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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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Cong leaders blame BJP govt for rise in prices of essential commodities

MARGAO: In protest against the rise in prices of essential commodities, Congress party on Friday staged an agitation near the South Goa collectorate building in Margao and demanded urgent steps to contain them. Holding placards and flags, the agitators made up of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) members, former MLAs and hundreds of Congress workers raised slogans against the BJP-led …

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Curchorem MLA asked for ways to bring more people affected by mining ban under financial package

The chief minister asked the curchorem legislator to suggest ways to bring more people affected by the mining crisis under the special financial package. The curchorem legislator had questioned the chief minister why only 1000 odd people were getting the benefits of the government financial package meant for mining-affected people.

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Fisheries dept will upgrade 6 jetties in state: Avertano

The fisheries department will upgrade six fishing jetties in goa and the government will set up stalls to sell fish at subsidized rates from October next,   fisheries minister avertano furtado informed the assembly in an answer to Calangute legislator Michael Lobo who questioned the minister concerned  on the promise made earlier by the state  government that it would open …

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Within a day of the use of technology

Within a day of the use of technology in the state legislative assembly, the iPads and laptops disappeared from most of the tables of legislators in the House on Wednesday. On the first day itself, some legislators were unhappy with the technology devices due to the issue of poor connectivity. Nandesh Kambli | NT

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Protestors claim police gave enough time to accused to move bail plea

MARGAO: Around 45 persons, majority of them women, staged a morcha at the Margao police station, on Tuesday morning, demanding immediate arrest of Yogesh Parab, husband of suicide victim Vedashri Parab, and his father and mother, against whom the Margao police have registered offences of harassment and abetment of suicide. The morcha, led by Vedashri’s father Yeshwant Gavas, who is …

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At the fruit market

By team B&C Monsoon is the time of rejuvenation in Goa and lush vegetation can be observed even on barren fields. To be sure, some of this abundance is witnessed in the city markets where fruit vendors are seen with a lavish spread of produce. Check out Panaji market and you will discover that most fruit sellers these days have …

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