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Young Goan’s bid to summit Mount Everest aborted

Margao: Young mountaineer Rahul Prabhudesai’s bid to become the first Goan to summit the Mount Everest was aborted at 7800 metres on May 18 as he contracted stomach ache and diarrhoea due to dehydration. However, Goans back home have showered praises on Rahul for having attempted to summit the world’s …

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Five Men Behind The Six Daredevils

Verem: Behind every successful man, there stands a woman is the old saying. For the six women officers of INSV Tarini, a team of men and women of the Indian Navy stood behind them. The first ever military all-women circumnavigation attempt required meticulous planning, logistical support, and training. While the …

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DDSSY may cost govt 300% more

Panjim: The State government may have to shell out over 300 percent more to continue the Deen Dayal Swasthya Yojana (DDSSY), the cashless health insurance scheme, launched in September 2016. The contract with the United Insurance Company Ltd ended on March 31, 2018 while the government has extended the term …

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Naik is new PMC chairperson

Ponda: Pradeep Naik and Vishwanath Dalvi, of the MGP-BJP combine, were elected unopposed as the Chairperson and Deputy respectively for the Ponda Municipal Council by the presiding officer and deputy Collector of Dharbandora Prashant Shirodkar. Naik was elected PMC Chairperson in 2010.Ponda MLA Ravi Naik, PMC Chief Officer and Ponda …

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