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Private bus owners support bandh

PANAJI: Mr Sudip Tamankar of the All-Goa Bus Owners Association on Sunday confirmed their participation in the bandh called by the Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch despite the transport department issuing a stern warning against such a move.

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NGOs call for scrapping state Forest Policy

PANAJI: Close on the heels of the Council for Social Justice and Peace censuring the state for encroaching on the green cover in Goa through mining, deforestation and aggressive promotion of eco-tourism, NGOs including the Goenchea Xetkarancho Ekvott (GXE) have strongly criticised the newly-notified Forest Policy.

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Satyagraha against corruption begins in city

PANAJI: The state unit of Bharat Swabhiman started its Bhrastachar Mitao Satyagraha at the city Azad Maidan on Saturday, from 4.45 am to express solidarity with the yoga guru, Baba Ramdev, who began his indefinite hunger strike in New Delhi over black money issue on Saturday.

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June 6 bandh will be totally successful: BBSM

PANAJI: Claiming that the main political parties like Nationalist Congress Party, Bharatiya Janata Party, Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party and Shiv Sena, besides several MLAs of the Congress party as well as 67 major organisations have extended their support to the proposed June 6 Goa bandh, the Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch (BBSM) on Saturday said that the total peaceful bandh called by it this Monday, in protest against the recent government decision to give grants to English primary schools, is all set be a successful.

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South Goa gears up for bandh

MARGAO: The South Goa Collector, Mr Sandeep Jacques Saturday said that the district administration has geared up to ensure that all the schools operate smoothly on June 6 and that there is no law and order problem in view of the Goa bandh called by the Bharatiya Bhasha Suraksha Manch demanding withdrawal of grants to English as medium of instruction.

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