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Mickky scapegoat for CM to silence critics: NCP

PANAJI: Asserting that there's much more than what meets the eye over the arrest of tiatrist Francis de Tuem, Nationalist Congress Party alleged that the government's intention was to send a message of intimidation to all forums criticizing it.

PANAJI: Ridiculing chief minister Manohar Parrikar, NCP said that while he had assured to assess his ministers by July-end, some of his ministers were already making statements against the functioning of departments held by the chief minister himself.

PANAJI: Following a direction from the ministry of home affairs (MHA), the state government constituted a state-level security committee responsible for reviewing the security plan of all religious places and other places of importance. The committee would be headed by the director general of police (DGP) or the inspector general of police (IGP) and have the superintendent of police (security) and both district superintendents of police, as members.

PANAJI: The state government is dragging its feet over signing a landmark agreement that will give them the rights to host one round of the FIM Motocross World Championship.

Mandrekar faces more criticism

PANAJI/MAPUSA: Water resources minister Dayanand Mandrekar's public berating of IPS officer Vijay Singh has come in for more criticism from different quarters.

MLA assures redressal of Dramapur-Sirlim issues

MARGAO: Issues concerning improper garbage disposal, frequent power outages and deteriorating condition of village roads dominated the proceedings at the Dramapur-Sirlim village panchayat gram sabha held on Sunday.

Aquem meet flays Kamat on Costa ground issue

MARGAO: Margao MLA and former chief minister Digambar Kamat came in the line of heavy fire from persons who spoke at the protest meeting organized by the Aquem ground bachao samiti (AGBS) at Aquem, Margao, on Sunday.

Ramani bats for long-term health policy

PANAJI: Pune-based Goan neurospinal surgeon Premanand Ramani has stressed the need for a long-term policy in the health sector and has also offered to train neurosurgeons of Goa's government-run hospitals.

Soon, smart cards will replace ration cards

MAPUSA: Ration cards will soon be a thing of the past in the state with the department of civil supplies and consumer affairs deciding to replace them with smart cards aimed at eliminating widespread hoarding, diversion of food grains and black marketeering.

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