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It’s a riot and Zambaulim loves it!


devotees of Lord Damodar, fondly called Dambaab, coming together in faith and celebration. This unique festival that took place on Tuesday saw the palkhi of Lord Damodar reach Lord Ramnath temple at Zambaulim amidst a procession of devotees. This was followed by aarti. The Gulalostav this year saw a riot …

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Ministerless Mormugao facing projects delays


Mormugao Taluka has elected all four BJP MLAs to the Goa Assembly. However, none among the four have found a place in the Manohar Parrikar led cabinet. Without any minister from the taluka, uncertainty looms large whether the pending projects will be completed in the next five years.In the last …

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Mesquita quits as NRI Commissioner

Panjim: Commissioner of NRI Affairs Dr Wilfred Mesquita resigned from his position with effect from March 16, 2017.Sources in the government stated that the next choice for the commissioner’s position could be former minister Avertano Furtado who earlier held the portfolio of NRI Affairs.Mesquita had been appointed as Commissioner for …

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Municipalities get new lease directives from Department

Panjim: Lease holders of immovable properties under the jurisdiction of municipal bodies will have to mandatorily clear the arrears before signing new lease agreements.In a communiqué to the municipal bodies, the Director of Urban Development has directed to submit the proposal of renewal of lease only after all arrears are …

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Sanguem plantation destroyed in fire

Sanguem: A plantation owned by one Dinanath Samant was gutted in a fire reported on Tuesday at Cotarli, Sanguem.Cashew, coconut and other fruit bearing trees were destroyed in the fire.Sources informed that the fire was initially put in a neighbouring plantation to clear the bushes and it is learnt to …

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Danielle’s friends meet Canacona PI

Canacona: Friends of Irish woman Danielle McLaughlin, who was found murdered in the fields at Devbag met Canacona Police Inspector.The two friends of the 28-year-old deceased —   Sheridan Smith and Nicole Farren  met the Cancona Police Inspector and chief investigation officer Filomeno L Costa in connection with the murder case. …

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43 defective waste trucks called back

Vasco: The Goa State Urban Development Agency (GSUDA) has called back all 43 Tata Ace vehicles, distributed to the municipalities to collect garbage, due to an engine defect. While GSUDA blames it on a technical error, many municipalities are of the opinion that GSUDA had intentionally bought the cheap-quality vehicles …

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Three held in 2 separate raids by ANC

Panaji: The Anti Narcotics Cell (ANC), in two separate raids conducted in North Goa over the last two days, seized narcotics worth Rs 11.26 lakh.Following a raid at Praisa vaddo, Anjuna, on Tuesday, ANC staff arrested a 29-year-old Chennai native after finding him in possession of 75g of methamphetamine and …

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