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SA register first win, keeps qualification hopes alive

AP Cardiff Afghanistan won’t forget its first-ever one-day international against South Africa after a spectacular collapse at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff. Put in to bat, Afghanistan was all out for 125 in 34.1 overs after collapsing from 69-2. Two rain breaks reduced the game to 48 overs with the DLS method slightly adjusting the winning target for the South Africans, …

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Greenland loses over 2 bn tonnes of ice in a day

IANS New York In a sign that this year could once again set records for loss in Greenland ice, researchers have found that the island’s ice sheet lost more than two gigatonnes (a gigaton is equal to one billion tonnes) of ice in just a day this week due to a widespread melting event. “Yesterday (13th June), we calculate #Greenland …

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Mining pits Issue: up to Centre to sort this out

Full mining pits in mining areas are a issue. They can be a danger to surrounding areas. Environmentalist Ramesh Gawas says that this issue cannot be sorted out at Mamlatdar level, but has to be handled at the central level. He is also of the opinion that the courts should intervene. A section of locals say that the Mining pits …

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NGO opposes govt stand on gambling tourism, to hold protest

AamAuratAdmiAgainstGambling has strongly opposed the decision of the government to promote gambling for tourism through casinos. Will hold protest on Revolution day at Azad Maidan. It has warned that if they are not kept in check, the implementing agencies would not be able to control casino operators. The NGO also questioned whether the government was thinking of promoting Goa through …

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Fish Testing Lab in Madgao will be ready next year

As announced, Goa will have a fish testing lab at SGPDA market in Madgao. But it will take one more year. Once this is ready, fish coming to Goa’s major fish market of Madgao will be tested every day. The proposal was mooted because of the Formalin issue. On Saturday, Fisheries Minister Vinod Paliencar along with officials conducted inspection of …

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GMC doctors stage protest, demand swift action

Panaji: Standing in solidarity with the West Bengal doctors protesting against the recent attack on their colleague by relatives of a patient in Kolkata’s NRS Medical College and Hospital, around 500 junior and senior resident doctors of Goa Medical College and Hospital Friday boycotted work and staged a protest in the hospital premises holding placards and banners with ‘save the …

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Petrol, diesel prices hiked in Goa as govt raises VAT

Panaji: Petrol and diesel prices have gone up by Rs 2.78 and Rs 1.65, respectively in Goa after the state government increased the value added tax (VAT) from Friday midnight. The finance department issued a notification on Friday increasing VAT on petrol from 15 per cent to 20 per cent and on diesel from 15 per cent to 18 per …

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Over 30% of govt employees self-employed

Panaji: Stating that over 30 per cent of government employees undertake side businesses, Labour and Employment Minister Rohan Khaunte on Friday said that Chief Minister Pramod Sawant should crack down on such self-employed civil servants and terminate them from their services. The minister said that over 30 per cent of the government workforce is self-employed despite the fact that unemployment …

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QCI fish checks at border check-posts from today

Panaji: The Quality Council of India (QCI) will finally start testing fish samples from the trucks arriving at the state borders from the neighbouring states from Saturday onwards. Secretary, Health, J Ashok Kumar on Friday said that the required infrastructure has been put in place at the Patradevi check-post in North Goa and Polem check-post in South Goa for the …

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Governor summons 20-day Assembly session from July 15

Panaji: Governor Mridula Sinha on Friday summoned the monsoon session of Goa legislative assembly from July 15. The 20-day monsoon session will conclude on August 9. “In exercise of the powers conferred by Clause (1) of Article 174 of the Constitution of India, I, Mridula Sinha, Governor of Goa, hereby summon the Legislative Assembly of the State of Goa, to …

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