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Crores of rupees washed down Tillari canal project

MAPUSA: Shoddy work and degradation of the Tillari canal at various places in Dhargal constituency, has not only exposed the corruption involved in the quality of work, but is also likely to drain crores of rupees that are currently being spent on the project.

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Valpoi stream a breeding ground for mosquitoes

VALPOI: The insensitive attitude of the civic authority towards the condition of the stagnant stream in the town here, is evident from the fact that it has turned into a fertile breeding ground for mosquitoes.

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Cyber crime cases on the rise in South Goa

MARGAO: With cyber crime cases in Salcete on the rise as evident from over eight cases registered by police stations in South Goa over a period of one year, regular inspections are being conducted to check whether directions given to cyber cafe owners are being followed or not. Police stations from Margao, Colva have booked several such cases and investigations are being carried out.

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Government should consider parents’ decision over medium of instruction

by Rohan Chodankar

There has been a lot of debate on the issue of medium of instruction in primary schools. This issue has been in the limelight for quite sometime now. The medium row has drawn a lot of attention and has also affected the people due to protests taking place across the state, and has even led to debates in the state legislative assembly.

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HSSC results on May 18

PANAJI: The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education will announce the results for the HSSC examination conducted in March 2011, on May 18, at 3.30 p. m.

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DGP assures protection to assaulted activist

MARGAO: The new state Director General of Police Goa, Mr Aditya Arya, along with top officers of Goa police department, on Saturday called on anti-mining activist, Mr Nilesh Uttam Gaonkar (24), a resident of Cavrem, Quepem, who was assaulted on Thursday by some unknown person at the Verna Industrial Estate.

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Mickky revives disqualification petition against Churchill, Lourenco

MARGAO: In view of the notification of the Election Commission of India (ECI), the Benaulim MLA, Mr Francisco Xavier Pacheco, alias Mickky, has revived his disqualification petition against PWD Minister, Mr Churchill Alemao and Curtorim MLA, Mr Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco, under the anti-defection law.

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BBSM not to attend MoI meet in New Delhi

PANAJI: The convenor of the Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch (BBSM), Ms Shashikala Kakodkar, on Saturday said that no member of the BBSM will attend the May 18 meeting convened by the Congress party in New Delhi, to decide on the medium of instruction issue.

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Chain dharna andolan in city from June 4

PANAJI: The ‘Fast unto death’ to be undertaken by yoga guru, Baba Ramdev at Ram Leela Maidan in New Delhi from June 4, under Bharat Swabhiman Trust and Patanjali Yog Samiti, will have participation of between 1,500 to 2,000 Goans.

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NGOs call for closure of mines in Cavrem

MARGAO: A conflict is brewing against the government and mining companies among the Cavrem Adivasi Bachao Samiti (CABS), supported by NGOs such as Village Groups of Goa (VGG) and Goemchea Rakhondarancho Awaz and GXC.

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