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Two-child norm seen as cause for decline in male-female ratio

PANAJI: The two-child promotion might have helped the country arrest the rapidly escalating population, but it could also be the reason for rapidly declining male-female sex ratio in the country due to the availability of sex determination technology, now widely used by all sections of the society.

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S Goa comunidades demand downsizing of administration office staff

MARGAO: A meeting of the elected representatives of South Goa’s major comunidades resolved to demand the immediate downsizing of staff of administration office of comunidades by absorption of surplus staff by the government or their retrenchment, and an audit of accounts of administration office from 1982 onwards.

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RP-2021 for entire state to be notified by April 2011

PANAJI: The Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat on Thursday informed the Governor, Dr Shivinder Singh Sidhu that the Regional Plan 2021 for whole of state would be notified by the government by April 2011.

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17 more services to go online on Dec 19

PANAJI: The Commercial Tax department would add 17 more services to the e-service initiative of the state government on December 19, 2010, to mark the golden jubilee celebrations of Goa’s Liberation from colonial rule.

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Theft cases: 11 held in Margao

MARGAO: The Margao town police have arrested eleven persons, including three minors, in connection with some theft cases reported in their jurisdiction.

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Aurangabad resident found dead at Calangute

PANAJI: A 23-year-old resident of Usmanpur, Aurangabad, Jamil Hakim Shaikh, was found murdered at the room of a guest house in  Calangute, when the guest house contractor, Mr Sunil Singh, went to see the three who had checked in after the check-out time was over on Thursday.

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Two saved from drowning

PANAJI: Two persons, including a boy, was saved from drowning at two different places in the state, by the lifeguards of the Surf Life Saving Goa on Thursday.

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‘Govt has implemented schemes for empowerment of women’

PANAJI: The Minister for Panchayati, Mr Manohar Azgaonkar, said that the government has implemented various schemes for the empowerment of women in the state and called on the women to work together to avail the benefit of these schemes.

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Mauvin for Dabolim women’s federation

VASCO: The Deputy Speaker of State Legislative Assembly, Mr Mauvin Godinho, on Thursday, stressed the need for forming a federation of women in the Dabolim constituency in order to empower the women at the grass-root level.

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Importance of nutritious food for healthy life stressed

PANAJI: The community food and nutrition extension unit, in association with Food and Nutrition Board, Ministry of Women and Child Development, government of India, organised a two-day orientation training course in nutrition and health from December 6 to 8, at Community hall, Cuncolim. The course was conducted in coordination with ICDS Project Salcete.

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