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Shiroda woman, daughter missing

PONDA: A Shiroda resident, Mr Francis Pereira on Thursday filed a missing persons complaint with the Ponda police, informing that his wife and daughter were missing since May 26, disclosed the Ponda police.

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Four arrested for assault

POINGUINNIM: The Canacona police informed that they have arrested four persons from Gulem, Canacona, for allegedly abusing and assaulting Ujwala U Velip at her residence on May 26. They have been charged under Section 338 (grievous injuries) and Section 504 read with Section 34 of the IPC.

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84 protesting retired teachers held, released

PANAJI: The Panaji police on Friday arrested 84 retired teachers belonging to Discriminated Teachers’ Forum (DTF), on Friday morning, as they were heading towards the Chief Minister’s residence at Altinho in order to proceed on a hunger strike.

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China backs India’s bid for UNSC seat

BY PRIYANKA TIKOO & K J M VARMA | PTI
BEIJING:  Skirting contentious issues, the visiting President, Ms Pratibha Patil on Thursday held discussions with the top Chinese leadership which supported India’s aspirations of becoming a permanent member of the UN Security Council, a stand welcomed by the Indian side.

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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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