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State yet to appoint ombudsman to look into graft complaints

PANAJI: While corruption in panchayats and municipal bodies has been rampant and continues unabated, the state government is yet to appoint an independent local body ombudsman to look into the complaints of corruption and mal-administration against the functionaries of the local bodies.

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Lack of own waste disposal site haunts Ponda Municipal Council

PONDA: The importance of having one’s own garbage disposing site or a garbage treatment plant was once again felt by the Ponda Municipal Council (PMC), as the private landowner, who for the last four months was allowing the city garbage to be dumped in his land, has refused to accept the same since the last three days.

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Canacona Bhasha Suraksha manch against grants to English medium schools

POINGUINNIM: Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch, Canacona on Monday resolved that the government should not entertain any request to give grants to any English medium schools to be run at primary level. It was also decided that the education minister, who was a part of the agitation held in Panaji recently, should not continue as education minister and that he should morally resign from his post.

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SPORTS -Talasha Prabhu

Talasha Satish Prabhu was the only Goan swimmer to be selected for the Indian squad in the Commonwealth Games, New Delhi, 2010.

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Lifetime achievement award for Kishori Amonkar

PANAJI:  Twenty Eighth of March was a nite to remember. It had style, finesse and a sense of purpose... and the who’s who of the state were present at the Kala Academy to applaud the winners of the first Navhind Times Viva Goa Achiever Awards.

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A mixture of dance and Das

PANAJI: There is something about Vir Das that makes you laugh. This stand-up comedian who left the US and returned to India because the Americans could not pronounce his name correctly, graced the The Navhind Times Viva Goa Achievers Awards 2010 with his presence.

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