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Portugal-based troupe ‘Ekvat’ to perform at KA tomorrow

PANAJI: The Commiss-ioner of NRI Affairs, Mr Eduardo Faleiro on Thursday said that there are around 70,000 people of Indian origin including Goans, settled in Portugal, and Ekvat, a troupe of traditional Goan music and dance performers linked to Goan Diaspora Cultural Group (GDCG) and affiliated to Lisbon-based Casa de Goa has successfully maintained contact of Goans with their roots, which is a highly appreciable aspect.    

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SSC exam results on June 7

PANAJI: The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education will announce the results of the SSC examination conducted in April 2011, on June 7 at 10 a. m.

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Governor pays visit to Balli

MARGAO: The Governor, Dr S S Sidhu Wednesday visited Balli to take stock of the situation following the attacks on Adarsh Co-operative Society and the cashew nut godown where the two United Tribal Associations Alliance (UTAA) activists were killed on May 25 after a group went on a rampage.

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Goa tribals lagging behind on many fronts

BY ABDUL RAUF BEIG | NT

PANAJI: The last survey of the Scheduled tribe population, which stood at 1,62,056 (12.02 per cent) in 2003 in the state revealed that of the 35,798 ST households, 14,210 (equivalent to 39.69 per cent) did not have tap water connections, while over 80 per cent (28,853 families) used firewood for cooking food.

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CLP decides to hand over Balli case to CBI

PANAJI: In an attempt to absolve itself of the alleged failures and ensure that it was not accused of shielding those behind the arson in Balli, the Congress legislature party in a damage control act has decided to hand over the investigations into the incidents that took place on May 25 to the Central Bureau of Investigation.

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4-lane highway: Kamat calls for detailed report of affected people

VASCO: The Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat, on Wednesday, directed the Deputy Collector and Sub-Divisional Magistrate, Mormugao, Mr Levinson Martins, to prepare a detailed report on the third and fourth phase of the four-lane highway project (from Ravindra Bhavan at Baina to Headland-Sada).

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No injustice done to Konkani, Marathi: Churchill

MARGAO: The PWD Minister, Mr Churchill Alemao, on Wednesday, said that the government has not done any injustice to Konkani and Marathi, but has given the parents the freedom to educate their children in the language of their choice to secure their future.

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