GOVT NEEDS TO INVESTIGATE INTO RISING NUMBER OF NON-GOANS CHANGING THEIR NAMES: REGINALD

Margao Curtorim MLA Alex Reginald Lourenco has raised concern over the issue of non-Goans changing their names to Goan names. “This is a serious concern and the state government needs to initiate a thorough investigation in this matter,” Reginald said. The Congress MLA further said that just chanting ‘Goem, Goemkar, Goemkarpon’ won’t save Goa’s authenticity.

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DEFENSE MINISTER NIRMALA SITHARAMAN LAUNCHES ICG’s OFFSHORE PATROL VESSEL YARD 1233

VASCO Union Defense Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today launched Indian Coast Guard’s offshore patrol vessel Yard 1233 at Goa Shipyard, Vasco. The ship built for Indian Coast Guard is one of the five offshore patrol vessels which is being constructed by Goa Shipyard Limited at Vasco. The overall length of this ship is said to be 105 meters and displacement is 2,350 tonnes…

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TAKE MEASURES TO CURB POLLUTION INSTEAD OF SHUTTING COAL-HANDLING: GPDEU

VASCO The Goa Port and Dock Employees Union (GPDEU)has pleaded to the Goa State Pollution Control Board to initiate measures to curb pollution in Vasco instead of completely shutting down coal handling. The Union has raised concerns over the livelihood of workers involved in coal handling. “ The suspension order has brought port activities to a stand-still. There is an unpleasant…

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ELECTIONS TO SERULA COMMUNIDADE MANAGING COMMITTEE ON MARCH 3

SERULA The elections to the managing committee of Serula Communidade will be held on March 3. Elections to elect president, attorney and treasurer of Serula Communidade was scheduled on January 27 but the process could not be completed due to the ruckus. The elections will be held on March 3 and it is also learnt that the High Court may consider new nominations…

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GOA POLICE INQUIRES WHETHER TWO-WHEELER DEALERS PROVIDE HELMETS TO BUYERS DURING PURCHASE

PANAJI Goa police have started an inquiry across the state to find out whether 2-wheeler dealers are providing a helmet to its customers at the time of purchase. The Central Motor Vehicles Rules makes it mandatory for 2-wheeler dealers to provide a helmet to the buyer during the time of purchase.

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GMPF TO CAMPAIGN AGAINST GOVT FROM MARCH 3

USGAO Goa Mining People’s Front (GMPF) has decided to launch its campaign against the government from March 3. The GMPF have called for a bandh on Feb 26 in mining belt.  GMPF’s public meeting held at Usgao was attended by Goa Suraksha Manch leader Subhash Velingkar and Canacona former BJP MLA Ramesh Tawadkar. They have stated that Government and MPs are just fooling…

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FORMER DEPUTY CM, BJP MLA FRANCIS D’SOUZA NO MORE

MAPUSA Former Goa deputy Chief Minister and current BJP MLA from Mapusa Francis D’Souza died Thursday evening, Goa BJP said in a statement.  D’Souza, 64, was admitted to a private hospital after undergoing surgery for cancer in the USA. “I am deeply saddened by the news…I extend my deepest sympathies to his family. May the departed soul be at peace,” said South…

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EX- DEPUTY SPEAKER, ST. ANDRE MLA VISHNU WAGH NO MORE

PANAJI Former deputy speaker of Goa Legislative Assembly Vishnu Wagh passed away in South Africa last week, his wife Aruna informed on Wednesday. Wagh was 53 years of age. “Vishnu Wagh passed away on February 8 in South Africa while he was on a tour of Cape Town,” his wife Aruna said in an audio message released here. Wagh had been ailing since…

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‘DON’T DRINK & DRIVE’ SIGNBOARDS NOW COMPULSORY FOR LIQUOR OUTLETS, BARS

PANAJI The state excise department on Tuesday directed all licensed bars and liquor outlets to display ‘Don’t drink and drive’ signboards. In a circular to excise officials, Assistant Commissioner of Excise Sataywan Bhivshet said: “The excise officers should submit compliance of the order by March 1 by ensuring that licensed liquor outlets have put up the mandatory signboards. “All taluka excise inspectors…

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POLICE MORE FOCUSED ON ISSUING TRAFFIC CHALLANS INSTEAD OF SOLVING CRIMES: MICHAEL LOBO

CALANGUTE Deputy Speaker and Calangute MLA Michael Lobo has said that senior police officers in the state are more focussed on deputing entire police force for issuing challans to traffic violators while crime is on the rise.  ” Theft cases are already on a rise and shortly murder will be common. The Home Secretary and the Chief Minister are also responsible…

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