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Govt puts its foot down on police transfer order

PANAJI: In an apparent show of its authority, the government by a letter dispatched on Wednesday directed the state Director-General of Police, Dr Aditya Arya to implement its order effecting transfer of nine officials in the rank of the superintendent of police, issued last week.

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Aquem residents want Costa ground back before elections

MARGAO: Aquem residents in one voice gave the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat, an ultimatum to acquire Costa ground before the elections or else face their wrath, said prominent resident, Mr Andrew Sequeira.

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UTAA’s ‘jail bharo’ agitation postponed

MARGAO: The president of United Tribal Association Alliance (UTAA), Mr Prakash Velip, on Thursday, said that the organisation has decided to postpone their ‘jail bharo’ agitation, called to press for their demands, following a joint meeting which has been convened by the government on their 12 demands.

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Government will ensure first preference to mother tongue: Brar

VALPOI: Congress emissary, Mr Jagmitsingh Brar on Thursday said that the government will take care to ensure that first preference is given to the mother tongue -- Konkani or Marathi, adding that, people must also give equal importance to learn English which is a global language.

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Centre should democratise climate action plans by involving coastal people: NFF

MARGAO: The National Fishermen Federation (NFF), on Thursday,  demanded that the Centre should democratise the state climate action plans by involving coastal people along with immediate review of anti-people projects of international financial institutions implemented in the coast without consulting fish workers.

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Large-scale pilferage of medicines from GMC

PANAJI: It has now been confirmed that there is large-scale pilferage of the medicines from out-patient department pharmacy by "patients" in "connivance" with some of the Goa Medical College consultants and other doctors. The pilferage issue was deliberated at the GMC council meeting on Wednesday and steps explored to prevent misuse of the government scheme to provide free medicines.

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Arossim, Cansaulim boil over Melwyn death probe

VASCO: The villagers of Arossim and Cansaulim under the banner of Cansaulim-Arossim-Cuelim-Velsao Villagers Forum, on Wednesday, demanded immediate dismissal of the then Verna PI, Jivba Dalvi and police sub-inspector, Mr Sushant Gawas from the services for the dereliction of duty.

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Govt caught in two minds on new cable-stayed Zuari bridge

PANAJI: Despite plans being ready for a new 1.2-km cable-stayed Zuari bridge in the year 2005, the state is still caught in two minds about what to do about the bridge, whether to use its own funds and construct it or seek central assistance for its construction.

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