Goa

Power cuts blamed

Power cuts blamed

BICHOLIM: Aggrieved over an acute water shortage in Bicholim since the last six months, Bicholim Municipal Council officials met PWD minister Ramkrishna Dhavalikar at Panaji on Wednesday. Dhavalikar said that frequent power cuts has affected pumping of water, resulting in shortage.

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Over 800 teachers trained in use of online textbooks

Over 800 teachers trained in use of online textbooks

PANAJi: The days of wait for free textbooks for students or having to make do with the old ones due to shortage in supply may soon be over in Goa. Over the last few months, the state council for educational research and training (SCERT) has completed training of around 810 …

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Waive our power bills, irate Ribandar residents demand

Waive our power bills, irate Ribandar residents demand

PANAJI: After spending the second consecutive Sunday powerless, residents of Ribandar asked chief electrical engineer N N Reddy on Tuesday to waive their electricity bills for the month, immediately identify weak poles and leaning trees and take remedial steps. They demanded that a junior engineer along with four linemen be …

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Manohar Parrikar will return to Goa on Friday, his office confirms

Manohar Parrikar will return to Goa on Friday, his office confirms

PANAJI: BJP spokesperson and Curchorem MLA Nilesh Cabral said here on Tuesday that chief minister Manohar Parrikar will return to Goa on June 15, more than three months after he went to the US for medical treatment. Later in the day, the chief minister’s office also confirmed to Media that Parrikar would be returning …

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Waterlogging across Goa as monsoon sets in

Waterlogging across Goa as monsoon sets in

PANAJI/MAPUSA/BICHOLIM/CALANGUTE: Friday brought rain to only half of the 13 centres in the state. Despite weeks of pre-monsoon works across Goa, several places complained of flooding. This led to disruption of vehicular and pedestrian movement. Mormugao recorded very heavy rainfall of 181.2mm, the highest during the last 24 hours, as …

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Street play fights plastic pollution

Street play fights plastic pollution

KERI: Vivekanand Environment Awareness Brigade, Keri-Sattari, has started to present street plays themed on beating plastic pollution in various towns of Goa. Member secretary, Goa State Council for Science and Technology, Deepak Parab, says, “As the menace of plastic pollution has been increasing in all walks of life in order to generate …

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Power cut goes into extra time, households left in dark

Power cut goes into extra time, households left in dark

PANAJI: It was a dark Sunday for many families across the state, especially in Tiswadi who waited endlessly for power supply to be restored, despite the electricity department assuring that power supply would be restored at 6pm. The planned power shutdown at the Kadamba and Verna substations left many parts of Tiswadi, …

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