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EXPECTATIONS AT ALL-TIME HIGH

NEW DELHI: No captain will be under more pressure at the World Cup than Mahendra Singh Dhoni, who is expected to deliver India its first World Cup title since 1983.

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Dempo signs MoU for shipyard in Gujarat

PANAJI: The chairman of Dempo Group of Companies, Mr Shrinivas V Dempo has signed a Memorandum of understanding with the Gujarat government to set up a modern shipyard in the state of Gujarat with a total investment of Rs 750 crore.

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‘Aadhar Card’ for senior citizens

PANAJI: NUSI Wockhardt Hospital has launched ‘Aadhar Card’, an initiative to provide healthcare facilities for the well-being of senior citizens at privileged prices. Its salient features include 15 per cent benefit on health check-up packages, OPD consultations and OPD non-invasive investigations;

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Aparant Maand at Ponda, Sanquelim

PANAJI: GHRSSIDC will be organising ‘Aparant Maand 2011,’ an exhibition for Goan artisans to display their handicrafts at Kranti Maidan, Ponda from February 11 to February 20.

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Food inflation at 7-week low of 13.07%

NEW DELHI: Food inflation declined to a seven-week low of 13.07 per cent in end-January, as prices of potatoes and pulses eased, even as consumers continue to feel the pinch of high rates of vegetables.

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5-day exhibition opens in Mapusa

MAPUSA:  ‘Gruha Shobha’, a five-day exhibition-cum-sale of various household and office items was inaugurated on Thursday evening at Mapusa near Gandhi Chowk. The exhibition was inaugurated by Law Commission chairman, Mr Ramakant Khalap.

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Food prices: between the devil and the deep sea

By Tensing Rodrigues
Wholesale prices in the country climbed to 17.05 per cent for the week ended January 22 - up from the previous week’s 15.57 per cent, pushed up by food prices - vegetables as a whole have become dearer by 77.05 per cent on an annual basis, followed by fruits (15.47 per cent), eggs, meat and fish (15.05 per cent) and milk (11.41 per cent). Bad news, isn’t it?

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Rise of Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

BY SCOTT SHANE
AFTER maintaining a low profile in protests led largely by secular young Egyptians, the Muslim Brotherhood, the country’s largest opposition force, appeared to be taking a more assertive role, issuing a statement asking for president Hosni Mubarak to step aside for a transitional government.

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