Friday 27 November 2015

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Peace restored in Goa, hunger strike withdrawn

Peace has been fully restored in Goa with Meta Strips company officials agreeing in writing to stop all the work at the factory and the 13-day hunger strike by the agitators being finally withdrawn today ... READ

Deadlock over Meta Strips, Co threatens to challenge closure order

The ongoing Meta Strips controversy has suddenly plunged into a deadlock as chief minister Francisco Sardinha made volte face today stating that he did not arrive at any agreement with the agitators, except closure of ... READ

Sardinha agrees to inventory, fast to end tommorrow

After going adamant initially on the issue of making inventory of the Meta Strips plant, chief minister Francisco Sardinha finally agreed for it soon after discussing the matter with the Anti Meta Strips Citizens Action ... READ

CM orders closure of Meta Strips

Amicable solution on the controversy over Meta Strips issue appears visible with chief minister Francisco Sardinha ordering clsoure of the factory immediately. The decision was taken at a cabinet meeting today evening after the first ... READ

Sec 144 throughout Goa, AMCAC to intensify stir

Peaceful Goa appears to be turning into tension-prone area with the state government imposing section 144 throughout the state while agitators of five villages in South Goa threatening to spread their violent stir against the ... READ

Cortalim turns violent, CM asures to stop work at Meta Strips

The year-long agitation against the controversial Meta Strips project in South Goa has turned violent with agitators blocking the national highway here and burning down state-owned buses while the state government has gone ahead allowing ... READ

Tourism granted industry status, amidst confusion

The unilateral decision of the state government to grant industry status to tourism may result in ultimately the tourist state losing on revenue count rather than earning anything, though the hotel lobby here has welcomed ... READ

Sardinha scraps Cong's panel, appoints another to probe Meta Strips

Governments keep on changing in Goa, but only with a difference of opinion on who will share the power and not on the crucial ecological and developmental issues the tiny tourist state is confronted with. ... READ

MPT strike total, though unloading allowed

The four-day old national level port strike may not prolong for long as all the 11 ports in India had already made enough financial provision in order to meet all the 15 demands put before ... READ

Cabinet sub-com to study uniform tax policy

Goa is already suffering from less amount of grants being received from the centre. Still the tourist state has decided not to implement the uniform sales tax policy as per the categorised minimum floor rate ... READ