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IFFI 2011: DFF removes ‘Goa venue’ clause from MoU draft

PANAJI: A couple of days after the chairman of the steering committee for the International Film Festival of India, Mr Mike Pandey wrote a letter to the state government stressing on the need for better co-ordination between the Directorate of Film Festivals (DFF) and the Entertaining Society of Goa for improving the mega film festival, the DFF has gone ahead and removed the clause from its draft as regards the Memorandum of Understanding for IFFI 2011, which stated Goa as a permanent IFFI venue.

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Bakibab infused new life into poetry: Chandralekha

PANAJI: "Bakibab Borkar not only wrote the poems, but he breathed new life into poetry," said Dr Chandralekha D’Souza, ex-HOD of the Konkani Department of Goa University on the occasion of the death anniversary of Bakibab Borkar at mes College of Arts and Commerce, Zuarinagar recently.

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Construction of new Zuari bridge must begin now

BY GLENN COSTA | NT

PANAJI: Expressing apprehension on the condition of the Zuari bridge, some authoritative sources said the lifespan of the bridge is set to expire in three years. And if construction of a new bridge begins tomorrow it would take a minimum of five years to complete.

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No computer classes in 468 schools

PANAJI: Although it is over a month now since the schools re-opened for the current academic year, most of the students studying at the middle as well as secondary level -- from classes V to X -- are yet to attend their first class in subject pertaining to computer education.

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DGP, Ravi at odds over police posting

BY SHAIKH JAMALUDDIN | NT

PANAJI: The war of nerves between the Director-General of Police, Dr Aditya Arya and the Home Minister, Mr Ravi Naik could be a thing of the past if the balance between IPS cadre and state police officers is restored.

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DFF-ESG spat harmful for IFFI: Mike Pandey

PANAJI: Seven years after the arrival of the International Film Festival of India in Goa, the ‘Seven Year Itch’ has surfaced between the directorate of film festivals and the Entertainment Society of Goa, with the chairman of the steering committee for the IFFI, Mr Mike Pandey alleging that the constant disagreement between the DFF and the ESG is proving detrimental to the mega film festival.

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Govt claim on 90% MoI majority questioned in HC

PANAJI: Educationist, Mr Pandurang Nadkarni and others, in an affidavit-in-rejoinder filed, on Tuesday, before the Bombay High Court at Goa, in the medium of instruction (MoI) case, have questioned the statistics submitted by the government to the Court.

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