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State assembly highlights virtues of Kalam

  PANAJI: The state legislative assembly on Tuesday paid rich tributes to the former president of India Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, who passed away on July 27 during his Shillong visit following a cardiac arrest. The House also passed a related condolence motion. 

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Ganesh idol is being carved out of clay for the upcoming Ganesh Chaturthi festival by a traditional artisan, Vishnu Naik from Poklewada, in Adpai village, Ponda

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Chikal Kalo: A muddy affair at Marcel

Marcel’s famous festival of Chikhal Kalo was held on July 28. Participants played traditional games that are believed to have been played by Lord Krishna in his childhood. However, as Goa is facing deficit rain this year, organisers arranged a water tanker to create a muddy ground.  

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FORCE begins hunger strike over grants issue

  PANAJI: The Forum for Rights of Children Education (FORCE) secretary Savio Lopes went on an indefinite hunger strike from Monday at the  Azad Maidan to impress upon the government to translate a cabinet decision of July 1, 2014 into an act without any dilutions.

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Mickky may get parole to attend assembly session

PANAJI /vasco: Francisco Xavier ‘Mickky’ Pacheco, the Nuvem legislator, now undergoing imprisonment at the Sada sub-jail after being convicted by a court for assault on a government servant, is likely to be released on parole in the next few days so as to enable him to attend the ongoing monsoon session of the state assembly.

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DBO Fatorda lift St Annes Festival Cup

  PANAJI: Don Bosco Oratory, Fatorda defeated Friends XI Vaddem 4-1 to lift the 27th All Goa St Annes inter-village Festival Soccer tournament organised by Ponda Footballers in association with SAG and Quadros Motors  played at   Animal Husbandry ground Curti, Ponda.

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