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Sattari feni distillers fear losses

BY ABDULLA KHAN
VALPOI: In the Sattari taluka, beginning with the onset on summer and ending just before the onset of monsoon, the primary occupation is of cashew cultivation. However, the related activity of feni or uraak production is the secondary occupation.

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Quarrel ends in stabbing

VASCO: A minor quarrel between two friends, who were having a drink on the weekend, led to one of them stabbing the other, at Mangrupai, Verna, in the intervening night of Saturday and Sunday.

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Polish President, top brass killed in air crash

MOSCOW: Polish President Lech Kaczynski and some of the country’s highest military and civilian leaders died on Saturday when the presidential plane crashed as it came in for a landing in thick fog in western Russia, killing all the 97 people on board the Presidential plane.

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Ravi refuses to head panel on NH4A realignment

PONDA: The Home Minister and Ponda MLA, Mr Ravi Naik on Saturday refused to head the committee appointed by the government to go into the realignment of the National Highway 4A (NH4A) from Mollem to Panaji, saying that the norm is that the concerned minister who holds the portfolio is appointed the head.

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SEBI bans 14 insurers from issuing ULIP

MUMBAI: Market regulator Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) has banned 14 life insurance companies, including those belonging to Tatas, SBI, ICICI, HDFC and Reliance Anil Ambani Group from raising funds through unit-linked schemes, a move on which insurance regulator feels that the firms should take legal recourse.

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Waste-filled nullahs cry for PMC’s attention

by ROQUE DIAS
PONDA: There are five nullahs running through Ponda, besides the main Kapleshwari nullah, which come under the jurisdiction of the Water Resource Department, and all these nullahs are now needed to be cleared of the waste dumped in them to prevent the city from flooding with the arrival of monsoon.

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