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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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Steyn’s five-wicket haul puts Proteas in command

GALLE: South Africa’s pacer Dale Steyn took five wickets as South Africa seized control on the third day of the first Test against Sri Lanka on Friday. Steyn, 31, unleashed some fiery bowling without much help from a dry and flat track to finish with figures of 5 for 50, his 23rd five-wicket haul in Tests. At stumps, Sri Lanka …

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Iftar—meal after sunset

Sheer Khurma instantly comes to my mind at the mention of the holy month of Ramadan. Even though many of us don’t fast, we gladly give our Muslim brethren company. And of course it is a good opportunity to savour some lip-smacking delicacies like haleem, kaleji, kebabs, among others which are made especially during this month. Traditionally, one breaks a …

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Fast and Hazy

THE message to the rail passengers from Prime Minister Narendra Modi who strongly endorsed his Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda’s budget for 2014-15 was: “If you stop being alarmed by rise in fares based on diesel price, we promise to provide you world class services.” It seems quite plausible that the hike in railway fares ahead of the budget was an …

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CII expects Union budget to revive investment

NT NETWORK PANAJI: Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) looks at the budget to revive investment and script a turnaround in growth by the government adopting a three pronged approach of creating a framework for sustained low and stable inflation, setting public finances on a sustainable path by tax and administrative reforms and creating a legal framework for a well-functioning market …

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New Govt: Economy Yet to Pick Up Steam

BY KULDIP NAYAR IF the first 50-odd day of rule by Prime Minister Narendra Modi is any guide, it is the Rightist government which has taken over India. The Nehruvian ideology which tilts towards Left has been jettisoned. Once again, free enterprise and unencumbered trade will motivate people. This is a turnaround from the policies that has guided the nation …

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Rachol bridge will be built after taking people into confidence, says CM

PONDA: The Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Sunday evening said that within the next fifteen days he will meet the villagers opposing Rachol-Shiroda bridge and will take them into confidence before laying the foundation stone. He also informed that the foundation stone for Khandepar and Galgibaga bridges will be laid on December 19 while Zuari bridge will be laid on …

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Lewis Hamilton wins British GP

REUTERSSILVERSTONE: Lewis Hamilton won his home British Grand Prix on Sunday and slashed Mercedes team mate Nico Rosberg’s Formula One lead to four points after the German retired for the first time this season.Hamilton, who last won at Silverstone in his 2008 championship year, now has 161 points to Rosberg’s 165 with 10 races remaining and his title hopes fully …

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‘Goan economy is just waiting to explode’

The Panaji-based Caculo family has made the transition to a big business group pretty smoothly. Smart choices in dealerships of automobile and earth moving equipment were made when the economy was booming and demand was at its peak, and this means that the Caculo group is considered financially stable among local business houses.

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