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Rain spoils the mood as SL-B’desh match becomes third washout

Bristol: Sri Lanka’s World Cup game against Bangladesh was called off on Tuesday without a ball being bowled as a record third match in the tournament was abandoned due to rain. Heavy overnight and early morning rain dashed hopes of a scheduled start of play at 10.30 am (0930 GMT) as covers remained on the pitch and square in Bristol. …

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Alert sounded as cyclonic storm set to pass off Goa coast

Panaji/Margao/Canacona: The Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) has issued a warning for Goa as a deep depression, which has been formed over the south east Arabian Sea will turn into a cyclonic storm on Tuesday and pass 200-250 km off the Goa coast. The IMD said a ‘yellow’ alert, indicating prospects of isolated heavy rain, has been sounded for three days …

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Shripad assures all support to GSL

Vasco: Union Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik has said that the central government will provide all support to Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) to complete all ongoing defence projects in stipulated time. Naik was speaking to media persons on Monday during his maiden visit to the GSL after taking over the charge as Minister of State for Defence. A …

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Taleigao not fully prepared for rains

Panaji: Even though the monsoon is just a few days away, Taleigao village is not fully prepared as the work of de-silting of storm drains is not completed. The pre-monsoon work was started late however the panchayat is pointing fingers at the enforcement of model code of conduct however after cleaning the storm drains in most of the wards, the …

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Argentina secure historic first point after goalless draw against Japan

Paris: At the final whistle, goalkeeper Vanina Correa fell to her knees as her teammates embraced each other. Though they had not won, they had created history. The scoreline would suggest that the goalless draw between Japan and Argentina was a dull stalemate, but that would not do justice to what Argentina achieved on a balmy Parisian evening in the …

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In the spirit of tradition

The feast of the Pentecost was celebrated at Margao’s Holy Spirit Church. The feast was attended by devotees from Margao and surrounding villages. The feast marks the descent of the Holy Spirit upon the apostles and Mother Mary. The feast is also famous for the grand fair held annually in Margao known as the ‘purumentache fest’.  Taking place before the …

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Loutolim locals oppose proposed jetty project

NT NETWORK Margao Holding placards and shouting slogans hundreds of villagers from Loutolim unanimously  resolved to oppose the jetty proposed by the inland waterways through the Captain of Ports  at Rassaim, claiming that the said proposal will further the ideas of transporting coal through the jetty thereby polluting the village areas.  A resolution was taken during the gram sabha held on Sunday. The villagers resolved to …

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A shanty becomes makeshift school for Cotigao students

NT NETWORK Canacona As schools reopened across the state on June 6, an overjoyed lot of students walked into their respective schools, but students of government primary school in Avali village in Cotigao are disappointed with the reopening, as they do not have proper classrooms to attend their classes, thanks to the delayed renovation works of the school. The students …

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CM inspects highway work, assures minimal inconvenience to public

NT NETWORK Mapusa Assuring to put measures in place to avoid inconvenience to people due to ongoing work of national highway, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Saturday said that “our attempt is to take up work of national highway and at the same time ensure minimal inconvenience to public. I have directed to put in place all safety measures while …

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Dabolim airport closed for 2 hours after fire incident

NT NETWORK Vasco The Dabolim airport was on Saturday closed for two hours for all flight operations following an incident of fire caused by a drop tank of a MiG-29K fighter aircraft. There was no report of any casualty in the incident, and the pilot of the fighter jet is safe. The fire gave out thick smoke creating panic among …

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