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India needs independence from Corruption

The nation celebrated its 64th Independence day yesterday and though India is shinning that all is not well within the country is evident when Goa Chronicle asked a few people what independence meant to them. Significantly, while the older generation is disillusioned the younger generation is frustrated and corruption appears to be the main concern.

For Sadanand Gaonkar from Nagorcem, Canacona who participated in the freedom struggle it is unfortunate that people are

Churchill – Micky honeymoon over

PWD Minister Churchill Alemao and ex-Tourism Minister Micky Pacheco have been enemies ever since the latter took on the former in his bastion Benaulim and emerged victorious at the last assembly elections. And though the two were colleagues in Chief Minister Digambar Kamat’s cabinet their relationship was always acrimonious with Micky nearly coming to blows with Churchill’s brother Joaquim Alemao on one occasion.

CRCC win Chinchinim Panchayat Cup

Clube Recreativo e Cultural de Chinchinim, (CRCC) defeated Enfermos Sports Club, Sinquetim-Navelim 2-1 to win the Chinchinim-Deussua Panchayat Cup 2010 organised by CRCC itself on the Chinchinim Church grounds.

Although Enfermos dominated the first half of the game, CRCC were lucky to score through a freak goal when Enfermos goalkeeper Jonathan Faleiro failed to read the flight of the ball after it bounced following a cross from CRCC’s Domingos Rebello.

Let’s talk: PM to Maoists, Separatists

Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh in his Independence Day address to the nation urged Maoists and Kashmiri separatists to enter into a dialogue with the government, while at the same time warned neighbouring Pakistan to stop abetting terrorists.

While appealing to Naxalites to give up violence and enter into a dialogue, the Prime Minister also asserted that the government firmly deal with any violence and called for closer co-ordination between the Centre and States facing Naxalites problem.

J&K CM Omar Booted

Jammu & Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdulla joined the ranks of then USA President George Bush, Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari and Home Minister P C Chidambaram, when a disgruntled policemen placed under suspension flung a boot at him at the Independence Day rally.

As Omar rose to deliver his address, Abdul Ahad Jan a policeman under suspension who was seated in the third row of the VIP gallery removed his shoe and flung it at the Chief Minister. However, the shoe missed its target and security personnel were quick to pick up Abdul.

Sex and the Commonwealth Games

Young girls including minors are being lured into the sex trade in order to cater to the expected increase in this service during the Commonwealth Games scheduled in Delhi as...

East India Company in Indian hands

The East India Company that entered India as traders and facilitated the rule of the British empire over this land has now come into the hands of an Indian following...

Manhandling of Protestor mars ID celebrations at Margao

Chief Minister Digambar Kamat unfurled the Indian flag opposite the former summer residence of the Adil Shah of Bijapur, which functioned as the Secretariat of the Goa government for many years. Incidentally this is the site where the Indian tri-colour was first unfurled officially after the Indian Army liberated Goa from the Portuguese regime.

LESA’s table tennis tournament held at Margao

Loyola Ex-Students Association organized its annual major ranking table tennis tournament at Loyola High School on 14th August with Goa Olympic Association Secretary Gurudat Bhakta as the Chief Guest. The...