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Congress netas think am an obstacle let me quit Luizinho Faleiro

PANAJI: Two months after he first resigned from the post of Goa Congress unit chief, Luizinho Faleiro on Friday sent another letter to Congress president Sonia Gandhi asking her to relieve him of the responsibilities, "as some MLAs feel that my...

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‘Sadhvi interfering with eating habits’

Panaji: The Goa Pradesh Mahila Congress committee on Friday demanded that the BJP coalition government take strict legal action against controversial Hindu leader Sadhvi Saraswati. The Congress women's wing also demanded that chief minister Manohar...

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Cashew producers hail lower GST rate

Cashew producers hail lower GST rate

23 June 2017 No comment

Ponda: The Goods and Services Tax Council's decision to reduce their GST from 18% to 12%, has given the Goa Cashew Manufacturers' Association reason to cheer. They are now hopeful that this move will boost the cashew business in the...

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Third deadline set for Patto bridge

Third deadline set for Patto bridge

23 June 2017 No comment

Panaji: After missing its May 30 deadline, the Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation (GSIDC) has now set July 15 as the completion date for the foot bridge across the Rua de Ourem that will connect Mala to Patto.

GSIDC, vice-chairman...

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35 students clear NEET Pratheek leads the pack

Panaji: Mushtifund Aryaan Higher Secondary School's Pratheek Rebello, who has already cracked many national entrance tests, passed the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) with 660 marks the best-known score from Goa earning him an...

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The Wrong Kind of Cricket Test

The Wrong Kind of Cricket Test

23 June 2017 No comment

Back in 1990, the nativist British politician Norman Tebbit, suggested that sections of the UK's population were insufficiently patriotic. He pointed out that the India, Pakistan and West Indies cricket teams were enthusiastically supported by...

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It’s cash over culture for hoteliers this Sao Joao

Panaji: Hoteliers and event organizers are all pepped up to cash in on the long weekend coinciding with the monsoon festival of Sao Joao.

The traditional festival, celebrated to mark the feast of St John the Baptist, sees young men jumping...

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Finally laptops in 3 phases for teens of Class XI XII

Panaji: The 45,000 laptops being acquired by the Goa Info Tech Corporation for distribution to students of higher secondary school under the cyberage scheme, will be provided to the beneficiaries in three phases.

According to the tender...

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Morlem’s ward III left in ‘poll’-itical limbo

Panaji: Residents of Morlem panchayat's ward number III are still far from electing their new local leaders. The ward, which came into prominence after no nominations were filed in it for the panchayat elections, is currently under status quo...

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Workers at Podocem paid after 3 months

Bicholim: The water shortage issue in Bicholim town indirectly led to 49 contract workers getting their pending dues cleared on Friday.

A group of 35 villagers from Bicholim town marched to the PWD office to demand answers from the...

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Postal problems brought to the fore at dak adalat

Panaji: Following the dak adalat meeting on Friday, the department of posts has decided to improve delivery of services with special preference to senior citizens. The department will be looking into the issue of shortage of staff and focusing...

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Police seek to close FIRs filed in 2014 against BJP Congress

Panaji: Panaji police on Friday approached the judicial magistrate first class (JMFC), Panaji, seeking permission to close the first information report filed against BJP and Congress for allegedly illegally accepting foreign funds.

On...

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Govt looks to biz reforms to improve ‘ease of doing biz’

Panaji: In order to improve Goa's 'ease of doing business' ranking, the state government is pushing for digitizing of services across departments as part of the Business Reforms Action Plan (BRAP).

Goa's rank fell to 21 among Indian states...

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Polluted fields in Taleigao pose threat to life livelihood

Panaji: Problems of sewage discharged from building complexes in the area have come to haunt residents and farmers of Caranzalem and Taleigao, as they have complained about the imposing threat to their fields and their health in two separate...

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GEL now in the big league

GEL now in the big league

23 June 2017 No comment

Panaji: In a major boost for the state's ability to stand tall among the world's information and technology giants, Goa Electronics Limited (GEL) has been certified by US-based CMMI Institute. The Capability Maturity Model Integration (CMMI)...

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‘90 Goan businesses covered under GST’

Panaji: Seeking to assuage concerns over Goods and Services Tax (GST) compliance, the government on Friday promised leniency in enforcing penal laws for violations during the initial period of the new tax regime. Commissioner of commercial taxes...

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Home away from home for Dempo cadets

Home away from home for Dempo cadets

23 June 2017 No comment

Panaji: The youngsters training at the Dempo SC Academy or Dempo School of Excellence, as technical director Katz Naidoo prefers to call it, will have to wait a while before they can get a taste of what the club has in store for them.

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I-League called upon to boost imports

Panaji: The All India Football Federation (AIFF) may be forced to increase the number of foreign players in the I-League should the participating clubs opt to put their verbal request on paper.

Mohun Bagan and East Bengal have been in the...

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State government directs BRDS to resume the cable service in Goa

PANAJI: The state government on Friday warned the multi service operator from Hubli, BRDS to resume the cable network services in the state which have been off air for last four days.

Speaking to REPORTERS, north Goa collector Nila...

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NHAI to acquire 4L sqm land on Patradevi-Bambolim stretch

Panaji: As part of the Union ministry of road transport and highways' (MoRTH) plan to widen NH 17 (NH 66) from Panvel to Kanyakumari, the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) has announced its plans to acquire 4.01 lakh square metres of...

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Beef-ban is purely a political move says Goans

By - Vivek Menezes

In 'Land of the Humans', one of the short stories in his widely acclaimed collection, 'Teresa's Man', eminent Konkani writer Damodar Mauzo writes about Halsid'du, a young boy from Karnataka who is asked to herd some...

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Politics of Bull

Politics of Bull

22 June 2017 No comment

By - Vivek Menezes

In 'Land of the Humans', one of the short stories in his widely acclaimed collection, 'Teresa's Man', eminent Konkani writer Damodar Mauzo writes about Halsid'du, a young boy from Karnataka who is asked to herd some...

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