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Credit goes to people for bandh success: Parsekar

PANAJI: Claiming that the bandh called by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and other opposition parties against the recent decision of the central government to hike the prices of the petroleum products was cent per cent successful in Goa, the president of the state unit of BJP, Mr Laxmikant Parsekar said that the credit for this success goes to the Goan people, who through voluntary support for the bandh displayed their anger towards the state as well as the central government.

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Bandh hits industrial sector in state

PANAJI: The state industrial sector Monday felt a blow resulting from the bandh, a part of the nationwide bandh call given by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Left parties, against the recent decision of the central government to hike the prices of the petroleum products, with the state suffering a loss of approximately Rs 8 crore as per the initial estimates of the local industry.

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Mickky’s judicial custody extended by a day

MARGAO: The additional district and session judge, South Goa, Mr Pramod Kamat on Monday extended the judicial custody of former tourism minister, Francisco Xavier Pacheco alias Mickky -- an accused in the Nadia death case -- till Tuesday as the arguments on the bail application remained inconclusive.

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Bandh paralyses normal life in Goa

PANAJI: The opposition-sponsored nationwide bandh on Monday evoked near total response from the people of Goa, though there was no effect in some pockets, with almost all traders, restaurants and business houses closing shutters of their establishments, paralysing normal life and the attendance in government offices was around 40 per cent.

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Govt set to foil strike by private bus owners

PANAJI: Calling the July 5 strike by the private bus owners association as illegal, the Transport Minister, Mr Ramkrishna (Sudin) Dhavalikar on Sunday said the government has made elaborate arrangements to try to negate the effect of the bandh even as uncertainty among commuters over the bandh call continues as schools, colleges would function as normal.

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