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IFFI: ESG set to introduce new services

PANAJI: The Entertainment Society of Goa is all set to introduce a number of new services during the 41st edition of the International Film Festival of India scheduled to open in the city on November 22, later this year, for supplementing the facilities at the mega film event. These services are in various stages of preparation.

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GU students council elected

PANAJI: Mr Pratik Prabhudessai has been elected as the chairman of the Students Council of the Goa University, at the elections held for the Council on Wednesday, just as the students supporting the Students’ Cell of the Bharatiya Janata Party boycott the elections.

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Margao canvassing begins sans election symbols

MARGAO: The process of filing of nominations for the Margao Municipal Council elections has started and a close contest is expected in many of the municipal wards. The symbols have not yet been allotted to the contesting candidates, however, many candidates have flagged off their election campaign and they are seen visiting their voters accompanied by their respective supporters.

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Candidate claims violation of election code

MARGAO: A prospective candidate for the upcoming Margao municipality polls has complained to the Returning Officer, South Goa Collectorate, alleging severe violations of the election Code of Conduct by sitting councillor from ward no 8.

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Govt wants banking net for every family

MARGAO: The Union Government intends to bring each and every family into the banking fold by extending them no frill bank accounts, said Mr S S Mahale, senior manager, Canara Bank, and said that bank will coordinate with NGOs and government agencies in getting job trainings and credit facilities to the needy.

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Youth drowns off Calangute

PANAJI: An unknown male, aged between 20 to 25 years, drowned off Calangute beach on Wednesday, after he was caught in a rip current and could not be located by the rescue team of the Surf Life Saving Goa.

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Concerted effort needed to boost dairy production in Goa: Ravi

PANAJI: The Minister for Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services, Mr Ravi Naik called for joint efforts by department of Animal Husbandry and Veterinary Services and Goa Dairy to achieve sustainable development of animal husbandry sector and enhance production of milk in the state. Goa, he said produces about 52 000 litres of milk daily and still depends on the neighbouring states to meet its requirements.

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