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Archdiocese directory launched

PANAJI: At a function during the workshop organised by the Diocesan Centre for Social Communications Media (DCSCM), Goa, for the parish bulletin editors, the Directory of the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman, for the year 2010-2011, has been launched at Don Bosco Technical Institute, Fatorda, at the hands of Fr Andrew Pereira, parish priest of Benaulim, and Fr Savio D’Souza, assistant to the parish priest of Cansaulim church.

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EC to probe inclusion of foreigners’ names in Goa voter lists

PANAJI: The Chief Election Commissioner, Dr S Y Quraishi on Tuesday said the complaints about inclusion of the foreigners in the voters’ lists in Goa would be probed by the secretary to the Election Commission of India, Mr Bernard John, and appropriate action would be taken in the matter.

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Salgaocar ready to remove River Princess free of cost

PANAJI: The chairman of Salgaocar Mining Industries Pvt Ltd, Mr Anil Salgaocar on Tuesday said that he is ready to take the responsibility of removing River Princess, the ill-fated bulk carrier grounded off Candolim beach for last decade, but the government should hand over the ownership of the vessel to his company.

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Aggressive driving leads to shortage of 10,000 drivers

PANAJI: Bad mouthed and alcohol intoxicated local drivers are turned away by employers, creating a shortage of 10,000 drivers. Simultaneously, about 8,000 local drivers can’t find jobs because when they get behind the wheel, they seem to go through a personality change, flouting the law and snubbing common courtesy in favour of aggressive driving, according to a senior official of the South Goa Tourist Coaches Owners Association.

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Govt to seek details of ‘rogue’ vessels: Aleixo

PANAJI/ MARGAO: Concerned over the possible effect on the tourism sector, the state authorities have swung into action to combat the situation arising after surfacing of tar balls on the beaches at Colva, Betalbatim and Velsao and have decided to deploy more workforce even as they described the situation as annual feature seen along the state’s coast over the last several years and that it was not alarming.

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Shop documents: CCP decides to consider claims of 5 persons

PANAJI: The Corporation of the City of Panaji has decided to consider the applications of five persons claiming to have valid documents as regards equal number of the shops in the new municipal market, which were among 37 shops sealed by the Corporation, earlier this month.

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Petitions challenging acquisition of land for Mopa airport heard

PANAJI: The division bench of the High Court of Bombay at Goa comprising of Mr Justice D G Karnik and Mr Justice F M Reis partly heard the petitions challenging the acquisition of land for constructing an international airport at Mopa.

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Cutbona trawler owners demand better jetty infrastructure

MARGAO: The intricate issue of the fishing harbour complex, including a fish meal plant, on 30,000 sq mts of land adjacent to the Cutbona jetty became even more complicated as the trawler owners demanded better infrastructure at the jetty on Tuesday saying that this was the only industry Goans actually benefit from.

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Fatorda residents gherao power dept officials

MARGAO: Agitated residents of Dongor waddo, Fatorda gheraoed electricity department officials after high voltage destroyed appliances like TV sets, fridges and even music systems in as many as 150 homes on Tuesday afternoon.

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