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Candolim spare parts shop catches fire; loss pegged at ` 3 lakh

NT NETWORK   CANDOLIM A two-wheeler repair and spare parts shop, being run by Rajaram Palenkar of Naikawaddo, Calangute, was gutted in fire on Monday afternoon. The loss due to the fire is put at Rs 3 lakh. The fire incident took place at the shop, located opposite Viva Goa Restaurant, Screavaowaddo, Candolim at 3 p.m. Locals on seeing smoke …

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Infrastructure at all beaches will be upgraded with central fund: Parulekar

NT NETWORK   VASCO Tourism department will set up world-class infrastructure facilities covering all the beaches in the state from the central government fund of Rs 250 crore in the remaining tenure of the BJP-led government, Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar has said. He also opined that the tourism department is likely to receive the funds by the end of March …

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Govt to go ahead with heli-tourism despite protests

  CANDOLIM: The Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC) and Pawan Hans will not buckle under any pressure and will go ahead with heli-tourism by formally inaugurating the same in the first week of February at the helipad at Aguada despite the fresh round of protest held by the locals on Sunday over the helicopter joyrides planned by the government for …

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FORCE to protest delay in demand fulfillment  

  MARGAO: At the general body meeting held on Saturday, the Forum for Rights of Children’s Education (FORCE) decided to parade the school children at the doors of all the 40 MLAs in protest against the delay in fulfilling the demand of translating cabinet decision into an act.

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Dempo SC team emerges Linc Tower Run champs

  PANAJI: Dempo Sports Club team emerged champions in the corporate team category of the third edition of the Linc Tower Run 2016, organised by CII/ Yi Goa and Adventure Breaks, at EDC Complex, Patto, on Sunday.

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Jubilation down under

Suresh Raina celebrates with Yuvraj Singh after hitting a four off the last ball to win the third Twenty20 international cricket match against Australia in Sydney on Sunday. India achieved 3-0 clean sweep against the hosts

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“India is extremely important to us in understanding the world economy”

Q: The Difficult Dialogue summit is your first one in India? Yes we are trying to stenghten our relationship with Indian colleges and public. India is extremely important to us in understanding the world economy. The LSE has one third of Indian students and we are trying to make education cheaper to them through scholarships. Q: In a previous statement …

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India should develop basic infrastructure for attracting foreign investment: Yechury

NT NETWORK PANAJI Stating that Goa, which is the most stable part of India, cannot surge ahead with traditional heavy and large scale industries, the Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha) and General Secretary of the Communist Party of India (Marxist) Sitaram Yechury, on Saturday, said that human capital, which is the real strength of the state should be nurtured and …

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State preparing for Carnival celebratons

NT NETWORK VASCO The Vasco Carnival Committee 2016 under the chairmanship of Vasco MLA Carlos Almeida will organise various entertainment and cultural events from February 5 to 9 during the grand Carnival celebration in the port town of Vasco. Addressing a press conference in Vasco, VCC chairman Almeida disclosed that the Carnival celebration in Vasco will be kicked off on …

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Kavlekar says he is loyal Congressman

NT NETWORK MARGAO The three-time Congress MLA of Quepem Chandrakant ‘Babu’ Kavlekar, on Saturday, said that he is a loyal Congressman. He added that he would work in tandem with other Congress leaders to regain the lost ground for the party. The reason for Kavlekar making the statement was that on Friday the Minister for PWD Ramkrishna Dhavalikar said that …

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