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Overconfidence Fails Cryogenic Engine

By Dr Nandkumar Kamat
GSLV-D3 the geosynchronous satellite launch vehicle failed because of ISRO’s overconfidence in its quality control and validation programme. These are still to match the precise, demanding, global standards.

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The Importance of Being Clean

By Harsha Bhogle
A monk’s extraordinary patience can be a hindrance to desperate decision-making. The ability to bat for six hours can come in the way of playing a ten-ball explosive innings.

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Lalit Modi dares BCCI to sack him

MUMBAI: Unfazed by the all-round attack on him, Mr Lalit Modi on Saturday made it clear that he will not resign as Indian Premier League (IPL) commissioner and threatened to “expose some people” who tried to bring disrepute to the game.

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Goa fails to attract high-class foreign tourists

PANAJI: Though tourism has become a mainstay of the state economy over the years, it has not been able to attract high-class and high spending foreign tourists mainly because its promotion has not been very effective as compared to Kerala, its main competitor in the international arena from the country.

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Governing council members irked over ESG not holding Konkani Film Festival

PANAJI: Some of the members of the governing council of the Entertainment Society of Goa have taken serious objection to the step taken by the CEO of the ESG, Mr Manoj Srivastava, wherein he has sidelined the decision of the governing council to hold a Konkani Film Festival around April 24,

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Chartered passengers troubled due to

VASCO: The chartered passengers who have been stranded in the state due to the Icelandic volcanic ash are being inconvenienced due to the non-arrival of chartered flights.

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Pakistan asks India to provide access to Kasab

ISLAMABAD: Interior Minister, Mr Rehman Malik on Saturday asked India to provide access to Ajmal Amir Kasab, the lone terrorist arrested for the 2008 Mumbai attacks, to facilitate the trial in Pakistan of seven suspects charged with involvement in the terrorist carnage.

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Nigerian held with drugs worth Rs 25 lakh

MAPUSA: A 39-year-old Nigerian national one Monday Felix Otedo was arrested early Saturday morning by the Calangute police for being in illegal possession of drugs including cocaine and MDMA worth around Rs 25 lakh.

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Panchayat a tool to counter Maoist menace, says PM

NEW DELHI: The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh on Saturday said challenges posed by Maoists could be countered by empowering rural poor and marginalised sections through Panchayati Raj Institutions.

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48% reduction in malaria cases in state: NIMR study

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PANAJI: According to the research carried out by the National Institute of Malaria Research (NIMR), Field Station Goa, Campal- Panaji,  9,755 cases of malaria were reported in 2007 and about 9,822 cases in 2008, while in the year 2009 there has been a drastic fall in the number of cases to 5,055.

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