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Sudin Dhavalikar chosen Goa House leader

Panaji, Feb 19 (IANS) Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party (MGP) leader and Goa PWD Minister Sudin Dhavalikar, member of the ruling coalition, has been chosen the leader of the House in the absence of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar. Parrikar is currently being treated in a Mumbai hospital for a pancreas-related ailment. In view of the medical condition of the Chief Minister, the 33-da...

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Parrikar can be sent to US, if need be: Goa Deputy Speaker

Panaji, Feb 19 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is being treated at Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital for a pancreas-related ailment, can be shifted to the US for further treatment, if need be, Deputy Speaker and BJP MLA Michael Lobo said on Monday. We want him. We will do everything we can. He could be taken to the US if need be, Lobo told reporters at the state assembly complex...

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Ajax trail PSV by 5 points in Dutch league

Amsterdam, Feb 19 (IANS) AFC Ajax narrowed the gap to Dutch football league leaders PSV Eindhoven to five points after a 1-0 win over PEC Zwolle. With Eindhoven losing two points on Saturday, Ajax, who had 54 points, on Sunday needed a win to cut the deficit. In the first half, Ajax had several chances, but the visitors were not able to convert any of those, reported Xinhua news agency.<...

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Real Madrid stages strong second-half comeback over Betis

Seville (Spain), Feb 19 (IANS) Real Madrid mounted a second-half comeback to defeat Real Betis 5-3 as they remained fourth in the La Liga football championship on Sunday. Madrid were on Sunday evening down 1-2 at the break after two goals within four minutes -- one by Algeria's Aissa Mandi and the other an own-goal by the capital squad's Nacho, reported Efe. Both teams were great...

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Want to shock, disturb people with my work: Filmmaker Q

New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) His films don't release in a theatre near you, and neither does he think they're meant to be enjoyed with cola and popcorn. Director Qaushiq Mukherjee, aka Q, dubbed as India's most dangerous filmmaker by CNN, says he looks at cinema as an information device, and wants to create some sort of physical disturbance in the conscience of his audience. Known f...

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Journalist who wrote about Parrikar's health barred from Goa assembly

Panaji, Feb 19 (IANS) A journalist was on Monday barred from entering the precincts of the Goa legislative assembly, two days after he sent across a message about Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's ill-health and later retracted it. Harish Volvoikar, who runs GoaJunction.com, was stopped by the security personnel on Monday morning, on the first day of the budget session. I am not ...

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Canadian PM visits Mathura wildlife sanctuary

Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday visited Mathura Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Centre in Uttar Pradesh and interacted with the its founders and staff members. The wildlife sanctuary team discussed with the Canadian Prime Minister the need to create awareness about the plight of Asian elephants. Trudeau was accompanied by his w...

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ISL: Mumbai keep playoffs hopes alive with 2-1 win over ATK

Kolkata, Feb 18 (IANS) Mumbai City FC kept their playoffs hopes alive with a 2-1 win over hapless ATK who were handed their fifth defeat at home this Indian Super League (ISL) season at the Vivekananda Yuba Bharati Krirangan on Sunday. Marcio Rozario (32nd minute) and Rafa Jorda (53rd minute) scored their first ever ISL goals on either side of a Bipin Singh (47th minute) strike as the Ko...

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Chennaiyin remain 3rd after 1-1 draw with Jamshedpur in ISL

Chennai, Feb 18 (IANS) Chennaiyin FC on Sunday earned a valuable point after forcing Jamshedpur FC to a 1-1 draw as they held their third position in the Hero Indian Super League (ISL) table. Jamshedpur FC were running away with yet another victory after another moment of brilliance from Wellington Priori had given Steve Coppell's side the lead in the 32nd minute. The visitors defended d...

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PM meets ailing Parrikar in Mumbai hospital

Panaji/Mumbai, Feb 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday met Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who is admitted in Mumbai's Lilavati Hospital for treatment of mild pancreatitis. Modi, on a daylong visit to Mumbai, took time off his scheduled engagements to meet Parrikar, who was earlier Defence Minister in the Modi Cabinet, and asked after his health. Parrikar was adm...

