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Chorao woman, son died of burn injuries: SDM

PANAJI: Postmortem conducted on the bodies of Raghavi Wadekar (35) and her minor son, Manjunath from Kerem, Chorao, who had torched herself and her son on Friday, has revealed that both died due to burn injuries, informed the sub divisional magistrate, Tiswadi, Mr Shabaji Shetye.

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High-level committee formed to scrutinise MPT expansion plans

PANAJI: Following public outcry and apprehensions expressed from various quarters, the government has set up seven-member committee, comprising of six ministers and a secretary to the government, to look after the cases relating to the jurisdiction of Mormugao Port Trust and its
expansion plans.

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Pak film delegate for tie-up with India in film-making

PANAJI: Stating that India is the ‘Big Brother’ of Pakistan as far as film-making is concerned and her country needs to approach India for film co-productions as well as training for Pakistani actors and directors, the chairperson of the senate standing committee on culture, Pakistan, Ms Nilofar Bakhtiar on Saturday said that long time and lot of pressure have gone into allowing the release of Indian films in Pakistan, and their telecast on Pakistani television channels.

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Highest Portuguese civilian award to be presented to Anil Counto

PANAJI: The President of the Republic of Portugal, Prof Aníbal António Cavaco Silva has announced one of the highest civilian awards of Portugal, the ‘Honorific Order of Merito’ in the category of Commendador, to the noted Goan construction magnate, industrialist and philanthropist, Mr Anil Counto.

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Mapusa KTC bus stand finally under official scanner

MAPUSA: The utterly neglected and shabby KTC bus terminus at Mapusa, has finally come under the scanner of concerned officials, following a joint inspection conducted on Thursday by officials of KTC, FDA, RTO, traffic police and health.

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Morjim road repairs to resume after monsoon

MAPUSA: With barely one month left for the tourist season to commence, the infrastructure in the coastal areas is still very poor. The prominent Morjim beach in Pernem taluka, that attracts tourists on a large scale, has poor infrastructure, the most prominent of which are the miserable roads.

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Margao police crack down on unathorised bus halts

MARGAO: While the regulation of traffic has become an onerous task for traffic police, the Margao traffic police have decided to crack down on public transport buses, that usually make unauthorised and unscheduled halts in the busy areas of Margao, that often leads to traffic congestion and affects the smooth flow of city traffic.

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3 hurt as pick-up falls on its side at Dabolim

VASCO: Three occupants of a pick-up escaped with minor injuries when the vehicle in which they were travelling fell on its side along the four-lane highway near Dabolim airport on Saturday morning.

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