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Assembly may be dissolved by October, says Subhash

PANAJI: With the early assembly elections in mind, the Congress high command is expected to announce the new office-bearers of the Congress party in Goa very shortly so as to invigorate the party workers, even as the ruling party has begun preparations for early elections to the state legislative assembly.

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PSI suspended over fake currency racket

PANAJI: The Vasco police sub-inspector, Mr Vaibhav Naik, who was arrested in fake currency racket, has been placed under suspension with immediate effect by the superintendent of police, Goa police headquarters, Mr Shekhar Prabhudessai on Monday.

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Prayers, offerings mark resumption of fishing activities

MARGAO: Prayers and offerings marked resumption of fishing activities at Cutbona jetty after a hiatus of 47 days. Trawlers were all set to venture into the sea on late Sunday night and are expected to return on Monday evening even as labour force remains a concern for trawler owners.

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Vasco PSI arrested in fake currency racket

PANAJI: Vasco police sub-inspector, Mr Vaibhav Naik was arrested on Sunday in connection with the fake currency racket by the investigating police inspector, Mr Manjunath Dessai of the Calangute police station.

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WRD to float tender to stop erosion at Sunset beach

BETALBATIM: The Betalbatim gram sabha that was held on Sunday was done so in a cordial atmosphere, though the attendance was less than usual probably due to the incessant rains that kept the members away.

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Villagers express anger over proposal to divide Chicalim panchayat

CHICALIM: The gram sabha meeting of Chicalim village panchayat convened on Sunday morning witnessed noisy scenes and commotion over the proposal to divide the existing panchayat body into two separate panchayat bodies, namely Chicalim and Dabolim.

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Cutbona land filling dominates Velim VP meet

VELIM: The Velim gram sabha which convened on Sunday, demanded inquiry into the land filling near Cutbona jetty, even as the panchayat has sought a report from the land acquisition department with regard to the same.

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Cansaulim VP chief grilled over housing projects

CANSAULIM: The gram sabha of the village panchayat of Cansaulim-Arrosim-Cuelim, which was convened on Sunday, was held amidst tight police security and chaired by the sarpanch, Mr Minguel D’Costa. However, most of the elected panchas, as usual, remained absent.

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Sancoale sarpanch, deputy join NCP

VASCO: In a major setback to the Congress in Cortalim, the Sancoale sarpanch, Ms Sharada Rathod, along with the deputy sarpanch, Mr Ramakant Borkar, Sancoale zilla panchayat member, Ms Aparna Naik, panchas, Mr Nilesh Dalvi, Mr Bhojraj Naik and Mr Roquozinho Vales and Mr P S Shetty joined the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) during an convention held at Ekta Utsav Housing Board Community Hall at Upsanagar in Sancoale on Sunday.

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FORCE questions low number of Konkani medium govt schools

PANAJI: The Forum for Rights of Children’s Education (FORCE) criticising the statistical data appearing in newspapers on the medium of instruction as "quite mis-informing and misleading," questioned why there are only 33 Konkani medium government schools as compared to 834 Marathi medium government schools, if Konkani is the official language.

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