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Sawant again rules out scrapping of ‘GoaMiles’

Panaji: Even as an amicable solution could not be found to the ongoing issue between GoaMiles, a company running app-based taxi service in the state and the tourist taxi operators, a meeting held between the government and private taxi operators on Tuesday witnessed a positive direction to resolve the long-pending issue. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant along with the Minister for Ports Michael …

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Camorlim locals reject ‘inaccurate’ draft CZMP

Margao: The villagers of Camorlim VP (Salcete) have decided to oppose the draft Coastal Zone Management Plan (CZMP). The CZMP of Camorlim has showed the high tide line of river Zuari near the national highway Ponda-Margao passing through the village and as such, several houses in this area will come under the ambit of CRZ line. The huge khazan lands, …

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GHRC to be defunct with no members

Panaji: Even as the state witnesses a range of human rights violation, the constitutional rights watchdog in the state—the Goa Human Rights Commission (GHRC) will be soon defunct as there will be no members in the commission to enforce human rights law. The three member commission which was operating as a single member bench headed by retired principal district judge …

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Congress hits out at govt over water, road issues

Mapusa: Hitting out at the state government over bad condition of roads and muddy water supply, Congress blamed the government for failing to ensure proper basic facilities of drinking water and roads. Congress general secretary Amarnath Panjikar along with North Goa district president Vijay Bhike and others recently raised concern over hardships being faced by the people of Mapusa and …

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Sucorro farmers sore over damaged road

Panaji: A small stretch of road has become a bone of contention between a group of farmers and a politician who unsuccessfully contested the last 2017 election. Porvorim farmers threatened to lodge a police complaint against the politician if he failed to reconstruct the pathway within 10 days. The pathway was damaged by the politician while getting a JCB to …

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City witnesses flooding on all major roads

Panaji: Due to high tide on Friday, residents of Panaji witnessed flooding in the city but during the low tide the water receded and the city was flood free. Due to high tide between 2.45 pm to 4 pm water on all city roads remained waterlogged and residents were inconvenienced, revealed city mayor, Uday Madkaikar. Speaking to this daily, Madkaikar …

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One held for scooter theft

Margao: Colva police have arrested Ignesh Joshi for committing theft of a scooter. The police said that he committed theft of the scooter from Majilwaddo-Benaulim, however police found the scooter abandoned at Quepem. The police said that an offence under Section 379 of IPC has been registered. According to Colva police, a complaint was lodged at the police station that an unknown person committed theft …

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CM promises measures to prevent waterlogging

Panaji: Stating that the state government will adopt long-term measures to prevent flooding in the future, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Monday assured the assembly that the public works department (PWD) and water resources department (WRD) will be entrusted with the responsibility to clear waterlogging across Goa as an interim measure. He said that in order to provide immediate relief …

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School managements to take care of students’ security

Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant, in a written reply to the state legislative assembly, informed that the management and heads of schools have been advised to devise their own methodology for the safety and security of the students keeping in mind the local and special situation of the school. “The guidelines to safeguard children including girls, in the school have …

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Iva, who ‘confirmed’ formalin in fish, relieved of duty as FDA S Goa designated officer

Panaji: A year after the lady officer Iva Fernandes ‘confirmed’ the presence of ‘formalin’, a cancer-causing agent, in the fish imported from the neighbouring states, she has been relieved by the health department of her responsibilities as the South Goa designated officer of Food and Drugs Administration (FDA). In an order dated July 17, 2019, issued by Secretary Health J …

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