Two injured in Pernem accident

Two injured in Pernem accident

Pernem: A Maharashtra registered passenger bus collided with a tipper truck at Malpe, Pernem on Wednesday. Pernem police said that the incident took place at around 10.30 am when the passenger bus, while proceeding towards Kolhapur, collided with a tipper truck which was moving ahead. Vandana Sawant (60) from Sawantwadi and Dattaram Arlekar (45) from Tuem suffered minor injuries in the incident. The injured persons were immediately taken to Community...
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‘Aggrieved’ workers of Chowgule block ore transportation

‘Aggrieved’ workers of Chowgule block ore transportation

Bicholim: Aggrieved that Chowgule is employing workers of Vedanta for weighing ore, the company’s workers on Tuesday blocked ore transportation. The workers of Chowgule Mining Company on Tuesday blocked ore transportation for employing workers of Vedanta for weighing ore. The workers demanded that since the ore being transported is royalty paid, the company should engage its workers and not Vedanta workers. Vedanta has started transporting e-auctioned ore from Chowgule plot...
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CM rules out white paper on Mhadei water dispute

CM rules out white paper on Mhadei water dispute

Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday rejected the united Opposition MLAs’ demand for a white paper on the Mhadei water dispute. Replying to media queries on the sidelines of a function held at the police headquarters in the city on Wednesday, Sawant said that he is confident of winning the Mhadei matter in the Supreme Court. The Chief Minister said that he is serious about the issue, adding that...
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Canacona murder accused acquitted

Canacona murder accused acquitted

Margao: Additional Sessions Judge Dvijple Patkar acquitted Ram Baroa a native of Bihar of the charge of murdering 54-year-old Vijaya Pagi on a hillock at Canacona as she was returning home after selling fish. The murder was solved after eight days and Vijaya was raped before being murdered. Ram Baroa in judicial lock up since February 9, 2014 and the case was initially investigated by PI Harish Madkaikar and subsequently...
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Truckers slam CM for ‘merely’ promising to restart mining

Truckers slam CM for ‘merely’ promising to restart mining

Margao: President of Margao Salcete Truckers Association Franky Gomes has accused Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant of playing with truck owners in the State by merely promising to start mining and further said that police are “making a quick buck” due to the ban on transportation of bricks and sand. “The truck owners do not want any package from the government; all that we want is that actual mining should...
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44 new cars added to Goa police’s fleet

44 new cars added to Goa police’s fleet

Panjim: Goa Police has added 44 four-wheelers to its fleet on Wednesday in a move that would further strengthen patrolling across the State including highways. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant flagged off the new Ertiga vehicles at the police headquarter ground. These vehicles are being allotted for police control room (PCR) duty and highway patrol duty. “There is upgradation in the departments, which are serving the people like Goa Police and...
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Locals are scared of buses halting at Kundaim due to numerous accidents

Locals are scared of buses halting at Kundaim due to numerous accidents

Ponda: The Kundaim bus stop at Manaswada Junction on Ponda –Panjim national highway has virtually turned into an accident-prone zone. In the recent years, several accidents have been reported at the site including fatal ones. There have been many cases wherein the buses, which halt at the bus stop to pick up passengers, get hit from behind by other heavy vehicles, which result in injuries caused to the passengers of...
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Taxi driver assaulted at Tivim railway station

Taxi driver assaulted at Tivim railway station

Mapusa: Mapusa police have booked unknown taxi drivers for wrongful restraint and allegedly assaulting a taxi driver registered under an app-based service, at Tivim railway station. According to Mapusa police, the incident took place on Tuesday morning when the complainant Kalandar Tahasildar had gone to Tivim railway station to drop customers. The police informed that Kalandar had parked his car and was waiting for another customer who had done booking...
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Usgao locals demand action against migrants adopting Goan surnames

Ponda: The Usgao gram sabha chaired by Sarpanch Sangeeta Gaonkar discussed several issues concerning village, on Sunday. The meeting lasted till 3 pm. The gram sabha passed resolution that the panchayat take action against the migrants adopting surnames of Goans. The gram sabha members demanded that panchayat should request the sub-registrar that incase any migrant residing in Usgao area applies […]

Nearly 4,000 apply for GPSC’s Junior Scale Officers exams

Panjim: The Goa Public Service Commission (GPSC) has received nearly 4,000 applications for the Junior Scale Officers (JSO) exam scheduled next month. The last date to apply for the 22 posts, advertised on January 10, was January 24. For the first time in many years, the Commission has advertised a whopping number of JSO posts, created based on fresh requisition […]

Anjuna locals demand strict action against hawkers, migrants

Mapusa: Anjuna-Caisua villagers in a letter to the Chief Minister, Tourism Minister, Anjuna Police and the panchayat have demanded strict action against hawkers and migrants especially Kashmiris in the village. Accusing the hawkers and vendors of carrying out illegal businesses in the village, the locals alleged that these migrants are also involved in drug trade and prostitution, which has caused […]