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ESG governing council gives green signal for holding performance by Yogi’s Angels

PANAJI: The governing council of the Entertainment Society of Goa on Monday gave a green signal to a proposal of the CEO of the ESG, Mr Manoj Srivastava as regards holding an event for commemorating the 7th anniversary of the ESG on May 6, 2011, at the Inox courtyard, with performance by the Yogi’s Angels - the particular group itself costing the government around Rs 18 lakh – on the condition that sufficient sponsorship money is raised for the same.

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Work on River Princess removal begins at last

PANAJI: The work on removal of the River Princess finally began on Monday, exactly 3,934 days after it ran aground at Candolim on June 6, in the year 2000, with the technical staff of Arihant Ship Breakers, a Mumbai-based firm that won the contract, starting cutting the ship into pieces, beginning from the front portion of the vessel.

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Panaji First panel plays the second fiddle

PANAJI:  “Winners undertake celebrations of their victory, while losers come out with excuses for their defeat,” it is often said. However, the analysis of any victory or defeat becomes necessary, especially those linked to the elections in a democratic setup.

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Jose, Nilkanth resign as ministers

PANAJI: In a sudden development, the two nominees of the Nationalist Congress Party in the state cabinet, Mr Jose Philip D’Souza (Revenue Minister) and Mr Nilkanth Halarnkar (Tourism),  submitted their resignations as ministers in the state cabinet to the national president of the party and Union Agriculture Minister, Mr Sharad Pawar in New Delhi.

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Atanasio assures clean administration

PANAJI: Basking in the glory of victory, the Education Minister, Mr Atanasio Monserrate alias Babush on Monday promised non-corrupt, clean and efficient administration to the people coming under the jurisdiction of CCP. 

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Babush panel gets wafer-thin majority in CCP polls

PANAJI:  The Atanasio Monserrate panel retained power at the Corporation of the City of Panaji with wafer-thin majority, winning a total of 16 seats as against 12 seats won by the ‘Panaji First’ panel. The independent candidates, Mr Surendra Furtado and Ms Ruth Furtado also won at the Corporation polls.

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CCP polls register 74.69% voting

PANAJI:  Receiving overwhelming response from the city electorate, the Sunday elections to the Corporation of the City of Panaji registered a voting percentage of 74.69 per cent, with ward number 15 recording maximum 87.34 pert cent voting, while ward number 4 registering minimum 59.03 per cent voting.

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CCP polls well organised, says SP Deshpande

PANAJI: The superintendent of police, Special Cell, Mr Atmaram Deshpande said that the election to the Corporation of the City of Panaji (CCP), was peaceful and incident free. He said that the civic election was well organised and well managed by the authorities.

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