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Goa govt brings in reforms to clean up coop sector, calls for proper management

Concerned about the rise of fraudulent practices in the cooperative sector and in a bid to ensure that all urban cooperative credit and multi-purpose societies and VKSS conduct their transactions professionally, the state government has directed...

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Goa: ‘Help locate illegal borewells in Cuncolim industrial estate’

After the South Goa police failed to conduct an investigation, the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has written to the inspector general of police (IGP) to direct his officers to locate borewells illegally dug by companies involved in the...

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With health crisis unfolding, there is need for natural products: NIO

The National Institute of Oceanography, Dona Paula, recently conducted a virtual two-day workshop cum training on ‘Natural Products from Marine Bioresources’.

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Ornamental Janitor fish in Cansaulim pond raises concern

Ornamental Janitor fish in Cansaulim pond raises concern

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12 Apr 2021 No comment 4 hits
Fishing activity in a fresh water pond at Cuelim, Cansaulim, on Sunday yielded a large catch of Janitor fish, even as scientists raised a suspicion about an invasion of local water bodies by this ornamental variety, kept domestically in...

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Goa: 12 years after Canacona flash floods, culverts to be rebuilt

Twelve years after the Canacona flash floods, work finally began on Sunday at Monem in Cotigao of construction of two culverts which had been washed away in the 2009 floods.

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Calangute meet approves Rs 10 crore budget provisions

Calangute meet approves Rs 10 crore budget provisions

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12 Apr 2021 No comment 4 hits
The Calangute panchayat gram sabha on Sunday approved budget proposals amounting to Rs 10.3 crore.

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Parts of North Goa witness light rain

Parts of North Goa witness light rain

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12 Apr 2021 No comment 5 hits
Parts of North Goa experienced light rain on Sunday particularly in Honda, Pissurlem, Bicholim and Sakhali. The India meteorological department (IMD) had earlier issued a forecast for “increase in cloud formation” from April 8 onwards...

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For first time in 6 months, over 4,000 active Covid-19 cases in Goa

The state's active Covid-19 count on Sunday crossed the 4,000-mark for the first time since October 15 last year. As 525 new infections pushed the total to 4,322, the state's positivity rate too soared to an alarming 21%.

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Cotigao man keeps cane farmers afloat, buys produce at more than govt price

While farmers in Goa were struggling after Sanjeevani, the state’s only sugarcane processing factory at Dharbandora was shut down, a farmer in remote Cotigao in Canacona, Umesh (Daya) Gaonkar has turned a saviour. He also happens to be the...

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AAP invokes Parrikar’s legacy, says will fulfil his vision for Goa

Aam Aadmi Party on Sunday made a clear attempt to usurp Manohar Parrikar’s legacy when Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia called upon those disgruntled BJP karyakartas to join AAP and take forward the late chief minister’s...

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Goa: On Day 2 of Tika Utsav, over 8,000 receive Covid vaccine

A total of 8,189 people were administered the vaccine on Sunday, the highest seen till date. More than 50% of them were inoculated at 16 panchayats while the rest received their vaccine at both private and public hospitals on the second day of the...

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Goa: Months after reminder, govt websites yet to be updated

Goa: Months after reminder, govt websites yet to be updated

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12 Apr 2021 No comment 3 hits
Despite two circulars issued by the department of information and technology (IT), most government and semi-autonomous departments continue to ignore the directives to update their websites.

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As summer sizzles, water levels at Anjunem, Selaulim under 50%

Even as temperatures in the state rise, the water levels in two of Goa’s largest reservoirs — Selaulim in South Goa and Anjunem in North Goa — stand at less than half.

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Matka bookies go digital in Goa with QR codes

Matka bookies go digital in Goa with QR codes

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11 Apr 2021 No comment 6 hits
No business deals in cash as much as matka gambling, but even that is changing.

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Goa: Docs call out netas for violating protocol, setting a bad example

With Covid cases on the rise and medical facilities stretched to the maximum, healthcare workers have called out politicians for brazenly flouting Covid norms and setting a bad example to the public.

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Goa: Second wave more severe, hitting younger people badly

Goa: Second wave more severe, hitting younger people badly

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11 Apr 2021 No comment 6 hits
While the first wave of Covid-19 saw mostly senior citizens getting sick from the infection, the currently-underway second wave has thrown up some rude surprises for younger people. Across the state, persons in their 30s are ending up in hospital...

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Former BJP corporator Menino da Cruz joins Cong

Former BJP corporator Menino da Cruz joins Cong

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11 Apr 2021 No comment 7 hits
Congress received a boost in the state capital with three-time corporator and disgruntled BJP karyakarta Menino da Cruz joining the party on Saturday. In the coming days, Congress expects several other former corporators and prominent residents of...

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Next week’s municipal polls to see 402 candidates in fray

Next week’s municipal polls to see 402 candidates in fray

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11 Apr 2021 No comment 7 hits
The upcoming elections to five municipal councils scheduled for April 23 will see a total of 402 candidates in the fray.

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Soon, 151 rural houses to be the Sun

Soon, 151 rural houses to be the Sun

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11 Apr 2021 No comment 6 hits
The state government has issued a work order to Convergence Energy Services Limited for commissioning of solar PV systems at 151 households in Sanguem, Quepem, Sattari and Canacona to provide electricity with comprehensive maintenance contract for...

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Active tally nears 4,000 as 540 more test positive in Goa

Active tally nears 4,000 as 540 more test positive in Goa

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11 Apr 2021 No comment 11 hits
Goa saw its tally of active cases rising to 3,968, with 540 more people testing positive for Covid-19 on Saturday.

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BBSM relaunches protest campaign over medium of instruction issue

The Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch (BBSM) has yet again begun its campaign across the state over the medium of instruction (MoI) issue, demanding withdrawal of grants to English medium government aided schools.

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Curb wastage of treated water, urges Pramod Sawant

Curb wastage of treated water, urges Pramod Sawant

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11 Apr 2021 No comment 5 hits
Chief minister Pramod Sawant on Friday appealed to citizens to reduce the wastage of treated water and urged them to inculcate habits of reusing and recycling water.

Source: Curb wastage of treated water, urges Pramod Sawant

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