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DRAG holds candlelight dharna

PANAJI: Disability Rights Association of Goa (DRAG) held a candlelight dharna of disabled persons on May 30, at Azad Maidan in Panaji, to highlight the neglect of the disabled by the state government. Members of the Goa Association for the Deaf also attended the candlelight dharna.

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Guirdolim beat Rossman Cruz

MARGAO: Guirdolim Sports Club registered a solitary goal victory against Rossman Cruz SC to move into the next round of St Anthony’s Festival Soccer in an exciting match played at Assolda grounds on Friday.

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Anurag senior chess champion

PANAJI: Anurag Mhamal, a student of People’s High School, Panaji emerged state chess champion in the senior’s category on the third occasion by scoring 8 points from 11 rounds as he defeated Avinash Malwankar in the final round of the tournament, organised by Goa Chess Association jointly with Sports Authority of Goa and Clube Tennis de Gasper Dias at Miramar.

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NHRC seeks reply from Goa govt on Cavrem atrocities

PANAJI/MARGAO: The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) has issued notices to the state Chief Secretary, Mr Sanjay Srivastava and the Director General of Police, Dr Aditya Arya on the alleged human rights violation during the anti-mining agitation in Cavrem village.

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Munde to update PM on Balli episode

PANAJI: The deputy leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Lok Sabha, Mr Gopinath Munde will meet the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh to brief him about the “atrocities committed on the Goan tribals on May 25, wherein two tribal youth were burnt alive in a fire set to two buildings belonging to a co-operative society run for the benefit of the Scheduled Tribes.”

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NCP calls for revocation of MoI decision

PANAJI: The split within the Congress-led coalition government over the medium of instruction issue, on Thursday, widened with the coalition partner, the Nationalist Congress Party demanding that the decision to provide grants to the English-medium primary schools should be revoked.

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Single student-Marathi school likely to be closed for repairs

By Roque Dias | NT
PONDA: A Marathi government primary school at Mestawadda, Curti, in Ponda, with only 1 student on its roll, is likely to be closed for the academic year 2011-12, not because of the poor student strength, but, because of the repairs not undertaken, a reliable source in the Department of Education informed.

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