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Goa University to have Mario and Anthony Gonsalves chairs

Legendary cartoonist Mario Miranda and Bollywood music composer Anthony Gonsalves, both natives of Goa, have been honoured posthumously with the establishment of two chairs in their names in Goa University. Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Thursday handed over a grant of Rs.45 lakh to the university’s vice chancellor, Dr. Dilip Deobagkar, to establish the two Chairs — one for research ...

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2G: Arguments on charge against Essar and Loop begin

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Thursday reiterated that Loop was a front company of the Essar Group and was used to acquire licences and spectrum for offering second generation (2G) telecom services. Special Public Prosecutor U.U. Lalit, while advancing the probe agency’s argument on charge against Essar and Loop promoters, told CBI Special Judge O.P. Saini here that the ...

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10 most attractive Chinese cities for foreigners

 Beijing, Shanghai, Tianjin and Shenzhen are among the 10 most attractive Chinese cities for foreigners, a survey has revealed. The results of the “2011 Amazing China – the most attractive Chinese cities for foreigners” survey were recently released. The other top cities are Wuhan, Guangzhou, Suzhou, Chongqing, Xiamen and Hangzhou, People’s Daily reported Wednesday. Beijing is the country’s top political ...

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Singer Carrie completely trusts husband

Singer Carrie Underwood says she has no doubts that her husband Mike Fisher will always remain faithful to her. “We are both independent people, so we can’t have somebody around 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The drawback is that we can go weeks without seeing each other. But he’s the only guy I’ve never had to worry ...

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DP officer commits suicide

A Delhi Police officer killed himself with his service revolver here, police said Thursday. He was apparently disturbed over some deaths in his family. Assistant Sub Inspector (ASI) Raja Ram, 55, who was posted at west Delhi’s Nangloi police station, shot himself around 2.30 a.m. on April 30, inside his residence. He was rushed to a nearby hospital where he ...

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Domestic airlines’ 2011-12 losses around Rs.10,000 crore: Ajit Singh

 The total operational losses of all domestic airlines, barring the budget carrier IndiGo, in 2011-12 is estimated to be around Rs.10,000 crore, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said Thursday. The operational losses of all the airlines for the period for 2008-09, 2009-10 and 2010-11 stood at around Rs.19,000 crore. The losses mounted despite passenger traffic in the country zoomed at ...

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I-League: Salgaocar SC take on Shillong Lajong

 Shillong Lajong host defending champions Salgaocar SC in the 26th round I-League encounter at the Jawaharlal Nehru Sports Complex Friday. Salgaocar SC are on 43 points from 25 matches while Shillong Lajong have 27 points from 25 outings. The Goans defeated Lajong 2-1 when the former hosted Pradyum Reddy’s side in the 13th round. Salgaocar Coach Karim Benchirifa said, “Lajong ...

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Oommen to unveil campaign on Bekal Fort May 10

Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy would May 10 unveil a tourism campaign on the 17th century Bekal Fort in Kasargode district, a minister said Thursday. Tourism Minister A.P. Anil Kumar told reporters here that the campaign would be called “Know Bekal”. “By the end of the year, six luxury resorts would be ready in the nearly 260 acre area of ...

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Pankaj and Aditya for world pro snooker tour

India will have two snooker players in the world professional tour with Aditya Mehta automatically qualifying after winning the Asian championship and Pankaj Advani being nominated as the wild card on invitation. According to a press release from Billiards and Snooker Federation of India secretary S Balasubramaniam here Thursday, the Indian federation was offered one wild card entry that went ...

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Sensex loses 151 points

A benchmark index for Indian equities markets closed 150.72 points down Thursday on selling by foreign funds, weak earnings and a sliding rupee amid negative global cues. Auto, realty and banking stocks were the worst losers. The 30-scrip sensitive index (Sensex) of the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE), which opened in the red at 17,271.77 points, closed at 17,151.19 points, down ...

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Panel set up on global taxation

 A 13-member panel was set up Thursday to advise on international taxation and transfer pricing in the backdrop of the controversial proposed retrospective amendments in income tax laws, officials said. The panel will be headed by the revenue secretary to the central government. It has been constituted by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT), the finance ministry said in ...

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Yemen: Al Qaeda providing free electricity

The Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has started offering free electricity and gas to villagers in Yemen’s restive southern region, according to a Saudi daily. The al-Sharq al-Awsat daily said the Al Qaeda has gained control of swathes of the southern provinces of Abyen and Lahaj and Shabwa, and was reportedly offering essential services the central government was ...

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No black films on your vehicles: warning

By: Alok Indoria with Reporter Divya Bakshi, Bhopal According to the recent Supreme Court order, State police will start an operation to remove black films on the glasses of four wheelers from May 3, 2012. Director General of Police (DGP) Nandan Dubey said that on May 2, 2012, he got a mail regarding the order from the Apex court .“I would issue ...

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Overdose of anesthesia slept the 3 years old boy for a life time.

By: Alok Indoria Bureau Chief with Reporter Divya Bakshi On May 2, 2012, due to overdose of anesthesia, life of a three-and-half year boy admitted to a private hospital in the city for a surgery of squint eye, said police. The deceased Yuvan was son of Jitendra Singh Pawar who lives in Revenue Nagar and was admitted to Treasure Health hospital at ...

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