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GPCC president is said to have submitted his resignation

Taking moral responsibility for the party’s debacle in the recently held lok sabha elections in the state in which the congress party lost both the seats, the GPCC president is said to have submitted his resignation to his central party leaders and the  A K Anthony committee appointed to study the party’s  parliamentary poll debacle will decide on the resignation.

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My triple role has made it necessary for me to sit in municipal office to sort out people’s problems: Dy CM

Reacting to the criticism leveled by the mapusa people’s union over his  alleged interference in the functioning of the mapusa municipal council recently , The deputy chief minister has said that in his triple role as legislator, minister and ex officio councilor has made it necessary for him  to sit in the municipal office to sort out people’s problems.

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Brazil could revert to 2002 winning formation

TERESOPOLIS: Luiz Felipe Scolari is contemplating adding another central defender to Brazil’s lineup against Colombia in the World Cup quarterfinals on Friday, going back to the formation that earned his team the 2002 title. The Brazil coach has to make at least one change because midfielder Luiz Gustavo is suspended, and says he has a couple of options to replace …

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It’s ‘post of God’, say relieved Argentines

BELO HORIZONTE: Argentina thanked their lucky stars and the “post of God” for scraping into the World Cup quarterfinals and began preparing on Wednesday for a weekend clash with Belgium. The Argentine team flew straight back to their camp in Belo Horizonte after beating Switzerland on Tuesday with a goal by Angel Di Maria two minutes from the end of …

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World Cup goalies earn ‘respect’

RIO DE JANEIRO: Lionel Messi, Neymar and Robin van Persie make the headlines, but the World Cup’s real heroes have been goalkeepers like Tim Howard, Guillermo Ochoa and Julio Cesar who throw themselves into the line of fire. “Two words .. TIM HOWARD #respect,” was the simple Twitter comment made by Belgium’s captain Vincent Kompany within minutes of his country …

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Goans bid adieu to legend Visitacao

MAPUSA: The last rites of Goa’s legendary footballer Visitacao Lobo were performed at his native village Parra on Tuesday. A clinical finisher and one of the decent footballers of his time Visitacao, 67, ended his earthly journey at his residence early morning on Saturday. Relatives, friends, football fraternity of Goa and his former teammates from Sesa Goa converged in large …

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Vincent explains how he succumbed to ‘fixing’ temptation

WELLINGTON: Disgraced former New Zealand batsman Lou Vincent says he’s “a good lad” whose participation in match fixing — for which he is banned from cricket for life — was like “being dragged into a thick spider web.” In an interview with the New Zealand Herald on Wednesday, Vincent said he doesn’t want sympathy but hopes for understanding of how …

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GOODBYE AFRICA

RIO DE JANEIRO: Nigeria and Algeria made World Cup history for Africa and now leave with their heads held high. Despite tenacious resistance, Africa’s last representatives were sent home on Monday by France and Germany. Those two former champions will next play each other on Friday in Rio de Janeiro. That quarterfinal means Europe is guaranteed at least one semifinalist …

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Invasive plant species may accelerate global warming

New York: Invasive plants can accelerate the greenhouse effect by releasing carbon stored in the soil into the atmosphere, says a study. Since soil stores more carbon than bot h the atmosphere and terrestrial vegetation combined, the repercussions for how we manage agricultural land and ecosystems to facilitate the storage of carbon could be dramatic.

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Army Chief Gen Singh in China

Beijing: General Bikram Singh arrived here today on a rare visit to China, the first by an Indian Army Chief in nine years, aimed at bolstering high-level strategic communication and mutual trust between the militaries of the two neighbours. During his four-day visit General Singh would hold talks with top officials in the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) and meet Chinese …

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