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Uneasy calm prevails at Balli

MARGAO/PANAJI:  Uneasy calm prevailed in the violence-affected Balli village on Thursday, a day after the agitation of the United Tribal Associations Alliance took a violent turn. The agitation has claimed lives of two UTAA activists as second charred body was recovered on Thursday.

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Magisterial probe ordered into Balli violence

PANAJI: The Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat on Thursday said that he has ordered a magisterial enquiry into the violent incidents that took place at Balli on Wednesday and recovery of two bodies from a factory that was set on fire by some miscreants.

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Cong high command seeks report on Balli incidents

PANAJI: Taking serious cognizance of Wednesday’s happenings in the state the Congress high command has acted swiftly over the latest developments in the state (the agitation by the people belonging to the scheduled tribes and the death of two UTAA activists) and called for a report from the state government.

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UTAA demands judicial probe into Balli mayhem

PANAJI:  Stating that by posing as silent spectators, the police became indirectly responsible for the murders and arson, which followed the May 25 protest in Balli, the United Tribal Associations Alliance on Thursday demanded a judicial inquiry into the violence by a retired or a sitting High Court judge and immediate booking of those responsible for the heinous crime.

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Tribal stir turns violent at Balli; one killed

MARGAO: Balli village in Quepem taluka was tense on Wednesday as agitation of the United Tribal Associations Alliance turned violent leaving one person dead and injuring over 40 people. The tribal agitation disrupted rail and road traffic in South Goa district for nearly eight hours.

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Govt to give grants to English primary schools

PANAJI: The state cabinet on Wednesday decided to give grants to government-aided primary schools in the state for imparting education through English medium too from the ensuing academic year (2011-12), even as it decided to open classes in English medium in government primary schools, if there was demand for the same.

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