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Transient interruptions during monsoon inevitable: Dhavalikar

PANAJI: A 200 KV transformer center was inaugurated at Adpai in Madkai constituency recently by Minister for Public Works Department Ramkrishna Dhavalikar in the presence of Minister of State for Tourism (Independent Charge) Shripad Naik in the first phase. The total cost of the work is ` 14.25 lakh which includes erection of two transformer centres. In the second phase, the transformer centre …

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Vector-borne diseases on decline in Canacona

CANACONA: Canacona has witnessed a decline in the malaria cases during the period from January 2014 to May 2014. According to the Canacona Community Health Centre (CHC), in January no cases of dengue were reported while there were 2 cases of malaria and no cases of chikungunya; in February, 1 case of dengue was reported, while in March, 1 case …

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Sinquetim-Benaulim bridge: Benaulim MLA orders stoppage of work

SINQUETIM: Benaulim MLA Caetano Silva, on Thursday, ordered stopping of the work of the controversial Sinquetim-Benaulim bridge over alleged deviation from the revised construction plan which has been approved. The MLA climbed the under-construction bridge and asked the contractor to stop the work of casting a concrete slab as he felt that the contractor was trying to go ahead with …

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Effigies of Dhavalikar, Muthalik burnt in Navelim

NAVELIM: The villagers of Navelim, on Thursday, burnt effigies of PWD Minister Ramkrishna Dhavalikar and chief of Sri Ram Sene (SRS) Pramod Muthalik, and threatened to boycott the PWD Minister if he doesn’t apologise for hurting the sentiments of Goans. The villagers, supported by the Benaulim MLA Caetano Silva held a demonstration demanding a ban on the controversial SRS and …

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Centre prepares plan to execute public purpose projects in Goa

NEW DELHI: An action plan was ready to execute public purpose projects in Goa’s ecologically sensitive areas without violating the rules, regulations and court orders, Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar said on Thursday. Javadekar said this after his meeting with Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who raised the issues arising from the ban of mining activities within a kilometre of national …

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Indian nurses forced to move from Tikrit by ISIS; some injured

NEW DELHI/THIRUVA-NANTHAPURAM: Sunni insurgents on Thursday forced all 46 Indian women nurses to move out of a hospital in Iraq where they had been holed up, injuring three of them, officials said. Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy said there was “no reason for any anxiety” as the nurses were moved in three buses to an unknown destination by the insurgents …

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Bouchard sets up final date with Kvitova

LONDON: Twenty-year-old Eugenie Bouchard upset No 3 Simona Halep in straight sets 7-6, 6-2 at Wimbledon on Thursday to reach her first-ever Grand Slam final. It took six match points before Halep would yield to the No 13 seed, but Bouchard’s composure allowed her to become the first Canadian to reach a Grand Slam final. “It was a little crazy. …

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An unfamiliar face of Colombia beams at Cup

BOGOTA (COLOMBIA): The euphoria in soccer-mad Colombia is deafening, and wonderfully contagious, ahead of Friday’s do-or-die World Cup match against host Brazil. Never before has the star-crossed nation made the quarterfinals. Some are even waxing poetic about World Cup unity accelerating the pace of 18-month-old peace talks to end a half-century of conflict that has claimed some 220,000 lives. Half …

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It’s only a game! World Cup keeps fans laughing

BELO HORIZONTE: What’s the difference between a tea-bag and the England football team? The tea-bag stays in a cup longer! Heard what Spain’s coach Vicente Del Bosque said to his charges after two shock losses? “Don’t worry, we still have options: aisle or window seats.” With the World Cup entering its final stages, the jokes are flying as fast as …

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Mining issue: women take out morcha in Bicholim, demand aid from govt

BICHOLIM: The women from the mining dependent families from Mayem, Bicholim, Piligaon, Mulgaon and Lamgaon took out a morcha in the Bicholim town, on Thursday, in support of their demand for assistance from the government to overcome the financial crisis suffered by them due to the closure of mines. The women also made a demand for early resumption of mining …

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