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Juventus regain Serie A lead with 1-0 win over Torino

Turin, Feb 18 (IANS) Six-time defending champions Juventus on Sunday won the derby against Torino 1-0 to provisionally jump to the top of the Serie A table. Juventus registered their ninth straight victory in the Italian football league to regain the lead in the standings, even though forward Gonzalo Higuain left the field in the 15th minute due to an ankle problem, reports Efe. ...

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Parrikar may not attend Assembly session, panel to decide on curtailment

Panaji, Feb 18 (IANS) Hospitalised Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar may not attend the Assembly Budget Session beginning Monday, even as the Speaker said that a house panel will decide whether the session needs to be curtailed. Parrikar, who also holds the finance portfolio, is admitted in a Mumbai hospital for treatment of mild pancreatitis. South Goa MP and Bharatiya Janata ...

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CM presence in Goa Assembly session doubtful, panel to decide on curtailment

Panaji, Feb 18 (IANS) Hospitalised Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar may not attend the Assembly Budget Session beginning Monday, even as the Speaker said a house panel will decide whether the session needs to be curtailed. Parrikar, who also holds the finance portfolio, is admitted in a Mumbai hospital for treatment of mild pancreatitis. South Goa MP and Bharatiya Janata Party...

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Successful NDA alliance due to roots of democracy in BJP: Modi

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) Amid strains in the ruling NDA, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said he had succeeded in taking the coalition along in the best possible way, emphasising that it could happen because democracy is in the roots and veins of the BJP. The Prime Minister's remarks came during an address on the occasion of the inauguration of the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) n...

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Parrikar's attendance at Goa budget session doubtful

Panaji, Feb 18 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar may not attend the budget session of the state legislative assembly which begins on Monday due to health reasons, an official said on Sunday. The development raises doubts about Parrikar's medical condition. Speaker Pramod Sawant told reporters on Sunday that a meeting of the assembly's business advisory committee had been...

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Mohun Bagan edge past Neroca in I-League

Imphal, Feb 18 (IANS) Dipanda Dicka notched a brace and Akram Moghrabi netted the winner as Mohun Bagan came out 3-2 victors over Neroca FC in an I-League encounter at the Khuman Lampak Stadium here on Sunday. Felix Chidi and Singam Subhash Singh scored the goals for the home side but were not able to hold their lead and allowed the visitors to get back into the game. Felix Chidi...

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PNB fraud: ED raids over 45 locations in 15 cities

New Delhi, Feb 18 (IANS) The Enforcement Directorate (ED) on Sunday conducted searches at over 45 more locations in 15 cities across India in connection with the multi-crore Punjab National Bank (PNB) scam, an official said. The agency raided 10 places in Bengaluru, seven in Delhi, five each in Kolkata and Mumbai, four each in Chandigarh and Hyderabad, three each in Patna and Lucknow, tw...

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Teenagers use social media posts to appear attractive to friends

New York, Feb 18 (IANS) Teenagers use social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram to appear attractive and popular among friends, and for that they make a careful selection of photos, activities and links that they share, a new study says. They work very hard to create a favourable online image, showed the findings published in the Journal of Research on Adolescence. Ac...

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Suarez, Alba help Barca pass Eibar test

Madrid, Feb 18 (IANS) FC Barcelona made sure they will retain their seven-point lead at the top of the Liga Santander whatever happens during the rest of the weekend when they won a tough game 2-0 away to Eibar. Eibar had suffered just one defeat in their last 12 games, but had lost their previous seven meetings against Barca and that trend continued thanks to goals from Luis Suarez and ...

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Brazilian striker Tardelli keen to extend Shandong Luneng deal

Rio de Janeiro, Feb 18 (IANS) Shandong Luneng striker Diego Tardelli has denied speculation linking him with Corinthians and revealed a desire to extend his contract with the Chinese Super League club. The declaration follows media reports in Brazil claiming that the reigning Brazilian Serie A champions have made an offer to sign the 32-year-old for the 2018 season, reports Xinhua news a...

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