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Mud heap obstructs view of oncoming traffic at Camorlim

PONDA: The heap of mud, piled high, reportedly dumped by the road contractor at the side of the National Highway 4A, at Ambora, Camorlim, blocks the frontal view of the vehicle riders and this could easily lead to road accidents as the stretch of road is a sharp curve.

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FIFA World Cup kicks off in S Africa

JOHANNESBURG: The first World Cup football in Africa kicked off with a feast of song and dance as thousands of musicians and dancers in South Africa’s Soccer City stadium welcomed the world “home” to the continent where man took his first steps.

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Hariprasad rules out reshuffle of cabinet

PANAJI: The All-India Congress committee general-secretary in-charge of Goa desk, Mr B K Hariprasad has said the Nationalist Congress Party ministers would retain the portfolios held by them earlier, thereby indicating that Mr Nilkanth Halarnkar, newly inducted cabinet minister of the pre-poll alliance partner of the Congress, would get the tourism portfolio, held by Mr Francisco Xavier Pacheco, who resigned recently.

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HC to hear Lyndon bail plea on June 14

PANAJI: Application for anticipatory bail filed in the High Court of Bombay at Goa by Mr Lyndon Monteiro apprehending his arrest has been fixed for hearing on June 14, 2010.

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Smaller nations beat Goa in brand building: Desai

By Michael Fisher
PANAJI:  The tourism industry in facing a challenging year ahead due to poor brand building, lack of a proper advertisement campaign, and allegedly a strong link between corruption and the system, a section of tourism sources opined. None of this will come as any surprise to most Goans, they said.

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Freedom fighters submit memorandum to CM

PANAJI: A joint delegation comprising of All Goa Freedom Fighters Forum for Social Justice and Mapusa Jana Jagruti Samiti met the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat recently and presented him with a memorandum as regards certain demands including widening the scope of the existing Freedom Fighters Welfare committee.

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Collem police arrest two in truck theft case

PONDA: The Collem police on Wednesday arrested two persons, whose names were disclosed as Prashant Narayan Matonkar and Malikjan Sanaulla Arkati, both involved in a truck theft case which occurred at Palaskata Mollem.

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