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Medical Student Caught Copying

A final year student of Goa Medical College was caught copying by the examiner on Saturday to add to the institute’s embarrassment which is reeling under the case of examiner’s leaking question papers to the final year students.
On Saturday a chit of paper was seized from one of the students answering the Surgery I paper for final year following which the student was asked to stop writing his paper and will now be barred from answering the remaining papers pending an enquiry.
The student faces suspension for one y ear if found guilty.

Dudu’s Sister Is the Sting Operator

The sting operation wherein PSI Sunil Gudlar was captured on camera not only selling drugs to two foreigners but also accusing his senior officer of taking bribes was carried out by none other than David Driham alias Dudu’s sister, according to reports in the local media.
Ayala Driham, Dudu’s sister carried out the sting operation to collect evidence against the police who she says implicated her innocent brother and got him incarcerated.
Besides selling drugs and stating that they all accept bribes, Gudlar was also caught on camera threatening to frame one person in a drug case by planting narcotics on him and it is this particular act of bravado that is sought to be used to prove that the police framed Dudu.

CCTVs For RTO Offices

All the Road Transport Department offices in Goa will have Closed Circuit Televisions installed within a fortnight, announced director Arun Dessai.
The CCTVs will not only keep a watch on the department officials but also the public that visit these offices and this will curb corruption and malpractices, opined Arun Dessai.
Officials of the Department have been accused of demanding bribes for even routine matters and bus operators have been often complaining about this aspect. In fact, Goa Chronicle. Com had even posted the rates demanded by the officials for all matters.

Training Programme On Drinking Water Quality Monitoring Held

Secretary for Panchayats V.K. Zha stressed on the need to make rural masses aware about water quality problem and water borne diseases, building capacity of Panchayats to own the field test kits and full operation and maintenance for water quality monitoring and surveillance of all sources of drinking water, while speaking at the concluding session of one day state level training programme on ‘National Rural  Drinking Water Quality Monitoring and Surveillance’ organized by the Public Works Department and Ministry of National Rural Drinking Water Supply, Government of India; at Goa International Centre, Dona Paula on Friday.

Government To Focus On Development Of Backward Talukas

Chief Minister Digambar Kamat has said that his Government is working hard for the development of backward talukas like Canacona without any party affiliations, at the inaugural ceremony of the ninth Lokotsav 2011 organized by Adarsh Yuva Sangh and Balram Gram Vikas Saunstha, Gaondongrim, Cotigao; in association with the Directorate of Art and Culture in Mushifond, Amona; near Painguinim on Friday.
The chief minister informed that besides construction of better quality roads in Canacona taluka, other works amounting to Rs. 8 crore have been taken up by the water resources department for rehabilitation of flood affected. And the construction of the office of the deputy collector has already been started as a part of the decentralization of power for the convenience of the people of Canacona, he added.

New CRZ Notified, Respite For Goan Coastal Inhabitants

The Union Ministry for Environment and Forests has notified the Coastal Regulation Zone 2011 replacing the earlier 1991 that was in force. While the violations of 1991 notification will be proceeded against and completed within a period of six months, respite has been given to the traditional coastal communities including fishing communities and tribals.
For Goa while maintaining the special consideration as suggested in the Draft Notification published last year, a new clause has been included to give legitimacy to the temporary beach shacks which were hitherto regulated by the Tourism Department of the State.

Victoria-Babush Patch Up To Challenge Parrikar

Education Minister Babush Monserrate and MLA Victoria Fernandes buried the hatchet to prove that in politics there are no permanent enemies or friends but only permanent interest as this coming together is admittedly a run up to the Assembly elections scheduled to be held a litter over a year later.
It may be recalled that at the last assembly elections, Victoria and Babush had a bitter rivalry as the latter’s wife Jennifer contested against Victoria giving her sleepless nights till she managed to scrap through and retain her seat.
In fact, Babush even quit the Congress at the eleventh hour as the party refused to field his wife as a candidate in St. Cruz constituency and joined the UGDP that had sponsored him and his wife as candidates in Taleigao and St. Cruz respectively.

Ludovic Dias Buyao Rocks Konkani’s Lucky Winner

Ludovic Dias, a resident of Calangute won cash prize of Rs10, 000/- for ordering Buyao Rocks Konkani music album through its SMS service.

Buyao Rocks Konkani, produced by Buyao Theatres, Goem, had introduced the SMS service at the launch of the album by which one could order for the home delivery of the album. Cash prize of Rs 10, 000/- was also announced for one lucky buyer.

The album that had music by Sidhanath Buyao created a record by selling over two thousand copies even before its release by using social networking site Facebook.

Sidhanath Buyao revealed that more than three thousand copies have been sold through the SMS service.