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Capturing the essence of Goemkarponn

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In the day and age of malls and multiplexes, it’s easy to forget that there once was a time when the customer and the family-run local establishment shared a familiar personal rapport. The owner of the neighbouring kirana store knew your name, knew your grocery list as soon as you …

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Zuari bay a marine goldmine, finds new study

Panaji: Zuari bay is turning out to be the state’s fish biodiversity hotspot with a study by Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Old Goa, yielding a 320-strong list of aquatic species, comprising 255 finfish and 65 shellfish species.ICAR’s project on ‘Coastal fish biodiversity and artificial fish habitats’ from October …

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Churchill opposes Aadhaar link to a/cs

Porvorim: Benaulim NCP MLA Churchill Alemao on Tuesday said that government should stop linking Aadhaar cards to bank accounts as many Goans who had completed the exercise had gotten duped. “When you link Aadhaar cards to banks, they (conmen) get to know what amount is in the bank and they …

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Govt to rehabilitate displaced Dhangars

Porvorim: Social welfare minister Pandurang Madkaikar on Tuesday assured the assembly that the government would rehabilitate the Dhangar residents who were rendered homeless after their residences in Saleli, Poriem, were demolished. “I will ensure they are rehabilitated,” Madkaikar said. He also told the House that health minister Vishwajit Rane, had …

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‘Roll back registration fee hike at GMC’

Panaji: NGO Bailancho Saad has demanded that the government roll back the registration fee hike at Goa Medical College and district hospitals, and supply certain food items at subsidised rates through the public distribution system In a press note, the women’s collective stated that, every year, on March 8, International …

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Truckers to demonstrate in city today

Panjim: Mining truck owners will demonstrate at Azad Maidan, Panjim on Wednesday demanding the continuation of mining in Goa. The decision to demonstrate was taken on Sunday at a meeting of truck owners associations. Truck owners said the demonstration is to bring pressure on the State and Central governments to …

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Two flights diverted due to fog

Vasco: A sudden drop in visibility on Tuesday morning forced Goa airport authorities to divert two passenger aircrafts to other airports.According to the information by officials of the Airport Authority of India (AAI), Goa Airport, though some early morning flights successfully landed, however at about 7.15 am, there was sudden …

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Verbal duel over carnival

Annoyed that Congress’ Mandrem MLA Dayanand Sopte did not attend the carnival in Morjim, tourism minister Manohar ‘Babu’ Azgaonkar used a harsh word to criticise him on the floor of the House on Tuesday. The word was expunged after opposition members objected to it. Azgaonkar said Sopte absented himself from …

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Diverting Mhadei will hit us hard, Goa tells Tribunal

Panjim: Goa government submitted to the Mhadei Water Dispute Tribunal the impact on Goa and its inhabitants if the proposed diversion and projects on the Mhadei of the upper riparian states of Karnataka and Maharashtra are allowed.Senior Counsel Atmaram Nadkarni, appearing for the State put forth his arguments in rejoinder …

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