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House, property taxes, shop rents hiked for higher CCMC revenue

NT NETWORK CURCHOREM: The Curchorem Cacora Municipal Council (CCMC) has resolved to increase the house tax, property tax and rent of shops in order to take care of the expenditure incurred on salaries of the staff and workers including the sundry expenses. The above decision was taken during the council meeting held on Wednesday in the CCMC’s conference hall which …

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Divar farmers aggrieved as saline water enters fields

NT NETWORK SAO MINGUEL/DIVAR: Fields in Sao Minguel panchayat area have been left fallow and abandoned by owners due to non-availability of farm workers, high labour costs and the entry of saline water etc. Fish farmers, who take to sluice gate on contract basis release the sluice gate water directly into the fields rendering the fields useless for paddy cultivation, …

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Road dividers devoid of reflectors a threat to Calangute motorists

NT NETWORK CALANGUTE: The tourist village of Calangute has witnessed a number of accidents during the night as the PWD has failed to paint or put up reflectors on the speed breakers. Taking cognizance of this lapse the Calangute traffic cell in-charge PI Salim Shaikh has put his traffic police team on the job of fixing the reflectors on Tuesday. …

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Incessant rains lead to water-logging at Calangute, Candolim

NT NETWORK CALANGUTE: The furry of the monsoon has led to stagnation of water along the Chogm road from the Calangute border to Taj Sinquerim causing inconvenience to pedestrians, tourists and school students as the PWD has failed to construct gutters along the main road. The Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation (GSIDC) had carried out the road widening works along …

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DEATH OF THE ‘BEAUTIFUL GAME’

BELO HORIZONTE: Because it is turning out better than expected, the World Cup is doing more good than harm to brand Brazil. The opposite is true for Brazil’s brand of football. The national team’s grinding route to Tuesday’s semifinal against Germany, its play pockmarked with fouls, gamesmanship and win-at-all-costs realpolitik, has driven a stake through the myth of Brazilian football …

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History hangs heavy as giants collide

RIO DE JANEIRO: The World Cup’s best dribblers — Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben — face off when Argentina and Netherlands meet in the semifinals. In Brazil, Robben has been quick, Messi has been quicksilver. On Wednesday in Sao Paulo, either one could turn the semifinal with a dazzling turn of pace or a weaving run to propel his team …

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All eyes on Messi and Robben with Rio in sight

SAO PAULO: The Netherlands are one win away from a second straight World Cup final while opponents Argentina head into Wednesday’s last-four clash looking to end their 24-year wait for a place in the biggest game of all. Two teams with a rich tradition and an abundance of motivation should produce a close game, characterised by tight marking, disciplined defence …

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Van Persie seeks to end knock-out hoodoo

SAO PAULO: Prior to the Netherland’s World Cup semifinal against Argentina on Wednesday, Robin van Persie is still waiting for his first goal in a knockout match at a major international tournament. The Manchester United striker’s flying header against Spain helped set the tone for a group-phase of joyous football, but since then — and in keeping with the tournament …

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Zuniga escapes punishment for ‘evil’ Neymar tackle

RIO DE JANEIRO: Colombia defender Juan Camilo Zuniga will not be punished for the tackle on Neymar that left the Brazil striker with a broken bone in his back and forced him out of the rest of the World Cup. After investigating the incident from Friday’s quarterfinal, won 2-1 by Brazil, FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee ruled on Monday that no retrospective …

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