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Driving test track in Ponda may hit roadblock

PANAJI: The proposal of the transport department to have the state’s first driving test track at Ponda, expected to be ready within the next two years, could face roadblocks with people from Ponda opposing the government’s plan to acquire one lakh square metres of land for the project.

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Prospect of restarting flight, train service to Gujarat discussed

PANAJI: A ministerial level delegation from the government of Gujarat on Monday, discussed with the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat the prospects of re-starting the Goa-Gujarat-Goa flight, which was discontinued recently, as also efforts to introduce one regular train between the two states.

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No consensus on women’s Bill

NEW DELHI: Government’s efforts to ensure early passage of the Women’s Reservation Bill in the Lok Sabha received a setback on Monday with its ally Trinamool Congress joining Samajwadi Party, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) and Janata Dal (United) in opposing the proposed legislation in the present form.

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G7 in Mumbai; awaiting NCP high command directives

PANAJI: The state Revenue Minister and leader of the Nationalist Congress Party in the state assembly, Mr Jose Philip D’Souza has said that the group of seven was awaiting the decision of the NCP high command to decide on the future course of action as regards to their “continuance” in the state cabinet.

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National Institute of Water Sports to come up in state

PANAJI: After a delay of nearly one decade and half, the central government has finally decided to set up National Institute of Water Sports in the state and allocated Rs 15 crore for the purpose and requested the state government to create facilities for setting it up at Caranzalem.

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Access to Headley likely within a month

NEW DELHI: India is expected to get access to Lashkar-e Taiba operative David Headley within 30 days of sending a letter of request, which is being prepared, government indicated here on Monday.

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12 custodial deaths in Goa

PANAJI: The state recently witnessed the custodial deaths of Ajay Kaushal and Anand Kambli. Ajay Kaushal, a British fugitive wanted in Britain in a case of assault and abduction of a businessman and lodged in judicial custody in Sub Jail at Vasco, was suspected to have died of an overdose of some medicine.

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New water pipeline on Khandepar bridge puts pedestrians to inconvenience

BY ROQUE DIAS
PONDA: The laying of water pipeline on the narrow Khandepar bridge by the PWD, has created problems for the pedestrian and the vehicular traffic alike. For the locals, its now water versus their safety — thanks to the short-sighted planning by the department.

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