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Govt asks for postponement of NEET

PANAJI: The state government, with a view to protect the interest of Goan students has put forth to the Medical Council of India as well as the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the request for postponement of the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for under-graduation and post-graduation courses in medicine/ dentistry, from 2013 onwards.

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GSIA files plaint against GIDC chairman, MD

MARGAO: Mr Shekar Sardessai, president of Goa State Industries Association (GSIA), on Saturday, informed that he has lodged a police complaint against chairman, managing director, former managing director and officials of Goa Industries Development Corporation (GIDC) for illegal allotment of plots at various industrial estates across Goa and causing loss of revenue to the public exchequer.

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Local fishermen sore over police inaction

PANAJI: In reprisal of the detention of Malpe fishermen by Goa fisheries and the police, Kerala fishing trawlers are entering Goan waters, blasting gelatin and destroying tonnes of fish, claimed traditional fishermen and small boat owners of Velim and Betul.

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Marna-Siolim talathi assault puts spotlight on bogus ration cards

MAPUSA: The recent case of a talathi assault at Marna-Siolim has opened the lid on what could be a major fraud involving bogus ration cards. Though issue of bogus ration cards has always been in the news, mamlatdars and ministers allegedly connive together and action is never forthcoming to crack down on bogus ration cards.

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Sai circle in Porvorim turning into death trap

By Shekhar Vaingainkar | NT

PORVORIM: There is concern expressed by the residents who live in the vicinity of the Sai circle in Porvorim, as well as the motorists who use the Panaji-Mapusa highway. Thousands of vehicles, heavy goods carriers, cars, buses, two-wheelers as well as utility vehicles use this road and yet, there is not even a single traffic policeman to control the traffic there.

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Rise in crime rate as Porvorim police station battles staff shortage

PORVORIM: For the benefit of the residents of Porvorim and the surrounding areas, the north Goa district police station is situated at Porvorim. This police station has jurisdiction over the areas of Porvorim, Britona, Verem, Nerul, Betim, Salvador-do-Mundo, Succorro, Ecossim and surrounding areas.

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BJP demands CM’s resignation over illegal mining scam

PANAJI: The state unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday passed a political resolution demanding resignation of the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat by shouldering the responsibility of the multi-crore illegal mining scam in the state.

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CBI arrests Gudlar in police-drug dealer nexus

PANAJI: Having found substantial links of the suspended police sub-inspector, Sunil Gudlar in the police-drug dealers’ nexus, the officials of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday arrested him in the case.

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