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Two Bills to regulate, promote Indian systems of medicine passed

Panaji: The State Legislative Assembly, on Friday, introduced and passed two Bills to regulate and promote Indian systems of medicine, which include ayurveda, yoga and naturopathy, homoeopathy and Sowa-Rigpa. One of the Bills is the Goa Indian Medicine and Homoeopathy Pharmacy Central Council (Amendment) Bill, 2019 is for enacting a separate legislation for registration of practitioners of ayurvedic and other …

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House okays Staff Selection Commission Bill

Panaji: The State Legislative Assembly, on Friday, passed the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) Bill, 2019 to constitute a state-level Staff Selection Commission and a Bill for amending Goa Land Revenue Code (GLRC), 1968. The House passed the Staff Selection Commission Bill, 2019 for constituting a state-level Staff Selection Commission for conducting examinations and carrying out recruitments to the subordinate services/posts …

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Father, son electrocuted in Ponda

Ponda: In a tragic incident reported at Kapileshwari Ponda, on Friday morning, a father and son were electrocuted. The deceased father is identified as Vilas Raikar (64) and son Grahesh Raikar (24). Ponda police informed that the incident occurred when the father had climbed the first floor of the house to do some metal sheet repair work, and added that …

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Bicholim returns to normal as rains subside

Bicholim: With rains subsiding on Friday, people across Bicholim taluka heaved a sigh of relief. Intermittent light showers were experienced during the day. While water of Valvanti river of Sankhali dropped to 2.70 metres, the Bicholim river water receded and it was at 2.9 metre level. The flood water that deluged Sal, Mencurem, Dhumase villages receded as water level of …

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Officials ascertaining loss in flood-affected areas

Mapusa: The government machinery is on its toes as survey of flood-affected areas is being done to ascertain the loss, due to the increase in  Chapora river level. With the water level going down to normal in flood affected areas on Thursday morning, evacuated residents from Colvale, Revora, Camurlim, and Nadora have been shifted back to their respective houses, which …

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Police personnel must have respect for uniform: Chaudhary

Panaji: Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Chandan Chaudhary has urged police personnel to be responsible and responsive. Chaudhary who was the Superintendent of Police, North Goa has been transferred to Arunachal Pradesh. On Friday she handed over the charge to Utkrisht Prasoon who is the SP Anti Corruption Branch (ACB) in the presence of staff at the district headquarters Porvorim, …

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Fomento to continue operations at Sonsoddo till August end

Margao: The district  and session court  on  Friday  said that Fomento Green, the  company that operates waste treatment plant at  Sonsoddo  shall continue operations  of the plant till August end, and that till such time, the Margao municipal council  (MMC) shall not take any harsh decisions.   The judge, while hearing the case, requested both parties to resolve the matter before the next hearing fixed on …

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Commuters affected as Salvador-do-Mundo roads waterlogged

Salvador-do-Mundo: Residents of Salvador-do-Mundo, Ecoxim, Pomburpha, Aldona, and parts of Bicholim are affected as two stretches of link roads (Pattos) leading to Salvador-do-Mundo from Britona and Torda are submerged under water for the past five days. Most commuters are forced to take a longer route via Socorro which is around 4 kms longer while some commuters are plying along the …

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Heavy rain batters North Goa

Panaji: Admitting that the state has been badly hit by incessant rains, and the loss to property as well as agriculture would be compensated through the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Thursday told the state legislative assembly that the government will prepare a survey report as regards the flood situation in the state, which will include …

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Heavy rainfall to continue till Saturday

Panaji: As rains continue to lash Goa, the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has continued with an orange alert for the state with forecast of very heavy rainfall at most places for the next 48 hours. With the development of a cyclonic circulation over the Arabian Sea, the state is likely to experience intense heavy rainfall till Saturday morning. The cyclonic …

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