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People should decide on MOI tangle: Sisodia

NT NETWORK MAPUSA/VASCO Senior AAP leader and Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia said on Tuesday that the row over the medium of instruction should be decided by the people of Goa. Sisodia, who arrived in the state on Tuesday afternoon, visited a Sarvajanik Ganesh pandal at the Mapusa municipal market along with his party officer-bearers and took blessings. …

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Various programmes to mark Bicholim Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav

NT NETWORK BICHOLIM The 11-day Sarvajanik Ganeshotsav celebrations in the state including Bicholim began with fervor on Monday. In Bicholim, the Ganesh idol was brought in procession at the venue in the market and installed by performing religious rituals. Pooja, aarti, bhajan were held to mark the celebration on the first day. From Tuesday, various programmes will be held in …

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Ambora- Camorlim under-construction highway a ‘hazard’ for farmers, motorists

NT NETWORK MARGAO The highway construction work at Ambora- Camorlim has become a problem for the farmers as the material used in the work, including stones and mud, has washed into the cultivable khazan fields in the rains. The motorists are also irked over the condition of the road and the dust problem. The work had begun earlier in the …

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POPE DECLARES MOTHER TERESA A SAINT

AGENCIES VATICAN CITY Pope Francis on Sunday proclaimed Mother Teresa of Kolkata a saint, hailing her as the personification of maternal love and a powerful advocate for the poor. “We may have some difficulty in calling her ‘Saint’ Teresa,” the pontiff said. “Her holiness is so near to us, so tender and so fruitful that we continue to spontaneously call …

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8 rail overbridges to be built in Goa

NT NETWORK DAVORLIM Announcing that eight railway overbridges would be constructed across Goa, Minister for Railways Suresh Prabhu on Sunday announced that work on doubling of the railway track from Vasco to Hospet in Karnataka would be taken up in three phases with an investment of Rs 3000 crore. Speaking after inaugurating the CCTV surveillance system for 17 stations in …

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Goa hails canonisation of Mother Teresa

NT NETWORK PANAJI People of Goa, especially Catholics, hailed the canonisation of Mother Teresa in Vatican City by Pope Francis on Sunday. The celebrations were marked with special masses held in the churches of Goa. In Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Church, Panaji, a special mass was celebrated by parish priest Fr Cleto Pereira. Earlier, nuns of the Missionaries of …

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Statue of St Teresa unveiled at St Andrew’s church, Vasco

NT NETWORK VASCO The statue of St Teresa of Kolkatta was unveiled at St Andrew’s Church Vasco by parish priest Fr Gabriel Coutinho at the 7.15 am mass. In his homily, Fr Gabriel said, “We have to emulate the life of St Teresa of Kolkatta. He further said that Mother Teresa cared for the homeless and lonely people and people …

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Bringing home the Lord

Bringing home the Lord: Members of a family carry home an idol of Lord Ganesh in their car as the car is being ferried from Chorao to Ribandar on Saturday. Ganesh Chaturthi will be celebrated across the state from Monday onwards

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Tax issue: VMC to carry out reassessment of structures

NT NETWORK VALPOI Valpoi Municipal Council (VMC), on Friday, decided to reassess residential and commercial structures for revising the tax levied. The tax revision is aimed at generating substantial revenue for the cash-strapped civic body. The VMC took the decision on tax revision in view of the instances of structures having been extended while the amount being paid in form …

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Lukewarm state response to nationwide industrial bandh

  PANAJI: There was lukewarm response to the nationwide industrial bandh called by all major trade unions in the state, on Friday, under the banner of Goa Convention of Workers, in support of central-state demands placed by the trade unions, and   to oppose ‘the anti-people and anti-labour policies of the central government.’

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