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You could be eating heavy metal along with your favourite tisreo

PANAJI: When you are relishing your favourite shellfish including the tisreos, oysters besides other varieties of fish from the Zuari bay, you could be taking a large content of heavy metal including iron, cadmium, lead, zinc copper, etc along synthetic organic compounds  into your system. Sad but true!

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120 dead in storm in Bengal, Bihar, Assam

KISHANGUNJ/RAIGUNJ/GUWAHATI: A severe nor’wester packed with a wind speed of 125 kmph left 120 people dead, hundreds injured and a swathe of destruction in seven districts of Bihar, West Bengal and Assam.

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Digvijay slams Chidambaram on Maoist stand

NEW DELHI: Senior Congress leader, Mr Digvijay Singh on Wednesday said the Union Home Minister, Mr P Chidambaram should not opt for a “narrow sectarian view” when tackling Maoist rebels and says the minister is “extremely rigid once he makes up his mind”.

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Earthquake hits China, 400 killed

BEIJING: A massive earthquake on Wednesday wreaked havoc in China’s remote northwestern province of Qinghai killing 400 people as it toppled houses, created cracks in dams and left 10,000 injured, officials said.

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Hariprasad to present report on G7 to Sonia

PANAJI: The All-India Congress Committee general-secretary in-charge of Goa desk, Mr B K Hariprasad has said that he would place the report as regards to the issues raised by the group of seven, supporting the Congress-led government in the state to the Congress president, Ms Sonia Gandhi on Thursday.

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Water bodies in coastal Salcete running dry

BY MINOO FERNANDES | NT NETWORK
MARGAO: The scorching summer heat has had a definite effect on the water bodies in the coastal villages of Salcete taluka as ponds and lakes and even wells are going dry.

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Govt will institute Dalit awards for social service: Kamat

PANAJI: The Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat announced on Wednesday that the government will institute a Dalit Ratna and Dalit Mitra state awards from this year for those who dedicate their services for the betterment of Dalit people in the state.

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Goa’s annual plan size fixed at Rs 2,710 crore

PANAJI: The Planning Commission on Tuesday approved the annual plan size for Goa for Rs 2,710 crore, including public sector undertakings and local bodies, for the financial year 2010-11, which shows an increase of Rs 470 crore (21 per cent) over the last financial year’s outlay of Rs 2,240 crore.

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