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Funding pattern approved for Carnival celebrations

PANAJI: Setting to rest the speculations about the hosting of Carnival floats in various towns of Goa, the government approved the funding pattern for various carnival organising committees in the state,  on Friday.

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Substantial increase in NABARD’s agro credit projection for 2011-12

PANAJI: Keeping in view the state government’s decision to give a major thrust to the agriculture sector by increasing the budget outlay and its recent decision to set up a task force to boost food and agro processing sector, the regional office of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) has raised the financial projections to agriculture substantially, which would form the basis for credit plans by the banks in the state.

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4 cops suspended for dereliction of duty

PANAJI/VASCO: Four constables attached to sub-jail, Sada and escort cell, Bogda were Wednesday suspended for dereliction of duty in two separate incidents reported in Vasco.

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Pacheco anticipates bold decisions by NCP top leadership

PANAJI: The Nationalist Congress Party legislator and former tourism minister, Mr Francisco Pacheco alias Mickky told ‘The Navhind Times’ on his return to the state on Wednesday after a three days stay in New Delhi that his party leadership was likely to take some "bold" decisions in days ahead as regards to political scenario in the state.

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Indira Bal Rath Scheme will bring revolution in education sector: CM

PANAJI: The Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat has said that the Indira Bal Rath Yojana, which aims at providing transport facilities to the children of scheduled tribe community, will go a long way in bringing about a revolution in the education sector.

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Biometric scanners find favour with Margao civic body

MARGAO: It seems that the Margao Municipality will opt for biometric scanners in lieu of CCTVs to monitor the working habits of the municipal staff. According to the chairperson of Margao Municipal Council, Ms Sushila Naik, the cost for setting up CCTVs is too high. When questioned on the corruption issue, Ms Naik said: "I will keep a watch personally. I will also rotate the personnel so as to see that corruption is kept under control."

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MMC sets March 4 deadline for defaulting vendors to pay overdues

VASCO: Shops in the jurisdiction of Mormugao municipal market, which have overdues towards the municipality for long, will be sealed from March 4 onwards. This decision was taken following an inspection of the municipal market by the MMC chairperson,

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Convention centre at Inox parking lot opposed

PANAJI: The Panaji Citizen’s Action Committee has opposed the 2,000-seater convention centre proposed to be constructed in the Inox parking lot, claiming that it would result in traffic congestion in and around the area.

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Traditional Carnival tableaux makers face financial crunch

PANAJI: With the annual Carnival, a four-day fiesta of fun and frolic just round the corner, a number of regular participants in the colourful extravaganza have expressed their inability to continue with their participation, due to the financial crunch. The Carnival is all set to kick off in the state on March 5.

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