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SMI authorities fail to attend Princess meet

PANAJI: The Salgaocar Mining Industries authorities failed to remain present at the crucial meeting of the State Disaster Management Authority on Friday to discuss the tender issue and finalise the potential bidder to remove the River Princess by cutting it. The company management, however, sent a draft proposal to be considered by the authority.

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Prices of Ganesh idols shoot up

BY RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT NETWORK
PANAJI:  The skyrocketing prices seem to have definite and severe impact on the Ganesh Chaturthi festival, which will be celebrated in the state in a week’s time. Everything from the idols of Lord Ganesha to edible items, and decoration pieces to fireworks are facing the impact of inflation, with their rates hiking between 5 and 50 per cent, as compared to last year.

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Filipe Neri urges civil engineers to adopt innovative methods

MARGAO: The Water Resources Minister, Mr Filipe Neri Rodrigues on Friday called upon the civil engineers to adopt the innovative methods and materials available for the development of state and the country keeping in mind the ecology and environment of the region instead of simply adopting the technology imported from other countries.

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MMC workers withdraw threat after release of salary

MARGAO: Margao Municipal Council workers refused to pick up garbage early Friday morning and accosted the chief officer, Mr Y B Tavde over non-payment of  salary to one municipal staffer.
However, after discussion, the chief officer directed accounts to clear the dues and the workers resumed their work by 7 a.m.

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Teenager confesses to brutal Vasco murder

VASCO: The Vasco police have cracked the mysterious and cold blooded murder case of Naresh Dourado, and have nabbed 19-year-old Snehal Dias of Non-Mon, Vasco, for the crime. The police disclosed that the accused was engaged in various automobile theft cases that were reported in three police jurisdiction of the state.

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New jetty coming up at Penha de France

BY JOAO SOUSA M | NT NETWORK
PANAJI: The dormant marine slipway at Penha de France will buzz with activities again this October after lying in hibernation for over three and half decades as the Captain of Ports has commenced constructing a new jetty around it. However, works for repairing ships, barges etc at the slipway may still take some time.

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