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‘BJP MLAs not to participate in midnight House session’

PANAJI: The leader of the opposition, Mr Manohar Parrikar, on Monday, said that the Bharatiya Janata Party MLAs will not participate in the midnight session of the state legislative assembly, proposed to be convened on the midnight of December 18/19, to commemorate the golden jubilee of the Liberation of the region, as the session is the brainchild of the Goa desk in-charge of Congress party, Mr Jagmeet Singh Brar.

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Poor showing at Inox multiplex

PANAJI: All tall claims of the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) as regards film culture being fast spread in Goa received a major jolt when the dream project of the former Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar – The Inox Multiplex was found to be receiving very poor patronage from the audiences.

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3 chairs to be set up at GU

PANAJI: The government on Monday initiated the process of setting up three prestigious Chairs at the Goa University, named after three illustrious sons of the soil namely Bhausaheb Bandodkar, B B Borkar and D D Kosambi by handing over grants of `55 lakh to the Vice-Chancellor of Goa University, Prof Dileep Deobagkar.

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Diwali bonanza for employees puts pressure on exchequer

PANAJI: The festival of Diwali has put some real pressure on the government exchequer, with the salary of the government employees for the month of October 2011, including festival bonus and dearness allowance rising to a whopping ` 155 crore.

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Travel mart evokes poor response from sellers

PANAJI: While the number of buyers at the second Goa International Travel Mart, which ended on Sunday, more than doubled as compared to the inaugural event, the fall in the number of sellers has sent "worrying" signals to the organisers.

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Goa finds faults with Centre’s directive on 10-km buffer zone

PANAJI: The Forest Minister, Mr Filipe Neri Rodrigues, has said the directive of the central authorities as regards to fixing a 10-kilometre buffer zone within the eco-sensitive zones can not be implemented in the state given its small geographical size and that the government prepare its case afresh with all relevant documents to plead for relaxation.

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Diwali shopping spree in Goa

PANAJI: Diwali, the ‘Festival of Lights’, is back and so is the shopping frenzy, which is an integral part of the festival. The markets and shops as well as stalls in them are crowded with people busy marketing for Diwali, with the festival now just 48 hours away.

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If indicted, Cong leaders will have to face strict action: Brar

PANAJI: The All-India Congress Committee general-secretary in-charge of Goa desk, Mr Jagmeet Singh Brar has said the party would not hesitate to take stringent action against any of its leaders if indicted by the Justice M B Shah Commission in the alleged illegal mining scam.

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Cong begins process to select candidates

PANAJI: The Congress party has initiated the process of selecting the candidates for various constituencies in the state, which goes to the polls in a few months from now, and at least 20 party nominees were expected to be announced by November 15.

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Benaulim gram sabha opposes 10m wide roads

MARGAO: The gram sabha of Benaulim panchayat, which met on Sunday, resolved to oppose a proposal in the notified Regional Plan 2021 to have 10-metre wide roads in the village.

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