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Govt hikes export duty on iron ore lumps by 5%

NEW DELHI: The government on Thursday hiked export duty on iron ore lumps by 5 per cent to 15 per cent to discourage its shipments and cool down the prevailing prices of the vital input for making steel.

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Key proposals of budget for 2009-10 not implemented

PANAJI: The government had announced some bold measures in the budget for the year 2009-10 in order to enhance revenue base to reduce deficit and also limit borrowing from the market, but failed to implement its additional resource mobilisation announcements, which would have helped it in raising revenue to the tune of nearly Rs 500 crore.

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Works on to link Mhadei and Kandepar rivers

PANAJI: In an attempt to solve the water woes of the people of Tiswadi and Ponda talukas, the water resource department has taken up a massive river linking project connecting Mhadei river with Kandepar river to boost water level in the Opa water facility.

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HC grants relief to aspirant judges

PANAJI: The candidates who were declared ineligible to appear for the main written examinations for  the posts of Civil Judge Junior Division and Judicial Magistrate First Class in Goa, on account of producing incorrect  experience certificate got  a major relief from the High Court of Bombay at Goa.

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Folk flock to beaches for annual seabath

By Minoo Fernandes
MARGAO: With just about a month of summer remaining, a rush is witnessed at the beaches of Colva, Majorda, Betalbatim and Varca, for the purpose of bathing in the sea.

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Jose Philip for analysis of water

VASCO: The aquatic life in the Vaddem Lake has been badly affected due to the improper sanitation and contamination of the lake water, due to the sewage that has found its way into the lake.

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Manmohan, Gilani to meet in Thimphu today

THIMPHU: The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh will meet his Pakistani counterpart, Mr Yousuf Raza Gilani here on Thursday on the margins of the SAARC summit, an Indian official said on Wednesday, ending the suspense over the much anticipated talks between the two South Asian rivals.

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BJP withdraws support to Jharkhand govt

NEW DELHI/RANCHI:  The four-month-old JMM-led government in Jharkand was reduced to a minority on Wednesday after alliance partner BJP withdrew support retaliating strongly to the Chief Minister, Mr Shibu Soren voting for the UPA in Lok Sabha.

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Rampant hunting of wild animals in Canacona

BY ASHOKKUMAR DESAI
CANACONA: Possessing a firearm without a licence is a punishable offence under the law yet the villagers who live in the hilly areas of Canacona taluka and some farmers possess more than 200 unlicensed firearms, informed highly reliable sources.

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