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State has written to Centre on IFFI telecast rights: ESG

Panaji: Coming out with the information that the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG) has managed to get a quotation for sponsorship worth Rs 5.60 crore, related to the forthcoming golden jubilee edition of the International Film Festival of India, the ESG vice chairman, Subhash Phaldesai, on Monday, said that the Chief Minister, Pramod Sawant has already written to the Union …

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Hong Kong police shoot protester as flash mob rallies target rush hour

Hong Kong: A Hong Kong police officer shot at masked protesters on Monday morning, hitting at least one in the torso, as anger sparked by the recent death of a student spilled into the rush hour commute. The shooting, which was broadcast live on Facebook, is the latest escalation in more than five months of seething pro-democracy protests that have …

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Pradhan woos foreign firms to invest in India’s oil, gas sector

Abu Dhabi/New Delhi: India on Monday wooed foreign companies to invest in its oil and gas sector as the world’s third-largest energy consumer is likely to see over USD 100 billion spending in energy infrastructure creation to meet rising demand. Oil Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, who is on a two-day visit to the United Arab Emirates, showcased investment opportunities, promising political …

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Strides of Pride

Goa Rainbow Trust’s third pride parade, Pride De Goa 2019 attracted a large number of people including members from the LGBTQ community, locals and foreigners. The parade that began at Panaji Ferry Point made its way to Miramar Beach. Like always, the parade was sprinkled with posters and placards, slogans being voiced out, dances to the tunes of ‘dhols’, a …

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Porvorim’s Nirbhay Bhava wins dance contest

Vasco: Porvorim’s Nirbhay Bhava clinched 12th All Goa Dandia Garba Dance Competition Championship ‘Rang Tali Garba-2019,’ organized by Nivedam, a social, cultural and sports club of New Vaddem, in the finals which was held at Vaddem Nagar Government High School at New Vaddem on the occasion of Navratrotsav. Nirbhay Bhava troupe was given a cash prize of Rs 40,000 besides …

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Perfect hosts to DASIL

Dermatologists from various parts of the world were present in the state last week for the 8th World Congress of the Dermatologic and Aesthetic Surgery International League (DASIL). It was a three-day event held between October 30 and November 2 at Grand Hyatt, Bambolim and Victor Hospital, Margao. Victor Hospital was the venue for all the surgical and non surgical …

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Villagers oppose eco sensitive zone in Sanguem taluka

NT NETWORK Curchorem The people from Sanguem taluka who will be affected by the proposed eco sensitive zone of the government have decided to organise various programmes including a public meeting, signature campaign and a resolution by the panchayat in order to pressurise the government not to include their villages in the eco sensitive zone. The decision was taken during …

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South Goa district hospital building to be handed over to DHS in phases in Dec: GSIDC

NT NETWORK Margao The South Goa’s district hospital project has missed yet another deadline, and the building will now be handed over to the Directorate of Health Services  (DHS) in phases over the month of December. The reasons for the delay in the completion of the hospital building are  pending payments to contractors and ‘indecision’ over the top two floors …

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Birla calls for uniform rules for state assemblies, Lok Sabha

NT NETWORK Panaji Stating that there is a need to bring in reforms, Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla on Friday informed that his office has initiated the process for framing common legislative regulations and protocols for the functioning of all state assemblies and the Lok Sabha. Interacting with media persons at the state assembly complex, Porvorim, Birla called for amendment …

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Portugal Ambassador to India calls on CM

NT NETWORK Panaji The Ambassador of Portugal to India, Carlos Jose de Pinho e Melo Pereira Marques on Friday called on the Chief Minister Pramod Sawant in his office at the Secretariat. Later, the Chief Minister informed about his meeting with the Portuguese Ambassador through a Twitter message stating, “Had positive discussion on technical co-operation between Goa and Portugal on …

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