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Poor response to scheme for replacing old buses

PANAJI: While the bus owners associations have been demanding various subsidies from the government, including  subsidy on diesel, tyres, there are few takers for the state government’s scheme for replacing  buses older than 15 years.

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Biometric attendance system at Secretariat

PANAJI:  The state Secretariat will soon implement the biometric system for keeping track of its employees, which is expected to maintain discipline among the staff at various departments of the Secretariat.

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Rabi crop harvesting begins in Ponda taluka

PONDA: It is time for the farmers to not only reap what they had sown, but also to gather in the harvest, in which a lot of hard work and funds have gone into. And, with a smile on their faces, they go about the harvesting activities in the Ponda taluka.

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Bedlam in Parliament over Tharoor; I-T dept widens probe in IPL

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI:  Trouble for beleaguered Mr Shashi Tharoor grew on Friday  with opposition paralysing Parliament demanding his removal and his own ministerial colleague, Dr Farooq Abdullah favouring his stepping down to protect the “honour” of the government.

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3 senior state officials may be promoted to IAS cadre

PANAJI: The decision of the Union ministry of personnel, public grievances and pensions to increase the strength of Indian Administrative Service officials from 13 to 18 is likely to be a blessing in disguise for senior state government officials as three of the five increased posts would be filled by promoting the state government officials.

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I-T sleuths search offices of Monserrate

PANAJI: The officials of the income-tax department on Friday searched the personal offices of the Education Minister, Mr Atanasio Monserrate located in various parts of the city.

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31% increase in transport dept revenue

PANAJI: The transport department has registered an increase of 31 per cent in its revenue collection in the financial year ended on March 31, 2009-10. Officials informed that the department collected total revenue of Rs 13623.04 lakh during the recently-ended financial year.

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BJP castigates Congress over CBI interrogation

PANAJI: Stating that the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has now become the ‘Congress Bureau of Investigation’, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday said that the Congress party, sensing state assembly elections in the near future, is misusing the central investigation agency to harass the opposition party and its leaders.

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DST likely to disburse amount of Rs 4 lakh to Betalbatim VP

MARGAO: The Betalbatim village panchayat had sent a letter to the Department of Science and Technology (DST), seeking aid in the form of subsidy to the panchayat, for the upkeep of the garbage recycling station built close to the panchayat.

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