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Curchorem has highest number of urban poor

PANAJI: Curchorem leads the state with the highest number of urban poor in the state with 4981 individuals. The urban poor in Goa constitute around seven per cent of the state’s population.

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CCP may join hands with WWF to protect city trees

PANAJI:  The Corporation of the City of Panaji, in all probability will be reviving its decade-long plan to join hands with the World Wildlife Fund for protection of more than 1,000 trees standing tall around the city.

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Multipurpose joggers park to come up at Campal

PANAJI: Come Summer of 2011, and the residents of Campal, particularly La Campala Colony and the Lake View Colony will have new recreational projects completed and awaiting their utilisation.

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Cabinet approves fund for Goans in distress abroad

PANAJI: The state cabinet, on Thursday, gave its approval to setting up a Non-Resident Goans Emergency Repatriation Fund to help the Goans in distress abroad. A sum of Rs 5 lakh has been provided for the purpose.

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Margao health officer to issue notices to Sulabh Sauchalaya, MMC

MARGAO: The health department and the Margao Municipal Council, on Thursday, inspected a public washroom (sulabh), situated opposite the police headquarters, after a complaint from the PTA of Fatima Convent, stating that the drain passing by their school was emitting a foul odor.

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Countinho flays bid to pay Fomento full amount in advance

MARGAO: The ex-chairperson of the Margao Municipal Council, Mr Savio Coutinho, expressing his amazement at the extra amount to be paid in case of installments, criticised the suggestions that Fomento be paid all the amount in advance, at a press conference held in Margao, on Thursday.

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Internal organs of Cipriano had lesions: medical report

PANAJI: The Goa Medical College doctors who conducted histopathological examination of the tissues of various organs of Cipriano Fernandes, who died at the GMC while in police custody, have in their report stated that there were lesions or disease or pathology in various organs that could not be caused by trauma, thereby ruling out possibility of his being beaten while in police custody.

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4 Manipuri insurgents arrested in Cansaulim

VASCO: Four insurgents including a woman, belonging to the People’s United Liberation Front (PULF), a Muslim group based in Manipur, were arrested at Bazarwado in Cansaulim on Wednesday, in a joint operation carried out by the Manipur police, Intelligence Bureau, Goa Armed Police and Eagle Force with the assistance of the Verna police, informed the deputy superintendent of police, Vasco, Mr Mahesh Gaonkar.

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