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Torrential rains cause widespread flooding in Bardez

Mapusa : Torrential rain has resulted in flood like situation in villages along the banks of River Chapora in Bardez taluka as the rise in water level was witnessed at various places in the taluka. The Bardez disaster committee recued five members of a family in Revora. The affected villagers are from Colvale, Revora, Camurlim parts of Siolim. Water has …

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Families vacate homes due to flooding in Khandepar, Usgao

Ponda: As heavy rain continued to lash the state, the situation in low lying areas of Ponda forced many families to vacate their homes and move to safer places. Khandepar and Usgao areas are the worst affected, wherein 9 families from Khandepar and Parsol, Usgao have been evacuated due to flooding on Tuesday morning. Fire personnel under the supervision of …

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GMC seeks report on clinical trials carried out by 4 doctors

Panaji: The Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim, the premier health institute in the state on Tuesday issued an order seeking details on research projects and clinical trials allegedly carried out by four of its senior doctors including the former dean of the hospital. “As per the directives of higher authorities, you are hereby directed to submit forthwith full financial …

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Regularisation of houses, CZMP dominates Poinguinim gram sabha

Canacona: The issue of regularisation of houses together with other issues was raised during the Poinguinim village panchayat gram sabha held on Sunday. Sadolxem panch Vipin Prabhugoankar, said that the house numbers have to be allocated to 150 applicants. Out of 150 applications, 60 houses have no proper documents and other necessary NOC’s from the authorities, he said. It was decided to …

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Porvorim police hosts nursery kids as part of outreach programme

Panaji : As part of its public outreach programme, the Porvorim police for the first time hosted students of a nursery school on Saturday. Thirty children were greeted by police personnel and they were shown the police reporting room, handcuffs, lockup, police bus and other vehicles. “The children sat in the police bus and were delighted. They especially wanted to …

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Heavy rains to lash state for another 5 days

Panaji: Heavy rains lashed the state for 24 hours starting Sunday night throwing normal life out of gear. The state recorded four times more than normal rain in nine hours from 8.30 am on Monday causing water-logging in many low-lying areas. From 8.30 am and 5.30 pm, the state recorded 118 mm rainfall, which was the highest recorded rainfall for …

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Sawant: no more public consultations on draft CZMP

Panaji: Stating that there was ‘no need’ to hold public consultation meetings on the controversial draft Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP) 2011, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday appealed to the people to submit their suggestions and objections latest by August 31, 2019.   “What we intend to do is in the interest of the state. We have no intention to …

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Mhadei case: SC admits Goa’s SLP, seeks reply from Karnataka

Panaji: The Supreme Court on Monday admitted the special leave petition (civil) filed by Goa government in the Mhadei matter and served notice to Karnataka seeking their reply in the next three days. The petition filed by advocate Arvind Datar on behalf of the state has contended that Karnataka has violated the order passed by the Mahadayi Water Disputes Tribunal (MWDT) by diverting …

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Soon, aptitude test for class VIII, X students to arrest dropout rate: CM

Panaji: Stating that the government will stress on conducting aptitude test for the students of class VIII and class X so as to help them in finding a suitable career option, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday informed the state legislative assembly that students drop out of schools between class VIII and class X as well as between class XI …

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Police gear up to handle ‘road blockades’ by taxi operators

Panaji : Goa police have requisitioned cranes including earthmovers in case the tourist tax operators resort to blocking of roads with their cars. Sources informed that the police have received inputs that the tourist taxi operators are likely to block the roads by parking their taxis, thereby creating blockades. To tackle any such situation, the police have decided to use …

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