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Appointment of judges lacks transparency: ex-Delhi CJ

PANAJI: Expressing dissatisfaction over the current appointment system of judges in the country, which he said is devoid of transparency as well as supervision, the former chief justice of Delhi High Court, Mr (Justice) A P Shah said that the manner in which judges are appointed should embody a set of values about democracy.

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Protect ecosystem by saving tigers: Governor

PANAJI: The Governor, Dr S S Sidhu stressed the need for efforts by all concerned to save tiger from extinction. He said saving tigers amount to saving the ecosystem, which is crucial for our very survival and sustenance.

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Poinguinnim residents resort to rasta roko

POINGUINNIM: With the police not been able to nab the accused driver of the ill-fated truck that killed a 52-year-old newspaper agent from Poinguinnim on October 13, nearly 200 residents of Poinguinnim converged and blocked the National Highway 17 at Poinguinnim bazaar from 9.15 to 11.45 on Friday night.

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Bottlenecks along Margao-Panaji route

PANAJI: Aiming at  reducing the  traffic snarls along the Margao-Panaji stretch   of  the national highway-17, the committee, which was appointed by the government to study  bus-stops along the route and come up with ways to reduce the travelling time, has conducted a survey on the route. The panel observed that there are several bottlenecks along the route which lead to tailbacks.

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Arihant to get Princess removal contract

PANAJI: The Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat has said  the contract for cutting and removal of River Princess would be awarded to Arihant Shipbreaking Company, which has qualified in the tendering process by being the lowest bidder, on Monday.

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Congressmen flay Sudarshan’s statement against Sonia

PANAJI: Like their counterparts in the country, the Congressmen in the state too protested against the alleged derogatory statement of Mr K Sudarshan, the former chief Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, against the Congress president, Ms Sonia Gandhi, and burnt his effigy.

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Tasks of Mapusa municipal council well defined

MAPUSA: In the midst of talk that for the past decade, Mapusa has not witnessed any development worth its name, the work that Mr Sudhir Khandolkar in his new innings as chairperson of Mapusa has to carry out is well defined.

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