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Dearth of vegetables in Panaji market

Panaji: With Goa depending on the neighbouring states for its basic food requirements, the state’s edible supplies coming in from Belagavi, Dharwad, Hubli in Karnataka and other areas have been badly hit due to incessant rain cutting off the road link to Goa.  From vegetables to poultry and from cereals to rice, jowar, bajra and oils all come from Karnataka. …

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Long queue for milk

Panaji: After remaining completely absent from Panaji, milk sachets from Goa Dairy were available at a shop opposite Pharmacy College in the city on Thursday. No sooner the news spread that milk was available, soon there was commotion after which the buyers were asked to form a queue and within minutes, the whole lot of milk sachets was exhausted. Many …

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Tourist taxi operators call off strike

Panaji: After meeting Chief Minister Pramod Sawant at the Assembly complex on Thursday evening, president of All Goa Tourist Taxi Owners’ Association Chetan Kamat announced that the private taxis will be back on the roads from Friday, August 9. The taxi operators, however, said that they will not join the GoaMiles app-based taxi service. The private tourist taxi operators had …

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Valvanti river’s level rises to 3.3 metre

Bicholim: The ‘flood situation’ in the Sankhali and Bicholim towns is under control. However, the situation in Sal, Mencurem and Dhumase, which created panic among the villagers there, has not improved yet. The flood-affected people from these villages besides the people from Bagwada-Piligaon and Virdi-Amona were provided food packets by the Bicholim mamlatdar. Water from the Anjunem dam is being …

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Pernem witnesses flooding at various places

Mapusa: The incessant rain and release of water from dams, on Thursday, resulted in flooding of River Chapora, and as a consequence flooding was witnessed at Shirgal in Dhargal, Ozari, Kasarwane, Ibrampur, Chandel and Tuem in the Pernem taluka. Rescue operations were carried out,  and the affected people shifted to safer places.   A number of houses are affected due …

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Cabral: will try to provide continuous power supply to hotels, industries in state

Panaji: Admitting that the government has been losing substantial revenue due to constant power fluctuations and electricity tripping, Power Minister Nilesh Cabral, on Thursday, admitted that although a long time would be required to come out with a permanent solution for these problems, the department of electricity will try to provide continuous power supply to hotels and industries in the …

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Govt to shift focus to domestic events to increase tourist footfalls

Panaji: The state government is trying to revive tourist footfalls in 2019 season by changing its marketing strategy, according to tourism secretary J Ashok Kumar. The tourism secretary Wednesday said that instead of spending money on international road shows, the tourism department would concentrate on participating in domestic fairs and festivals. “Last year we participated in number of international events …

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As cases rise, Goa must speed up work on cancer centre

Panaji: The detection of 1,038 new cases of cancer in the state in 290 days since the oncology department became functional at the Goa Medical College (GMC) should propel the government to take immediate steps to expedite work on the proposed Goa Regional Cancer Centre (GRCC) so that those afflicted with the disease could avail treatment in their homeland.  While …

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Soon, Goans will be disallowed entry in casinos

Panaji: Goans will soon be ‘banned’ from entering the casinos, as Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday assured the state assembly  that he will soon fix a date to finalise the date when this decision will come into effect. He said that the date will be announced only after taking all MLAs into confidence. “Casinos are for tourists and it …

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Get Centre’s approval on SOTTO by Sept 15: HC to state govt

Panaji: The High Court of Bombay at Goa has directed the state government to make necessary application to the central government seeking notification of State Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation (SOTTO) as expeditiously as possible and in any case on or before September 15, 2019. Standing counsel for the central government M Amonkar assured the court that no sooner such …

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