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Temple, church office burgled at Cortalim

Vasco: A Ganesh temple and an office attached to the St Philip and St Thomas Church at Cortalim was robbed of cash amounting to Rs 5,000 and Rs 50,000 respectively by some unknown persons during the late midnight on Wednesday. As per available information from Verna police, the Ganesh temple located at Cortalim was robbed by some unknown persons. The …

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24×7 water supply to entire Goa by 2025: Pauskar

Panaji: Minister for Public Works Deepak Pauskar has announced that the government will provide 24×7 water supply to the entire state by 2025. Replying in the state assembly on Wednesday on demands on public works department, the minister said the vision of the government is to provide 24×7 water supply to entire Goa by 2025 and as Chief Minister Pramod …

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Isidore all set to be Dy Speaker

Panaji: Canacona MLA Isi dore Fernandes is all set to be the new deputy Speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly, as he was the only candidate to file his nomination before the legislative secretariat. The Speaker of assembly has fixed July 25 as the date for holding the election of the office of the Deputy Speaker of the legislative assembly. Fernandes was the …

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Goa may lose major chunk of Swadesh Darshan fund

Panaji: Minister for Tourism Manohar ‘Babu’ Ajgaonkar on Wednesday literally misled the state legislative assembly on the facts and figures as regards Swadesh Darshan scheme of the Centre as implemented in Goa, which did not match with the actual data provided to the House by the department of tourism by way of a written reply. The facts and figures pertained …

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2,000 unregistered NGOs in Goa: CM

Panaji: Pointing out that Goa, with a population of 15 lakh, has around 3,000 non-government organisations (NGOs), of which 2,000 are unregistered, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday told the state legislative assembly that many of these NGOs are creating obstructions to the developmental works of government by approaching courts and the National Green Tribunal. The Chief Minister was reacting …

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4 IT firms express interest in setting up shop at Tuem

Panaji: With doubts being raised on whether information technology (IT) investors from outside the state will be interested in investing in the state, the government on Wednesday clarified that four anchor companies are interested in setting up units in the electronic manufacturing cluster (EMC) at the IT Electronic System Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) Park at Tuem. Four companies – Smartlink …

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Sand dunes, fields in Colva wrongly depicted in draft CZMP

DIANA FERNANDES | NT Colva: The village of Colva, nestled along the Salcete coast and famous for its beach, is usually crowded with tourists, both during season and off season. But when it comes to the draft Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP), the locals are not worried about the tourists but more concerned about the implication of the wrongly marked …

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Land finalised for biomedical waste treatment facility at Kundaim: Lobo

Panaji: Minister for Waste Management Michael Lobo said that the government will put in place a bio medical waste treatment facility in Kundaim industrial estate. Lobo held a meeting with Indian Medical Association and the representatives of various hospitals on Wednesday at assembly complex to discuss on the bio medical waste plant. Speaking to the media after the meeting, the …

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Commuters face harrowing time on pothole-dotted Porvorim roads

Porvorim: The stretch of Swami Vivekananda road beginning from Samrat Bakery till Prabodhini High School is in very bad shape and needs urgent attention from the authorities as the area has become an accident prone zone. Residents of Penha de Franca complained of pathetic condition right in front of the Kids Kingdom kindergarten school in Journalists Housing Colony while 2-wheeler …

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Black Box at Kala Academy to be named after Wagh: Gaude

Panaji : Minister for Art and Culture Govind Gaude on Wednesday announced that the Black Box at Kala Academy will be named after late Vishnu Surya Wagh, acknowledging his huge contribution towards Goan literature and culture. Gaude was speaking at a programme organised by Kala Academy, to mark the 55th Birth Anniversary of former deputy speaker, Goa Legislative Assembly and multi-faceted personality …

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