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‘Disposal of mining dumps will be taken up from Oct’

Sankhali: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant Tuesday assured the Bicholim taluka panchayat sarpanchas and members that the state government is keen on restarting mining activity in the state. During a meeting with the sarpanchas from the taluka, the Chief Minister said that mining activities will start from October wherein disposal of mining dumps will be taken up. He said that the …

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LS North election, bypolls: Shripad, Babush top spenders

Panaji: Union Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik, who was the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate for the North Goa parliamentary seat, spent a modest amount of Rs 31 lakh during the recently concluded Lok Sabha election. This amount also happens to be the highest spent by any candidate in the fray for the seat. Panaji MLA Atanasio ‘Babush’ …

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Selaulim pipeline burst: water supply restored

Margao: The Selaulim water pipeline that burst on Monday morning was repaired the same night and water supply was restored as assured on Tuesday morning. Executive engineer, PWD, Srikhant Gaonkar said that the repair works were completed around 9 pm on Monday night and pumping of the water was commenced by 10 pm. “Water reached the Verna sump around 2.30 am via Margao. The people of Vasco and other areas received water by 6 am …

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Ponda school librarian held for brutal assault on student

Ponda: The Ponda police on Monday arrested a librarian of Ponda-based school for brutally assaulting a 16-year-old Class 8 student in the school premises over an issue of opening a class door. The assault resulted in the victim student sustaining a hand fracture and bruises over his body. The librarian has been identified as Amit Sawant (31), a resident of …

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Preschool proprietor booked for causing hurt to 4-yr-old boy

Panaji: Porvorim police have registered a First Information Report (FIR) against the proprietor of a preschool based in Porvorim on the charges of allegedly causing hurt to a minor boy of four years. Police said that the complaint in this regard was lodged by the mother of the minor boy. Based on the complaint, an FIR has been registered under …

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CBI raids NCB officer’s premises over graft case

Panaji: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Tuesday conducted raids at the office of Narcotic Control Bureau (NCB), Porvorim and two other places in connection with an alleged corruption case against a NCB officer. Sources said that the raids were conducted by the CBI in connection with the disproportionate assets (DA) case registered against NCB’s intelligence officer Bhanupratap. Incidentally, this …

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Unachievable task before tourism agency to showcase Goa in Kolkata

Panaji: The department of tourism is all set to give an impossible task to one of its empanelled agencies to be selected on July 10, of designing and erecting Goa pavilion in Kolkata, for the 3-day Travel and Tourism Fair, which will be inaugurated on July 12. The task also includes obtaining related financial approval and work order, besides printing …

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South Goa District Hospital likely to start functioning by Oct

Margao: The commissioning of the South Goa District Hospital is expected to be delayed by a month, and so could thrown open to public by October.  An inspection of the hospital premises was conducted by public undertaking committee formed by the legislature, on Tuesday. The delay, it is learnt is due to the code of conduct that was in force  …

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Migrants changing surnames to avail OBC benefits: GBS chief

Ponda: Q: What was the meeting with the Chief Minister all about? What are  demands of GBS? A: It has come to our notice that many migrants are changing their  surnames to Goan surnames for  availing benefits made available to the other backward castes (OBCs). Most migrants are changing their surnames to ‘Naik,’ which is a common surname in Gomantak …

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Unknown male body dumped along Pernem-Parsem road

Mapusa : In a shocking incident an unknown male body was found near the agriculture office along the road to Pernem-Parsem on Tuesday. Pernem police has registered a murder case.  Police suspect that the deceased was murdered and allegedly brought and dumped along the roadside. According to police the incident came to light when a local noticed a blanket, bed …

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