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One body recovered in Goa footbridge collapse

Thursday, May 18, 2017

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Curchorem (Goa): The body of one person was recovered on Thursday after a footbridge collapsed in South Goa’s Curchorem. 50 persons fell into a river following the collapse of the footbridge. The incident took place when the police were attempting to rescue a youth who jumped off the bridge. The number of casualties is still …

SIT opposes anticipatory bail plea of Kamat

Friday, May 12, 2017

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Panaji: An anticipatory bail plea of former Chief Minister Digambar Kamat in an illegal mining case was today opposed by the special investigation team (SIT) of Goa crime branch which sought his custodial interrogation. On April 24, a Goa district court granted interim anticipatory bail to Kamat on the condition that he would cooperate with …

MLA from Panaji seat resigns

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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Panaji: The BJP MLA from Panaji constituency, Siddharth Kuncalienkar, on Wednesday resigned from the Legislative Assembly, apparently paving way for Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar to contest a bypoll from the seat. Kuncalienkar tendered his resignation to Speaker Pramod Sawant. The legislator was first elected from the seat in the by-election held in 2015 when Parrikar was …

Unintentional calls blocking Goa police emergency call service

Saturday, May 06, 2017

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Panaji: Goa police has expressed concerns over increasing instances of mobile phone users accidentally dialling the emergency number, thus blocking the service for genuine callers. It is brought to the notice of general public that due to inception of dial 112 as an emergency response system, there is considerable increase in unintentional or accidentally triggered …

Goa: Drinking at public places may land you in Jail

Friday, May 05, 2017

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Goa is all set for zero tolerance to drinking at public places. After several complaints by the tourists about broken glasses on beach and roadsides, Goa police has decided to crackdown drinking at any open land or public spots. ALSO READ: Rats gulp down seized liquor in Bihar “We received a lot of complaints, both …

Goa waste management corporation to compile data on garbage

Thursday, May 04, 2017

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Panaji: The Goa State Waste Management Corporation (GSWMC) has decided to collect accurate data about the garbage generation and segregation across the state, a senior official said today. The corporation, which was recently formed, is headed by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. The chief minister, while presenting the budget for 2017-18, had announced that Goa would …

Government joins hands with forest dept in tackle monkey fever

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

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Valpoi: With monkey fever claiming two lives in Goa so far this year, both state health and forest departments have come together to spread awareness about the disease. The two departments are jointly running the awareness campaign in Sattari taluka where the two deaths due to monkey fever, also known as Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD), …

GFP apprehensive over nationalisation of six rivers in Goa

Monday, May 01, 2017

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Panaji: The Goa Forward Party (GFP) has expressed apprehensions over the Union Government’s proposal to nationalise six rivers in the state fearing that it might adversely affect the livelihood of fishing community. “The proposal to nationalise six rivers in the state has to be cautiously looked into as it should not endanger the livelihood of …

Venugopal replaces Digvijay as Karnataka party in-charge

Sunday, April 30, 2017

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New Delhi: Initiating changes in the Congress, party chief Sonia Gandhi removed senior leader Digvijay Singh as party’s general secretary in-charge of poll- bound Karnataka and Goa and replaced him with Rahul-loyalist K C Venugopal in the southern state. Gandhi also elevated AICC secretary A Chella Kumar as incharge of Goa, replacing Singh who was embroiled …

Goa: SpiceJet flight takes off without informing passengers

Friday, April 28, 2017

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A SpiceJet flight number SG172 on Friday took off without informing the passengers and left them stranded with their luggage at the Goa airport. The incident took place when a group of around 14 passengers came from Chennai to take their connecting flight. A heated argument started between the passengers and the SpiceJet staff. Later, …

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