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House to see push to community farming

NT NETWORK Panaji The government will take forward the issue of community farming, during the forthcoming monsoon session of the state legislative assembly commencing on July 15. Coming out with this information, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday said the government believes in modern farming, and will not allow the farmlands in the state to go fallow. “We will try …

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Nocturnal fish checks at Patradevi

NT NETWORK Pernem  The hullabaloo over fish testing is not producing desired results as tests by officials of the Quality Council of India and the food and drugs administration are being carried out only during the nighttime and not round-the-clock as expected. And to cap it all, the fish testing is being done in a room of the Patradevi police …

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Morgan carnage leaves Afghan in tatters

REUTERS Manchester Eoin Morgan rewrote the record books on Tuesday, clobbering 17 sixes – the most in a one-day international innings – in a blistering century as England crushed Afghanistan by 150 runs in a World Cup match at Old Trafford. Morgan smashed a career-best 148, with 118 coming from sixes and fours, off 71 balls to power England to …

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France, Norway advance to knockouts

AFP Paris Norway went through to the last 16 of the Women’s World Cup on Monday after beating South Korea 2-1 with two penalties, while Wendie Renard confirmed top spot in Group A for France after downing Nigeria with a spot-kick of her own. Caroline Graham Hansen gave Norway an early lead from the spot after Cho So-hyun was judged …

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UC Nerul move into semis BENAULIM: United Club of Nerul entered the semifinals of 43rd Cana Benaulim soccer tournament, organised by Cana Benaulim Sporting Association, after Sanket J’s second half strike helped them beat Sporting Club of Davorlim by a solitary goal in the quarterfinals played at St John, the Baptist grounds, Benaulim on Tuesday. The all-important goal for the …

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Members raise slogans during oath-taking

PTI New Delhi Many newly-elected members on Tuesday raised slogans after concluding their oath in Lok Sabha, with some even engaging in raillery and heated exchanges, ignoring the Chair’s direction to desist from it. The presiding officer directed that no slogans will go on record. While many BJP MPs ended their oath with chants of ‘Bharat mata ki jai’ and …

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Govt sacks 15 customs, central excise officers on charges of corruption

PTI New Delhi After sacking errant income tax officers, the goverment Tuesday dismissed from service 15 senior customs and central excise officials, including one of the rank of principal commissioner, on charges of corrAuption and bribery. Invoking rule 56(j) of the Fundamental Rules, the government has sacked these Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) officers ranging from the …

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Sensex, Nifty close higher; all eyes on US Fed policy meet

PTI Mumbai Equity benchmarks Sensex and Nifty Tuesday closed in the green on emergence of buying in metal, energy and IT counters, but gains were capped by a caution among investors ahead of the crucial US Federal Reserve meeting. Snapping its four-day losing streak, the 30-share Sensex settled the day at 39,046.34, 0.22 per cent or 85.55 points higher. The …

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Highlighting the Goan diaspora in Kuwait

NT BUZZ The Panaji-based ‘Out of Context – The Book Club’ will meet on June 22, 5 p.m. to discuss ‘Karmelin’ by Goan author Damodar Mauzo at Alliance Francaise, Altinho, Panaji. Mauzo himself will be present and will speak about the book. ‘Karmelin’ which won Mauzo the Sahitya Academi Award in 1983, follows the fortunes of its eponymous protagonist Karmelin …

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Plan to rescind H-4 visas yet to get final shape: US official

PTI Washington The Trump administration’s decision to rescind work authorisation for H-4 visa holders, a large number of whom are the spouses of high-skilled Indian IT professionals, is yet to get a final shape as the rule making process is incomplete, an official has said. Under the previous Obama administration, certain H-4 workers were allowed to get employment authorisation. However, …

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