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Farmers, MLAs discuss ways to boost agriculture

PANAJI: Various issues including implementation of contract farming, revamping government schemes aimed at promotion of agriculture, enhancing subsidies and support prices to farmers, ways to promote dairy farming etc were discussed during the day-long seminar on ‘Strategies for agriculture development in Goa and solution thereto’.

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BJP to introduce Bill on land and off-shore casinos

PANAJI: The opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)  will introduce a Bill in the budget session of the state legislative assembly, which begins on March 16, having provisions such as barring Goan citizens from visiting the casinos – including land and off-shore casinos – and ban on public advertisement of such casinos.

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Kamat rules out threat to govt

PANAJI: The Congress party is unfazed by the development in the camp of its ally, the Nationalist Congress Party, whose two nominees (Mr Jose Philip D’Souza, the Revenue Minister, and Mr Nilkanth Halarnkar, the Tourism Minister) in the cabinet have submitted their resignations to their national party president, Mr Sharad Pawar.

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Sanquelim infrastructure development proposal submitted to Centre

PANAJI: The state government has forwarded a proposal of the Sanquelim Municipal Council (SMC) to the Union Ministry of Urban Development for the release of first installment of Rs 5.2 crore to the  council under Centre’s ‘Urban Infrastructure Development Scheme for Small and Medium Towns’, a sub-mission of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission.

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GRA demands special status for state

PANAJI: The people gathered at Azad Maidan under the banner of Goenchea Rakhondarancho Awaz (GRA) resolved to demand special status for Goa, elimination of bogus voters from the voters’ lists, protect identity of Goa and Goans, stop illegal mining and stop selling land to the outsiders.

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ESG governing council gives green signal for holding performance by Yogi’s Angels

PANAJI: The governing council of the Entertainment Society of Goa on Monday gave a green signal to a proposal of the CEO of the ESG, Mr Manoj Srivastava as regards holding an event for commemorating the 7th anniversary of the ESG on May 6, 2011, at the Inox courtyard, with performance by the Yogi’s Angels - the particular group itself costing the government around Rs 18 lakh – on the condition that sufficient sponsorship money is raised for the same.

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Work on River Princess removal begins at last

PANAJI: The work on removal of the River Princess finally began on Monday, exactly 3,934 days after it ran aground at Candolim on June 6, in the year 2000, with the technical staff of Arihant Ship Breakers, a Mumbai-based firm that won the contract, starting cutting the ship into pieces, beginning from the front portion of the vessel.

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Panaji First panel plays the second fiddle

PANAJI:  “Winners undertake celebrations of their victory, while losers come out with excuses for their defeat,” it is often said. However, the analysis of any victory or defeat becomes necessary, especially those linked to the elections in a democratic setup.

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