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HC grants stay in defamation case

PANAJI: The High Court of Bombay at Goa has stayed further proceedings in a criminal complaint filed by the Sanathan Sanstha before the Judicial Magistrate First Class, Panaji, against the Marathi weekly magazine ‘Chitralekha’ for allegedly publishing defamatory articles.

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Cash worth Rs 3.80 lakh stolen from shop at Mapusa

MAPUSA: Some unknown persons on Sunday night effected entry into a hardware shop at Angod-Mapusa and stole cash of Rs 3.80 lakh, that was stored in a drawer by the owner before closing the shop on Saturday evening.

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Khandola resident knocked down

PONDA: Santosh Parab, aged 52, a resident of Khandola, Marcel died on the spot after he was knocked down by a motorcycle at Khandola on late Sunday night, informed Ponda police. The motorcyclist fled from the scene after the accident, police added.

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Monsoon session of state assembly to begin today

PANAJI: The three-week-long budget session of the state assembly beginning on Monday is expected to be most fiery one that the present government might have faced since it was formed just a little over three years ago, with the opposition having already announced its intent to “expose” the misdeeds of the government during its tenure.

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Disability fails to break spirit of businessman

BY MICHAEL FISHER
PANAJI: If you fail to achieve a goal will you resort to finding an excuse for failure or strive to continue finding ways to succeed and tell your success story?  Even a handicap cannot be used as an excuse.

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30 more barrels of illegal liquor seized

CANACONA: Sleuths of the Canacona excise department on Sunday morning seized 30 more barrels containing alcohol from the forest area, bringing the total number of barrels seized to around 61. They also recovered bottles, caps, raw materials and another sealing machine from the same area.

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Aam admi not happy with 2% cut in fuel VAT

PANAJI: Despite the state government reducing the VAT on diesel and petrol by 2 per cent, the public is not satisfied and feel that the government can do more to give relief to the common man, who is battling hard to make ends meet, as prices of essential commodities continue to sore.

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Salcete farmers concerned over shortage of labourers

MARGAO: This year there has been adequate rain in Salcete taluka and this would have given the farmers a reason to smile, since they cherish the hope of a good paddy crop. However, some farmers were bound to suffer greatly due to the exorbitant rates of labour involved in farming activities.

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14th century sculpture of Mahishaasurmardini of Lolye

Rohit R Phalgaonkar
Goa has a great potential for archaeology. The ancient water tanks of Goa can be considered to be treasure trove of archaeological findings and remains. Many sculptures and remains lie in these water bodies etc. Retrieving these ancient artifacts is a collaborative effort of the stakeholders of the tank and the government authorities.

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