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A Sordid Tale Of Two Slums

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The Margao Comunidade may the biggest in terms of its land holdings but its land loss is inversely proportionate to its holdings. The latest example is the land opposite Junta quarters where several non-Goans, who were temporary residents, have built pucca houses and have been sitting there will full patronage …

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‘Davorlim VP has hurt sentiments’

Panaji: A number of right wing groups, including Hindu Janajagruti Samiti, have protested against the refusal of permission to put up banners of Chhatrapati Shivaji on the occasion of Shivjayanti at Rumdamol-Davorlim. A representation was submitted to the director of panchayats demanding that Resolution (No 5) passed at a panchayat …

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Guess what? Drug trade reeling under effect of DeMo

Panjim: The Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB) Goa concedes that drug peddlers are reeling under the impact of demonetisation as ‘demand and supply’ has been largely affected in the last three months.A senior NCB official said that regular inspection of its surveillance teams at suspected locations has also impacted the drug …

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Two youth booked for kidnapping

Panaji: Saligao police booked two youth for allegedly kidnapping a 17-year-old minor girl from Sangolda. The girl’s uncle, in his complaint filed at Saligao police station, said that on Saturday, the family realized that the girl was missing from their house at Sangolda.In his complaint, he said that the accused …

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MES student assaulted over WhatsApp post

Vasco: The Verna police on Tuesday arrested three youth, including a 16-year-old minor, for assaulting a BBA student over some arguments on WhatsApp group, inside MES College campus at Zuarinagar.According to the Verna police, the incident occurred at 11.30 am on Tuesday when accused namely Sahil Naik, Diptesh Naik and …

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CRG: Migrant influx has worsened child rights

Panaji: The situation of children rights in the state is deteriorating thanks to an influx of migrant population from various neighbouring states and the lack of proactive measures by the government.People working for the rights of the juvenile population have raised the alarm that Goa, being a prime tourist destination …

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Salcete’s highway muddle gets knotty

Margao: While the Town and Country Planning (TCP) Department goofed up in a major way in identifying the State highways in Salcete, it is indeed ironic, the Public Works Department (PWD) neither knows the alignment of State Highway No 8 nor has its map.That the TCP has blundered is not …

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Fisheries dept wants area for water sport demarcated

Panjim: The Fisheries Department has raised serious concern over water sports activities along the beach belts claiming that this is hampering fishing in those areas and has demanded proper demarcation of the area for water sports.Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) has directed the department to issue an advisory to …

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