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Centre's decision on buffer zone by 15 Sept: CM

A formal notification by the Ministry of

GCA served notice for derecognition

The state government-run Sports Authorit

John becomes aggressive, dissolves all 40 blocks

In a major reconstitution exercise, Cong

SC advises PM, CMs not to induct chargesheeted 'ministers'

In a landmark verdict the Supreme Court

Reliance on Corporates created unemployment: Bhaduri

The successful Indian growth story suffe

Parrikar Govt has suppressed mining impact report: Gadgil

Noted ecologist Madhav Gadgil today alle

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Society

Centre's decision on buffer zone by 15 Sept: CM

A formal notification by the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF) declaring buffer zones in Goa is expected to be issued by September 15, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said.... READ

SC advises PM, CMs not to induct chargesheeted 'ministers'

In a landmark verdict the Supreme Court on Wednesday advised the Prime Minister or Chief Minister of a State not to induct charge sheeted persons facing trial for offences involving moral turpitude as Ministers though there was no limitation or restriction in the Constitution which debars any Member of Parliament or Legislative Assembly being included in the Cabinet.... READ

Catholic Forum welcomes ban on Ram Sene

All Goa Catholic Minority Front (AGCMF) has welcomed the state government’s decision to ban controversial right wing outfit Sri Ram Sene in the state.... READ

Issues

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

Civil society wants Gram Sabhas to discuss Police bill

Members of various civil societies in Goa Friday demanded that reforms in the proposed Goa Police Bill need to be discussed at grassroot level including in Gram Sabhas and municipal meetings. ... READ

Infrastructure

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

Goa-Mumbai port feeder service by month end

The feeder service connecting Goa's Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) and Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT) near Mumbai would begin by the end of this month, heralding a new era on the logistic front between both the neighbouring ports. ... READ

Goa to reduce green cess to boost coal import

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today announced to scale down the state taxes on import of coal. ... READ

Sports

GCA served notice for derecognition

The state government-run Sports Authority of Goa (SAG) today issued show-cause notice to Goa Cricket Association (GCA) asking why it should not be derecognised for failing to implement Justice Pendse Commission recommendations.... READ

Goa launches official FC Goa team & TV channel for ISL

Goa will now have a home team to cheer for in the inaugural 2014 Hero Indian Super League as 'FC Goa' on Tuesday announced its launch at a city hotel.... READ

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

Politics

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

Mridula Sinha likely to be Goa Governor

Mridula Sinha, eminent writer and former president of BJP Mahila Morcha as well as chairperson of National Women's Commission, is likely to be the new Goa governor.... READ

Economy

Reliance on Corporates created unemployment: Bhaduri

The successful Indian growth story suffered a setback as the rate of employment generation remained stagnated due to reliance of the erstwhile Manmohan Singh regime on corporate houses, according to noted economist Amit Bhaduri.... READ

Parrikar Govt has suppressed mining impact report: Gadgil

Noted ecologist Madhav Gadgil today alleged that the state's BJP government has "suppressed" his report assessing the impact of mining on environment in Goa. ... READ

Rane duo gets anticipatory bail in alleged extortion case

A special court in Panaji on Friday, granted conditional anticipatory bail to former Goa Chief Minister Pratapsingh Rane and his legislator son, Vishwajit in connection with the extortion case filed against them by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) of state police. ... READ

Culture

Hindu outfit demands Censor Board in Goa for Tiatr & Natak

Sulking over a Konkani Tiatr (Konkani musical drama) which was critical of growing activities of rightwing Hindu outfits, Hindu Janajgruti Samiti (HJS), the rightwing Hindu outfit reiterated its demand with the government to establish a Censor Board for plays and tiatrs in Goa.... READ

Nobel to Tagore was 'western politics': Teotonio

Honouring Ravindranath Tagore with Nobel Prize was part of Western politics to pull him apart from Mahatma Gandhi on the issue of nationalism, said Teotonio R de Souza, a renowned Indo-Portuguese historian from Goa. ... READ

'Akantwadi' tiatr staged despite Ram Sene threat

Tousif de Navelim staged his ‘controversial’ Tiatr today in Margao defying the threat issued by Ram Sene from Karnataka as Tiatr lovers from Salcete came in full support of the first performance.... READ