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Vendata deal raises eyebrows

The petroleum Ministry has pulled a wet blanket over Vedanta group’s celebration for acquiring Cairn India as the ministry said it will approve the deal only if the interests of ONGC and minority investors are protected and total compliance with the production sharing contract Cairn India has with ONGC.

Blackberry sales drop

Sales of BlackBerry have been affected due to the spat between the Indian government and its manufacturer Research In Motion as some dealers in Mumbai have stopped ordering fresh stock of the mobile phone that has emerged as a status symbol for the rich and upcoming.

Curchorem residents irresponsible

Even though the Curchorem Cacora Municipal Council has taken some concrete steps in tackling the garbage issue in the town, it is the residents who are playing spoilsport and aggravating the situation.

The Curchorem Cacora Municipal Council, along with Curchorem Vikas Sanghatana has started a door to door garbage collection project that is aimed to reduce the litter on the streets. Besides, the council has installed dust bins wherever necessary in order to enable people to dispose off their garbage systematically.

Sanquelim flooded, govt. measures ineffective

Even as in South Goa, the district authorities were praised for their preparedness to tackle natural disasters by the central committee, in North Goa their unprepared ness was exposed when Sanquelim market was flooded on the intervening night of Tuesday-Wednesday.

Whenever there is heavy rainfall in the ghats specially at Virdi and Chorlem, the Valvanti river breaks its banks flooding the Sanquelim town lying on its banks. The problem is further aggravated as due to heavy rains, the water level at Anjunem dam touches the danger mark and authorities are forced to release the water.

SDM orders restoration of Majorda beach

Sub Divisional Magistrate Margao has directed the general manager of Majorda Beach Resort to remove sand bags at Majorda beach within seven days or face closure of the hotel for non-compliance of the order.

For the last few years, sand bags have been placed at Majorda beach in what was apparently an attempt to divert the flow of the rivulet which had resulted in not only erosion of soil at the beach but also inundation of properties upstream the rivulet.

Passengers unhurt as bus goes off road

A major tragedy was averted by providence when a bus skidded at the Amona bridge and went off the road but miraculously nobody was injured. The Kadama Transport Corporation bus...

PM Shining, babus shaming

Even as Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh was voted “the leader other leaders love” by Newsweek magazine, Indian government officials have brought shame to the country for corruption and inefficiency as revealed in the Parliament.

According to a reply furnished by Minister of State in the Prime Minister’s Office, Prithviraj Chavan, the country’s officials have been found to be least efficient among 12 Asian countries in a survey conducted by Hong Kong based Political and Economic Risk Consultancy.

Bomb hoax at AP Secretariat

Andhra Pradesh police were kept on their toes with five phone calls warning of a bomb planted in the State secretariat building which houses the office of the Chief Minister and other ministers.

The bomb disposal squad combed the building for nearly two hours before concluding that the calls were a hoax.

Ex-Satyam chief gets bail

Former Satyam chief B Ramalinga Raju, the prime accused in the multi-crore Satyam scam was granted bail by the Andhra Pradesh High Court with a condition to co-operate with the investigators and not to leave the country. He has also been asked to furnish two sureties of Rs. 20 lakhs each.

Mr. Raju languished in jail since January 2009 after he confessed to a Rs. 7,800 crore fraud in Satyam Computer Services Ltd., a company founded by him.

British Airways, Kingfisher tie up

A codeshare tie up between British Airways and Kingfisher Airlines which is on the anvil would facilitate seamless travel for passengers who could also enjoy benefits while travelling on their...