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Hike farmer income support, raise peak tax threshold: Ficci

New Delhi: The recent slowdown in the economy stem not only from slow investment growth and subdued exports but also from weakening growth in consumption demand, industry body Ficci has told the Finance Ministry In a pre-Budget 2019-20 memorandum to the ministry, Ficci has warned of long-term repercussions if the serious concerns on the economy are not addressed urgently. “Indian …

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Valencia down giants Barcelona to win Copa del Rey

Seville: Valencia beat Barcelona 2-1 to win the Copa del Rey on Saturday, ending the Spanish champions’ four-year winning streak in the competition and denying them a domestic double. Kevin Gameiro and Rodrigo Moreno struck first-half goals to give Marcelino’s dominant Valencia control of the final in Seville’s sweltering Benito Villamarin stadium. Record 30-times Cup winners Barcelona struggled without injured …

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3 held for stealing tyres of newly-built bus at Dharbandora

Ponda: Cracking a theft case within few hours, Ponda police on Sunday arrested three people along with six tyres worth Rs 90,000 stolen from a newly-built bus parked at Gauthan Pillem Dharbandora in an open space and has also attached the Eicher Tempo used in the theft. The arrested accused are identified as Elisan Picardo (26) a resident of Opa Khandepar, Ashok …

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Modi to visit Varanasi on Monday to thank voters

Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit his parliamentary constituency Varanasi on Monday to thank the people for “reposing faith” in him and offer prayers at the famous Kashi Vishwanath temple. After reaching Varanasi, Modi will travel by road from the police lines to Bansphatak, with his cavalcade passing through various parts of the city. He will pay obeisance at …

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‘Stop Boris’ campaign launched by UK ministers

London: A campaign to stop former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson from becoming the UK’s new prime minister and taking the country into a no-deal Brexit has been launched by moderate cabinet ministers. After Theresa May owed to pressure on Friday and announced she would resign as Conservative leader within two weeks, Justice Secretary David Gauke and International Development Secretary Rory …

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SEBC and The Himalaya Drug Co pledge for a greener environment

Celebrating 26 years of International Day for Biological Diversity, the Society for Environment and Biodiversity Conservation (SEBC), a NGO committed to protecting and conserving biodiversity and The Himalaya Drug Company, organized a day-long program to emphasize environment conservation and the importance of biodiversity. Themed, Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health, the event witnessed participation from over 200 people comprising of …

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Writing off darkness

CHRISTINE MACHADO | NT BUZZ Q. Tell us about how the story came about. Many years ago, the prime minister of the United Kingdom, David Cameron came to India. He was asked if the British would be returning the Koh-i-noor. He said: “I don’t believe in returnism.” That answer dripped such colonial arrogance and insensitivity. It made me so mad …

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New kid on the block

JP Pereira Every now and then, a new talent emerges. At times, this happens at a very young age owing to the sincere performance of these new actors. Joyel Fernandes , from Maina, Curtorim is one such new comedian, who has made quite a mark on the Konkani stage.  “I always wanted to be a part of the Konkani stage, …

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GSL has emerged as highest exporter of warships in India: Mittal

Vasco: The controller general of defence accounts Sanjiv Mittal (IDAS) said that Goa Shipyard Ltd has emerged as the highest exporter of warships in India and it is a matter of pride that two offshore patrol vessels (OPVs), constructed by the organisation, are serving Sri Lankan navy. He was speaking as a chief guest on the occasion of the launch …

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Tribal community urged not to depend totally on reservation system

Panaji: Directorate of Tribal Welfare in association with United Tribal Association Alliance (UTAA) observed ‘Prerana Din’ in memory of late Mangesh Gaonkar and late Dilip Velip on Saturday at Ravindra Bhavan, Curchorem. Minister for Power and Curchorem MLA Nilesh Cabral was the guest of honour while Minister for Tribal Welfare Govind Gaude presided over the function. To mark the occasion, …

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