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Fifth Battle For Control Of Panaji

Nandkumar M Kamat The first four battles to control Panaji were fought with arrows, bullets and guns. The first battle in AD 1472 was violent between armies of Yusuf Adilshah and garrison of Vijayanagara governor at place called Madiyagombu near village called Ranwa today known as Ranwadi or Vadi Merces.

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Turning a blind eye

Karan Thapar   The Election Commission (EC) has come in for extensive criticism. It’s been accused of either not responding promptly to breaches of the Model Code of Conduct (MCC) or of not doing so adequately. Some believe it has noticeably slipped from the acme established by former chief election commissioner TN Seshan in the 1990s. What I find particularly …

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Lanka beefs up security around mosques

PTI Colombo Security has been beefed up around “a certain category of mosques” in Sri Lanka after intelligence warning that the Islamist extremist group blamed for the deadly Easter blasts was planning an attack on them during Friday prayers, a media report said Thursday. Nine suicide bombers, believed to be members of local Islamist extremist group called National Thowheed Jamath …

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Chelsea held by Burnley; dent Champions League hopes

AFP London Chelsea accused Burnley of time-wasting and playing “anti-football” after Blues boss Maurizio Sarri was sent off before a touchline skirmish marred their frustrating 2-2 draw on Monday. Sarri’s side fell behind to Jeff Hendrick’s fine finish before N’Golo Kante equalised moments later. In a frantic opening 24 minutes at Stamford Bridge, Gonzalo Higuain put Chelsea ahead, only for …

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Churchill Brothers register first win

NT NETWORK Utorda A brace of goals by Mevan Dias and Arnold Oliveira and a fine strike by Aditya Salgaocar enabled Churchill Brothers Sports Club start their All India Football Federation (AIFF) Junior League campaign on a promising note as they demolished FC Goa 5-1 at SAG grounds, Utorda on Monday. Churchill Brothers were without their four regular players –Harsh …

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52-year-old scooterist dies in mishap at Curti

NT NETWORK Ponda A 52-year-old man died in a road accident involving his two wheeler and a Kadamba bus at Curti near an under construction Damayanti garage junction on the Ponda-Belgaum highway on Monday. The deceased is identified as K Gopinathan a resident of Dinkarnagar-Harvalem Sakhali, who was hit by the bus while crossing the road with his two-wheeler. According …

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