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MPs protest Sri Lanka article, envoy to be summoned

NEW DELHI: Parliament on Monday witnessed an uproar over a derogatory article mentioning Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Sri Lanka’s defence ministry web site. As MPs protested and disrupted both houses, the government condemned the article adding that the Sri Lankan high commissioner will be summoned over the issue. The objectionable article about …

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HC orders Rs 50,000 to kin of girl who drowned

CHENNAI: The Madras High Court on Monday directed Tamil Nadu government to pay an interim ex-gratia of Rs 50,000 within two weeks to the family of a 12-year-old girl from Jharkhand who drowned after falling into a drainage-cum-rainwater canal in June in Vellore. The first bench, comprising Chief Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul and Justice M Sathyanarayanan, in its order said …

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Value-based education need of the hour, says Parrikar

SANKHALI: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday highlighted the measures taken up by the government in providing quality infrastructure at the educational institutes across the state despite the financial hurdle being faced.

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A hundred dreams

The Gulf Goans Hotel Company Ltd that owns Hotel Goan Heritage in Calangute is a singular example of company ownership, not to mention amity between fellowmen, finds out SHOMA PATNAIK The beach belt of North Goa is choc-o-bloc with hotels. But none perhaps have origins as unique as Hotel Goan Heritage, Gaura Vaddo, Calangute. It seems apt to recount the …

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MPT to get two more cargo berths, says outgoing chairman

VASCO: The Centre has approved Mormugao Port Trust’s plan to construct two more cargo berths at an estimated cost of Rs 1,000 crore. The project is expected to be tendered by March 2015, outgoing MPT chairman P Mara Pandiyan disclosed. Speaking exclusively to ‘The Navhind Times’ before leaving for his next posting as additional chief secretary in Kerala, Pandiyan said …

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50 more killed as Israel shells Gaza, death toll hits 1,283

Gaza/Jerusalem: At least 50 Palestinians were killed today, including 20 at a UN school, in relentless Israeli bombardment in Gaza, a day after one of the bloodiest days in the fighting between Israel and Hamas, taking the death toll to 1,283. Israeli military shelled the UN school based in Gaza’s Jebaliya refugee camp early today. At least 20 people killed …

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Threat to India’s Secular Fabric

“I, A B, do swear in the name of God/solemnly affirm that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the Constitution of India as by law established, that I will uphold the sovereignty and integrity of India, that I will faithfully and conscientiously discharge my duties as a Minister for the State of ……….and that I will do right …

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Mini bus mishap at Hivrem : 32 passengers injured

In a fatal incident on Monday, a mini bus plying from Hivrem – Khurd to Panjim via Valpoi met with an accident at Deuswada Hivrem when the driver  rammed against a tree and lost control of the vehicle.  Out of the 32 passengers that were injured in the accident, 3 were suffered grievous injuries.

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Climate change to affect global crop production

WASHINGTON: The world faces a significant risk over the next two decades of a major slowdown in the growth of crop yields because of climate change, new research shows. The risk of production slowdown of wheat and corn, even with a warming climate, is about 20 times more significant than it would be without global warming, it warned. “Climate change …

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