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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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Governor resigns after being quizzed by CBI in chopper deal

PANAJI: State Governor Bharat Veer Wanchoo on Friday resigned from his post hours after he was quizzed as a witness in the procurement of AugustaWestland VVIP helicopters deal by the sleuths of the Central Bureau of Investigation probing alleged graft in the deal. Agencies quoting officials in New Delhi said that Wanchoo sent his resignation after he received a call …

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Margao vulnerable to diseases as gutters left open, water stagnates

MARGAO: Despite many migrant workers, who were readying Nehru stadium for Lusofonia Games, were detected positive for malaria last year, it seems the authorities have not taken enough steps to keep the vector-borne diseases at bay this time too. Four malaria cases have been detected amongst the workers at the site of under-construction district hospital at Davondde, Fatorda. Nullahs in …

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I’ve got advantage over Messi: Belgium goalie

Belgium goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois claims his previous meetings with Lionel Messi will give him an advantage during Saturday’s World Cup quarter-final but admits the Argentina captain is capable of winning the game on his own. Courtois, 22, has managed to stop Messi from scoring in their last seven meetings across La Liga, Champions League and Spanish Super Cup fixtures, as …

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Disposable linen, automatic doors in premier trains planned

NEW DELHI: Disposable linen in Rajdhani trains, automatic closing doors in Shatabdi and fire suppression system in passenger coaches are some of the proposals set to be announced in the Rail Budget 2014-15. Besides, announcement of manufacturing high capacity milk van and light weight wagon for transporting salt are also likely to find mention in NDA government’s first Rail Budget …

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