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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Sesa FA inflict 1st defeat on wasteful SCG

Panjim: Sesa Football Academy inflicted first defeat on Sporting Clube de Goa in the Goa Football Association Goa Professional League held at Sesa FA ground, Sirsaim, on Tuesday. Domnic Roy Soares’ 70th minute strike proved to be the only difference in the game. The match began on an even keel, as both teams maintained possession in the midfield. SFA winger […]

1 cop suspended, 4 others probed for missing court hearings

Panaji: One police sub inspector has been suspended while four others including one police inspector faces departmental inquiry for reportedly not attending the courts for case hearings. The police officers, one PI and four PSI’s which includes a lady PSI who are the investigating officers in their respective cases have reportedly remained absent during court hearing. As such the matter […]

Goa govt notifies sale of Rs 100 cr securities

Panjim: Goa government has notified sale of Rs 100 crore government securities, which were auctioned by Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on Tuesday. “Government of Goa hereby notifies the sale of Goa Government Stock (Securities) of 10-year tenure for an aggregate amount of Rs 100 crore (nominal),” State Finance Secretary Daulat Hawaldar said in the notification. Pointing to the borrowings, […]

Mormugao locals oppose storing of naphtha from grounded ship at Bogda

Vasco: Hundreds of locals from Mormugao Constituency, from Sada, Bogda and Jetty along with Urban Development Minister Milind Naik gathered to discuss and raise strong objection to shifting and storing naphtha cargo from Nu-Shi Nalini vessel to the tanks from Ganesh Banzoplast’s cargo storage facility. Naik said he strongly opposes the plan to bring naphtha and store at Ganesh Banzoplast […]

Army applicants forced to sleep on Ponda footpaths, temple premises

Ponda: They want to serve the nation but their plight at Ponda is deplorable. Hundreds of youngsters have come to the Military Camp, Curti for the ongoing army recruitment drive. However, in the absence of accommodation and toilet facilities, they have been forced to sleep on footpaths and even in Hanuman temple premises in Ponda. Since Sunday, Ponda locals have […]