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Govt puts its foot down on helmet rule

PANAJI: The transport officials have now joined the traffic cops for stricter implementation of the directive from the transport department as regards compulsion for the two-wheeler drivers to wear helmets on all highways in the state.

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Baduan case becomes murkier

New Delhi: The Baduan alleged rape and murder case has become murkier with families of the two victims apparently telling the CBI that the police FIR was filed on the basis of wrong statements given by an uncle of the girls.

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Goa to submit memo to Centre on special status

NT NETWORK PANAJI: The government has decided to form a consultative committee for preparing legal document, to be presented to the central government in the form of a memorandum as regards its demand to seek special status for Goa. The memorandum will be presented to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Union Minister for Home Affairs Rajnath Singh when an official …

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Mangalore temple creates history, appoints Dalit widows as priests

BY RAJAT R | NT MANGALORE: A temple trust here led by former Union minister of State for Finance B Janardhana Poojary has taken a bold step and appointed two Dalit widows as the main archaks (priests) of the Gokarnanatha temple in a place called Kudroli in this coastal city. The women archaks – 65-year-old Lakshmi and 46-year-old Chandravathi from …

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St Joseph Institute U-17 boys Salcete zone champs

St Joseph Educational Institute, Chandor emerged champions of Salcete Zone inter-school hockey tournament for boys under-17, organised by DSYA, beating St Rita’s HS Maina 4-1 in the finals played at panchayat grounds, Davorlim on Monday. Lionnel Pereira (2 goals), Carry Vaz and Sriyas Devidas were the goal scorers for St Joseph. Jerico Fernandes scored the lone goal for St Rita’s. …

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NorthEast United land in Goa for pre-season tour

PANAJI: NorthEast United FC arrived in Goa on Tuesday to prepare themselves for the inaugural edition of the Indian Super League which commences on October 12. The Guwahati, Assam-based ISL franchise, who trained over the last four weeks in Shillong, is expected to play three football friendlies in the state. The squad has former Spanish international Joan Capdevila in its …

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Padre Pio and John Paul II: Two Great Friends

The canonisations of Pope John XXIII and Pope John Paul II on April 27, 2014 marked a historic moment for the Catholic Church for which I was blessed to have been present at St Peter’s Square. For me it was a touching experience more so because I was fortunate to have met John Paul II personally on an earlier occasion.

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Vidya Athreya: Taking up cudgels for the leopards

By Padmavati Prabhu | NT BUZZ Human-wildlife conflict cannot be a new phenomenon to Indians. However, in recent times, we see human-animal conflict, like for example that between humans and leopards making it to the news. Why? The term human wildlife conflict itself is quite misleading. It would be appropriate to term it human wildlife interaction, which have been around …

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