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5-day exhibition opens in Mapusa

MAPUSA:  ‘Gruha Shobha’, a five-day exhibition-cum-sale of various household and office items was inaugurated on Thursday evening at Mapusa near Gandhi Chowk. The exhibition was inaugurated by Law Commission chairman, Mr Ramakant Khalap.

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Food prices: between the devil and the deep sea

By Tensing Rodrigues
Wholesale prices in the country climbed to 17.05 per cent for the week ended January 22 - up from the previous week’s 15.57 per cent, pushed up by food prices - vegetables as a whole have become dearer by 77.05 per cent on an annual basis, followed by fruits (15.47 per cent), eggs, meat and fish (15.05 per cent) and milk (11.41 per cent). Bad news, isn’t it?

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Rise of Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt

BY SCOTT SHANE
AFTER maintaining a low profile in protests led largely by secular young Egyptians, the Muslim Brotherhood, the country’s largest opposition force, appeared to be taking a more assertive role, issuing a statement asking for president Hosni Mubarak to step aside for a transitional government.

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Finding the Truth

POLICE inspector, Mr Braz Menezes, who has been assigned investigation into the cause of death of Cipriano Fernandes who was in custody of the Panaji police station, has his work cut out for him: probe alleged murder, destruction of evidence and common intention against his colleagues. Not a pleasant task by any measure.

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Spare None

WOULD the Central Bureau of Investigation have arrested D B Realty managing director, Mr Shahid Usman Balwa if the Opposition had not created the ruckus it did over the 2G scam?

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Shortage of Coins
THE sale of chocolates/candies etc has received a tremendous boost thanks to the immense shortage of coins. It has become quite routine to receive candy in lieu of change at any restaurant, provision store etc.

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Bank guarantee issue may delay Princess removal

PANAJI: Even as the state government has "cleared" all obstacles for entering into an agreement with M/s Arihant Ship Breakers for cutting and removal of River Princess, the issue of mandatory performance bank guarantee could delay the signing of contract and subsequent removal of the vessel.

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FIR against cops in Cipriano death case

PANAJI: A case of murder has been registered against several policemen attached to the Panaji town police, in connection with the death of Cipriano Fernandes.

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