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There’s looming danger of ship’s bottom breaking, MPT tells HC

NT NETWORK Panaji The Mormugao Port Trust on Friday informed the High Court of Bombay at Goa that there is an imminent danger as regards breaking of the bottom of tanker ship ‘MV Nu-Shi Nalini’ grounded off the Marivel Beach at Dona Paula. The MPT also informed the HC that it is in talks with various salvors and will appoint …

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ZP elections: Congress to ‘field’ candidates

NT NETWORK Panaji The executive committee of the Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) at its meeting held, on Friday, decided to field its candidates on party line, for the forthcoming election of the Zilla Panchayat (ZP), scheduled to be held in March-April, next year. The Leader of the Opposition, Digambar Kamat, who attended the meeting, later said that the Congress …

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Poor air quality cuts life short in Goa: US study

ABDUL WAHAB KHAN | NT  Panaji A study has found that Goans are losing 1.5 years of their life expectancy due to the government’s failure to meet air quality standards of 10 micrograms per cubic metre (μg/m3) for fine particulate matter (PM2.5) stipulated by the World Health Organisation. The deduction is based on the global air quality study carried out …

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18 killed in attack against protesters in Iraq’s Karbala

Baghdad: Iraqi security forces wearing masks and black plainclothes opened fire at protesters in the Shiite holy city of Karbala on Tuesday, killing 18 people and wounding hundreds, security officials said, in one of the deadliest single attacks since the country was engulfed by protests this month. The attack, which happened overnight, came as Iraqis took to the streets for …

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Mosque entry for women: SC seeks Centre’s response

IANS New Delhi The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Centre to file response on the plea seeking to allow entry of Muslim women in all mosques in the country. A bench comprising Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justices S A Bobde and S A Nazeer sought response from the government and listed the matter for November 5. The court …

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Tiswadi bags maximum awards at the India Today state conclave

India Today magazine conducted an in-depth study of the state and announced two district and seven taluka awards at the state conclave on Day 3. North Goa won the best district award on parameter of education, infrastructure, health, law and order, prosperity, industries and services while South Goa district won on parameter of sanitation, health, infant and maternal mortality rate …

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Indian Army’s Bishworjit finishes first

NT NETWORK Panaji Bishworjit Singh Saikhom of the Indian Army finished first in the Ironman 70.3 triathlon held here on Sunday. In the women’s category, Natascha Badman was the first to finish the event in 5:18:49 hrs. The 29-yr-old armyman, complete the grueling event of 1.9 km swim, 90 km cycling and 21 kms run with an impressive time of …

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Maid held in gold theft case in Ponda

NT NETWORK Ponda Police on Saturday arrested a 48-year-old house maid for allegedly stealing gold ornaments worth Rs 1 lakh from a flat, based on a complaint lodged by the flat owner Ganesh Manerkar. The accused maid is identified as Shainaz Nalvatar, resident of Shapur Ponda and native of Karnataka. According to police the accused maid committed theft of three …

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26 killed as typhoon Hagibis hits Japan

Tokyo: Japan has launched a huge operation to provide humanitarian assistance and assess the damage wrought by typhoon Hagibis after its hurricane-force winds and torrential rain killed at least 26 people and sparked major flooding. At least 26 people are known to have died in the storm and 18 people are still missing in central, eastern and northern areas of …

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Chargesheet filed in dual citizenship case

NT NETWORK Panaji The crime branch police have submitted the chargesheet before a court in Panaji against Aires Rodrigues in connection with the alleged 2016 dual citizenship case. It may be recalled that in January 2016, the Old Goa police had registered FIR against Rodrigues, a resident of Ribandar. The FIR was registered based on a complaint filed by Calvert …

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