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BJP reiterates demand for Education Minister’s dismissal

PANAJI: The senior state leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party, addressing the party workers from Tiswadi taluka, on Wednesday, reiterated their demand of the dismissal of Minister for Education, Mr Atanasio Monserrate, from the state cabinet for his alleged involvement in smuggling various currencies out of the country earlier this month.

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Kamat seeks Ambika Soni’s intervention

PANAJI: Taking note of the sentiments expressed by people of the state against wrong portrayal of Goa in film ‘Dum Maro Dum,’ the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat, has written a letter to the Union Information and Broadcasting Minister, Ms Ambika Soni, expressing concern over the negative portrayal of the state, asking her to ensure that steps were taken to prevent the sentiments of the Goans were not hurt.

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Report on visit to Kaiga N-plant submitted to govt

MARGAO: The South Goa administration, on Wednesday, asked the government to consider sending a senior level government official including a Collector to visit Kaiga and also review the South Goa disaster management plan with specific stress to be laid on the evacuation plan and the communication plan in its report submitted on Wednesday, the South Goa Collector said.

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BJP holds dharnas across state

MARGAO: Bharatiya Janata Party leaders and workers staged dharnas in Margao, Ponda, Bicholim and Canacona, on Wednesday, in support of the party’s demand of sacking Mr Monserrate from the cabinet.

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English backers serve ultimatum on Kamat govt

MARGAO: The agitators and parents who have been demanding government grants to English-medium primary schools, on Wednesday served an ultimatum on the state government to fulfil their demand by June 6 or else they would intensify their agitation.

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English should be taught in Konkani, Marathi schools from class I: expert

PANAJI: Stating that good and effective teaching of an English subject at the primary level for Konkani and Marathi medium schools is a bulwark against demand for primary education in English medium, the noted Goan educationist, Prof Madhav Kamat on Wednesday said the current row over medium of instruction could be resolved by introducing English subject in vernacular medium primary schools from class I.

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Govt gets revenue of Rs 966.11 crore

BY ABDUL RAUF BEIG | NT NETWORK

PANAJI: Thanks to plugging of loopholes and preventive measures started by the government against illegal export of mineral ores, the mines and geology department has been able to collect all time high revenue of ` 966.11 crore beating all the previous records, in the just concluded financial year 2010-11.

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