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Students may be forced to give up lessons in extra-curricular activities

PANAJI: With the state department of education undertaking preparations for implementation of the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act, 2009 - including moving from half-day school format to full day school - at least 9,000 students studying between class I and SSC would be forced to give up their evening classes in extra-curricular activities including dance and music lessons.

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The King’s Speech crowned Best Picture, wins 4 Oscars

LOS ANGELES:  British drama The King’s Speech, about George VI’s struggle to overcome his stammer, walked away with four major Oscars including the Best Picture, Best Director and Best Actor at the 83rd Academy Awards.

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Opposition forces close to Tripoli; US mulls no-fly zone

CAIRO/WASHINGTON: Opposition forces today stormed close to the Libyan capital Tripoli for a final showdown with militia still loyal to beleaguered strong-man Mr Muammar Gaddafi, as US and its European allies readied plans for a possible imposition of a ‘no-fly zone’ over the embattled country.

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FORWARD WITH CAUTION IS PRANAB’S MANTRA

NEW DELHI:  A play-safe budget on Monday  raised the income-tax exemption limit from Rs 1.60 lakh to Rs 1.80 lakh  leaving at least an extra Rs2,000 in the hands of taxpaying men across the board and made air travel, hotel accommodation and drinking in AC restaurants costlier.

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FORWARD WITH CAUTION IS PRANAB’S MANTRA

NEW DELHI:  A play-safe budget on Monday  raised the income-tax exemption limit from Rs 1.60 lakh to Rs1.80 lakh  leaving at least an extra Rs2,000 in the hands of taxpaying men across the board and made air travel, hotel accommodation and drinking in AC restaurants costlier.

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Education sector sees 24% hike

NEW DELHI: Education sector today got a 24 per cent hike in budgetary allocation for the next fiscal at Rs 52,057 crore to take forward ambitious programmes like universalising secondary education and increasing enrolment ratio in higher education.

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Rs 200 crore earmarked for Green India Mission

NEW DELHI: Union Budget has earmarked Rs 200 crore from the National Clean Energy Fund for protection of forests as the Finance Minister, Mr Pranab Mukherjee underlined the need to reconcile legitimate environmental concerns with necessary developmental needs.

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Pay more for stationery, air travel, healthcare

NEW DELHI: Stationery items widely used by school children, text books, branded ready-made garments and jewellery, treatment in private hospitals, air travel and lawyer fees will become costlier following the tax proposals in 2011-12 Budget.

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TAG to host 2nd Popular Tiatr Festival 2010

The 2nd Popular Tiatr Festival 2010 cum competition organised by Tiatr Academy of Goa will commence on March 10 at the DMK Auditorium, Kala Academy, Panaji. All tiatrs will start at 7 p.m. sharp. In all 9 tiatrs will be staged in the festival.

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