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Celebrations at Curdi

Devotees from various parts of Goa along with former residents of Curdi came together to celebrate the zatra of Lord Someshwar. Located in the submerged village of Curdi, the ancient Someshwar Temple is one of the few structures that still remains intact. During the months of April-May, the water level decreases and the village of Curdi resurfaces. It is believed …

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Kohli sounds the war bugle for India

New Delhi: Indian captain Virat Kohli sounded the war bugle on Tuesday while addressing the media, along with coach Ravi Shastri, ahead of the team’s departure for the ICC World Cup, which begins on May 30. Kohli, who will be playing his third World Cup, opined that this is the most challenging global tournament that he will be a part …

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Panaji bypoll registers 75.25% voter turnout

Panaji: The bypoll to the Panaji assembly segment on Sunday recorded 75.25 per cent voter turnout, and the polling was peaceful. The byelection was necessitated by the death of former chief minister Manohar Parrikar. The last byelection to the Panaji assembly constituency held in August 2017 had recorded 69.98 per cent polling, which indicates that this time there has been …

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Pak Army to raise another division for safety

Islamabad: The Pakistan Army will raise another division-size special force to protect Chinese nationals and projects under the CPEC, military spokesman Major General Asif Ghafoor has said, days after the brazen terror attack on a luxury hotel in Balochistan. Describing the US$ 50 billion China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) as a living example of deep-rooted friendship between Pakistan and China, Major …

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Dry fish business picks up as monsoon nears

With the summer nearing to its end Goans are stocking up on dry fish for the monsoon season. Availability of fresh sea fish will slowing decline in the markets due to the anticipated rains and the  ban on fishing.  And Goans who cannot do without fish have to depend on the dry fish which they stock up for the rains. …

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Modi thanks EC for giving permission for temple visit

Kedarnath/Badrinath: After spending the night meditating at a cave near Uttarakhand’s Kedarnath temple, Prime Minister Narendra Modi Sunday thanked the Election Commission for granting him permission for the visit, saying he remained entirely cut-off from the outside world and got two days of rest. Modi reached Kedarnath on Saturday and after offering prayers to Lord Shiva at the shrine went …

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MCC Alcon crowned Goa Premier League champs

Porvorim: MCC Alcon edged Dempo in the Goa Premier League final to be crowned champions for this season. Dempo fell short by 17 runs as Alcon’s Rituraj Singh and Nihal Surlakar took three wickets each and contained the batsmen to 190, at GCA Ground Porvorim on Sunday. Dempo won the toss and put MCC Alcon to bat. Openers Aditya Kaushik …

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Stage set for Panaji bypoll

NT NETWORK Panaji The stage is set for the Panaji bypoll with all the necessary arrangements put in place for smooth and peaceful conduct of polling on Sunday for the high-stakes bypoll to the Panaji assembly constituency. As many as six candidates are in the fray. Out of these, three candidates represent three national political parties, besides one from local …

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At first media event, Modi diverts questions to Shah

New Delhi: In his first appearance at a press conference since he came to power in 2014, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted in opening remarks that the BJP will come back to power with a full majority on its own, but refused to take any questions, citing party discipline. In a surprised move, Modi showed up on the dais at …

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Get set to get away

The summer holidays are passing by and you might feel guilty about not having taken the family on a vacation because of your work commitments or because of the children’s tuitions, or perhaps the elections in April and May played spoiler and had you on election duty. Well, it’s not the end of the world! You can redefine a holiday …

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