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Goa may go in for early assembly elections

PANAJI: In an attempt to beat the after effects of the general elections to the panchayats due in March next year on their chances to get re-elected to the assembly, the ruling combination is planning to go for elections to the state assembly at least by February 2012, about three months earlier than schedule.

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Sand extraction from river beds: Aleixo to seek relaxation from Centre

PANAJI: The state Environment Minister, Mr Aleixo Sequeira has said that he would personally take up the issue of sand extraction/mining from river beds, which has been banned by the latest Coastal Regulation Zone notification, with the Union Environment Ministry authorities and seek relaxation to enable the state meet its domestic needs.

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India needs to build social equality, says Meghnad Desai

PANAJI: Stating that fundamentally India has accepted inequality as its religion, the Indian-born British economist and acclaimed intellectual, Lord Meghnad Desai on Tuesday said that the challenge of touching the issue of inequality has not been tackled by India, even after 63 years of her independence, and the whole system does not allow a Dalit to discard his disrespectful label.

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GMC investigating medicine, appliance pilferage by staff

PANAJI: The Goa Medical College authorities have begun investigations into alleged pilferage of medicine, syringes, surgical appliances, etc by the staff of the premier medical institution in the state, after some persons "brought" to their notice that ‘goods’ from GMC were being taken away by the staff.

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Setback for vegetable supply in state

PANAJI: The state government’s effort to supply vegetables to the people through Goa State Horticulture Development Corporation suffered a severe jolt after a crowd of over 350 persons, including traders from Belgaum and others destroyed 130 tonne of vegetables valued at over `35 lakh in Belgaum, informed the chairman of the corporation, Mr Sankalp Amonkar.

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NCP will strengthen base in state: Chavan

VASCO: Stating that the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) has fulfilled its promise given to the women in the state by forming a women’s wing and appointing Ms Fermeena Khaunte as its president, the national secretary of NCP’s women wing, Ms Bharati Chavan, on Tuesday, said that the NCP would strengthen its base in Goa, before the forthcoming Assembly elections by building women power in all the 40 constituencies.

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Bail plea moved in headless body case

MARGAO: Vivek Dhamkley arrested by Maina Curtorim police in connection with the murder of Sultan Suleman of Bellari, whose headless body was found at Mungali on January 11, moved his bail application before sessions court on Tuesday.

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