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BJP to come up with road map for 2012 assembly polls in Goa

PANAJI:  Condemning the state government for failure on all fronts during its three years in the office, through a political and a economic resolution, the first state executive meeting of the newly constituted state executive committee of the Bharatiya Janata Party on Sunday decided to finalise within next fortnight, a road map for facing the 2012 Goa assembly elections, which will include measures to increase the public support for the party and expansion of party’s organisational structure.

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Marcaim students showing improvement in languages

PONDA: The ideas of distributing dictionaries to the students in schools to improve their vocabulary has been a success in Marcaim, said sources, pointing that six years ago, the dictionaries were provided and now these students have attained as high as 80 per cent results and languages have figured prominently in the improvements.

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Liquor smuggling via Keri-Sattari route goes unchecked

VALPOI: Half hearted efforts are being made by the Sattari excise department in curbing the menace of liquor smuggling from Goa via the Keri-Sattari route. The officials of the excise department are least bothered in the duty of inspecting the vehicles going to Karnataka, which often carry large consignment of liquor, illegally out of the state.

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Restoring water tank of Saptkoteshwar at Diwar

By Rohit R Phalgaonkar
The water tank of Shri Saptkoteshwar temple at Diwar is one of the sites notified as ‘Protected Sites’ by the Department of Archives and Archaeology of Goa under ‘The Goa Ancient Monuments and Archaeological sites and Remains Act, 1978 and Rules 1980’.

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FDA officials destroy seized mangoes

VASCO: The officials of the Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) destroyed the seized 12.5 tonne of artificial ripened mangoes with the assistance provided by the Mormugao Municipality at Mormugao Solid Waste (MSW) Treatment Plant at Headland-Sada on Saturday morning.

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State given ultimatum over NH 4A alignment

PONDA: The Diversion National Highway 4A Action Committee, Goa, on Saturday gave an ultimatum to the state government to re-survey and re-align the highway without affecting the villages of Dharbandora, Usgao, Curti, Priol and Bhoma and their culture, by July 19, before the start of monsoon session of the state Legislative Assembly. The meeting was held at the Savitri hall, Curti Ponda.

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