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Steadfast study & support make way for success

Steadfast study & support make way for success

12 May 2014 No comment 101 hits
PANAJI: Seventeen-year-old Karen Quadros of Dempo Higher Secondary School of Science Trust & PACE, Miramar, has scored 95.16% in the science stream & has attained 98% marks in French, physics & computer science.

Karen is now focused on pursuing a...

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Musical on St Francis of Assisi

Musical on St Francis of Assisi

12 May 2014 No comment 122 hits
PANAJI: A musical on 12th century Catholic saint St Francis of Assisi will be staged on June 4, 5, 6 & 7 at Pilar hall, Kala Academy, Ravindra Bhavan (MargaO) & Sanvordem respectively. Tickets are available at Furtado's music store in Panaji. For...

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Man robbed in Margao

Man robbed in Margao

12 May 2014 No comment 82 hits
MARGAO: Two unidentified motorcycle-borne culprits waylaid a person at Vidyanagar, Margao, & after forcibly taking him to a place in Ramnagar, near Sao Jose de Areal, looted him of cash & valuables he had on him, & fled from the scene. The...

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Govt official hijacks Assagao comunidade plot allotments

MAPUSA/PANAJI: Controversy clouds 1.43 lakh sqm of land situated on the picturesque Assagao plateau. The land owner, Assagao comunidade, has decided to carve out 237 plots & lease them to its gaunkars, shareholders, villagers & non-villagers. All...

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HOPE launched for Goan self-starters

HOPE launched for Goan self-starters

11 May 2014 No comment 105 hits
PANAJI: This tiny bookstore/library in Miramar may just turn out to be the springboard that launches the country's next big business idea. Working together, a management consultant & a shoemaker have come up with 'HOPE'-Habitat Of Passionate...

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FDA seizes mangoes ripened chemically

FDA seizes mangoes ripened chemically

11 May 2014 No comment 68 hits
MARGAO: A team of food safety officers from the Food & drugs administration (FDA) seized artificially-ripened mangoes worth 5,000 from a fruit vendor at Curchorem on Sunday.

The team; comprising Abel Rodrigues, Priya Desai & Niranjan Naik...

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Pass percentage up but maths science performance down

PANAJI: The Class XII public exam results of the Goa Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education reflected the trend of diminished performance in science & mathematics, like at the Goa Common Entrance Test (GCET), board chairperson Jose...

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Polls keeping govt staff vacations at bay

Polls keeping govt staff vacations at bay

11 May 2014 No comment 76 hits
PANAJI: The ongoing parliamentary election has proven spoilsport for many government employees who were hoping to escape, albeit for a few days, the mercurial heat of May. Some have deferred their holiday plans until May 16 when the election...

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Roll back bar timings to 11pm demand citizens

Roll back bar timings to 11pm demand citizens

11 May 2014 No comment 77 hits
PANAJI: The state government's decision to extend bar timings till 4am has not gone down too well with certain sections in the Goan society. Women's groups, social organizations, panchayat members, students & other citizens have decided to take it...

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Water distribution Keri locals allege discrimination

PONDA: Following new allegations from locals of Amadi ward in Keri village in Ponda taluka that water department tankers were discriminating against them on political lines when distributing water, the public works department (PWD) has instructed...

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Does the Sao Jose de Areal blast indicate a failure on the part of the forest department

Besides the failure of the forest department, the blast also indicates the failure of a number of security measures taken by police & the fact that the tenant verification form was not filled. The forest department should definitely have had this...

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Monitor River Sal reduce man-made pollution Experts

PANAJI: Monitoring & reducing man-made pollution by improving sanitation infrastructure for the fisheries sector in River Sal is necessary to ensure sustainable development of both marine bio-diversity & human economic development, a three-member...

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Thieves steal two LCD TV sets from Vasco flat

Thieves steal two LCD TV sets from Vasco flat

11 May 2014 No comment 105 hits
Vasco: A resident who returned home barely three hours after an outing, found his apartment burgled & his two LCD TV sets missing on Saturday evening.

Ashok Kole, a resident of Sushila Niketan, has alleged in his complaint that he had left his...

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Record number of students pass XII

Record number of students pass XII

11 May 2014 No comment 107 hits
PANAJI: A visibly glad chairperson of Goa Board of Secondary & Higher Secondary Education, Jose Remedios Rebello, asked media persons on Sunday evening, "What do you think is this year's Class XII pass percentage?" The answer, gauging from the...

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Need to develop sense of reasoning rational thinking in society

MARGAO: Mukta Dabholkar, daughter of slain anti-superstition activist Narendra Dabholkar, on Sunday stressed the need to develop a sense of reasoning & rationale thinking among the people with a view to placing the society on the fast track of...

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Third phase of iron ore e-auction today

Third phase of iron ore e-auction today

11 May 2014 No comment 85 hits
PANAJI: Over six lakh tonnes of iron ore lying at jetties & plots of different companies would be e-auctioned on Monday. This is the third e-auction of iron ore in the state. Initially, 0.5 million tonnes of iron ore was e-auctioned, while the...

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Car stolen at Betalbatim

Car stolen at Betalbatim

11 May 2014 No comment 110 hits
A group of picnickers from Nuvem who had come to Betalbatim on Saturday were shocked to find that the vehicle in which they had come in was stolen by unidentified culprits. Caetane Barreto, a resident of Nuvem, lodged a complaint with the Colva...

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Biodiversity day celebrations

Biodiversity day celebrations

11 May 2014 No comment 150 hits
Goa state biodiversity board is celebrating International Biodiversity Day with a series of competitions for children & adults. A photography contest calls for pictures themed around 'island biodiversity of Goa', & entries need to be submitted...

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Either way

Either way

11 May 2014 No comment 104 hits
The new rain & thundershowers which took many by surprise, also gave a rude shock to those getting married last week. With the day planned in advance, over a year prior to the date, couples had no inkling that the second week of May would have any...

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Dumping of dry ice in rivers is killing marine life Expert panel

PANAJI: Dry ice used by mechanized boats to preserve fish & dumped in the river over a long period of time can harm more marine life than the little it seeks to preserve on the shelf.

The preservative may help the sea food reach the dining table...

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Kankumbi locals irked by KNNLs no-show

Kankumbi locals irked by KNNLs no-show

11 May 2014 No comment 64 hits
KERI: Kankumbi locals are irate over the sudden postponing of their meeting with the managing director of Karnataka Neeravari Nigam Ltd (KNNL).

The members of the Mauli temple trust & locals were to discuss with KNNL steps to be taken at the...

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GCET scores come crashing down

GCET scores come crashing down

10 May 2014 No comment 153 hits
PANAJI: The maximum marks scored in physics, chemistry & mathematics at the Goa common entrance test (GCET) 2014 have slid significantly, with physics taking the biggest hit. From last year's highest score of 71 out of 75, the top score in the...

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