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150 evacuated, houses collapse, villages turn into rivers

Houses collapsed, vehicles damaged, roads have become rivers. And over 150 people were evacuated on Wednesday as the incessant rain simply refused to stop on the fourth day. The situation in neighbouring Karnataka and Maharashtra is worse than this. Many people died while whole villages were submerged. One Goan was on the way to Belgaum when his car got washed …

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Electricity Dept forced to divert power from Industry to residents, leading to losses, says Cabral

Electricity department has to cut supply to starred hotels and divert it to local consumers. This is because Goa does not get proper power supply, Power minister Nilesh Cabral told the house on Thursday. Not only hotels, but Verna Industrial estate too is facing similar problems. Cabral assured that he would upgrade infrastructure. The issue of frequent power cuts was …

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Panaji, Mapusa ODP to go back to planning boards after oppn leader questions legality

Government has decided to re-draft the Panaji and Mapusa Outline Development Plans. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said that no permissions would be given to establishment under the old ODP. The decision was taken after Opposition Leader Digambar Kamat alleged that old ODP was illegal. Digambar Kamat told the house that according to law maximum 3 members, including the town planner, …

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Taxi strike to continue, We don’t want any taxi app in Goa, say adamant taxi Operators

Taxi operators who are off the roads for the past 5 days say that they will not join any app, spurning the Chief Minister olive branch. They are also adamant that they want the Goa Miles Taxi app scrapped. These same Taxi operator met the chief minister late last night. The decision on Wednesday was taken after a meeting of …

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MET issues alert, heavy rain warning for more 3 days

Heavy showers continued to lash the state on Wednesday. Now the MET department has warned that heavy showers will happen at many place across the state for next 3 days and the Red alert continues even as the state reels under this unprecedented deluge. The state is running out of vegetables and milk and fields are underwater. The garbage and …

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Ghotalo or no? House discusses sports infrastructure work

After spending crores of money on sports infrastructure and especially on Fatorda stadium, the Sports Minister Babu Azgaokar on Wednesday said that once again the government is planning on spending more money – crores in fact – to repair it after the roof sheets flew down on Sunday. Opposition leader Digamber Kamat highlighted that the Government in the past paid …

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Rain continues creating havoc across Goa

Flooding, trees falling, no power, no water, roads blocked, passengers trapped in busses. This is what Goan were faced with on the third day of incessant rains accompanied by squally winds. Goa has been faced by unprecedented rains in the past few days. The fire department has been doing a tremendous job. But the administration disaster mangement machinery has not …

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Goa miles celebrates 1 yr, in midst Taxi operators off road

As the section of the Local taxi operators continue to remain off the road for the 4 th consecutive day, the App based taxi service Goa Miles celebrated its 1st birthday on Tuesday. Local taxi operators are still adamant to stay off the roads demanding scrapping of Goa Miles App. Even as the Government is making all arrangement to cater …

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All sewerage connections to be completed in a year, says CM

The PWD Minister Deepak Pauskar has assured that he would to complete sewerage network within one year. The Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has decided to make sewerage connections compulsory for all households and warned that he would snap the power connection of those who do not take a sewerage connection.  During question hour, PWD Minister Deepak Pauskar told house that …

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Incessant rains, gusty winds continue to wreak havoc in state; disaster management non existent

Heavy rains accompanied by gusty and squally winds lashed the State on Monday flooding roads, inundating fields and throwing normal life out of kilter. Water entered houses and trees were also uprooted. Many rivers have also overflown their banks. These rains will continue for the next five days says the Met department. On the flip side the government preparation has …

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