Saturday 02 August 2014

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CM rejects Vijay's demand of mass resignations over Special Status

Goa's Independent legislator Vijay Sarde

Power plants facing acute fuel shortage

Flagging off concerns about fuel shortag

Parrikar-Rane clash over 'teaching' MLAs

Goa state legislative assembly today wit

2 fishermen feared dead, 4 rescued as trawler capsizes off Vasco

Two fishermen were feared dead after the

Dipak shifts focus from Hindu Rashtra to Modi's economic model

Goa government is planning to learn from

Decision on tiger reserve after 2017

Goa government today said that the decis

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Society

Decision on tiger reserve after 2017

Goa government today said that the decision on the demand of State's wildlife sanctuaries be declared as tiger reserves will be taken after the ongoing study, which will continue till 2017, is completed. ... READ

Goa CM offers to share food plate with HIV kids

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today said he was ready to share a food plate with an HIV-positive child, to dispel the misconception that the dreaded disease is transmitted by a mere touch. ... READ

Goa to have transit house for foreigners, pending deportation

Goa government is planning to set up a transit house, pending deportation, of the foreigners staying in Goa illegally.... READ

Issues

CM rejects Vijay's demand of mass resignations over Special Status

Goa's Independent legislator Vijay Sardesai today suggested that all the 40 MLAs in the state should resign, to press the demand for special status for the state. ... READ

Goa Govt to probe Chattisgarh coal block deal

Goa government on Friday said the state vigilance department will investigate the alleged irregularities in the agreement entered into by the previous government with a private firm for generation of electricity using the coal from a mine in Chhattisgarh.... READ

RP21 process after mining issue settled, housing powers to panchayats: CM

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today gave a fresh assurance to start working on Regional Plan 2021 by September, after mining issue is fully settled. ... READ

Infrastructure

Power plants facing acute fuel shortage

Flagging off concerns about fuel shortages hurting power generation, senior executives today said transportation and quality issues related to coal need to be immediately addressed for ensuring affordable electricity. ... READ

Shipyard to build 6 patrol vessels for Coast Guard

Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL), a south Goa-based defence shipyard, is in the process of construction of six Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) for the Indian Coast Guard and it plans to launch three OPVs in succession from September – December this year.... READ

9 high speed trains including Goa-Mumbai @160 km/hr

The first railway budget of Narendra Modi government has announced one bullet train to Gujarat and nine high speed trains connecting major metros, including a Goa-Mumbai route. ... READ

Sports

4 MLAs asked to reimburse Brazil tour ticket amount

Goa government has asked its four MLAs, including a cabinet minister, to reimburse the money spent on booking tickets to Brazil to watch the football World Cup, even as the legislators left for the South American country to witness the ongoing mega sporting event. ... READ

Modi's veto ended Goa MLAs' Brazil FIFA junket

A last-minute veto by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday afternoon has cancelled the FIFA World Cup 'study tour' to Brazil by a team of six Goa MLAs led by state sports minister Ramesh Tawadkar. ... READ

Govt cancels Brazil junket, MLAs to spend own money

Under attack over funding the trip of six of its MLAs to Brazil to watch the football World Cup, the Goa government decided on Friday to cancel the junket.... READ

Politics

Parrikar-Rane clash over 'teaching' MLAs

Goa state legislative assembly today witnessed verbal duel between Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and leader of opposition Pratap Singh Rane over the issue of Point of Order raised by the Parrikar. ... READ

Dipak shifts focus from Hindu Rashtra to Modi's economic model

Goa government is planning to learn from Gujarat state how to work out solutions in bridging the gap between employment opportunities and availability of skilled manpower.... READ

Law to penalise blackmailer NGOs/individuals: CM

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today said the state government will enact a legislation during the next assembly session to penalise the NGOs and individuals who "misuse the law to black-mail others". ... READ

Economy

2 fishermen feared dead, 4 rescued as trawler capsizes off Vasco

Two fishermen were feared dead after their trawler capsized off Vasco coast near here, police said on Friday. ... READ

No entry to Ram Sene, no curbs on pubs & bikinis: Parrikar

The BJP government in Goa has finally decided to follow its Congress predecessor, not to allow Pramod Muthalik to start a branch of Ram Sene in the tourist state. ... READ

BJP Govt didn't spend less than Cong Govt on foreign tours

Is the Bharatiya Janata Party government spending more on foreign tours for promotion of Goan tourism than the erstwhile Congress government?... READ

Culture

44th IFFI may cost Goa Govt Rs 13 Cr

The Goa government on Monday said the amount spent on the organisation of last year's International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Panaji may add up to Rs 12-13 crore as the bills of several agencies were pending with the Entertainment Society of Goa (ESG).... READ

Shilpa recalls first Valentine with Raj in Goa

Shilpa Shetty, whose Satyug Gold company has partnered with the Goa Wedding Show 2014, which she and her husband Raj Kundra are endorsing, says she has fond memories of the state.... READ

HJS demands ban on 'Singham Returns'

Ahead of its release on Independence Day, Rohit Shetty's 'Singham Returns' has been hit by a controversy after a right-wing Hindu organisation has asked the Censor Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to put a ban on the film.... READ