Goa

24 government primary schools shut in 2017-18

24 government primary schools shut in 2017-18

PANAJI: The epidemic afflicting government primary schools in Goa continues as 24 more have shut down during 2017-18, as per the directorate of education’s (DoE) report for the academic session that ended on April 30. Of the 24 government primary schools that had to shut down, 22 are Marathi-medium institutes, while one each of …

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Tempers rise in Saligao over erratic power supply

Tempers rise in Saligao over erratic power supply

SALIGAO: A large number of Saligao residents assembled at the village’s panchayat hall, on Friday, to put forth their grievances about the constant power fluctuations being witnessed in the constituency. The meeting was convened by minister for housing Jayesh Salgaonkar. Present were Saligao sarpanch Lafira Remedious Gomes along with other panch members, …

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Monsoon likely to arrive in Goa by June 6

Monsoon likely to arrive in Goa by June 6

PANAJI: If all goes well, the onset of southwest monsoonover Goa may occur by June 6 on schedule, as it is likely to hit Kerala coast, three days in advance on May 29 this season. Normally, June 1 is the scheduled date for the advance of the monsoon over the southern …

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Paroda canal water unsafe, say locals

Paroda canal water unsafe, say locals

QUEPEM: Water in the 17km Portuguese-era Paroda canal, which once served as a source for drinking, irrigation and domestic use may be unsafe. Citizens have alleged that water from septic tanks and soak pits from two housing complexes is overflowing into the canal.The two residential complexes which are located behind the police …

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Missing boy’s body found at Talpona

Missing boy’s body found at Talpona

POINGUINIM: The body of a 23-year-old Odisha boy, who went missing from a vessel while fishing in the deep seas since May 15, was retrieved on Thursday at Talpona where it was spotted floating at Cabo de Rama. The coastal police at Talpona informed Canacona police about the body, following which the police swung …

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Property damaged, but no casualties

Property damaged, but no casualties

BICHOLIM/POINGUINIM: A thunderstorm that hit the state on Wednesday evening caused some damage in the hinterland. Trees were uprooted in squally winds, damaging houses and public property  Sattari was the worst hit while Bicholim taluka, Savoi-Verem and Usgao also faced the brunt of gusty winds which also resulted in power cuts. The …

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Three Mangaluru minors drown in Ponda temple tank

Three Mangaluru minors drown in Ponda temple tank

PONDA: Three minors, including a brother and sister from Mangaluru, drowned in the tank of the Shree Naguesh temple in Bandora on Wednesday. The children along with their respective families were on a visit to the temple. Police have identified the victims as Aditi Bhat, 12, Bhuvaneshwar Bhat, 8, and Shravan …

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Bodies of two teens found on tracks

Bodies of two teens found on tracks

MARGAO: The Konkan Railway police on Tuesday recovered the two bodies lying besides the tracks at Sarzora. The bodies were identified as those of Clancia Fernandes, resident of Bhatibhat, Quepem, and Faviton Rebello, a resident of Chinchinim. Both 17-year olds, who were missing since Monday evening. The police are ascertaining the …

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No communication about Parrikar’s return date says Goa BJP

No communication about Parrikar’s return date says Goa BJP

Parrikar is currently undergoing treatment at New York hospital where he was shifted in March The Goa Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) has said that there has been no communication from the ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s said about his return from the US. “There is no communication from his side. Exact …

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