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Sonsoddo land to be used for Nagarvan

Margao: Forest Minister Vijai Sardesai on Sunday said that plans were underway to transfer  30,000 sqm land near the Sonsoddo garbage plant to the forest department to setup an urban forest called ‘Nagarvan’. On Saturday, residents of Raia during a special gram sabha raised alarm after news spread that the land near the Sonsoddo dump was being used to build …

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Waterlogging exposes poor pre-monsoon work in Valpoi

Valpoi: The heavy rain that lashed Valpoi on Sunday has exposed the shoddy pre-monsoon work of the Valpoi Municipal Council (VMC). Citizens have blamed the municipal administration for carrying out shoddy pre monsoon work of storm water drains, resulting in inundation of areas near State Bank of India and arterial roads of the town.  Residents voiced their concern that waterlogged …

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Tree comes crashing down on NH66 at Cuncolim

Margao: Normal life was thrown out of gear after the national highway 66 was blocked for a couple of hours after a cashew tree came crashing down on the national highway. There were no casualties in the incident. Fire officials said they received a call in the evening about the tree landing on the national highway 66 near Navdeep factory, …

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History-sheeter sentenced to 6-day judicial custody

Margao: History sheeter and hard core criminal Seby Ferrao, a resident of Arlem was arrested by Fatorda police with ganja and was produced before the JMFC Margao and a six day remand has been taken. It may be recalled that the Fatorda police on Saturday arrested the history sheeter with ganja. In November 2018 the alleged accused was on the …

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S Goa witnesses 55 fatal accidents in last six months

SHYAM ZAMBAULIKER Margao: During the last six months of 2019 in the jurisdiction of South Goa in all 55 persons died in road accidents while 105 minor accidents were reported. In the year 2018 for the first six months in all 51 persons had died and 109 minor accidents were reported. As per police records out of 55 fatal accidents …

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Ponda residents protest proposed closure of road, seek underpass

Ponda: Hundreds of residents from Shapur-Ponda staged a protest at the Safa Masjid junction on Sunday demanding an underpass for proper access to the areas of Shapur and Chirpute through newly-widened Ponda-Belgaum highway. Villagers led by panch member Rajesh Naik also threatened not to allow opening of the newly-constructed Curti bypass flyover that starts from Shapur-Safa Masjid junction if provision of an …

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South Goa saw decrease in drugs cases in 6 months

Margao: In order to counter the drugs menace, South Goa police have focused on a multi-pronged strategy of conducting raids and booking cases besides holding regular awareness drives in schools and colleges to sensitise youngsters about the ill-effects of drugs. As many as 44 cases have been booked under Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985 in South Goa for …

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Wary Aldona villagers seek clarity over jetty project

Mapusa: Unhappy with the presentation made by Captain of Ports (CoPs) over the jetty proposed to be built in the village under the Sagarmala project and terming it vague, villagers of Aldona on Sunday demanded more clarity on the project. During the interactive session on the project held on Sunday, deputy Captain of Ports Premlal Sirsaikar, who is also the …

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Missing documents, sports funds mar Sangolda gram sabha

Sangolda: Issues of documents allegedly going missing from the village panchayat office, widening of CHOGM road and plan to make water harvesting mandatory for mega housing projects dominated the Sangolda gram sabha held in the panchayat ghar at Sangolda on Sunday. There was ruckus at the gram sabha with villagers seeking to know how a document of professional tax was …

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‘Shoddy’ underground cabling draws Pilerne villagers ire

Pilerne: Alleged haphazard work on 33 kva power line and water harvesting were the main issues raised at the Pilerne gram sabha which was held on Sunday at the panchayat hall at Pilerne. The gram sabha started with the panchayat secretary reading out the minutes of the previous meeting. Raising the issue of frequent power failures, villagers alleged that work …

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