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Jharkhand native gets jail for rash driving

MARGAO: The special judicial magistrate, Mr S B Faria on Wednesday sentenced Arun Kumar, 29, a truck driver from Jharkhand but presently residing at Sanvordem, in connection with a case of rash and negligent driving. The incident had occurred near Chandor market on November 10.

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Work orders on River Princess removal soon

PANAJI: The government would issue the work orders to M/s Arihant Ship Breakers, a Mumbai-based company that qualified the tender process, for removal of the River Princess over the next two days, even as the officials in the state administration said the signing of a formal contract could take some time as the value of scrap has not yet been ascertained.

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NH expansion: ministers clear air on compensation

MARGAO: Appealing to the people not to be "misguided" by rhetoric over the expansion of the national highways, five cabinet ministers on Tuesday underlined the point that the people, whose houses would face demolition, would be rehabilitated and compensation for houses and land worked out at market values.

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It’s a mixed bag for NFDC scheme

PANAJI: The revitalised film production scheme of the National Film Development Corporation, a central agency established by the government of India to encourage the good cinema movement in the country, has been a mixed bag with some films under this scheme completed, some others being under production, while a few of them scrapped.

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Three big-ticket projects on healthcare await govt nod

PANAJI: Three projects that could bring in Rs 85 crore from the central government for further improvement of healthcare sector are waiting approval of the state authorities for a considerably long time. Two of the projects have been pending for over a year.

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ICCR regional office opened at Navelim

MARGAO: Stating that the newly opened ICCR regional office – the 20th in the country - will benefit artists to promote Goan art and culture far and wide, the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat said that the office in Goa became reality because of Dr Karan Singh, the chairman of Indian Council for Cultural Relations.

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CM promises to hold Saras in all talukas

MARGAO: The Chief Minster, Mr Digambar Kamat, on Tuesday, promised that there would be a Saras festival in every taluka next year, the golden jubilee year of the state.

Mr Kamat was speaking on the occasion of the inauguration of the Saras Festival 2010 in Margao.

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CM to hold meeting with MMC chief, CO today

MARGAO: A meeting between the Chief Minister, the newly elected MMC chairperson, Ms Susheela Naik and the chief officer, Mr Prassana Acharya, on Wednesday, could finally put an end to the speculation about the consultant to be appoint for the garbage disposal plant to come up in Sonsoddo and the signing of the concession agreement with Fomento.

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Gawas stresses need to bring about socio-economic upliftment of tribals

VALPOI: Mr Pratap Gawas, the Pale MLA, said that there was a need to bring about the socio-economic upliftment of the tribal communities.

Mr Gawas was speaking as the chief guest at the inaugural function of ‘Lokutsav-2010,’ organised by Jai Malahar Sports and Cultural Club, Malpan-Sattari.

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