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Use modern techniques, Ravi urges Cumeri cultivators

PANAJI: The Home Minister, Mr Ravi Naik has called upon Cumeri cultivators to use modern techniques of agriculture to increase the crop yield. He was speaking as the chief guest at the distribution of fresh Sanands to 50 Cumeri cultivators from Usgaon-Ganjem village panchayat area at a function held at Usgaon-Ganjem village panchayat, in the presence of Minister for Revenue, Mr Jose Philip D’Souza organised by Directorate of Settlement and Land Records, on Saturday.

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Rs 80 cr works for Vasco

VASCO: The Revenue Minister, Mr Jose Philip D’Souza, on Friday, informed that developmental projects, estimated to cost around ` 80 crore, will be completed in Vasco in another six to twelve months. He said that this will be the biggest achievement in his life.

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Govt to lay thrust on promotion of quality education: Kamat

MARGAO: Stating that there is no alternative to education, the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat has said that his government will leave no stone unturned to see that the educational facilities are extended to every nook and corner of the state. The Union government he said has also laid thrust on education so that the children from all walks of life are not deprived of educational knowledge.

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GCCI urges Kamat govt to turn around agriculture

PANAJI: The Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry has urged the government to immediately implement the Goa Contract Farming Act so as to tide over the decline in the agriculture sector, even as it has called for making necessary budgetary support for the purpose.

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BJP seeks criminal case over misuse of funds for Sonsodo project

PANAJI: Alleging that the former vice-president of Goa State Urban Development Agency, Mr Vijay Sardesai is into massive corruption amounting to ` 5 crore, including ` 3.11 crore of avoidable burden as pointed out by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India, linked to the implementation of the solid waste management project at Sonsodo, Margao through M/s Hyquip Projects Pvt Ltd, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday demanded that a criminal complaint should be lodged against those responsible for the graft, and the culprits be arrested at the earliest.

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Pacheco hints at joining hands with BJP, Narvekar

PANAJI: Stating that the law and order situation in the state was deteriorating, the former tourism minister, Mr Francisco Xavier Pacheco has warned that if the government fails to act immediately then Goans would be forced to come on the streets and teach the politicians, who he described as mute spectators, a lesson.

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Three CCP candidates up in arms against twin projects

PANAJI: The multi-crore twin projects coming up at the La Campala Colony and Lake View Colony in ward 9 of the Corporation of the City of Panaji has faced strong opposition from the trio of Dr Tosha Kurade, Mr Domnic Rodrigues and Mr Kabir Pinto Makhija, who would be contesting the CCP election from ward number 10, 9 and 11, respectively. And this time, the reason for the objection is definitely not a political one.

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Narvekar challenges govt over privatisation of Mapusa district hospital

MAPUSA: The Goa Democratic Front that was formed at Mapusa two years ago is back in the limelight again. Addressing a press conference, the Aldona MLA, Mr Dayanand Narvekar said that the Goa Democratic Front will be holding a public meeting at Mapusa taxi stand on January 29 which will be centered around three main issues namely opposition to the privatisation of Mapusa district hospital, demand a judicial or CBI enquiry into the drug-police nexus and illegal mining that is plaguing the state.

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