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Pensioners’ Day celebrated

PANAJI: All Goa Government Pensioners’ Association celebrated Pensioners’ Day-cum-annual-general body meeting on November 10, at Caritas Goa, Panaji.

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Be fearless, prayerful: Pope to Society of Pilar

PANAJI: In a special communiqué greeting the Society of Pilar on the occasion of the canonical approval of Goa based Indian Congregation, as Society of Apostolic Life of Pontifical Right, Pope Benedict XVI, has exhorted the missionaries to be fearless, humble and prayerful.

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‘Moner Manush’ bags Golden Peacock Award

PANAJI: ‘Moner Manush’ (The Quest), an Indo-Bangladesh co-production directed by Goutam Ghose was awarded the coveted Golden Peacock Award and Rs 40 lakh cash prize at the concluding ceremony of the 41st edition of the International Film Festival of India on Thursday.

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Ravi reprimands cops over poor investigation into cases

PANAJI: The Home Minister, Mr Ravi Naik on Thursday pulled up the police officials, especially the investigating officers and in-charge of the police stations, for failing to properly investigate the cases registered in their jurisdiction.

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30 injured in bus mishap at Assagao

MAPUSA:  30 persons, including people from Assagao and students of DMC college were injured, some of them seriously when a passenger bus bearing registration number GA 01 V 2870, ‘Sai Chandan’ plying on the Badem-Assagao-Mapusa route turned turtle and fell on its side about 25 feet below the road on a turn near the DMC college on Thursday evening.

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Kamat announces slew of measures for MMC

MARGAO: The Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat, on Thursday, announced a slew of measures to try and streamline the Margao Municipality and sort out the garbage problem, after a meeting with the chief officer and the council.

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Atithi Devo Bhava? Not at IFFI

BY SACHIN CHATTE
‘Atithi Devo Bhava’ may be part of India’s age-old tradition of hospitality -- and the rallying cry of the Ministry of Tourism – but it certainly doesn’t extend to IFFI.

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CM appeals to employees not to proceed on strike

PANAJI: The Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat, on Thursday, appealed to the employees affiliated to the Goa Government Employees Association (GGEA) not to take extreme action of going on strike from December 6 as the government was considering their demands and would take a decision on them by December 20.

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156 projects given environmental clearance in last five years

PANAJI: The Union Minister for Environment, Mr Jairam Ramesh informed Mr Shantaram Naik, MP, in the Rajya Sabha in a written reply to his question that, 156 projects from Goa have been given environmental clearance by his ministry in the last five years.

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