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Injustice to SC, ST will not be tolerated, says CM

MARGAO: The Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat, during the SC/ST convention at Curtorim on Sunday, promised ` 5 crore to the SC corporation and ` 1 crore specifically for the Dhangar community, which has still not been notified as part of the ST.

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Juvenile delinquents taking advantage of govt’s leniency

PANAJI: The authorities and law have been very lenient with the juvenile delinquents who are normally let off after warning by the law enforcing authorities or sent to Apna Ghar in a bid to reform them, but the leniency of the law has been ‘misused’ by the delinquents to not only repeat the criminal acts but also to commit bigger crimes.

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White Paper on Pernem, Canacona plans demanded

PANAJI: Demanding a White Paper from the government as regards a number of unexplained and perplexing things in the Regional Plan 2021 notified for the Pernem and Canacona talukas, the Pilerne Citizens’ Forum accompanied by a number of NGOs across the state observed that the state level committee for RP 2021 is taking people for granted and taking various decisions, which had no green signal from the Task Force appointed to chalk out the Regional Plan 2021.

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Govt to award special medal for courage, gallantry

PANAJI: As part of the Golden Jubilee Celebration of the Liberation of Goa, the government has decided to institute a special ‘50th Goa Liberation Anniversary Medal’ to be awarded to those selected from all ranks of the Goa Police Force, Goa Fire Services and Goa Home Guards, who are on effective strength on
December 19.

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Journalists have to play proactive role: Sardessai

MARGAO: Journalism has witnessed rapid changes, which have also affected the thinking of people. In such conditions, the role of journalists, working to bring social issues to the fore, assumes significance, said Mr Vijai Sardessai, the general secretary of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee.

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Conference on ‘Catholicism in the World of Science’ from Dec 17

PONDA: To commemorate fourth centenary, the Patriarchal Seminary of Rachol, will organise an international conference on the theme ‘Catholicism in the world of Science’ in collaboration with Pontifical Council for Culture, Vatican, Rome, Division of Humanities, St John University, New York and the Indian Institute of Science and Religion, Pune, from December 17 to December 20, at Rachol Seminary.

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60 temples in state burgled in 11 months

PANAJI: Every six days a temple is burgled in Goa. If one goes by the records available with the police, in the past 11 months nearly 60 temples have been burgled in the state.

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Toll along NH, a raw deal for commuters

PANAJI: The possibility of having to pay toll through their nose for travelling along the national highways passing through the state has put vehicle owners on the offensive, holding the government responsible for failing to come out with a comprehensive plan to streamline flow of traffic.

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