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CM assures mechanism for allotment of plots in industrial estates

PANAJI: Assuring provision of a proper mechanism for the allotment of plots in the industrial estates around the state through the Goa Industrial Development Corporation, the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat on Tuesday fixed a three-year deadline for an entrepreneur to start the work in such a plot, after it has been allotted to him. "Or else, the government will initiate the process to take back these unused plots," he added.

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Aided primary schools should also be in English, says ABE

PANAJI: The Archdiocesan Board of Education, Goa, has sought to clarify that the actual demand of the parents, specifically with regard to aided primary schools, is that English should also be permitted as the medium of instruction, besides Konkani, Marathi/regional language, according to the parents’ choice; and that Marathi/Konkani should continue as one of the compulsory subjects throughout elementary education.

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State govt to abolish tax on temples

PANAJI: The state government on Tuesday withdrew a circular dated May 17, 2010 imposing Derram tax on temples in the state, and assured the House that necessary amendment would be made to the Articles 6 and 7 of the Devasthan Regulations in the government order number 7729 dated January 14, 1960 as well as Rule 21 of the Devasthan Regulation Act.

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Land conversions; CM puts ball in mamlatdars court

PANAJI: Stating that the mamlatdars give Sanads for land conversions, and the department of town and country planning has no role to play in conversion of lands, the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat, on Tuesday, made a categorical statement in the House that his government has never converted any tenanted land.

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Thrust will be on improving healthcare in state: Vishwajit

PANAJI: The Health Minister, Mr Vishwajit Rane, on Tuesday, told the state legislative assembly that his thrust would now be to improve the infrastructural and other facilities in the health care institutions in the state, particularly the TB and chest diseases hospital at Tambdi Mati and Goa Dental College.

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87 Khariwada structures face axe today

VASCO: The Mormugao Municipality will raze 87 out of the total 363 illegal structures, located at Khariwada, in Vasco, in its first phase of the demolition drive, beginning from March 30. The drive will begin at around 9.30 a.m.

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Lack of own waste disposal site haunts Ponda Municipal Council

PONDA: The importance of having one’s own garbage disposing site or a garbage treatment plant was once again felt by the Ponda Municipal Council (PMC), as the private landowner, who for the last four months was allowing the city garbage to be dumped in his land, has refused to accept the same since the last three days.

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