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Growing Backlog Of Vacancies In Govt

On the one hand, the Goa government promises to create jobs for youth, and on the other, thousands of vacancies continue to remain unfilled in various state departments. There are no indications when the vacant posts would be filled up. Heads of government departments lament that vacancy backlog has been growing. There are more than 100 departments and government-run corporations. …

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No End In Sight To Power Interruptions

DESPITE adequate power supply, some or the other parts of Goa keep facing interruptions for one reason or another. Goans were used to seasonal interruptions, especially during the monsoon, when high winds would uproot trees whose branches would fall on the overhead distribution cables disrupting the supply. However, the outages can be for several other factors, factors that have not …

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Making Beaches Safe For Women

THE gang rape of a woman at the Betalbatim beach on Thursday night has made every woman in particular and Goans in general shudder with the thought that even a public place like a beach was not safe for women. Beaches are where tourists visit till late evenings, believing them to be totally safe. Goan families go for outings to …

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Finally Parking Slots For Cars In Panaji

Panaji has been crying for parking spaces for the astronomically growing number of vehicles. The city eagerly looks forward to the promise of the management of Imagine Panaji Smart City Development Ltd (IPSCDL) to create 4,000 parking slots between Old Goa and Dona Paula. These ultramodern parking facilities, to be managed by Goa Intelligent City Management System under the Smart …

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Govt Responsible For Attack On Health Director

The attack on health director Sanjeev Dalvi in his official chamber on Thursday by R Venkatesh, a doctor who was hired by the government to provide dialysis services at the South Goa district hospital at Margao and the Community Health Centre at Canacona was shocking.

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How Azgaonkar Family Sells God’s Own Abode

Members of Tourism Minister Manohar Azgaonkar’s family accompanying him on his official tour of US cities to promote Goa as a tourist destination is a scandal that calls for a probe.

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Cameras That Spare No Traffic Violators

As a smart city Panaji is going to set up surveillance cameras all over. Imagine Panaji Smart City Development Ltd (IPSCDL), the special purpose vehicle formed to make Panaji a smart city, has permitted different companies to install four high definition CCTV cameras at various locations on a trial basis.

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God Save Panaji Market Shopkeepers From Fire

The government lists safety from fire among its prime concerns, but the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP) is yet to include it among its prime concerns, leaving it to Providence to save the lives and properties of shopkeepers of the municipal market complex.

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