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MMC holds meet over order on procurement of vehicles

VASCO: An emergency meeting of the Mormugao Municipal Council (MMC) was held on Monday in order to ratify the order placed for the procurement of vehicles, dust bins, water tanker, garbage van and other necessary equipment.

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GUJ presses for their demands, threatens stir

PANAJI: Goa Union of Journalists (GUJ) has directed its executive committee not to participate in any activity or programme of the state government till the probe report of the Soiru Komarpant police assault case is released by the government.

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Students should set high goals in life: Patnekar

BICHOLIM: The Latambarsem zilla panchayat member, Ms Shilpa Naik said that she would take the initiative for undertaking development works in all villages of Latambarsem ZP constituency, without any discrimination and that the ZP fund would be properly utilised for this purpose.

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Goa facing deficient rainfall

PANAJI: While Goa is well into the monsoon, the state is facing deficient rainfall as the intensity of the southwest monsoon has reduced.

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BJP to come up with road map for 2012 assembly polls in Goa

PANAJI:  Condemning the state government for failure on all fronts during its three years in the office, through a political and a economic resolution, the first state executive meeting of the newly constituted state executive committee of the Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday decided to finalise within next fortnight, a road map for facing the 2012 Goa assembly elections, which will include measures to increase the public support for the party and expansion of party’s organisational structure.

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Garbage site, drains dominate Benaulim gram sabha

MARGAO: The gram sabha of the village panchayat of Benaulim, which has already seen a number of adjournments, was on Sunday, once again adjourned, over the debate of garbage and its disposal that remained inconclusive.

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Marcaim students showing improvement in languages

PONDA: The ideas of distributing dictionaries to the students in schools to improve their vocabulary has been a success in Marcaim, said sources, pointing that six years ago, the dictionaries were provided and now these students have attained as high as 80 per cent results and languages have figured prominently in the improvements.

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Liquor smuggling via Keri-Sattari route goes unchecked

VALPOI: Half hearted efforts are being made by the Sattari excise department in curbing the menace of liquor smuggling from Goa via the Keri-Sattari route. The officials of the excise department are least bothered in the duty of inspecting the vehicles going to Karnataka, which often carry large consignment of liquor, illegally out of the state.

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