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Need to educate migrants for achieving 100% literacy: Naik

PANAJI: Fees charged by private schools have increased almost 160 per cent according to a study, and expenditure to send a child to school which cost parents Rs 25,000 per year in the year 2000 has risen to Rs 65,000 a year in 2008  in addition to the tution fees of Rs 35,000 a year, said Mr Shantaram Naik, MP, in Valpoi, on Saturday.

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Foundation stone laid for Rachol panchayat ghar

MARGAO: Utter confusion prevailed among the villagers of Rachol before the foundation stone for a panchayat ghar could be laid by the Curtorim MLA, Mr Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco, who substituted the PWD Minister, Mr Churchill Alemao, who has left for Kuwait.

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Chimbel health city project will provide

VALPOI: Reacting to the strong opposition by the Chimbel villagers to the proposed health city project in their village, the Health Minister, Mr Vishwajeet Rane said that whoever wants to oppose the project should speak to the Chief Minister.

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Expo on teaching- learning material held at Nagorcem

CANACONA: In order to showcase the creative talent of teachers of primary and upper primary schools of the Canacona taluka, Block Resource Centre of Goa Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, organised a taluka- level teaching -learning material (TLM) exhibition, recently, in the premises of SSA BRC, Nagorcem-Canacona.

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Mormugao Municipality to file affidavit in HC

VASCO: The Mormugao Municipality, will file an affidavit in the High Court of Bombay at Goa, on April 26, over the houses lying in the alignment of the four-lane highway, near the Baina seashore.

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Goa forgave Portugal in 1974: envoy

BY RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT
PANAJI: The Ambassador of Portugal to India, Mr Jorge Roza de Oliveira on Saturday said that he has still not been able to understand what really Goan freedom fighters want from Portugal, as the Portuguese foreign minister, way back in 1974 had already pleaded forgiveness for the 450 years of Portuguese rule in Goa, and was given the same.

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Cavrem agitation intensifies; 95 villagers court arrest

MARGAO: The agitation by the tribal villagers of Cavrem against the mining trucks intensified on Saturday with nearly 100 tribal residents of Cavrem courting arrest in the morning in Quepem police station after they blocked the road thus bringing the mineral-ore carrying trucks to a halt. They were later released in the afternoon.

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58 trucks challaned for overloading

PANAJI: The transport department continued its drive against errant transport operators for various offences and issued challans to 58 truck owners for overloading, besides confiscating six trucks from neighbouring states of Karnataka and Maharashtra for plying in the state against the provisions of the permits, in the South Goa district.

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