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Crackdown on illegal mining in Netravali wildlife sanctuary

PANAJI: Forest department officials have finally shown guts to act against the “highly placed persons” involved in illegal mining by seizing heavy machinery used to carry out excavation in the Netravali wildlife sanctuary, belonging to the kin of a heavyweight Congress politician from South Goa.

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RTE Act implementation proposal returned to DoHE

PANAJI: A proposal for implementing the Right of Children to Free and Compulsory Education (RTE) Act 2009, in Goa as forwarded by the directorate of higher education to the government has been returned back to the Directorate of Higher Education (DoHE) due to some technical reasons.

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Golf course at Pernem to attract high-end tourists

PANAJI: With the state tourism department issuing letter of intent earlier this week to Leading Hotels, DLF and Oxford Properties for setting up a international Professional Golfers Association standard golf course at Terekhol in Pernem taluka, Goa could soon add another facility that was likely to attract high end tourists to the state.

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Noronha on national science expert panel

PONDA: Mr Jose Manuel Noronha, the general manager at Agnel Technical Education complex, Verna and Assagao has been appointed on the National Expert Committee of the Union Ministry of Science and Technology.

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Church constantly addresses issue of condition of workers: Archbishop

PANAJI: In his Workers’ Day message, the Archbishop of Goa and Daman, Filipe Neri Ferrão has said that the Church in Goa is always alert to the ever-changing social situations and responds to them through relevant action in every possible way to uphold the Gospel values of love, justice and equality.

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Rs 12-cr for flood control, irrigation facilities in Valpoi

VALPOI: The assistant engineer of Water Resources Department, Mr Arun Naik has said that funds of about Rs 12 crore are being spent for providing irrigation facilities and undertaking flood-control measures in Sattari taluka during the year 2010-11.

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Dead sardines appear on Calangute, Candolim beaches

PANAJI: The people of Calangute and Candolim witnessed an unusual phenomenon of dead sardines surfacing on the beaches in the area on Friday morning, sending the people in a tizzy as some of them suspected some “unnatural” happening that led to death of fish, which was washed ashore.

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