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Argentina, Belgium revisit the 1980s

BRASILIA: One of the most powerful and enduring World Cup photographs depicts Diego Maradona in possession of the ball, confronted by a posse of six panic-stricken Belgian defenders. Thirty-two years after the picture was taken, Lionel Messi is set to sow similar terror into the Belgian defence as they face Argentina in Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final in Brasilia. Argentina are …

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We want to win hearts of people of J&K, says PM after flagging off Katra train

Katra(J and K): Prime Minister Narendra Modi today declared that the Centre wants to win the hearts of people of Jammu and Kashmir through development as he flagged off the train linking Katra–the base camp for pilgrims headed to Mata Vaishno Devi shrine nestled in the Trikuta hills. Suggesting that the train be named ‘Shree Shakti Express’, Modi, who is …

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I’ve got advantage over Messi: Belgium goalie

Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois claims his previous meetings with Lionel Messi will give him an advantage during Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final but admits the Argentina captain is capable of winning the game on his own. Courtois, 22, has managed to stop Messi from scoring in their last seven meetings across La Liga, Champions League and Spanish Super Cup fixtures, as …

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Costa Rica fairytale faces Dutch reckoning

SALVADOR: The irresistible fairytale of Costa Rica faces a day of reckoning against Louis van Gaal’s hard, calculating Dutch side on Sunday the Brazil World Cup’s most unlikely quarter-final. Few believed that Costa Rica, a small Central American country with an undistinguished footballing record, would still be standing, especially after a group including Italy, England and Uruguay. Yet “Los Ticos” …

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US looking at ‘reinvigorating’ India-US relationship: Rhodes

Washington: The US is excited about the prospect of “reinvigorating” Indo-US ties under the new Indian government and is looking forward to a meeting between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, a top White House official has said. Economy and trade, energy and climate change, counter- terrorism, regional security and Asia Pacific region are expected to be the …

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Standard of government ITIs needs to be improved, says Dhavalikar

PANAJI: Minister for Craftsmen Training Pandurang Dhavalikar has said that the state government has laid more thrust on imparting quality education and all possible efforts are being made in this regard. Dhavalikar was speaking after inaugurating the one-day ‘Chintan Shibir’ organised by the directorate of Craftsmen Training in association with All Goa Institute Managing Committees of Government ITIs at a function held …

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Free notebooks distributed to students at Sanvordem

CURCHOREM: Bagwada Seva Samiti, Sanvordem in one of its functions held at Government Primary School, Sanvordem, distributed free notebooks to the students at the hands of Sanvordem MLA Ganesh Gaonkar. Zilla panchayat member Pradip Dessai, sarpanch Shashikant Naik, Sanvordem BJP mandal chief Ganapat Naik were present on the occasion. Addressing the gathering of parents and students, Ganesh Gaonkar stated that he …

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Entertain foreign tourists but protect Goan youth

One needs to view PWD Minister Sudin Dhavalikar’s statement on pubs, of women drinking and wearing bikinis on the beaches not in isolation but holistically and probably even take it with a pinch of salt. The statement needs to be scrutinized and read between the lines.  We should not run away from the facts. And the fact is that the …

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National awards for empowerment of persons with disabilities

PANAJI: The Government of India, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, New Delhi will be presenting the national award for the empowerment of persons with disabilities at the hands of the President of India on December 3 which will be observed as International Day of Disabled Persons. The awards will be presented under the following categories: award for best employees …

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Tripura cut-off by road from rest of country

Agartala: The land-locked Tripura was cut-off from the rest of the country by road as a large portion of National Highway-44 (NH-44) was damaged in Assam due to the rains, a minister said here Friday. The National Highway got badly damaged in around 10 km in southern Assam’s Karimganj district three days ago due to incessant mo nsoon rains. The …

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