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RS polls for Goa seat today

PANAJI: The elections to the lone seat of the Rajya Sabha from the state would be held on Friday in which the Congress nominee, Mr Shantaram Naik, and the Bharatiya Janata party nominee, Mr Damodar Naik, are locked in a straight battle.

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Govt puts its foot down on police transfer order

PANAJI: In an apparent show of its authority, the government by a letter dispatched on Wednesday directed the state Director-General of Police, Dr Aditya Arya to implement its order effecting transfer of nine officials in the rank of the superintendent of police, issued last week.

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UTAA’s ‘jail bharo’ agitation postponed

MARGAO: The president of United Tribal Association Alliance (UTAA), Mr Prakash Velip, on Thursday, said that the organisation has decided to postpone their ‘jail bharo’ agitation, called to press for their demands, following a joint meeting which has been convened by the government on their 12 demands.

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Large-scale pilferage of medicines from GMC

PANAJI: It has now been confirmed that there is large-scale pilferage of the medicines from out-patient department pharmacy by "patients" in "connivance" with some of the Goa Medical College consultants and other doctors. The pilferage issue was deliberated at the GMC council meeting on Wednesday and steps explored to prevent misuse of the government scheme to provide free medicines.

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Arossim, Cansaulim boil over Melwyn death probe

VASCO: The villagers of Arossim and Cansaulim under the banner of Cansaulim-Arossim-Cuelim-Velsao Villagers Forum, on Wednesday, demanded immediate dismissal of the then Verna PI, Jivba Dalvi and police sub-inspector, Mr Sushant Gawas from the services for the dereliction of duty.

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