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Glasgow the winner but sport falls short at the Games

GLASGOW: As Glasgow basks in the afterglow of hosting a popular 20th edition of the Commonwealth Games, Scotland’s largest city can reflect on a job well done even if the sporting action underwhelmed on a global scale. Hailed as the best ever Games by Federation president Prince Tunku Imran, Glasgow charmed the 71 participating nations and territories that competed over …

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Value-based education need of the hour, says Parrikar

SANKHALI: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday highlighted the measures taken up by the government in providing quality infrastructure at the educational institutes across the state despite the financial hurdle being faced.

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Noel, Arun, Kuldeep veterans TT champs

PANAJI: Noel Noronha, Arun Naik and Kuldeep Kabadi emerged victorious in their respective categories at the Late Shantabai Dhond Memorial Veterans Table Tennis All-Goa Ranking tournament held at indoor stadium Campal on Sunday.

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A hundred dreams

The Gulf Goans Hotel Company Ltd that owns Hotel Goan Heritage in Calangute is a singular example of company ownership, not to mention amity between fellowmen, finds out SHOMA PATNAIK The beach belt of North Goa is choc-o-bloc with hotels. But none perhaps have origins as unique as Hotel Goan Heritage, Gaura Vaddo, Calangute. It seems apt to recount the …

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CM pushes for organic farming in Goa

PANAJI: Indicating the desire of his government to give a boost to organic farming as well as organic cultivation in Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Saturday discussed with Union Minister of Agriculture Radha Mohan Singh a number of central agricultural schemes under the Rashtriya Krishi Vikas Yojana that can be implemented in the state. The Union minister also informed about …

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Rash drivers main killers GOA’S DEATH ZONES

PANAJI: Rash and negligent driving is the main cause of the rise in the number of accidents, and according to the statistics, during the last six months 161 people have died in different road accidents reported in the state. The comprehensive analysis of accident data for the last six months (January to June 2014) done by the Goa traffic police …

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Two fishermen feared drowned as trawler capsizes off Vasco coast

VASCO: In a tragic incident that occurred on the first day of resumption of mechanised fishing activities, the owner of a trawler and his crewmember feared drowned on Friday after the vessel capsized off Headland-Sada, Vasco. Four other crewmembers of the vessel were rescued by a Coast Guard team. Sources said the ill-fated fishing trawler ‘Maria Rose’ ventured into the …

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Fishermen venture into sea as ban ends

VELIM: With the fishing ban coming to an end on Thursday midnight, just around 50 per cent of the total boats registered with the Cutbona Boat Owners Co-operative Society are expected to venture into the sea, as nearly 40 per cent of the labourers are yet to return from their native states. The trawlers will venture into the sea in …

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Centre says Goa’s demand for special status unjustifiable

PANAJI: The central government does not find Goa’s demand for special status “justifiable” and hence has not accepted it, Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. Goa has proposed an amendment for according the special status, which would contravene Article 19 of the Constitution, he said. In a written reply to a …

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Agriculture sector witnesses 4% growth in Goa

PANAJI: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday informed the state legislative assembly that of recent, there has been a growth of 4 per cent to 4.5 per cent in the Goan agricultural sector, with the farmers getting adequate remunerative prices for their produce. Parrikar, who also holds the agriculture portfolio further said the department of agriculture is all set to …

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