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Bandh evokes mixed response from schools

PANAJI/MARGAO: The bandh called  by the Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch, protesting the government decision to give grants to English primary schools, evoked  mixed response from the schools – some schools supported the bandh  while most others preferred to  remain open on  the first day of the new academic year.

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BBSM sets June 18 deadline

PANAJI:  Claiming “100 per cent” success in the bandh called by the Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch on Monday, the manch convenor and former chief minister, Ms Shashikala Kakodkar gave a June 18 or ‘Kranti din’ deadline to the government to maintain status quo on medium of instruction.

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Bandh success shows anger of people over MoI: BJP

PANAJI: Stating that Goa bandh was a total success, the Bharatiya Janata Party, on Monday, said that this success could be attributed to the anger of the people that had reached boiling point due to the medium of instruction issue, the May 25 Balli incident which had claimed 2 lives and police crackdown on Ramdev Baba and his followers in New Delhi.

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Bandh passes off peacefully in Bardez, Pernem

MAPUSA:  The bandh passed off peacefully in Bardez and Pernem. The bandh was total in Pernem while in Bardez it was near total with a few isolated business establishments remaining open.

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15 persons held in Ponda

PONDA: Fifteen persons were arrested in five separate incidents, on Monday, by the police in Ponda for wrongfully restraining people and blocking the roads, causing inconvenience to the public.

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GOA BANDH TODAY

PANAJI:  Stating that the overwhelming support being gathered by the Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch for its June 6 Goa bandh to protest against the government decision of providing grants to the English-medium primary schools is making the government jittery, the leader of the opposition, Mr Manohar Parrikar on Sunday appealed to the people to participate in large numbers in the bandh and also connect the ‘corruption in government’ issue as raised by Baba Ramdev to the bandh.

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Some schools to remain closed today in Margao

MARGAO: Some private schools in Margao have decided to remain closed on Monday following apprehensions raised by students’ parents about the safety of their children during the bandh called by the Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch.

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Private bus owners support bandh

PANAJI: Mr Sudip Tamankar of the All-Goa Bus Owners Association on Sunday confirmed their participation in the bandh called by the Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch despite the transport department issuing a stern warning against such a move.

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