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Heavy rains disrupt normal life in state

PONDA/MAJORDA:Gusty winds accompanied by incessant rains on Wednesday caused uprooting of as many as four huge trees at Adpai, Ponda, that fell on the houses and electricity lines, leaving one injured and two vehicles damaged, thereby causing losses of around Rs 2.5 lakh.

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HC allows to withdraw election petition

PANAJI: The single judge of the High Court of Bombay at Goa Mr Justice N A Britto has allowed the withdrawal of the election petition filed by Mr Somnath Zuwarkar against Mr Atanasio Monserrate with costs of Rs 40,000.

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Ambeli residents submit memorandum

VALPOI: The villagers of Ambeli Sattari, submitted a representation to the mamlatdar of Sattari taluka, alleging that the mines which were closed down in the jurisdiction of Khotodem panchayat area, are discharging polluted water into a creek that flows into their farm and agricultural land.

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Cases of typhoid, jaundice on the rise in Valpoi

VALPOI: With the onset of the monsoons the incidence of water borne diseases is increasing. This is evident from the situation presently in Valpoi municipality area, as two people were reported with typhoid and three are diagnosed as suffering from jaundice. All the five patients are admitted in the sole private hospital located at Valpoi.

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Bedlam in assembly over drug nexus probe

PANAJI: The state legislative assembly on Tuesday witnessed pandemonium with the opposition MLAs led by the leader of the opposition, Mr Manohar Parrikar shouting slogans against the government and moving into the well of the House after the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat refused to consider their demand as regards ordering a CBI inquiry into the alleged police-drug traders-politicians nexus.

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Most senior citizens unaware of laws against elder abuse

BY JOAO SOUSA M | NT NETWORK

PANAJI: Awareness about laws, policies and programmes of the government against elder abuse is low among the elderly in the country as only 33 per cent of the elderly are aware of the existing laws and programmes against elder abuse, states a study report on elder abuse in India carried out by Helpage India.

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