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A balanced budget

BY D M DESHPANDE
The Union budget presented by the Finance Minister, Mr Pranab Mukherjee has been a balanced one. This annual exercise was keenly watched by a lot of stakeholders within and outside India. Whereas each budget has its own challenges, the plan for the next fiscal was no less exacting.

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Mining trucks to go off roads from today

PANAJI: The mining truck owners will go on an indefinite strike from Tuesday by keeping their vehicles off the roads as the talks with the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat failed to break the ice on the stand-off between the transport department and them over the issue of overloading of vehicles.

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Too many high masts adding to power shortage problem

PANAJI: At a time when the state is facing acute shortage of power, the electricity department is perhaps reeling under the problem of plenty of a different type in the form of high masts at various places in the state, each of which consume power ranging from 4,000 watts to 8,000 watts, especially during the peak hours.

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Govt-Arihant contract delayed

PANAJI: The delay by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) in notifying the area earmarked by the tourism department at Britona for housing the scrap, as Customs department notified area, has led to delay in signing the contract between the state government and the management of Arihant Ship Breakers for cutting and removing the River Princess, lying grounded for nearly 11 years at Candolim.

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‘MMC could still use CCTVs to monitor staff’

MARGAO: Despite the Margao Municipal Council saying it will opt for biometric scanners in lieu of CCTVs to monitor the working habits of the municipal staff, CCTV’s could still be used to monitor certain sections of the offices, officials said.

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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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Nuvem ticket will go to Aleixo: Congress

MARGAO:  Scotching off rumours, the Congress on Sunday clarified that during state assembly elections the ticket for the newly-constituted Nuvem constituency would go to the incumbent Loutolim MLA and Power Minister, Mr Aleixo Sequeira. 

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