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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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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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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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