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27 Goa mines will start from Dec onwards: Parrikar

At least 27 mines would be start operati

Digambar defends his act in mining renewal cases

Former Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat

Will you sell veterinary medicines at night, asks CM

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar toda

Lower courts have scant regard for law: Parrikar

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on M

Kasturirangan ignores Goa's land constraints: Alina

Goa government will demarcate the ecolog

HC orders to renew 28 mining leases

In a major relief to 28 mining leases, t

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Society

Will you sell veterinary medicines at night, asks CM

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today asked Independent legislator Naresh Sawal if he would sell veterinary medicines at late night, after the duo had an argument over availability of drugs during emergency. ... READ

Kasturirangan ignores Goa's land constraints: Alina

Goa government will demarcate the ecologically sensitive areas around its wildlife sanctuaries and submit a detailed report to Union Ministry of Environment and Forests by 31 January next year, State Environment Minister Alina Saldanha said on Thursday.... READ

Nil expenditure on fighting Tejpal case

Goa government has incurred a "zero expenditure" so far on fighting a case against former Tehelka founder-editor Tarun Tejpal who is facing the rape charge.... READ

Issues

Centre's reply on Special Status is not Modi Govt stand: Alina

Goa Minister for environment Alina Saldanha who is spearheading ‘Goa’s Movement For Special Status (GMFSS)’ on Wednesday said that the recent written reply given to Goa Rajya Sabha MP by Minister of State for Home ruling out special status to Goa was “more of a routine, conventional position of the Central Government and not a conclusive statement of policy by the Modi Government on this matter.”... READ

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

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

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

Lower courts have scant regard for law: Parrikar

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday alleged in the state Legislative Assembly that the lower judiciary in the state was paying scant regard to the provisions of law. ... READ

Expunge 'Hindu Rashtra' from Assembly records: Cong

The Congress in Goa Monday asked the assembly speaker to expunge a reference to India as a "Hindu nation" made by a minister last month during the monsoon session.... READ

Kohli assumes addtl charge as Goa Governor

Gujarat Governor Om Prakash Kohli on Thursay assumed the additional charge as Governor of Goa after taking oath of office in a function held at Raj Bhavan here.... READ

Economy

27 Goa mines will start from Dec onwards: Parrikar

At least 27 mines would be start operating in Goa between December to February if chief minister Manohar Parrikar succeeds in implementing the time-bound programme he announced in the Assembly today.... READ

Digambar defends his act in mining renewal cases

Former Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat, accused of shielding illegal mining during his term, today broke his silence over the issue saying his government kept renewal of mining leases on hold as it was busy formulating regulations for the industry. ... READ

HC orders to renew 28 mining leases

In a major relief to 28 mining leases, the Bombay High Court today asked the Goa government to execute deeds for those mining leases which have paid stamp duty according to the Indian Stamp (Goa Amendment) Act, 2012.... READ

Culture

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

Riddhi-Siddhi applauded for Sonakshi outfit at London show

Fashion designers Riddhi and Siddhi Mapxencar's outfit for Sonakshi Sinha's recent live performance at London's O2 arena drew appreciation both from the actress and the audience. ... READ