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JKAI karate championship starts Jan 26

PANAJI: In its 35th year of inception, Japan Karate Association of India (JKAI) is hosting its annual national training camp and national-level championships at Indoor stadium, Campal, here.

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Mangor Boys win double-wicket cricket

VASCO: Mangor Boys defeated Max Boys of Vasco to win the 3rd all Goa double-wicket tennis ball cricket tournament, organised by Country Boys of Vaddem and played at Vaddem Lake ground, on Sunday.

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Fr Agnel, PEC in inter-college volleyball semis

PANAJI: Fr Agnel College, Pilar and PES College, Ponda have entered into the semi-finals of the inter-college volleyball (men’s) championship, organised by Goa University at Massane de Amorim, here.

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Panaji: A Decaying Urban Ecosystem

BY NANDKUMAR KAMAT

PANAJI is city of my birth, education, activism and had been a source of livelihood of our trading family. The ashes of my near and dear ones have been mixed in the soil of this majestic and tranquil city.

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Back to the Community

When it comes to garbage disposal, the government is not the prime mover and that is a cause for concern. In the absence of a clear policy, the burden of keeping the state clean has now fallen on the shoulders of common citizens. Thankfully, Goa is blessed with a surfeit of public spirited people who are more concerned about the issue.

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Yeddyurappa in a Spot

With the Karnataka Governor, Mr H R Bhardwaj according sanction for prosecution, Chief Minister, Mr B S Yeddyurappa now finds himself in a spot. More than the ignominy of having to face criminal charges is the political fall out of the decision taken by the Governor.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Chaka Chak Goa Campaign

THIS is with reference to the news item, ‘Chaka Chak Goa’ campaign to kick-start on R-day’ (NT, January 23). The ‘Chaka Chak’ people’s campaign in Goa undertaken by some NGOs in collaboration with village panchayats and government departments to clean up Goa of the surrounding garbage is a welcome initiative that needs to be encouraged by one and all.

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IOB intends to achieve 3,000 branches

PANAJI: Indian Overseas Bank, established in 1937 is entering its 75th year on 10th February 2011. The Bank has been growing much above the Banking System during the present year. As against the system’s growth of 10.65% in Deposits, our growth is 19.90%.

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Indian Pharmacopoeia 2011 launched

PANAJI: Goa Pharmaceuticals Manufacturers’ Association (GPMA) organised a formal launch of new edition of Indian Pharmacopoeia (IP) 2010 and National Formulary of India (NFI) in Goa at the hands of Shri.Sanjay Kumar Srivastva, Chief Secretary – Goa State in the presence of Dr.G .N.Singh, Director and Secretary – IP Commission, Dr.Ramkrishna, Deputy Drugs Controller CDSCO, West Zone and Shri. Salim Veljee, Director FDA, said a press release.

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Malegam committee report scoops out more problems

RBI’s regulatory control ought to pave the way for nullifying all the state level acts, rules and regulations in respect of MFI’s. On the whole, there is a need to look in to some of the recommendations once again before accepting them for implementation, writes D M Deshpande.

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