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Banks need to change their attitude towards new units: Kannan

Panaji: With many entrepreneurs in the state finding finance a constraint, the RBI-Goa wants banks to be more proactive in lending to new units.  Speaking to local bankers on Wednesday, S T Kannan, general manager, RBI, observed that many of the young entrepreneurs are not clear of how to go about their project. He said that banks must take on …

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Dengue cases keep Margao UHC on its toes

Margao: Eight teams comprising of field and surveillance workers, supervisors and headed by senior and junior health inspectors from Margao Urban Health Centre are on their toes in a bid to contain and keep a watch on the spread of vector -borne diseases including dengue and malaria. So far, on an average, one case of malaria per week has been …

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Benaulim VP pulling out all stops to tackle garbage problem

Margao: The coastal village panchayat of Benaulim has begun stepping up its efforts in controlling the garbage menace plaguing the village. Informing the villagers at the recent ordinary gram sabha, it was stated that the panchayat has received funds to set up a shed at its garbage segregation area and that the police would also respond to roadside dumping. Sarpanch …

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Rescued baby handed over to NGO

Mapusa: Mapusa police are working on a reliable lead to crack the case of a newborn baby boy who was found abandoned in a garage at Acoi-Mapusa. Police have handed over the baby to an NGO at Nachinola-Bardez. It may be recalled that Peter Fernandes had informed Mapusa police about the baby who was spotted wrapped in cloth in a …

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Healthier facilities needed at Chicalim sub-district hospital

Vasco : The sub-district hospital at Chicalim is running short of beds for patients who are referred with suspected dengue fever and other diseases. As per complaints received from several people, the sub-district hospital at Chicalim is lacking in healthcare facilities. Patients who visit the hospital of suspected dengue fever and other diseases are sent back home, citing no beds at the …

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Mapusa review meet proposes to ensure parking arrangements for Chaturthi

Mapusa: In view of the Ganesh festival, deputy collector Bardez Sudhir Kerkar held a review meeting with officials and directed them to ensure that alternate parking arrangements are made available at open spaces in Mapusa to reduce inconvenience to the public. He also directed the police to press in all required security measures in place to avoid any incident. A …

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Cabbie held for abandoning vehicle at airport

Vasco: Dabolim airport police on Wednesday arrested a driver of yellow black taxi cab and also attached his vehicle for abandoning and causing obstruction to the traffic at Dabolim airport premises. Speaking to deputy superintendent of police Vasco Sunita Sawant, she disclosed that despite an advisory issued by the central government to maintain strict security at the airport to the …

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Cops produce video clip of Pacheco in Margao court

Margao: Verna  police on Wednesday produced before  the Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) Margao a video clip, connected with the case registered by  Verna police  against former minister Francisco Pacheco and two others  under Sections 336, 504 and 506 (ii) of the Indian Penal Code. It may be recalled that during the last hearing the court had issued a show cause notice to the investigating …

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24-yr-old held for outraging modesty of minor

Margao: The Margao town police arrested Basu Patil (24) a resident of Davorlim for assaulting and outraging the modesty of a 17-year-old minor girl and also threatening her mother with dire consequences. The incident took place near a secondary school at Aquem in broad daylight while the mother and daughter were proceeding home after office hours, said police.  The mother works in …

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No takers for 548 seats in state engineering colleges

Panaji: As many as 548 seats in five engineering colleges in the state have no takers, just as the last round of admissions for the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) related courses in Goa, as conducted by the directorate of technical education ended on August 14. The 25 per cent hike in the number of seats under the …

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