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15% bus fare hike proposed

PANAJI: The transport department has sent a proposal to the state government seeking 15 per cent or ` 2 hike in bus fares. The department has cited rise in input costs to seek the proposed hike, officials informed on Wednesday.

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HC adjourns Raj Bhavan petition

PANAJI: A division bench of the High Court of Bombay at Goa comprising of Mr Justice S A Bobde and Mr Justice F M Reis, on Wednesday adjourned the petition filed by the state Governor, Dr S S Sidhu’s special secretary, Dr N Radhakrishnan challenging the March 31 order of the Goa State Information Commission directing the Raj Bhavan to furnish the information sought under RTI Act.

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HC issues notices in Mapusa district hospital case

PANAJI: The Goa bench of the High Court of Bombay, issued notices to the state government and other respondents in the Mapusa district hospital case, which came up for hearing on Wednesday. The court has adjourned the hearing of the case to Monday.

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Rs 7.40-cr power station

VASCO: In order to ensure uninterrupted power supply at Headland-Sada in Vasco, it has been proposed to set up a ` 7.4-crore power sub-station near the electricity department quarters at Bogda.

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1703 vehicles with tinted glasses booked in Ponda

PONDA: The Ponda traffic cell has collected ` 1,70,300 as fines by booking 1703 cases of tinted glass on cars and other four wheelers in the last six months. However police said that despite concerted efforts and strict policing, there is gross violation of the traffic rules and regulations in the areas of Ponda and its surrounding.

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Tiger reserve – boost for biodiversity, ecosystems

BY NANDINI VELHO

The results of the 2011, national tiger estimation exercise show that while India’s tiger population may be on the rise, areas which could serve as corridors for tigers to move between source sites are clearly decreasing. This has been a cause of concern for policy makers, scientists and conservationists.

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GU to have chair on Indian diaspora studies

PANAJI: The Union Human Resource Development Ministry has agreed to set up a chair on Indian diaspora studies at the Goa University (GU), the Commissioner for Non-Resident Indian (NRI) Affairs, Mr Eduardo Faleiro, said on Tuesday. It could start as soon as the next academic year.

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Margao municipality to call meeting of stakeholders

MARGAO: The Margao Municipality said that it has written to the Water Resource department to carry out desilting of Saipem lake in the wake of complaints that the lake is being polluted by sewage from Margao and Navelim sewage lines, informed the chief officer, Mr Prasanna Acharya, on Tuesday.

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Media plays vital role in monitoring progress: Churchill

MARGAO: The PWD Minister, Mr Churchill Alemao, on Tuesday, said that the ` 55.38 crore Assolna-Cavelossim bridge is likely to be commissioned by February 2012 even as 55 per cent work of the bridge has been completed.

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