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NO BALL CONTROVERSY – Randiv suspended for 1 match

Sri Lankan Cricket Board acted swiftly to penalise players involved in the controversial ‘no ball’ in the India-Sri Lanka match that denied Indian opener Virender Sehwag a century.

Spinner Suraj Randiv who delivered the controversial ball that gave India a much needed victory, but denied the batsman a century, has been suspended from one match and his earnings from the India-Sri Lanka match has been forfeited. Randiv will not be playing the next Sri Lanka – New Zealand match today.

Goa Football Association wants Returning Officer

The Goa Football Association is on the look out for a Returning Officer for its elections scheduled on 24th October which coincides with the One Day International Cricket match at Fatorda Stadium.

Mr. Francisco Tavora who was approached has politely declined the honour because of the ODI match thereby necessitating a search for a new Returning Officer who has to be a lawyer with 10 years standing or a retired judge.

Britain’s coalition govt completes 100 days

The first post World War II coalition government in Britain of Conservatives and Liberal Democrats, completed 100 days in office proving predictions of its collapse to be false.

The coalition that was cobbled up following a few hiccups after the Labour Party lost the general elections last May, continues to get the people’s support as indicated in polls.

Labour Party labouring towards victory

According a poll conducted by Reuters Australia’s Prime Minister Julia Gillard is likely to steer her Labour Party to a narrow win at the country’s general elections scheduled on Sunday.

With only three days left for what is predicted to be the tightest electoral battles in years, the Labour party appears to be increasing is support slightly as the Conservative is slipping in key Eastern states of the country that are predicted to determine the fate of the elections.

Landslide blocks Konkan Railway once again

Movement on the Konkan Railway was once again disrupted following a landslide at Ratnagiri in Maharashtra on Wednesday morning. Various trains that were en route along the Konkan Railway have been halted at different stations. Immediately affected were the Ernakulam Delhi bound Mangala express and Trivandum-Mumbai Netravati express.

Is the South Goa Collector playing games?

South Goa Collector G P Naik did a Reagan this morning claiming that he was not aware of the govenrment keeping in abeyance the land acquisition process with regards to the construction of a mining bye pass in Curchorem.

The Collector had summoned a delegation of the people opposing the bye-pass to inform them that the demarcation of the land to be acquired would be carried out by surveyors with police protection.

PWD contract labourers stage dharna

Around 100 contract labourers employed in the Public Works Division, under the banner of All India Trade Union Congress, observed a day long dharna in Panjim on Wednesday demanding regularisation of their services.

As on date there are around 1,600 persons employed on contract basis with the Public Works Department some of whom have completed more than 15 to 20 years of continuous service.

Churchill refutes Micky’s charges

Public Works Department Minister Churchill Alemao dismissed former Tourism Minister Micky Pacheco’s demand for an enquiry into the bad condition of roads stating that the roads constructed during his tenure have withstood all tests.

Addressing media persons, he clarified that just before the onset of monsoons his department had undertaken patch work repairs of roads badly affected and added that the patches have been washed away in the rains.

BJP gives nod to Nuke Liability Bill

The Bharatiya Janata Party has agreed to the Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage Bill as the government has increased the cap on compensation from the proposed Rs. 500 crore to Rs. 1,500 crore with a provision for further increase as and when necessary.

The government had come in for severe criticism over this issue as people were agitated over the compensation cap fixed at only Rs. 500 crore. The bill coming up when the scars of the Bhopal tragedy were re-opened following the court verdict, made it difficult for the government to push the bill.

PM promises to restore Leh

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh announced a package of Rs. 120 crore for restoration of ravaged Leh and promised its inhabitants that all the damaged houses would be rebuilt before the onset of winter.

Following a day long visit to this region that was ravaged by flash floods, Dr. Singh announced the package from Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund for reconstruction of the town and neighbouring villages.