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Goa forgave Portugal in 1974: envoy

BY RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT
PANAJI: The Ambassador of Portugal to India, Mr Jorge Roza de Oliveira on Saturday said that he has still not been able to understand what really Goan freedom fighters want from Portugal, as the Portuguese foreign minister, way back in 1974 had already pleaded forgiveness for the 450 years of Portuguese rule in Goa, and was given the same.

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Cavrem agitation intensifies; 95 villagers court arrest

MARGAO: The agitation by the tribal villagers of Cavrem against the mining trucks intensified on Saturday with nearly 100 tribal residents of Cavrem courting arrest in the morning in Quepem police station after they blocked the road thus bringing the mineral-ore carrying trucks to a halt. They were later released in the afternoon.

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58 trucks challaned for overloading

PANAJI: The transport department continued its drive against errant transport operators for various offences and issued challans to 58 truck owners for overloading, besides confiscating six trucks from neighbouring states of Karnataka and Maharashtra for plying in the state against the provisions of the permits, in the South Goa district.

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Goa celebrates Easter today

PANAJI: Pealing of bells, midnight masses, etc marked the solemn celebrations of Easter in the state, one of the most important festivals of the Christians, thereby marking the end of the lent season which, this year, lasted 46 days.

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Religious fervour marks Easter

PANAJI:  Christians gathered at various churches across the state and took part in the midnight masses. The pealing of bells then heralded Easter joy of the resurrection of Jesus.
In Raia, thousands of parishioners, gathered at a specially erected pandal at the Church Square and took part in the midnight mass.

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Around 40% of Princess cut

PANAJI: Between 35 to 40 per cent of River Princess, the vessel lying grounded off the Candolim beach for nearly 11 years, has been cut and removed ever since the work on its removal began on March 14.

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Women groups decide to hold protests against N Shivdas

PANAJI: A number of women groups led by the former chairperson of the Goa State Women’s Commission, Dr Pramod Salgaocar, on Saturday, decided to hold agitations at all events attended/ participated by the president of the Goa Konkani Academy and well known Konkani writer, N Shivdas, as a mark of protest against his allegedly objectionable poem titled Chedi’ (Bitch), included in the Konkani collection of poems, ‘Sarth Dukkharth’.

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Good Friday observed

PANAJI/MARGAO: Prayers and religious services marked the observance of Good Friday in the state with thousands of faithful attending the services at various churches.

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