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Kelekar cremated with state honours

PONDA: Jnanpith Award winner and noted Konkani litterateur, Ravindra Kelekar’s mortal remains were consigned to flames with the state’s guard of honour at his Nagar-Priol, (Ponda taluka) residential courtyard on Saturday afternoon. He was 85 years old and breathed his last on Friday morning after a prolonged illness resulting from age-related complications.

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Talasha first Goan swimmer in C’wealth Games aquatics team


PANAJI: Dempo Goodwill Brand Ambassador and ace international swimmer, Talasha Satish Prabhu made history on Saturday as she became the first Goan to make it to the official aquatics team list of the Commonwealth Games 2010 to be held at New Delhi in October.

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Public hearing on critical wildlife habitat status arranged

PANAJI: It is proposed to declare Cotigao Wildlife Sanctuary and Dr Salim Ali Bird Sanctuary and the adjoining mangrove areas at Chorao as critical wildlife habitats for the purpose of Scheduled Tribe and other Traditional Forest Dwellers (Recognition of Forests Rights) Act, 2006, says a press communiqué issued here.

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Stagnant water near Valpoi CHC raises fears of vector-borne diseases

VALPOI: Even as the health authorities in the state claim to be busy with the drives against vector-borne diseases, stagnant water, which is a perfect ground for mosquito breeding, opposite the Community Health Centre at Valpoi lays bare the hollow claims of the authorities.

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Calvim residents hit by ferry woes

PANAJI: Residents of Calvim had a tough time on Friday evening after their only ferry broke down due to a mechanical fault. The ferry ‘V M Vagator’ had a hole in the hull allowing the water to collect in the ferry.

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Burglars have field day at Vasco

VASCO: Burglars seem to be having a field day at Vasco with a string of burglaries being reported in the port town. In yet another incident, two shops in the heart of the town were burgled on the intervening night of Friday and Saturday, wherein cash and three mobile handsets, all valued at around ` 1.51 lakh were stolen.

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Anjuna resident held for cheating

MAPUSA: Gurudas Govekar from Anjuna, who is one of the directors of Cosmic Collective Resorts limited, operating at Siolim, has been arrested by the Anjuna police, following a cheating case filed by another Russian director of the company.

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Konkani titan Ravindra Kelekar passes away

PANAJI: The noted Konkani litterateur, Ravindra Kelekar, who had become a legend in his lifetime, passed away after a prolonged illness resulting from age-related complications at a Margao hospital on Friday morning. He was 85.

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