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Ponda police ask temple committees to install CCTVs

By Roque Dias | NT

PONDA: In the backdrop of Mumbai terror blasts and increasing temple thefts in the temple town of Ponda, the Ponda police, as a preventive measure, has urged the heads of the temple committees to install CCTVs or appoint security guards at temple premises.

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Cong ticket not promised to Valanka, says Brar

PANAJI: The Congress general secretary in-charge of Goa desk, Mr Jagmeet Singh Brar has said that the Congress high command has not given any promise of party tickets to the Alemao family but assured them that due weightage would be given to Ms Valanka Alemao for her “loyalty” to the party while tickets are distributed during the upcoming general elections to the state assembly.

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We did not blackmail anyone: Churchill

VASCO: The Public Works Department Minister, Mr Churchill Alemao and his brother and the Urban Development Minister, Mr Joaquim Alemao Tuesday announced that they have withdrawn their resignations from the government and the party membership.

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Gen next aspirants constitute 27.5 % of total number of seats

PANAJI: Dynasty is set to play a dominant role in the 2012 assembly elections with as many 11 sons and daughters - and one son-in-law – beginning their preparations in anticipation of the expected announcement by the Election Commission of India.

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Agarwal pays surprise visit to govt offices in Vasco

VASCO: The director of printing and stationery department, Mr N D Agarwal paid surprise visit to government offices in Vasco following an order from the government asking him to check the attendance of the government staff.

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Over 92% voting for Youth Congress polls

PANAJI: Over 92 per cent of the voters eligible to vote to elect the Goa Youth Congress members to the state and two Lok Sabha committees exercised their right to franchise at three different polling centres in the first phase of the two-phase polls, sealing the fate of the 37 candidates in the fray.

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Alemao brothers to withdraw resignations

PANAJI: The minor crisis facing the state government blew over after the Congress high command managed to persuade the sulking Alemao brothers to not only withdraw their resignations from the cabinet and the party but also to work for its success in future, after holding a meeting late Monday evening that lasted over two hours.

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