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On Ever-increasing Prices Of Coconuts Coconuts in Goa are presently being sold for a whopping Rs 50 per coconut by roadside vendors – ‘nariel-paaniwallas’ as they are popularly known. Just a year back, they were being sold at Rs 30, then Rs 40 and now Rs 50 per coconut. It is unfortunate that nothing is being done to stop this …

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Save The Beaches

Paper-thin commitment of politicians poses serious threat to beach ecology At last the state government has started demolishing illegal structures along the coast at the orders of the National Green Tribunal (NGT). The demolition has begun with illegal structures at Morjim, Ashvem and Mandrem beaches of Pernem taluka. The NGT had ordered the Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority (GCZMA) to …

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Contract signed with GSL for 2 missile frigates for Navy: Naik

Vasco: The Minister of State for Defence Shripad Naik on Thursday said that in recognition of Goa Shipyard Ltd’s (GSL) performance and its capabilities, the government of India has signed a contract with GSL for construction of two advanced missile frigates for the Indian Navy, wherein the project will be a stepping stone for the company to construct weapon-intensive and …

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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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