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Question on Sanjay School postponed

PANAJI: The Minister of Education, Mr Atanasio Monserrate, on Friday, postponed a question related to the Sanjay School to April 8, after the leader of the opposition, Mr Manohar Parrikar brought to the notice of the House a wrong reply given by the Education Minister, in this matter.

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Police block protest march on CM’s residence

PANAJI: A strong posse of police personnel, drawn from Porvorim, Old Goa and town police stations, stopped a crowd of around 300 protestors, late Friday evening, as they marched along Fr Agnelo Road towards the Chief Minister’s residence at Altinho to protest against the demolition drive at the Khariwada seashore in Vasco.

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Population of Goa stands at 14.57 lakh

PANAJI: Population of Goa has risen to 14, 57,723  over the last 10 years, which is an increase of 8.17 per cent from 2001. 
According to provisional figures of the new Census released on Thursday, total population of the state comprises 7,40, 711  males and  7,17,012  females.

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Land survey of eight talukas completed: Revenue Minister

PANAJI: The Revenue Minister, Mr Jose Philip D’Souza, on Thursday, informed the state legislative assembly that the directorate of settlement and land records had already completed land survey of eight talukas of Tiswadi, Bardez, Pernem, Bicholim, Ponda, Mormugao, Sattari and Canacona and that of the other four talukas of Salcette, Quepem, Sanguem and Dharbandora was going on.

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Atala bail should be probed by IPS officer: BJP

PANAJI: Alleging that the deputy Superintendent of Police (Crime Branch) had arranged a stock panch, Prakash Babu Metri as a surety for execution of a bail granted to Israeli drug trafficker, Yaniv Benaim alias Atala, the Opposition Bharatiya Janata Party, on Thursday, demanded a probe into the same by an Indian Police Service officer, preferably the Deputy Inspector General of Police.

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Ration cards point to over 16 lakh population in Goa

PANAJI: The Bharatiya Janata Party MLA from Mapusa, Mr Francisco D’Souza on Wednesday told the state assembly that there was a mismatch of figures as regards to the state population as per the information provided to him by the government in response to his query and the Census figures of 2001.

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Committee formed to implement projects under Tribal Sub Plan

PANAJI: A high-powered committee headed by the Chief Secretary, Mr S K Srivastava and having secretaries for personnel and tribal welfare as its members was constituted by the government for implementing the development projects under the Tribal Sub Plan, and further reducing the backlog of vacancies in various government departments as well as Corporations.

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