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IOC asks IOA to amend constitution by mid-August

NEW DELHI: In directives that may lead to sweeping changes in the IOA’s functioning, the International Olympic Committee has asked the Indian body to amend its constitution and take away the voting rights of the state Olympic committees to prevent manipulation in elections.

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CM to meet Karnataka counterpart on transport ban

PANAJI: In an effort to resolve the issue of Karnataka banning transport of high grade ore to Goa and also stopping issuance of transport permits, the minsters of Goa and Karnataka would be meeting soon, said an official of the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI).

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Companies owe over Rs 65,000 cr to Indian exchequer

NEW DELHI: A whopping `.75,509 crore ($16.77 billion) was the amount of tax outstanding against companies in India as on April 1, 2009 of which `.9,748 crore ($2.16 billion) was recovered last fiscal, parliament was informed Friday.

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BoB holds elocution contest

MAPUSA: The Calangute branch of Bank of Baroda celebrated the 102 years of the bank’s existence in the country. To mark the occasion, the bank organised an elocution competition for schools from the surrounding areas.

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Pakistan’s Most Powerful Man

By Inder Malhotra 

IN the three-year extension to the Pakistan Army Chief, General Ashfaq Parvaiz Kayani, the two most pertinent and pithy comments have come from the Pakistani media itself.

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A Question US Must Answer

THE Afghan President, Mr Hamid Karzai has stated, in the wake of WikiLeaks exposure, that unless Pakistan’s "Islamist militant sanctuaries" were destroyed, it was not possible to contain insurgency. Pakistan’s double game with the international community of fighting terrorism while feeding it is an open secret, but the US has not done enough against it.

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A Fair Probe

THE first report of the demands related to the ad hoc House Committee on Home had no hesitation in recommending that the drug peddler-police-politician nexus in the state needs to be cracked down on and therefore the case be handed over to the CBI for a thorough probe. For last couple of days the Assembly was witness to persistent demand to hand over the case to the CBI.

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Preserve Identity of Khel Tiatrs

CONGRATULATIONS to the Kala Academy for successfully organising the just-concluded ‘Khel Tiatr Festival - 2010’. It will go a long way in promoting Khel Tiatrs of yesteryears and remembering the Gurus of original Khel Tiatrs. However, it was disappointing to see that the participating writers /directors of Tiatrs lost the sense of a Khel Tiatr and its format.

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Dr Jose Periera shares knowledge of ‘khell’

A rare archival collection on Khell by Goa’s foremost intellectual Dr Jose Periera was read out to a discerning lot. Dr Jose Periera used to write a long time ago, musical plays that were performed in the villages.

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