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Velim gram sabha opposes acquisition of land at Cutbona

MARGAO: The Velim gram sabha on Sunday resolved to appoint trained counsellors in all high schools, higher secondary schools and colleges. The members opined that trained counsellors are the need of the hour as they go a long way in guiding the students and preventing them from going into wrong hands.

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Churchill reiterates pledge to hot-mix Maddel roads

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MARGAO: All roads in Maddel would be hot-mixed and ready by Christmas; and by April, the entire area would be connected to sewerage system and would no longer have to face over-flowing septic tanks as is prevailing at the moment, were the promises made at meeting at Maddel just after the elections.

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Anjuna panchayat accused of working against public interest

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MAPUSA: People's power was witnessed once again when a large number of residents of Anjuna, annoyed with the panchayat for failing to implement resolutions since 2007, forced an adjournment of Sunday’s gram sabha. The Siolim MLA, Mr Dayanand Mandrekar who was present for the gram sabha was also a witness to people's power.

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Quepem resident rescued from well

MARGAO: Mr Inacio Barboza from Zoglammoddi, Quepem, fell in a roadside municipal well while walking home after a prayer meeting on Saturday evening. He was rescued by the villagers, and escaped without any major injuries.

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Stationery factory at Corlim goes up in flames

PANAJI: A major fire that broke out at a stationery manufacturing factory at Corlim - Puma Stationery Pvt Ltd - in the early hours of Saturday resulted in the entire factory getting destroyed in the blaze. The factory produced Faber Castell brand of stationery products.

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Government now all set to woo Chinese tourists

PANAJI: After having succeeded in wooing the Russian tourists in large numbers to the state, the state tourism department authorities as well as the captains of hospitality industry have now set their eyes on tourists from China, South East Asian nations and Australia.

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