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NH Broadening is Kamal Nath’s Fraud on Goan: Manohar

Leader of Opposition Manohar Parrikar charged Union Minister for Surface Transport Kamal Nath of playing yet another fraud on Goans with regards to the widening of the National Highway and said Goa did not require such a highway and would do well with a slight widening of the existing Highway.
He pointed out that as per official figures, per day on an average only 6,900 passenger car units enter Goa from the other state. “This means the bulk of the traffic on the National Highway is local as the highway in Goa is a connecting road for Goans from two different towns or areas,” he said.
He said that as most Goans prefer to travel with their own vehicles, there is a lot of traffic on the National Highway which is intra-state and not inter-state and alleged that the National Highway Authority of India is eyeing this traffic to make their project economically viable.

Queen’s Baton Arrives in Goa

The Queen’s Baton was warmly received in Goa at Pollem check post in Canacona on Tuesday by Sports Minister Babu Azgaonkar to whom it was handed over by Karnataka Olympic Association President Govind Raj.
While Karnataka Minister Anand Asnotikar was present when the Baton was handed over to Goa, Goan MLAs Vijay Pai Khot, Ramesh Tawadkar, Director of Sports Dr. Suzan D’Souza, Executive Director of SAG V.M. Prabhudessai, Sanjay Datta, Zonal Head West Hero Honda Motors Ltd – sponsorers of the event in Goa, Gurudatta Bhakta, Secretary, Goa Olympic Association joined the gathering in the festive celebration.

Robust Paced Employment in India

Employers in India are planning to hire at a robust pace in the next three months. A survey says public administration, education and services sectors are expected to see strong recruitment trends.
Globally, India is the most optimistic in terms of recruitment intentions for the fourth quarter after China and Taiwan, according to staffing services firm Manpower’s Employment Outlook Survey released on Tuesday.
“The job market remains robust in India as a result of strong domestic growth and recovery from key global markets. But employers in other countries are reporting strong hiring forecasts as well,”  Manpower India’s managing director Sanjay Pandit told PTI.

Goa Governor Extols Virtues of Ayurveda

Ayurveda is the oldest medical science gifted to humanity by India when the rest of the world was yet to acquire necessary knowledge to deal with the various diseases and physical ailments, said Goa Governor Dr. S S Sidhu after inaugurating an exhibition on Ayurveda organized by the Gomantak Ayurveda Mahavidyalaya and Research Centre at the Ayurveda College, Shiroda, Ponda.
Attributed to “Dhanavantri” the Physician of Gods, Ayurveda as the medical science, has evolved over 4,000 years or so and is part of India’s illustrious Vedic traditions. 

United Friends Club to Clash with DHL in Finals

Luck favoured DHL Kuwait once again as they booked their place in the finals of the ongoing SFX Ramadan Soccer tournament being played at the Digital Ground in downtown Kuwait.
Playing against Duler Boys in the second semi-final on Friday, DHL could not find the net against the Mapusa boys who kept good ball possession and ensured the game went to the tie breaker. In the penalty shootout, Ian, Steven and Sandy scored for Duler Boys, while Terrence, Elvis and Alex found the goal for DHL. As per tournament rules, referee Sarto Baptista tossed the coin since the allotted 5 penalties each ended in a draw, and DHL captain Terrence called correctly to ensure his team a spot in the finals.

Damu Inspects Sonsodo Site, Demands Relief Before Chaturthi

Fatorda MLA Damodar alias Damu Naik Tuesday morning inspected the Sonsddo garbage dump site as water mixed with lecheate from the site had flowed down to the Multipurpose complex carrying along with it not only dirt and slime but also a pungent odour.
Margao Municipal Council Chief Officer Yeshwant Tawade also accompanied Damu Naik and the two along with some councilors discussed the matter with Shridhar Kamat, Chief Officer of Fomento Green, the company awarded the contract of managing the site.

Animation Film on Mosquito Control Released

Chief Minister Digambar Kamat released an animation film titled “Mosquito Control: I Can Do It” at a function held at Kala Academy on Monday.
The film has been produced by Rajashri Bandodkar Karapurkar for Goa University and National Academy of Vector Borne Diseases (Western Region).
Speaking on the occasion Chief Minister complimented the Goa University and NAVBD for the animation film. He said Goa University has taken a right step to create awareness among young minds to control the menace.

Australian Team Inspect Fatorda Stadium

A team from Australia Tuesday morning inspected the Fatorda stadium where the one day international cricket match between India and Australia is scheduled to be played on 24th October and expressed happiness over the arrangement made for the game.
Earlier, the team comprising of four members, were given an audio-visual presentation on the arrangements made and they were highly impressed with the professional and detailed presentation. Speaking to ‘Goa Chronicle, Steve Bernard, the Australian Team Manager said he was satisfied with the security arrangements as this is a major concern for the visitors.

British MP’s Wife Working as a Prostitute

The ruling Conservative Party received a shock as it has been revealed that one of its MP’s wife works as a prostitute charging 70 pounds “for oral sex without a condom followed by full sex with a condom”. The revelation left the MP stunned as he said: “That’s a horrible shock”.
Sunday Mirror reported that Tory MP Mike Weatherley’s Brazilian wife Carla, 39, works at three seedy brothels. The expose could prove embarrassing to Prime Minister David Cameron, who campaigned alongside Weatherley at the general election earlier this year.

US to Adopt Indian Toilets in Afghanistan

Low-cost lavatory technique, developed by an Indian NGO, Sulabh International, will be adopted by the US Army to build public toilets in Afghanistan, a senior US military official said.
The US troops will build at least 40 toilet complexes linked with biogas generation plants in Kandahar as a part of the reconstruction process in the country.
The technical know-how of the model designed by Sulabh International would also be shared with the Afghan government so that it can be used in other parts of the country, said Maj. Edward T Mears at the engineering wing of the US Army in Afghanistan.