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Kiki challenge is foolish, quit smoking and drinking: Goa Police

Kiki challenge is foolish, quit smoking and drinking: Goa Police

Panaji: In an advisory issued on Saturday, the Goa Police traffic cell warned drivers against mimicking the Kiki challenge which has gone viral on social media, calling the act “highly dangerous” and instead implored people to take up the challenge to quit alcohol and smoking. “People have been urged to …

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Poisonous, Jellyfish-Like Marine Organism, Spotted At Goa’s Baga Beach

Poisonous, Jellyfish-Like Marine Organism, Spotted At Goa's Baga Beach

PANAJI:  ‘Portuguese-Man-Of-War’, a venomous marine organism that resembles a jellyfish, has been spotted at Baga beach in Goa, a private lifeguard agency said today. The agency has alerted the state Tourism Department and advised people not to venture into the sea to avoid being stung by the poisonous organisms. “Drishti …

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After The Formalin Scare, Goa To Finally Lift Fish Import Ban

After The Formalin Scare, Goa To Finally Lift Fish Import Ban

PANAJI:  The Goa government on Thursday announced that it would lift the ban on import of fish. The 15-day ban till August 5 had been imposed following a scare that toxic formalin was used to preserve fish. The state Health Ministry warned fish traders against importing contaminated fishes and announced …

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Red Tape “Sinks” Goa’s Amphibious Bus Project

PANAJI:  Goa Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar on Thursday told the state legislative assembly that the bidder selected for the amphibious bus service project has backed out due to the inordinate delay in obtaining the requisite permissions. “As the process of obtaining the permissions took a considerable amount of time, the …

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Goa Youth Migrating To Portugal For Lack Of Jobs: Congress Lawmaker

Goa Youth Migrating To Portugal For Lack Of Jobs: Congress Lawmaker

PANAJI:  Youngsters are leaving the state and migrating abroad with the help of ‘Portuguese passport’ due to lack of jobs in Goa, lawmaker Francis Silveira told the state assembly today. He said that the youth especially from his St. Andre’s constituency are leaving the coastal state. “They say there are …

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Goa Hotel Cook Arrested For Stabbing Colleague Over Cigarettes

Goa Hotel Cook Arrested For Stabbing Colleague Over Cigarettes

PANAJI:  A cook was arrested on Friday on the charge of attempted murder of a colleague at a resort in North Goa over theft of cigarettes, police said. Accused Saiful Sarkar, 21, of Dakshin Dinajpur in West Bengal, was arrested for the murderous attack on a Nepal native Gyan Bahadur, …

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