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Goa celebrates Diwali with joy and gaiety

NT NETWORK PANAJI ‘Diwali,’ the festival of lights was celebrated across the state with joy and gaiety on Tuesday. The annual festival began with the burning of the effigies of the mythical demon Narkasur, signifying victory of good over evil. The festival witnessed the Hindu community beginning the day with early morning traditional bath, followed by ‘Ovalni’ of the members …

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War veterans returning medals may be misguided: Parrikar

NT NETWORK VASCO Stating that the demand of the defence veterans, which was not considered for the last almost 50 years, has been met by the BJP-led government at the Centre, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Tuesday said that some of the veterans who are returning their medals as a protest against the implementation of the One Rank One Pension …

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Make in India concept will be adopted in MCM vessel construction: Parrikar

NT NETWORK   VASCO Stating that Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) has grown from strength to strength, and is doing an excellent work in the field of shipbuilding for the last several years, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar eulogized it for accepting the challenging contract of constructing mine counter measure vessels (MCMVs), worth Rs 32,000 crore. The Defence Minister was addressing the …

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No place for religion and caste politics: Faleiro

  MARGAO: Alleging that Narendra Modi-led government at the Centre has brought an alarming situation in the country with the culture of intolerance and politics of hatred and divisions, Goa Pradesh Congress  Committee (GPCC)  chief Luizinho Faleiro said  the people of Bihar  and more particularly, the  Dalit community, have  sent a right  message to the BJP  government  through  this election  that  religion and …

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Grand victory for Grand Alliance in Bihar

  PATNA: The Grand Alliance or the mahagatbandhan on Sunday routed the BJP-led NDA in Bihar to score a landslide two-thirds majority in the Assembly giving Chief Minister Nitish Kumar a third term in office in a battle in which Prime Minister Narendra Modi staked his all.

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Nuvem SC lift Varca Panchayat Cup

  MARGAO: Nuvem Sports Club emerged champions in the Varca Panchayat Cup football tournament after defeating Immaculate Conception Sports Club, Paroda 5-4 via tie-breaker in an exciting finals played at Varca Sports Club grounds on Sunday.

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Musicians protest over tenanted land acquired by government at Virnoda

  MAPUSA: Musicians turned social activists from different sections of society gathered at Khalchawada in Virnoda, Pernem to extend support to Amarnath Naik in his fight against the state government. Naik’s tenanted land is acquired by the government for construction of an approach road for the proposed electronic city at Tuem.

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In the cold

  Left out of government schemes blacksmiths in Goa are finding it difficult to practice their trade and survive, finds out Albert Fernandes

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Fr Bismark’s body recovered

NT NETWORK   PANAJI Priest-turned-social activist Fr Bismark Dias died due to drowning, the police have said referring to the postmortem report. On Saturday, the body of Fr Dias was found floating in the river near a sluice gate from where he had reportedly gone missing on Thursday night. After conducting the panchanama, the police referred the body for postmortem …

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