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Independence Day Observed

Chief Minister Digambar Kamat led the state to commemorate the 63rd anniversary of the momentous occasion when at the stroke of midnight – to quote the country’s first Prime Minister – India arose to keep its tryst with destiny, by unfurling the national tricolour in the capital city at Panjim this morning.

Independence day celebrations were held in every Taluka headquarters with Home Minister Ravi Naik presiding over the celebrations at Ponda, while PWD Minister Churchill Alemao doing the honours at Margao.

Narco Nexus: Ravi Relents with Rider

Home Minister Ravi Naik finally relented to a CBI probe into the alleged drug dealer-police-politician nexus that dominated the recently concluded monsoon session of Goa Legislative Assembly. However, there is a rider to this.

Mr. Naik has agreed to a CBI probe only if Lucky Farmhouse gives substantial evidence to the police of this nexus. It may be recalled that this issue blew up after Lucky Farmhouse, the jilted girlfriend of drug dealer Atala posted a video clip of Atala boasting of having connections with the Goa police and politicians.

Independence Day Gifts for Goa

The Government of India has apparently taken a serious note of the fact that Goa which joined the country late, needs special attention and hence has announced a slew of...

The Taj Mahal Palace re-opens

The Taj Mahal Palace, the showpiece hotel of the Taj group that was ravaged in the terrorist attack on 26th November 2008 finally re-opened on India’s Independence Day.

Showers of red rose petals, cheers and loud applause greeted the announcement of its reopening as Tata Sons’ Chairman Ratan Tata stood with the staff on the grand cantilever staircase for a keepsake photograph that symbolises the fighting spirit of Indians.

Oracle sues Google

Oracle Corp has sued Google Inc, alleging patent and copyright infringement in the development of the popular Android smartphone software by the latter.
The suit, filed on Thursday in federal court of California, claims that Google “knowingly, directly and repeatedly infringed Oracle’s Java-related intellectual property” in developing Android, Oracle spokeswoman Karen Tillman said in a statement. “This lawsuit seeks appropriate remedies.”

Star Line up for TATA top job

NEW DELHI: Given the fact that Tata Group is an Indian company with a global presence, the process of selecting successor to Ratan Tata to head this multinational has the world’s attention and it is believed that a person of Indian origin who may not necessarily be an Indian citizen will head the company.

What is significant is that the House of Tata itself has quite a few talented individuals who may well taken on the mantle and Ratan Tata’s statement at the Tata Chemicals’ annual general meeting recently, has fuelled this thought.

SUBROTO CUP – Infant Jesus enter Semis

Infant Jesus High School, Colva defeated Fr. Agnel High School, Verna 6-5 via the tie-breaker to secure their presence in the semi finals of the ongoing under 17, Salcete Zone...

Enforcement Department to probe officers

The Enforcement Department has widened its probe into the alleged financial irregularities connected with the Commonwealth Games in India by now probing the mode of payments for the Queen’s Baron...

Bonanza for Goans from Delhi

Chief Minister Digambar Kamat returned from the National capital with some good news for Goans with the only hitch being not only whether but when, the assurances will turn into...

River Princess stirs up politicians

River Princess, the vessel lying off Candolim coast for the last ten years, after threatening the environment and ecology is now threatening to kick up a political storm with the issue of its removal getting politicised.

Former Minister Suresh Parulekar has now joined the issue demanding a thorough probe into the process of tendering the work of its removal and also threatening to take up the matter with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi.

Mr. Parulekar has questioned the locus standi of Madgavkar Salvage participating in the tender process given the fact that one of its partner was a member of the sub-committee looking after the issue.