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Notification is outcome of advisory board recommendation: Padgaonkar

PANAJI: The recent notification as regards using Konkani and Marathi languages for signage pertaining to street names, besides government signboards and so on, is an effort to display the finer differences existing between the two languages, said the director of official language, Mr G D Padgaonkar on Friday

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PIB-RP Cell differences delay issuance of IFFI media passes

PANAJI: The differences and ego hassles erupting between the Press Information Bureau and the Regional Plan 2021 Cell of the department of Town and Country Planning, has resulted in an inadvertent delay in the issuing of cards to the media as regards the 41st edition of the International Film Festival of India, slated to open in the city on November 22.

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Truckers-mine owners meet inconclusive

PANAJI: The meeting between the All Goa Mine Truck Owners Association and mine owners, on Friday, remained inconclusive as the truck owners were not satisfied with the offer made to increase the freight charges in view of the restriction on time and load capacity.

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Juvekar bail hearing on Nov 22

MARGAO: The National Investigating Agency (NIA) on Friday prayed before additional district and session judge, South Goa, Mr Desmond Costa, that they may be given time to file reply on the bail application moved by Prashant Juvekar, one of the conspirators in the Margao bomb blast of October 16, 2009.

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Vasco NCP councillors demand action against Mickky

PANAJI: The eight recently elected Nationalist Congress Party councillors from Mormugao constituency, have demanded action by the NCP high command, against the former tourism minister, Mr Francisco Xavier Pacheco alias Mickky, for alleged anti-party activities.

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Shimnit Utsch replies to show cause notice

PANAJI: Shimnit Utsch India Private Limited has sent its reply to the show cause notice, served on it by the directorate of transport in connection with high security registration plates contract, late Thursday evening

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Very few Goans joining Corps: Col Sharma

PANAJI: Corps of Signals, which is presently celebrating the centennial year of its foundation by organising various events including adventure activities at different military stations across the country, has given Goa the unique distinction of being one of the two places - the other being Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh - having Signal Training Centres.

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Rain spell dampens state’s ore exports

BY MICHAEL FISHER | NT

PANAJI: Like an armada, roughly 45 cargo freighters are waiting off the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) harbour to export iron ore, as rains continue to play havoc with the mining industry.

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