Goa

Betalbatim gangrape: Cops await lab report

Betalbatim gangrape: Cops await lab report

COLVA: Investigation into the gangrape of a 20-year-old girl at Betalbatim is almost complete and the police are awaiting the forensic laboratory report from Hyderabad to file a chargesheet. Colva police inspector Filomeno Costa said that all the statements have been recorded and the chargesheet will be filed within a fortnight once …

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Doubts over Parrikar’s fitness: Congress

Doubts over Parrikar’s fitness: Congress

PANAJI: A medical team should certify if chief minister Manohar Parrikar is capable of handling the responsibilities of the post and the 20-odd portfolios that he holds, the Congress said on Friday. Expressing doubts over Parrikar’s health, Congress said that the former was unable to work for more than five hours at …

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New blood testing machines procured

New blood testing machines procured

PANAJI: Villagers need not visit a city hospital or a nearest clinic to get a blood test done. The i-stat machine, which can quickly check 28 parameters of blood, would be made available even to the sub health centres, said health minister Vishwajit Rane on Friday. The i-stat machines, Rane said, will …

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Flights delayed, diverted as heavy showers lash Goa

Flights delayed, diverted as heavy showers lash Goa

PANAJI: A combination of heavy rainfall and low-lying clouds brought flight operations at Goa International Airport to a standstill on Wednesday. More than 30 flights were either delayed, diverted or cancelled, as Airports Authority of India (AAI) struggled to handle the chaos created by the bad weather.Flight operations at Goa airport were …

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Common man hit as markets flood, roads wash away

Common man hit as markets flood, roads wash away

MAPUSA/CALANGUTE: Pernem and Bardez talukas in North Goa were among the worst affected by the downpour on Wednesday. Waterlogging caused traffic snarls and forced motorists to explore alternative routes. Pernem’s arterial road from Agarwada to Keri, saw waterlogging near Arambol and Mandrem. Buses had to stop plying, prompting passengers to alight and wade …

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Citizens feel the heat as chilli price hits Rs 80

Citizens feel the heat as chilli price hits Rs 80

PANAJI: The common man has been hit once again as prices of commodities continue to escalate, this time being the tomato and chilli. Prices of these basic kitchen ingredients has doubled in the retail market over the past week. While purchasing the ripe reds is now Rs 40 per kg, …

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Coalition government’s CMP delivered minimum

Coalition government’s CMP delivered minimum

PANAJI: It’s been a year since the Manohar Parrikar-led coalition government launched its common minimum programme (CMP). The CMPwas launched on June 18 last year with great fanfare, but the state government has failed to carry on the momentum. What is visible are the works on ongoing projects such as bridges, …

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Locals worry about Sonsoddo leachate

Locals worry about Sonsoddo leachate

MARGAO: Fears of leachate from the garbage dump at Sonsoddo flowing into storm water drains has gripped the locals who have now expressed concern over the health hazard posed by the situation. “It’s the callous attitude of Margao Municipal Council (MMC) that is to be blamed for the situation. Knowing that it takes considerable time to …

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CCP for reviving shelved e-governance project

CCP for reviving shelved e-governance project

PANAJI: After spending nearly Rs 20 crore under the Jawaharlal Nehru Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) for the implementation of an e-governance project, the Corporation of the City of Panaji has now approached Imagine Panaji Smart CityDevelopment Limited to take up the same project. CCP took up the project in January 2008 and …

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Information exchange between schools, Goa Board to go online

PANAJI: All exchange of data between schools and Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education will soon take place solely through the online mode. Schools will be able to provide to the board data like details of students answering the class X and XII public exams and internal marks and sports …

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