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Exposition of St Xavier’s relics will go on for eternity: Alfred Vaz

The convenor for the 2014 exposition of the sacred relics of St Francis Xavier, which is a decennial event, at Old Goa, Fr Alfred Vaz reveals how the Church would host millions of pilgrims and visiting dignitaries from all over the world, to the best of its abilities with the co-operation assured by the authorities. In a chat with Shaikh …

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Hutment residents along Baina coast protest eviction notices

NT NETWORK VASCO: Hearing on the issue of hutments at the Baina coast, the occupants of which have been served with eviction and final notices of demolition, begun at Mormugao mamlatdar office on Monday. Nearly 100 occupants, out of the total 205 appeared before the executive magistrate, Mormugao, Laxmikant Desai on the first day of the hearing. The remaining occupants …

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Mridula takes oath as Goa Governor

NT NETWORK PANAJI: Mridula Sinha, a senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader and a noted writer was on Sunday sworn-in as the new Governor of Goa. She is the first lady Governor to assume charge of the gubernatorial office in the state. Chief Justice of Bombay High Court Mohit Shah administered the oath of office to Sinha. She took the oath …

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Salcete farmers welcome govt move to start contract farming

BY ROQUE DIAS | NT MARGAO: The legislation passed in the recently concluded Assembly session to facilitate contract farming in the state has been welcomed by the farmers in Salcete taluka and they are waiting to cultivate around 1,000-plus hectares of fallow land in the taluka. When several Salcete farmers were contacted for their opinion on contract farming, they sounded optimistic …

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Two landslides in Mormugao, Dabolim

NT NETWORK VASCO: Two landslide incidents were reported in Mormugao and Dabolim constituencies within 24 hours due to heavy rainfall on Friday and Saturday. Luckily, there were no reports of any casualty in both the incidents. On Saturday, at around 1 a.m., the Mormugao Harbour- Vasco road was blocked at Jetty, Headland-Sada after a huge tree on the cliff of …

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Heavy rains pound Goa

NT NETWORK PANAJI: The incessant rains, which have been lashing the state for the last few days, created havoc in Goa on Saturday. A man from Mandrem was feared drowned after he went to answer nature’s call near a swollen creek. The rains triggered landslides and caused widespread damages to houses and trees in different parts of the state. A …

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Mridula to assume office as Goa Governor today

NT NETWORK PANAJI: Mridula Sinha will assume office as the Governor of the state on Sunday after she is administered oath of office by Chief Justice of Bombay High Court, Justice Mohit Shantilal Shah at Durbar hall of the Raj Bhavan in the morning. Sinha, the Governor-designate, arrived on Saturday afternoon and was received by Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and Protocol …

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PM launches Jan Dhan scheme to combat financial untouchability

PANAJI/MARGAO: Launching the central government’s all-inclusive Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana scheme on Thursday in the state, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that a bank account for every individual in Goa can easily be achieved by the end of September, this year. The all-India timeframe for the scheme is January 26, 2015, but Parrikar advanced the target by a few …

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S Goa MP to pursue case of direct Goa-Vailankanni train service with Centre

NT NETWORK VASCO: Considering the rising demand of people of Goa, South Goa MP Narendra Sawaikar has said that he will put up a proposal to the Union Railway Ministry to start direct passenger train service to Vailankanni from Goa. South Goa MP Narendra Sawaikar and Environment Minister Alina Saldanha jointly flagged off a special train ‘Vailankanni Express’ to Vailankanni …

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