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NCP top brass asks Jose, Nilkanth to quit

PANAJI: In a sudden development, the Nationalist Congress Party high command on Thursday asked its two members in the state cabinet, Mr Jose Philip D’Souza (the Revenue Minister) and Mr Nilkanth Halarnkar (the Tourism Minister) to hand over their resignation from the cabinet, in a move that appeared to facilitate the re-induction of former tourism minister, Mr Francisco Xavier Pacheco.

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CM change is Congress’ prerogative, clarifies NCP

PANAJI: Stating that the meeting of the six ministers and two ruling side MLAs over a dinner at Margao, on December 15 was nothing more than ‘dinner diplomacy,’ the state unit of the Nationalist Congress Party on Thursday clarified that if there be a need to change the Chief Minister of Goa, it would be the prerogative of the Congress Party.

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Build trustworthy image: Parrikar

PANAJI: The Leader of Opposition, Mr Manohar Parrikar said that the corporate houses and those who head them should create a trustworthy image for them and the businesses they head, wherein huge public funds stand invested, so that the people are assured that their money is in safe hands.

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Calangute MLA denies charges of instigating attack on fishermen

PANAJI/MAPUSA: The Calangute MLA, Mr Agnelo Fernandes has flatly denied the charges leveled against him by the former tourism minister, Mr Matanhy Saldanha, and former Calangute sarpanch, Mr Joseph Sequeira that he had instigated the attack on some fishermen on Wednesday at Sinquerim.

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‘Science, faith dialogue can help understand Catholicism’

PONDA: The dialogue of science and faith can provide a fertile ground for a profound understanding of Catholic faith and morals, said Fr Dr Victor Ferrao while addressing the media persons on Thursday on the four-day international conference, ‘Catholicism in the world of Science’, which begins from December 17 at Rachol seminary, to commemorate its fourth centenary.

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‘Goa can take lead in redefining economic growth pattern’

PANAJI – Stating that there is a need for the civilisation to shift towards far more sustainable pattern of development to save planet Earth for which standards pertaining to consumption and production should be set, the eminent climate scientist, director general of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and influential global thinker, Dr Rajendra Kumar Pachauri on Wednesday said that Goa, which is a fragile state by virtue of being a coastal region, can take lead in redefining the exercise adopted world over for achieving economic growth.

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Correa suggests Swiss model for Goa

PANAJI: Stating that Goa is very beautiful and very fragile, and hence there is a need to preserve it at all costs, the internationally reputed architect and planner, Mr Charles Correa, on Tuesday, said that the thought of developing the state should never be sidelined.

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