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IFFI ’10 to witness some key changes

PANAJI: Special screening of India’s entry for Academy Awards in the Best Foreign Film category, ‘Peepli [Live]’, in the presence of important cast and crew members will be the highlight of the 41st edition of the International Film Festival of India, scheduled to open in the state on November 22.

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Marked decline in sale of vehicles

PANAJI: The number of vehicles registered in the state has started showing a declining trend giving the impression that a saturation point has been reached.

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Demurrage charges pile up for ore exporters

PANAJI: The problems for shippers and exporters are piling up putting charters in a fix. Delayed loading of iron ore onto 45 ships anchored off Mormugoa Port Trust and Panaji Port has put ship charters in an financial fix as demurrages charges from $10,000 to $20,000 per day per ship are piling up.

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Place project before House panel: BJP

PANAJI: Conceptually agreeing to the expansion project of the central government for National Highway 17, the Bharatiya Janata Party said that the project should however, be placed before the in-House committee of the state assembly for reaching a final decision.

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Notification is outcome of advisory board recommendation: Padgaonkar

PANAJI: The recent notification as regards using Konkani and Marathi languages for signage pertaining to street names, besides government signboards and so on, is an effort to display the finer differences existing between the two languages, said the director of official language, Mr G D Padgaonkar on Friday

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PIB-RP Cell differences delay issuance of IFFI media passes

PANAJI: The differences and ego hassles erupting between the Press Information Bureau and the Regional Plan 2021 Cell of the department of Town and Country Planning, has resulted in an inadvertent delay in the issuing of cards to the media as regards the 41st edition of the International Film Festival of India, slated to open in the city on November 22.

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Truckers-mine owners meet inconclusive

PANAJI: The meeting between the All Goa Mine Truck Owners Association and mine owners, on Friday, remained inconclusive as the truck owners were not satisfied with the offer made to increase the freight charges in view of the restriction on time and load capacity.

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Juvekar bail hearing on Nov 22

MARGAO: The National Investigating Agency (NIA) on Friday prayed before additional district and session judge, South Goa, Mr Desmond Costa, that they may be given time to file reply on the bail application moved by Prashant Juvekar, one of the conspirators in the Margao bomb blast of October 16, 2009.

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