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Pilerne VP members to discuss proposed sports complex with CM, Tourism Minister

PILERNE: The sarpanch and members of the village panchayat of Pilerne will be having a meeting with the Chief Minister, Tourism Minister and GSIDC officials on July 9 to discuss issues relating to the village and plans to construct a sports complex near the panchayat ghar at Marra. According to the sarpanch Rupesh Naik, the youth need a good football …

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Garbage, traffic jams, dilapidated fish market plague Verem, Reis Magos

VEREM/REIS MAGOS: The village of Verem-Reis Magos has been plagued with woes such as garbage, traffic jams, lack of a modern fish market and public toilets. The garbage issue has been raised many times by the villagers at the gram sabha, but due to lack of a garbage site in the village, the residents have resorted to releasing garbage into …

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We take from other cultures so that our Indian culture in turn is improved

Dear Mr Goan Minister, I write this as an open letter to you and for the wider knowledge of the Goan people. As a professor of World Costume History and the author of ‘Moda Goa: History and Style’, a book that documents the history of Goan costume, I would like to place certain facts in perspective. Since you have commented …

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New land acquisition laws must be retained with exceptions: Salcete activists

MARGAO: Claiming that the state government has requested the centre to discard the new land acquisition laws and bring in new laws to suit industries, social activists from Salcete on Tuesday appealed to Goans to unitedly request the central government to reverse the anti-people laws and retain all provisions of the new law with exceptions. Ronny  Dias, Abijit  Prabhudesai,  Siriaco  Baretto on  Tuesday  while addressing the media  alleged …

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Special paramilitary unit takes over Parliament security

New Delhi: A special commando-trained squad of paramilitary troops has taken over security duties at the Parliament House complex, days before the first Budget Session of the new government commences. The commandos and security personnel of this squad called the Parliament Duty Group (PDG) is drawn from country’s largest paramilitary force– the Central Reserve Police Force and it was first …

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Direct communication with people critical for governance, says Modi to Sandberg

New Delhi: With the government using social media like never before, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today told Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg that direct communication with people is critical for governance. The Prime Minister said on his Facebook page that he had a very fruitful meeting with Sandberg, who called on Modi to discuss her ideas about connectivity. Modi, …

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International doctors to check malaria outbreak in Tripura

Agartala: Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF), an independent international medical humanitarian organisation, has extended its help to control the outbreak of malaria in Tripura, where over 60 people have died due to the disease and thousands have fallen ill in the past one month, an official said here Thursday. A three-member MSF team arrived here Wednesday along with medicines. “At least …

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Iraq struggles drive back Sunni militants

BAGHDAD: Iraqi forces today struggled to break a military stalemate with Sunni militants, as US officials reached out to key leaders to push for an end to political chaos in the strife-torn country. Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki has offered an amnesty aimed at undercutting support for the militants who have overrun large areas of Iraq, after the new parliament’s first …

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Don’t deport Pakistanis, Sri Lanka urges

New York: At least 142 Pakistanis arrested in police sweeps in Sri Lanka in June are being detained and are at risk of deportation, Human Rights Watch said Thursday. The Sri Lankan controller general of immigration should not deport members of Pakistani minority groups until the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has full access to them and determines their need for …

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How bigger galaxies eat smaller ones

Melbourne: Astronomers studying the feeding habits of a cosmic cannibal have found how bigger galaxies absorb smaller ones. A team of researchers from Australian Astronomical Observatory (AAO) has been studying the Umbrella Galaxy, formally called NGC 4651, and they have found that it is eating a smaller galaxy. It gets its nickname from the wispy “parasol” that surrounds it. Its …

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