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Get set to get away

The summer holidays are passing by and you might feel guilty about not having taken the family on a vacation because of your work commitments or because of the children’s tuitions, or perhaps the elections in April and May played spoiler and had you on election duty. Well, it’s not the end of the world! You can redefine a holiday …

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Taiwan legalizes same-sex marriage

Taipei: Taiwan’s Parliament legalised same-sex marriage on Friday in a landmark first for Asia as the government survived a last-minute attempt by conservatives to pass watered-down legislation. Lawmakers comfortably passed a bill allowing same-sex couples to form “exclusive permanent unions” and another clause that would let them apply for a “marriage registration” with government agencies. The vote — which took …

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Gadkari makes emotional plea to Panjimites to vote for Sidharth

Panaji: The shadow of Manohar Parrikar loomed large over the final public meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party’s electoral campaign, for the May 19 Panaji bypoll, as Union Minister for Road Transport and Highway Nitin Gadkari made an emotional appeal to the city voters to vote for Sidharth Kunkalienkar, a true successor to Parrikar, so that he could strengthen the …

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Babush promises govt job to every Panaji family

PANAJI: Congress candidate for Panaji bypoll Atanasio ‘Babush’ Monserrate on Thursday promised to provide one government job to each family in the city within the next two years, if he gets elected in the May 19 bypoll. Addressing a public meeting near Maruti temple in Mala, Babush also assured that he will fulfil 80 per cent of the promises made …

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Administrator suspends two Sanjivani officials over ‘scam’

Ponda: In the midst of high drama over the alleged scam in the sale of sugar consignment from the factory, Sanjivani Sugar Factory administrator Damodar Morajkar on Thursday suspended its chief chemist Navin Kumar Verma and accounts chief Sakshi Shetgaonkar and appointed a three-member committee to conduct an inquiry in the alleged scam. Suspension orders were passed by the administrator …

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Vijai discusses study exchange prog for Goan students in Israel

Panaji: Deputy Chief Minister Vijai Sardesai on Thursday held discussions with the faculty head of School for Agri Sciences at the Robert H Smith Faculty of Agri, Food and Environment at Rehovot on study exchange programme in agriculture sector for Goan postgraduate research students in Israel. Sardesai, who is on a private visit to Jerusalem, was on Thursday hosted at the …

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Most VPs sharing border dumping waste in Margao: MMC

Margao: Around half of the panchayats in Salcete taluka are dumping their waste in the jurisdiction of the Margao Municipal Council (MMC) thereby hampering its garbage management system, MMC chairperson Babita Prabhudesai alleged on Thursday. She said that the panchayats do not have a waste disposal system in place. Salcete has a total of 30 panchayats of which 11 are …

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Tourists lament lack of toilet facility on Colva beach

NT NETWORK Colva When the entire country is talking about Swachh Bharat, the iconic touristic beach of Colva has been left with no toilet facility after the Sulabh Shouchalaya complex located on the beach was closed earlier this month. The panchayat confirmed that it had shut down the toilet after it was found that sewage water was being released into …

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Misbah: Lighting the path to learn and inspire

VENITA GOMES Sanskrit is one of India’s ancient languages and a lot of historic inscriptions and writings are found in it. However, when an otherwise Urdu or Arabic speaking student tops in a language like Sanskrit, it definitely sparks an interest. In Arabic Misbah means lamp or light. And through her academic achievement she has become an inspiration and is showing …

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Bhembre bats for GSM’s Velingkar

Panaji: A good person, who strictly follows principles and has an inclination for social work can make a lot of difference in the Assembly even if he is alone, said Uday Bhembre, a writer and former editor of Konkani daily ‘Sunaparanta’. Bhembre was speaking on the occasion of start of GSM rally near Mahalaxmi temple in the city, where around …

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