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Son of Goa, Antonio, likely to be Portugal’s new PM

AGENCIES LISBON Portugal’s Socialist Party leader Antonio da Costa, a son of Goa, is likely to be the new prime minister of Portugal, with the left-wing opposition alliance toppling the country’s minority conservative government of Pedro Passos Coelho in a parliamentary vote on Tuesday, less than two weeks after it was sworn in. President Anibal Cavaco Silva will now have …

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Bangladesh hands over top ULFA leader to India

PTI NEW DELHI Top United Liberation Front of Asom (ULFA) leader Anup Chetia, a fugitive for over two decades, was on Wednesday handed over to India by Bangladesh, a significant development that comes close on the heels of deportation of Mumbai underworld don Chhota Rajan from Indonesia. Forty eight-year-old Chetia, the founder general secretary of the banned ULFA, is wanted …

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Quiz boys who accompanied Bismarque: supporters

NT NETWORK PANAJI Supporters of priest turned activist Fr Bismarque Dias and social activists on Wednesday organised a candlelight vigil at the Mary Immaculate Church square in Panaji demanding a thorough probe and the establishing of murder conspiracy into the death of Fr Dias. Raising questions over the manner of investigation, Dias’ family and friends sought the interrogation of the …

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Now, Parrikar calls for lessons from Bihar defeat

UNI NEW DELHI Acknowledging that there have been “some mistakes” in devising political strategy for Bihar assembly polls resulting in stunning defeat for the BJP, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar has said that lessons should be learnt from the outcome. Parrikar’s prescription for taking “lessons” from the Bihar debacle came on the same day when senior leaders of the party, including …

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Bismarque death: police rule out probe by Crime Branch

NT NETWORK PANAJI Old Goa police will continue to probe the death of priest turned social activist Fr Bismarque Dias as the police department has ruled out handing over the case to Crime Branch. On Tuesday, activists and family members of Fr Dias demanded that the case be transferred to the Crime Branch of the Goa police claiming the Old …

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Accord priority to waste woes, Dy CM tells councillors

PANAJI Deputy Chief Minister Francis D’Souza has appealed to newly-elected chairpersons and councillors to support the endeavor of the government to keep the areas under the municipal jurisdictions garbage-free. D’Souza said, “Garbage disposal is a major problem, and therefore top priority needs to be accorded by the local self-governing  bodies to take up the issue of cleanliness with due seriousness …

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South Goa witnesses rise in assault cases

NT NETWORK   MARGAO As many as 86 assault cases have been registered by various police stations in South Goa including Maina-Curtorim and Margao police stations where most of these cases have been registered. Majority of these cases were registered in Margao police station 14 cases, Ponda 13, Colva 10, Cuncolim 9, Canacona 8 and Quepem 7 cases. According to statistics available, out …

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Laxmi Pooja

A shopkeeper Umesh performs Laxmi Pooja in his shop in Panaji municipal market. Legend has it that Laxmi, the goddess of wealth, visits devotees and bestows gifts and blessings.

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ESG scouting for radio partner for IFFI 2015

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) is in search of a Radio Partner for the International Film Festival of India 2015 which commences in the city from November 20. A related e-tender has been floated for the purpose by the ESG stating that the Festival Radio Partner for IFFI 2015 shall be required to submit a Radio …

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Vasco civic chief to take up waste treatment plant upgradation

NT NETWORK   VASCO Newly-elected chairperson of Mormugao Municipal Council Deepak Naik has decided to take up issues pertaining to the upgradation of Mormugao Solid Waste Treatment Plant and construction of signature project at old chief officer’s bungalow in the heart of the town on priority. “The inspection of garbage treatment plant based at Headland-Sada was fixed on Wednesday but …

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