to the accused since the last couple of years while they were studying informed police. The incident occurred on August 18 at Dona Paula. The accused is …

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New born baby abandoned at Mapusa shed

Mapusa: In a shocking incident a baby boy, 1-day old was found in a garage shed at Acoi in Mapusa. Police informed that the baby is undergoing treatment at North Goa district hospital at Peddem. An incident which has sent shocking vibes across the town raised concern over the safety and future of baby boy whose photo has gone viral …

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Prostitution racket busted in Colva; 2 held

Margao: Based on reliable and specific information that a person by name Ramesh Upadhya (42) is soliciting customers near Baskin Robbins ice-cream parlour Colva for prostitution, police conducted a raid and arrested two persons and rescued two girls. Colva police said that a decoy customer was sent and a deal was struck with Ramesh, thereafter the alleged accused took the …

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Cabbie assaulted in Vasco

Vasco: A yellow black taxi operator attached to Dabolim airport was assaulted by a group of persons after blocking his vehicle at Shantinagar junction during late midnight on Sunday. As per available information, the victim who is identified as Inamsaab Inamdar of Mangor Hill Vasco is said to be the committee member of United Taximen Union (UTU) and was looking …

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Woman booked for outraging modesty

Vasco: The Vasco police have registered an offence against a woman for outraging the modesty of a woman (NGO) from Vasco. As per complaint lodged by the NGO (woman), the accused woman made a video of her and made viral on social media, resulting in outraging her modesty. The police acting on a complaint which was filed on August 19, …

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