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World recognises power of non-violence: CM

PANAJI: The Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat has said it is from the freedom struggle in India that the world has recognised the power of non-violence as a mighty weapon to fight against oppressive and domineering regime.

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To brand Cuncolim revolt not freedom struggle is unpatriotic: Shantaram

PANAJI: Coming down heavily on those who misinterpret the sacrifices of the ancestors of Cuncolim Gaoncar who fought valiantly against the oppression of Portuguese agents, the Rajya Sabha MP, Mr Shantaram Naik has said that those who do not consider the 16th century revolt as freedom struggle are unpatriotic.

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Charge sheet in Anjuna kidnapping case filed

MAPUSA: After thorough investigation and collection of evidence, the Anjuna PI, Mr Manjunath Dessai, on Friday, before the JMFC, Mapusa, filed the charge sheet in the kidnapping case, involving Mr Starling D’Souza, that occurred on July 3.

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One dies in Old-Goa bypass mishap

PANAJI: A motorcycle rider was killed in an accident between a Zen car and a Hero Honda motorcycle, that occurred on the Panaji-Old Goa bypass on Saturday afternoon.

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GVM centenary celebrations begin

PONDA: Goa Vidyaprasarak Mandal (GVM), an educational institute of Ponda, celebrated its centenary year on Saturday in Ponda, by paying floral tribute to the founders and great visionaries who contributed in the educational field in those early years, and holding cultural activities here in the city.

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Municipal polls to be held on Oct 31

PANAJI: The state election commission on Friday announced the schedule for the general elections to 11 municipal councils of Pernem, Mapusa, Bicholim, Valpoi, Margao, Cuncolim, Mormugao, Quepem, Curchorem-Cacora, Sanguem and Canacona in the state. The elections to these urban bodies would be held on October 31, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.

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CCP to implement new tariff plan

PANAJI: The Corporation of the City of Panaji will implement new hiked tariffs for various commercial establishments around the city from October 2010, as regards the services extended by the Corporation for collecting and disposing garbage generated by these establishments.

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718 charter flights confirmed: TTAG

PANAJI: While the state was expected to see an overall increase of over 10 per cent of charter tourists from all sectors, it appeared to have lost out charter tourists from the Scandinavian countries because the state authorities failed to take care of solid waste and cleanliness.

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