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St Jose de Areal resident granted bail

MARGAO: Anthony Travasso, a resident of St Jose de Areal, who was arrested by Maina Curtorim police in an attempted murder case of Ms Chaya Chawan, 30 and her 16-year-old niece, Puja Chawan, was granted conditional bail by children’s court.

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Fissures in coalition over Mickky’s induction

PANAJI: The statement made by senior party leaders in New Delhi about keeping out Mr Francisco Xavier Pacheco of the Nationalist Congress Party from the cabinet headed by Mr Digambar Kamat, has made many state Congress leaders feel that this could rock the alliance between the two alliance partners with the NCP leadership also maintaining adamant postures.

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X’mas festivities begin in Goa

PANAJI: The churches and chapels resonated with the sound of bells, which along with midnight masses marked the Christmas celebrations in the state, to mark the birth of Lord Jesus. There were grand displays of fireworks also to mark the joyous occasion of arrival of Lord Jesus.

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BJP makes available onions at Rs 30 per kg

PANAJI: In a bid to expose the ineffectiveness in the sale of onions by the Goa State Horticulture Corporation (GSHC) at the rate of Rs 35 per kg, to counter the phenomenal rise in the prices of onions, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday made available onions at the rate of Rs 30 per kg, at three centres namely Panaji, Margao and Shiroda.

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Crowds throng markets for X’mas purchases

PANAJI: The state, on Friday, witnessed last-minute rush for the Christmas preparations, with large crowds thronging markets, shops, bakeries, banks and other establishments.
The weekend will witness all government and private establishments closing down to celebrate the annual global festival.

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Sunburn gets govt nod

PANAJI: The state government authorities, on Friday, issued permission to the management of Percept Bombay to hold Sunburn, the three-day mega event at Candolim from Monday onwards.

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CM to call transport dept-AGBOA meet

MARGAO: The Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat, on Friday, said that he would call a meeting of officials of transport department and others including the All Goa Bus Owners Association (AGBOA), on December 28, at the Secretariat over the issue of hike in permit fee.

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Cong high command to decide on Mickky issue after X’mas

PANAJI: The Congress high command would take a decision on the request made by its alliance partner the Nationalist Congress Party in the state on the inclusion of its legislator, Mr Francisco Xavier Pacheco alias Mickky, in the cabinet headed by Mr Digambar Kamat only after the Christmas celebrations.

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