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Congress vows to chase special status for Goa

NT NETWORK   PANAJI GPCC president Luizinho Faleiro on Friday said that his party would  vigorously pursue the demand for special status to Goa, and pledged full support to the state  government on the issue. Addressing media persons at the Congress House in the capital, Faleiro questioned Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar for expressing impossibility in getting special status. Faleiro said, …

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Services to be costly as Centre imposes Swachh Bharat cess

PTI NEW DELHI All services, including air travel, telephony, eating out and banking will become expensive from November 15 as the government on Friday decided to impose a 0.5 per cent cess on all taxable services to fund the Swachh Bharat programme. The additional cess would be over and above the 14 per cent service tax rate which is already …

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Rajan brought to Delhi, CBI takes custody

IANS   NEW DELHI/MUMBAI Long-absconding underworld don Rajendra Sadashiv Nikalje alias Chhota Rajan was brought to the national capital from Indonesia on Friday morning as Maharashtra government’s decision to hand all of his cases to the CBI assumed political overtones. The fugitive don – arrested by Indonesian police on October 25 – arrived at the Delhi’s Indira Gandhi International Airport …

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Our economic reforms should be inclusive: PM

PTI NEW DELHI Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said economic reforms have to be inclusive and broad-based, aimed at improving the lives of people and not focused on just grabbing the headlines. Addressing a gathering of economist at the 6th Delhi Economics Conclave, Modi said that efforts of the government to bring back black money stashed abroad have unearthed …

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Delhi HC quashes quota for officers’ wards in Sanskriti School

IANS   NEW DELHI The Delhi High Court on Friday quashed the reservation of 60 percent seats for children of the central government’s Group A officers in Sanskriti School here. A division bench of Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Mukta Gupta also directed the Centre to see whether the school – run in Chanakyapuri by wives of top government officers …

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India, China ink pacts on water resources, culture

PTI   NEW DELHI India and China today signed two agreements including one in the field of water resources on sharing hydrological data on Satluj river after talks between Vice President Hamid Ansari and his Chinese counterpart Li Yuanchao here. Li is the first Chinese Vice president to visit India in more than six decades. “Widening #IndiaChina engagement. Indian & …

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Suggestions to improve collegium system invited

PTI   NEW DELHI The government today issued a public notice inviting suggestions from the common man on ways to improve the collegium system to appoint judges to the Supreme Court and the high courts. The apex court had yesterday asked Attorney General Mukul Rohtagi to issue a public notice inviting representations and suggestions from all quarters of the public …

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New Mapusa bus stand plan will get PDA approval soon: Francis

NT NETWORK   MAPUSA Deputy Chief Minister Francis D’Souza said that the plan of the new Mapusa bus stand is with the Planning and Development Authority and a meeting has been fixed on November 16 during which the file will be cleared.  He was speaking after inaugurating the renovated bus stand building at Mapusa. On Friday, the renovated main building …

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Journalist granted bail

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Senior journalist Rupesh Samant, arrested in alleged sexual harassment cases, has been granted conditional bail by the Judicial Magistrate First Class (JMFC) on Friday. According to information available, while granting bail the court has directed Samant not to visit the office of national news agency and the local TV news channel till the further court order. …

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Ayurvedic spa centres along beach belt need to be regulated: Sawant

NT NETWORK   PANAJI The Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Dr Pramod Sawant on Friday said that a number of ayurvedic spa centres in the beach belt areas – both North and South – is continuously increasing, and needs to be regulated by the government, as most of them give a bad name to the field of ayurveda through their spurious …

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