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Inquiry sought into Valpoi beautification works

VALPOI: Valpoi Action Committee (VAC) submitted a memorandum to the managing director of Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation (GSIDC) complaining about ‘sub-standard works’ being undertaken by it in Valpoi as a part of beautification project.

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Sinking F L Gomes road raises worry

VASCO: Vasco people have raised concern over condition of F L Gomes road which was recently dug up by PWD for laying and repairing underground pipeline, as it has now started sinking. The road is also become uneven due to mud that was used for covering the underground pipeline and has deposits of debris along the dug up stretch.

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Goa may lose IFFI if no changes are made in ESG

BY LAXSHMIKANT SHETGAONKAR

It is out. Sooner or later Goa is going to lose on hosting the 42-year-old prestigious film festival of India. Time and again ESG has been warned to improve the organisational aspect of the festival. But alas the officials at the ESG closed their eyes and ears to criticism.

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15,000 parents pitch for Marathi

PANAJI:  The second batch of primary schools -- comprising  only government schools -- which has recently forwarded to the department of education the duly filled proformas from parents as regards the choice about the medium of instruction for their wards studying at the primary level, points out well above 90 per cent of these parents opting for the Marathi medium.

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Mapusa police asked to file FIR against officials over hospital

PANAJI: The judicial magistrate first class of Mapusa, Ms Durga Madkaikar has directed the Mapusa police to file a first information report against the health secretary, Mr Rajeev Verma, the health director, Dr Rajnanda Dessai, and the then director of the public-private partnership cell of state government, Mr Anupam Kishore, in the matter relating to the operation of North Goa district hospital under PPP mode.

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Shantaram re-elected as RS MP

PANAJI: As expected the Congress pulled off an easy win in the biennial elections to the lone seat of Rajya Sabha from the state with its nominee, Mr Shantaram Naik winning by a margin of 10 votes over his only rival, Mr Damodar Naik of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

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GU has no visionary policy: audit report

PANAJI:  The academic audit committee on Goa University headed by Prof Vinod Gaur, the honorary professor of astrophysics, Bangalore, in its report has noted that the Goa University has neither any action plan nor visionary policy for successfully advancing into the future. 

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