FIRE DEPARTMENT OFFICIALS CONDUCT FIRE SAFETY AUDIT OF CASINO VESSELS

PANAJI The Directorate of Fire & Emergency Services conducted an audit of the off-shore casinos for fire safety and rescue. Sources have said that this is the first time the directorate has been allowed on board the casino vessels to conduct an inspection of the fire safety equipment. Fire department officials inspected smoke detectors, pumps, landing valves, fire extinguishers etc.

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MHADEI ISSUE: CENTRE REJECTS GOA’S PLEA TO HAVE ASG ATMARAM NADKARNI APPEAR BEFORE MWDT

PANAJI The Centre has rejected Goa government’s request to appoint Additional Solicitor General Atmaram Nadkarni to appear on the latter’s behalf before the Mhadei  Water Disputes Tribunal. Goa government had filed a disobedience application with MWDT against Karnataka in August for an injunction against diversion of Mhadei water to Malaprabha basin. CM Manohar Parrikar had requested to the Centre through a letter…

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FRESH PETITION FILED BY ADV RAJEEV GOMES ON FORMALIN ISSUE

MARGAO A fresh petition has been filed by Adv. Rajeev Gomes before judicial magistrate first class (JMFC) Margao which directs the Fatorda police to register an FIR against those who are involved in importing formalin-laced fish in the state. In his petition, Gomes has said that Iva Fernandes, who is an FDA officer from South Goa had submitted her report to…

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GOA GOVERNOR VISITS SEWERAGE TREATMENT PLANT AT SALIGAO

  PANAJI   Goa Governor Mridula Sinha paid a visit to the sewerage treatment plant at Saligao in North Goa on Tuesday. During the visit, she interacted with the workers about their safety concerns.   Thereafter, she had a meeting with the officials and discussed the function and operation of the plant.   Domnic Fernandes, OSD, SWM Cell, during the discussion informed that more than 150 tonnes of garbage is treated every…

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NSUI SLAMS GOA UNIVERSITY OVER DELAYED RESULTS OF LAW STUDENTS

PANAJI The National Students Union of India (NSUI) president Ahraz Mulla today slammed the Goa University due to the delay in declaring the re-evaluation results of law students.  In a press release issued, the NSUI said that, “when 14 days are left for the examination, the Goa University announced the re-evaluation results of law students which shows the mismanagement and inefficiency…

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GOA PANEL ADVISES AWARENESS AGAINST ‘MOMO CHALLENGE’

PANAJI The Goa State Commission for Protection of Child Rights on Thursday urged the state Education Department to initiate awareness programmes in order to prevent children from participating in the lethal “Momo Challenge,” an online game. The challenge, a social media phenomenon which has gone viral, urges users to perform a series of dangerous tasks, some of which involve causing physical…

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QURAN READING AT GOA BJP OFFICE HELD FOR PARRIKAR’S RECOVERY

AGENCIES|MARGAO Ten maulanas from various mosques in Goa conducted Quran Khawani, a ritualistic reading of the Quran, for quick recovery of ailing Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, an official said on Thursday. “We had called the maulanas from all over Goa to conduct the Quran Khawani, which invokes the good grace of Allah, at the BJP’s South Goa headquarters to pray for…

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AMIT SHAH MEETS AILING PARRIKAR AT AIIMS, TALKS TO DOCTORS ATTENDING GOA CM

  AGENCIES|NEW DELHI   BJP chief Amit Shah on Monday met the ailing Goa Chief Minister Manohor Parrikar at AIIMS here. According to party sources, Shah also spoke to doctors treating the former Chief Minister at length about his condition. Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar, who was shifted here on Saturday, is undergoing treatment and is showing improvement, sources said. Parrikar is admitted at the old private…

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5 DIE, 6 INJURED IN ROAD ACCIDENT ON MUMBAI-GOA NATIONAL HIGHWAY

  MUMBAI    Five persons, including two women and a kid were killed and six were seriously injured in a collision between Ecco car and a private luxury bus at Mumbai-Goa highway near Rajapur this morning.   The incident occurred around 11:30 am today when an Ecco car carrying eleven persons from Panvel, moving towards Goa, dashed against a private luxury bus which was coming from opposite…

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CONGRESS IN GOA TO CREATE AWARENESS AMONG PUBLIC ABOUT RISING PRICES OF PETRO PRODUCTS IN THE STATE TODAY

  PANAJI   The Congress in Goa on Sunday announced that it would not participate in Bharat Bandh on Monday instead will create awareness among the public by distributing pamphlets about rising prices of petroleum products.   In a statement here, Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) Girish Chodankar said,”In view of Ganesh Chaturthi festival, Instead of Bharat Bandh, Goa Pradesh Congress Committee will create awareness among…

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