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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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Portugal-based troupe ‘Ekvat’ to perform at KA tomorrow

PANAJI: The Commiss-ioner of NRI Affairs, Mr Eduardo Faleiro on Thursday said that there are around 70,000 people of Indian origin including Goans, settled in Portugal, and Ekvat, a troupe of traditional Goan music and dance performers linked to Goan Diaspora Cultural Group (GDCG) and affiliated to Lisbon-based Casa de Goa has successfully maintained contact of Goans with their roots, which is a highly appreciable aspect.    

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Governor pays visit to Balli

MARGAO: The Governor, Dr S S Sidhu Wednesday visited Balli to take stock of the situation following the attacks on Adarsh Co-operative Society and the cashew nut godown where the two United Tribal Associations Alliance (UTAA) activists were killed on May 25 after a group went on a rampage.

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Goa tribals lagging behind on many fronts

BY ABDUL RAUF BEIG | NT

PANAJI: The last survey of the Scheduled tribe population, which stood at 1,62,056 (12.02 per cent) in 2003 in the state revealed that of the 35,798 ST households, 14,210 (equivalent to 39.69 per cent) did not have tap water connections, while over 80 per cent (28,853 families) used firewood for cooking food.

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CLP decides to hand over Balli case to CBI

PANAJI: In an attempt to absolve itself of the alleged failures and ensure that it was not accused of shielding those behind the arson in Balli, the Congress legislature party in a damage control act has decided to hand over the investigations into the incidents that took place on May 25 to the Central Bureau of Investigation.

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