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Margao blast absconding accused surrenders

MARGAO: Prashant Ashtekar, one of the alleged accused in the Margao blast case, who was absconding from the day of the incident, surrendered before sessions court on Tuesday

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Chennai native arrested for forgery, theft

MAPUSA: Chandrakanth Kanthaswamy from Chennai was arrested by the Calangute police in connection with a forged passport (039775329), and theft of five travellers cheques of 20
pounds each.

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Heavy rains lead to early school closure on first day in Vasco

VASCO: Heavy rains lashed Vasco on Monday, which happened to be the reopening day of the schools, which saw students of three schools located in the vicinity of St Andrew’s Church Square face a great deal of hardship caused due to incessant rains and traffic jams.

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International airports alerted against Mickky

PANAJI: The superintendent of police, special branch, Mr Atmaram Deshpande on Monday said the Goa police have alerted all the international airports besides   police stations and check-posts along the Goa borders and issued a lookout circular against the former tourism minister,

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Mickky’s OSD files plea for anticipatory bail

MARGAO: Mr Lyndon Monteiro, the officer on special duty of Mr Francisco Xavier Pacheco, the beleaguered former tourism minister, on Monday moved anticipatory bail application before the sessions judge, South Goa.

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2 new schemes for students, traditional entrepreneurs

PANAJI:  The government on Monday announced two new schemes namely financial assistance to Goan students getting admissions to the professional institutions like IITs, IIMs and BITS-Pilani as also for the M Tech course, and financial support to tiny traditional entrepreneurs such as ‘padeli’ (coconut plucker), ‘render’ (today tapper), ‘khajekar’ (sweetmeat maker),

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Monsoon arrives in Goa

PANAJI: The monsoon has finally arrived in Goa as the state witnessed isolated showers to heavy showers during the last 24 hours. However, the monsoon is expected to pick up in the next couple of days.

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Eight convicted in Bhopal gas leak

BHOPAL:  Nearly 26 years after the world’s worst industrial disaster left more than 15,000 dead in the Bhopal gas tragedy, former Union Carbide India chairman, Keshub Mahindra and seven others were on Monday convicted and sentenced to two years imprisonment in a judgment that came under attack from civil rights activists and parties.

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Cabinet vacancy to be filled soon: CM

PANAJI:  The Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat on Monday informed that the unfilled post in his cabinet as left vacant by the resignation of the tourism minister, Mr Francisco Xavier Pacheco, would soon be filled.

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