Tuesday 30 September 2014

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Goa to lift mining ban only after approving mining policy

Decision on withdrawal of suspension ord

Won't force banks for OTS to mining dependents: CM

A day after one of Goa's leading financi

Demand to severe ties with MGP just an opinion: Parrikar

Amidst demand from a section of BJP work

Goa expects Modi to push for visa-on-arrival for US

Tourism industry in Goa is of the view t

Phadke attends BCCI meet despite ouster warning

The Goa Cricket Association (GCA) presid

Mining policy to see face of cabinet on 30 Sept

Goa government's mining policy would be

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Society

Parrikar confuses issue of Army 'invasion' to liberate Goa

Chief minister Manohar Parrikar appears to be confused over the issue of calling intervention of Indian Army to liberate Goa an ‘invasion’ or not. ... READ

Let students watch PM's speech at home: Cong

Even as almost all Goa schools are gearing up to show live telecast of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address on Teachers' Day tomorrow, Congress has questioned the "forceful viewing of the telecast." ... READ

Make Ruby collapse report public: Cong

Goa Congress today demanded that the state government should make public the inquiry report into the collapse of a building at Canacona taluka in January this year, in which more than 30 people were killed.... READ

Issues

Goa to have comprehensive liquor policy by Dec

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has informed that a comprehensive alcohol policy will be formulated by the year-end for the coastal tourist state.... READ

Consuming liquor is Goa's culture: BJP

Goa BJP leader Dr Wilfred Mesquita has dismissed the possibility of Goa toeing the line of Kerala, which is outlining a ban on sale and consumption of alcohol in a phased manner. ... READ

GCA may lose recognition due to ticketagate

Goa government will initiate a process to withdraw the recognition given to Goa Cricket Association (GCA) that was embroiled in controversy after the infamous 2001 ticketgate scam, the sports minister said.... READ

Infrastructure

India creates history, FIRST country to reach Mars in first attempt

The Indian Space Research Organisation’s Mars Orbiter Spacecraft successfully entered the orbit of Mars on Wednesday morning after a liquid motor engine fired effectively for a little over 24 minutes to impart a little over the required velocity of 1098 metres per second at 1099 metres per sec. ... READ

Goa's 1000 kms water pipelines to be augmented

Goa government has announced augmentation of its water supply capacity and also replacement of an age old pipeline criss-crossing 1000-kilometre stretch in the state to reduce the quantum of non-revenue water. ... READ

Double decker to run Mumbai-Karmali for 'Chovoth'

A double-decker train will soon run on the Konkan Railway route between Mumbai and Goa. ... READ

Sports

Phadke attends BCCI meet despite ouster warning

The Goa Cricket Association (GCA) president Vinod Phadke today participated in the BCCI meeting in Chennai, while his rival faction has been asked to hold on till November.... READ

Goa's boxer children watch 'Mary Kom' screening

Around 80 Goan boxers - boys and girls - along with coaches watched the screening of 'Mary Kom' movie, to get further inspiration.... READ

Salkar to now represent Goa on BCCI

Senior Vice President of the Goa Cricket Association (GCA) Dr Shekhar Salkar will represent GCA in the working committee meeting of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), scheduled to be held on September 26.... READ

Politics

Demand to severe ties with MGP just an opinion: Parrikar

Amidst demand from a section of BJP workers to severe ties with Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party in the state government, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today said it was "just an opinion." ... READ

John becomes aggressive, dissolves all 40 blocks

In a major reconstitution exercise, Congress party here today dissolved all the 40 blocks giving their charge to respective Pradesh Congress Committee General secretary in-charges.... READ

Mridula Sinha appointed Goa Governor

Narendra Modi government has finally appointed BJP’s former Mahila Morcha president Mridula Sinha as Goa’s new governor. ... READ

Economy

Goa to lift mining ban only after approving mining policy

Decision on withdrawal of suspension order on mining activity in Goa, which was imposed in September 2012, would be taken by the state Cabinet only after it approves the mining policy, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Monday.... READ

Won't force banks for OTS to mining dependents: CM

A day after one of Goa's leading financial institutions refused one-time settlement (OTS) on loans given to mining dependents, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said the "state won't force any institution for OTS." ... READ

Goa expects Modi to push for visa-on-arrival for US

Tourism industry in Goa is of the view that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ongoing visit to the USA, coupled with the Central policy of granting visa on arrival, will go a long way in attracting more number of Americans to the coastal state in the upcoming tourist season.... READ

Culture

Wendell designs uniform for CBI

Noted fashion designer Wendell Rodricks has designed uniform for the enforcement department of CBI, which he says is a garment that will strike fear.... READ

'Controversial' Gautaman back on IFFI jury panel

A former member of the selection committee for the Indian Panorama section in the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), who was ousted four years ago for allegedly leaking names of the selected films, has once again been appointed to the same jury for the event this year.... READ

IFFI to have workshops for film students

The upcoming International Film Festival of India (IFFI) will feature some programs where students from film schools will be able to meet and talk to internationally renowned directors. ... READ