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Curti-Khandepar deputy sarpanch ousted

PONDA: The no confidence motion moved by the six panchas of the village panchayat of Curti-Khandepar, against the deputy sarpanch, Ms Anita Naik, was passed by 6-0 votes in a special meeting held on Tuesday at the panchayat office, informed the block development officer, Mr Arvin Kuttkar.

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Tourism board not required: Pacheco

PANAJI: The Minister for Tourism, Mr Francisco Xavier Pacheco on Tuesday informed the House in a written reply to the unstarred question that the recommendation of the Tourism Master Plan as regards formation of a State Tourism Board could not be accepted for Goa being a small state and the scope for tourism development was limited.

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Vasco BJP launches signature campaign against price rise

VASCO: The Vasco Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday launched a signature campaign against increasing prices of essential commodities during a public meeting convened in this regard, at New Vaddem bus stand, Vasco.

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Governor positive about economy’s decent growth

PANAJI: The Governor, Dr Shivinder Singh Sidhu has expressed hope that in spite of the global slowdown that affected the country and Goa too, the economy of the state would do well in all the spheres and should achieve a respectable gross state domestic product growth of above 10 per cent at constant prices.

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Karapur bar brawl spills onto streets, 7 arrested

BICHOLIM: Unknown miscreants set ablaze one shop and four gaddas near the KTC bus stand at Sanquelim on Sunday night, in what is seen as a result of a suspected fight between two groups, one from Kudnem and the other from Sanquelim.

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House decides to defer 3 important Bills

PANAJI: The state Legislative Assembly, which began on March 21 has decided to defer three important but controversial Bills – Goa Police Bill 2008, the Goa Tax on Profession Trade Callings and Employment Bill, 2009 and the Goa Panchayat Raj (Amendment) Bill, 2009 – to its next session.

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Govt will work out modalities for aid to Goan pilot’s family: CM

PANAJI: The Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat on Monday said that the government would work out some method to extend assistance to the family of the Goan pilot, Wing Commander Oswald de Abreu, who died in a tragic on-duty accident while flying Indian Air Force MIG-27 aircraft, near Hashimara in West Bengal, last month, while the Sports Minister,

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No boost to infrastructure development in villages

PANAJI: Even as the government has collected around Rs 11 crore during the last quarter ending December 31 as infrastructure tax, infrastructure development especially in the villages across the state has been ignored.

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Sharp rise in accidents a cause of concern

MARGAO: Some roads in Salcete taluka have become virtual death traps as more and more accidents are taking place than ever before particularly on highways inspite of sustained campaigns for road safety.

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