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Country needs national NDD screening progamme

Country needs national NDD screening progamme

10 Mar 2014 No comment 66 hits
PANAJI: Rakesh Korgaokar was severely dyslexic at a time when the word was unheard of in school circles. All through primary school, he could not tell the difference between Hindi & English words.

"I felt I was trying to write in a foreign...

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Arihant blames govt for late start

Arihant blames govt for late start

09 Mar 2014 No comment 98 hits
Calangute: Work on the removal of the River Princess debris off Sinquerim beach restarted earlier this week.

Speaking to STOI, sources in Arihant Ship Breakers said they received the work order only on February 13, though they were supposed to...

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Literary discussion at International Centre

Literary discussion at International Centre

09 Mar 2014 No comment 91 hits
PANAJI: International Centre, Goa is hosting a programme titled 'Feisty Heroines in Literature' on March 15 at 4.30pm. The programme will be conducted by Jugneeta Sudan. The session entails book readings, movie excerpts, power point presentation &...

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Youth dies in road mishap at Seraulim

Youth dies in road mishap at Seraulim

09 Mar 2014 No comment 77 hits
MARGAO: Twenty-three-year-old Jayant Kalu, a resident of Navi Mumbai, died in a road accident at Seraulim, near Colva, Saturday night.

Kalu, who was riding a motorcycle lost his balance & fell off his bike landing in the adjoining fields. He died...

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21-year-old dies in road accident

21-year-old dies in road accident

09 Mar 2014 No comment 125 hits
MARGAO: Melwyn Fernandes, 21, a resident of Loutolim, died in an accident after the two-wheeler he was riding collided with a truck at Tembi-Raia, Sunday afternoon.

Police sources said that Fernandes was proceeding from Fatorda to Loutolim, &...

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VES launches international level preschool in Ponda

Ponda: Aiming to provide international creative curriculum for three to six-years-old children by setting up quality preschools in different parts of Goa, Vision Education Society (VES) opened its first preschool in Ponda on Saturday. Mily...

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CM to journos Dont make people disgusted with govt

PANAJI: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar has appealed to journalists to stop publishing articles that create a sense of disgust among the public against the political system.

Stating that the political system was the 'central pillar of the...

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Scrap single window system for Goan events

Scrap single window system for Goan events

09 Mar 2014 No comment 57 hits
MARGAO: Representatives of main stakeholders in Goa's entertainment & tourism industry have demanded that the state government do away with the single window system for all Goan events involving live bands with immediate effect "because lakhs of...

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Mahan Mhozo Des starts today

Mahan Mhozo Des starts today

09 Mar 2014 No comment 114 hits
PANAJI: Tomazinho Cardozo, in collaboration with Tiatr Academy of Goa (TAG), will stage a musical show of Konkani songs highlighting the values of patriotism, national integration & communal harmony. The musical show, which was first staged in...

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26-year-old man arrested for raping minor girl

Vasco: Mormugao police arrested a 26-year-old man on charges of raping a minor girl from Baina. The 17-year-old girl is three months pregnant. On Sunday evening, the girl's mother complained to police that her daughter was raped by Nicolau...

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Mapusa taxi operators oppose parking fee

Mapusa taxi operators oppose parking fee

09 Mar 2014 No comment 88 hits
Mapusa: Taxi operators from the taxi stand in Mapusa have opposed the parking fee imposed by the Mapusa municipal council (MMC) & have demanded that the fees be revoked. They have also demanded that they be allotted proper space at the taxi stand.

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Unaided school students to get laptops in June

Unaided school students to get laptops in June

09 Mar 2014 No comment 196 hits
PANAJI: Following the state government's decision to extend the scheme to providing laptops to unaided schools in Goa, authorities have acquired 25,000 laptops to be distributed among students of the private schools in the state, beginning June...

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Cases of foreigners indulging in gross offence sees a rise every year

PANAJI: The number of cases where foreigners have been involved in felony have increased every year as per the statistics provided by the home department.

Last year saw a 50% increase in infraction of law cases where foreigners were involved &...

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Crossing borders for a little freedom quality education

PANAJI: It took a while for them to find their bearings, but a couple of monsoons down the line, these students from Afghanistan, who have created a new home in Goa, feel one with the people here.

They are now looking forward to celebrating Holi.

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Action against Colva hotels is politically motivated

MARGAO: Benaulim MLA Caetano Silva said that the complaint made by an NGO against the Colva hotels, based on which the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) issued directions for shutting their operations, was "politically motivated."

"Why...

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BJP government has helped peace reign in Benaulim Caitu

MARGAO: Even as Salcete is largely seen as a potential impediment in the BJP's march towards victory in the April 12 Lok Sabha elections in South Goa, Benaulim MLA Caetano Silva is confident that the saffron party will get "resounding support"...

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Independent MLAs divided over support in LS polls

PANAJI: Out of five independent MLAs, only one MLA has pledged his support to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the Lok Sabha election, two MLAs have shown inclination to support the Congress, while one MLA is undecided & the other has adopted a...

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Maths or match Hargun is game

Maths or match Hargun is game

09 Mar 2014 No comment 84 hits
PANAJI: His team missed as many as six penalties in a row while he threw himself around to throttle as many attempts of his oppositions & keep BITS Pilani's hopes for a final berth ticking. Hargun Singh Oberoi led his college's football team from...

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Finally victim assistance unit set up

Finally victim assistance unit set up

09 Mar 2014 No comment 75 hits
PANAJI: Over a decade after the Goa Children's Act, 2003, came into being, the state government has finally nominated a social worker to set up & manage a victim assistance unit for Goa.

The state government has come under fire from NGOs working...

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Sultry heat follows light night drizzle

Sultry heat follows light night drizzle

09 Mar 2014 No comment 72 hits
PANAJI: The mercury rose by 3C above the normal on Sunday indicating that summer is near, if not yet here, even as there fell a light drizzle in some parts of Goa on Saturday night.

The overcast sky & sultry heat on Sunday took the temperature to...

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3 new niche MTech courses at NIT Goa

3 new niche MTech courses at NIT Goa

09 Mar 2014 No comment 81 hits
PANAJI: National Institute of Technology (NIT), Goa will offer masters in technology (MTech) courses in three streams from the academic year 2014-15. The decision was taken at the second senate meet held on Sunday that saw participation of...

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Valpoi tense after youth ends life

Valpoi tense after youth ends life

08 Mar 2014 No comment 106 hits
KERI: Tension gripped Valpoi town in Sattari taluka when Massorde villagers ransacked shops belonging to relatives of a girl after her lover committed suicide following an assault on him by her family members.

Peace returned to the town only...

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