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Goa loss “disappointing”, says Sonia


NEW DELHI, 9 May: Congress President Sonia Gandhi, who addressed the parliamentary party on Wednesday for the first time after the Congress’s massive losses in recent state elections, said the results in Goa and Punjab were disappointing, but she found solace in the “increased vote share” in Uttar Pradesh, where her son and party General Secretary Rahul Gandhi led the campaign.

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Rich Goa has almost 27,000 BPL families

PANAJI: Goa is believed to be one of the richest states in the country but the almost 400 per cent increase in the number of below poverty line families in the state over the past decade (2002-2012) belies the estimates of economic pundits.

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Viola will contest Cortalim by-poll: Mickky

MARGAO: The  Goa Vikas Party (GVP) supremo, Mr  Francis Xavier Pacheco alias Mickky, informed that the party president, Ms Viola Pacheco,  will contest the  by-election of the Cortalim constituency, scheduled on June 2, and added that she will  file her nomination papers on May 11.

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Colva VP battling garbage, sewage problems

MARGAO: One of the oldest panchayats of Salcete and the most famous coastal tourist destination in South Goa — Colva, which was once content with hoards of picnickers and few foreign tourists, is now struggling because of the tourism boom which has resulted in contaminated fields,

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Yet another email lottery scam comes to light in city

PANAJI: When Mr Peter Vaz , a resident of  Joffre Residency, and a well known name, got an email that he had won a sum of one million  British pounds, two Nokia mobile phones ( Nokia-N-97, N-Series and (Nokia 5800  Xpress music ) and one HP  laptop, probably felt that he was the recipient of a  bonanza.

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TCP yet to notify Ponda planning area

PONDA: After the government scrapped the Ponda PDA, the Town and Country Planning (TCP) Department is yet to notify the planning area for Ponda  even as Ponda is expected to be a part of South Goa Planning and Development Authority.

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