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Central govt official visits Mopa airport site

PANAJI: Mr Gajendra Haldia, the advisor to the deputy chairman of the Planning Commission, Dr Montek Singh Ahluwalia on Thursday visited the sites for Mopa airport project and National Games in Pernem taluka and made various suggestions to the state officials on how to go about the projects.

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AI cracks whip on unions

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI: Amid moves to restore normal operations after a two-day wildcat strike by 15,000 employees, national carrier Air India on Thursday cracked down on two unions, sealing their offices, and sacking and suspending over 40 workers.

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Boys outperform girls in SSC exam

PANAJI:  The Goa Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education posted the highest ever passing percentage of 83.50 per cent for the SSC examination, this year, with 13,200 out of 15,808 students who appeared for the exam clearing the same.

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NIT Goa to begin its classes from July 20

PANAJI:  Stating that the National Institutes of Technology have already received accreditation for their courses, thus getting these courses international recognition, the director of National Institute of Technology, Surathkal, Karnataka, Prof Sandeep Sancheti said, “However, we have not marketed our potential rightly.”

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Two get 7-yr jail for rape

MARGAO: The assistant sessions judge, Ms Sherin Paul on Thursday sentenced two persons, Mathew Gomes, a resident of Varca and Dumiyana Bhagat, who were arrested by Colva police in connection with the rape of a 26-year-old girl from St Jose de Areal.

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Govt to decide on Shmnit Utsch soon

PANAJI: The fate of Shmnit Utsch India Private Ltd, which was awarded the contract for implementing the high security registration plates scheme in the state, hangs in the balance as the file will be placed before the state cabinet for a final decision as the advocate general has already given his opinion.

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Margao KTC bus stand bereft of dustbins

MARGAO: Travelling by public road transport is way of life for a majority of the people in the state. And a large number of them pass through the Margao’s Kadamba Transport Corporation (KTC) bus stand; most out of necessity.

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