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Deshprabhu held in illegal mining case

PANAJI: The Nationalist Congress Party general-secretary and former  MLA, Mr Jitendra Deshprabhu was arrested by the crime branch in the illegal mining case after the sessions court rejected  his anticipatory bail plea  on Thursday.

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I’ll always be Congressman, says Savio Coutinho

Will the former chairperson of Margao municipal council, Mr Savio Coutinho take on the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat in the 2012 assembly elections? It is a question that even Mr Coutinho is reluctant to answer while playing his cards close to the chest.

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Scheme to check declining child sex ratio in Goa

PANAJI: Concerned over the falling female sex ratio at birth in the state, the state government has proposed to implement the security scheme for the girl child to increase  the sex ratio under which the government would invest an amount of Rs 25,000 in the fix deposit in a nationalised bank in the name of every girl born in the state on April 1, 2011.

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Prostitution, drug trade flourish with politicians’ blessings: Agnelo

PANAJI: The chairman of the Economic Development Corporation and the MLA from Calangute, Mr Agnelo Fernandes alleged that there are eight locations where prostitution is taking place openly in the name of beauty parlours and spas, and added that, these activities are being carried out in thickly populated areas and without fear of the law.

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Criminal activities going on with knowledge of local MLA: Joseph

PANAJI: The sarpanch of Calangute village panchayat, Mr Joseph Sequeira said that activities that are allegedly going on in Calangute constituency, such as prostitution, drug business and matka besides other criminal activities, are continuing with the knowledge of the local MLA.

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Margao post office issues 1376 tokens for unique ID number

MARGAO: Three weeks after the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat launched ‘Aadhar’- the unique identification number (UID) enrollment for Goa, the Margao post office has issued 1376 tokens to citizens for enrollment even as over 500 applications have been processed so far.

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Nagpanchami celebrated

PANAJI: Nagpanchami, the festival dedicated to snakes and falling on the fifth day of the moonlit-fortnight in the holy month of Shravan was celebrated in Goa on Thursday.

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Door-to-door garbage collection in all Cuncolim wards by October

MARGAO: In a major step to make Cuncolim green, the Cuncolim Municipal Council has decided to extend the door-to-door collection of garbage to all the 10 wards by October this year ahead of the first year in office of the present council.

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MMC revokes licence for construction at Costa ground

MARGAO: The Margao Municipal Council (MMC) on Thursday revoked the construction licence issued for a project at Costa ground, Aquem.
The MMC chief officer, Mr Prasanna Acharya said the licence has been revoked following the resolution taken by the MMC in their last meeting.

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It was mandatory for govt to appoint advisory body on MoI policy: petitioners

PANAJI: Reiterating their demand that no school teaching students in Konkani or Marathi be allowed to change to English, petitioners on Thursday attacked the way the government formulated its policy on education, arguing that it was compulsory on the part of the government to form and notify an advisory body before it did so.

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