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Friday, September 28, 2012

'Help bring our kids back to Goa'

Times of India
PANAJI: Parents and relatives of the Indian reserve battalion personnel from Goa who were sent to Manipur for two months duty and training have appealed to the state's chief minister, Manohar Parrikar to help bring them back to Goa. They gathered ...

GSPCB opposes plea to unload coal shipment at MPT berths

Times of India
PANAJI: The Goa state pollution control board (GSPCB) on Thursday filed an affidavit before the high court of Bombay at Goa opposing a petition filed by a leading sponge iron manufacturer seeking permission from the court to unload its coal shipment at ...

Trucker trouble: Group, owners fight over 'fee'

Times of India
MARGAO: A scramble among the truck owners to obtain registration forms issued by the state directorate of mines and geology led to some tense moments at the office of the South Goa progressive truck owners' association at Curchorem on Wednesday.

Carlos Santana may rock Goa next year

Times of India
PANAJI: Mexican-born American rock guitarist Carlos Santana is likely to perform in Goa in mid-January next year. Tourism minister Dilip Parulekar told mediapersons on Wednesday that the internationally-acclaimed musician was to visit Goa later this ...

Justice for 'rural' Goa

Times of India
PANAJI: The state government will set up two gram nyayalayas (mobile courts) soon in Valpoi and Sanguem. The pilot project aims at bringing justice to the common man's doorstep and expediting the disposal of pending cases. The Gram Nyayalayas Act ...

Choral music concert at Panaji

Times of India
PANAJI: Choral Ensemble, Goa, and Music Lovers Society (MLS) will organize a choral music concert at Kala Academy, Panaji, on September 30 at 6.30pm. The programme includes choral music by the Stuti Choral Ensemble, Goa, directed by Miguel Cotta ...

Mapusa jewellers directed to install security cameras

Times of India
MAPUSA: Following the September 16 murder and robbery at a jewellery shop in Mapusa, the Goa Jewellers Association (GJA) held a meeting that saw the attendance of 61 goldsmiths on Wednesday where it directed all its members to install CCTV cameras ...

E-waste collection drive at Damodar college

Times of India
An e-waste collection drive is underway at Shree Damodar College of Commerce and Economics, Margao. Electronic or electrical products (other than batteries/tubelights, CFL/ink cartridges and toners) that need to be disposed off can be dropped off at ...

Met department hopes for rain to break long dry spell

Times of India
PANAJI: A low pressure area developing over the Bay of Bengal has caught the attention of state meteorologists, as they hope for some relief from the longest dry spell of the monsoon season at its concluding stage. The meteorological centre at Altinho ...

For now, helmets compulsory for riders on all roads

Times of India
PANAJI: The state has decided not to go ahead with making wearing of helmets compulsory for pillion riders in the first phase of implementation. "We are of the view that both - the rider and pillion- should use helmets but we'll do it in a phased manner.

Scrap toll and parking fees: Tamankar

Times of India
PANAJI: All Goa private bus owners association president Sudip Tamankar has demanded that the government scrap toll and parking fees at bus stands in the state. Tamankar said with the rise in inflation, the government should stop collecting toll and ...

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