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Rising Goans alleges scam in Electricity Dept, Cheif EE denies allegations

There is a ghotalo in the electricity department. And it involves the chief electrical engineer. This is the allegation by NGO Rising Goans. The NGO says it has evidence about this and alleges that the Power Minister is in the know. However, the chief electrical engineer denies it all. A tender was issued for electrical items to ensure maintenance state …

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Youth Congress gherao Bicholim Asst Engineer over power failures

Bicholim locals supported by Youth Congress gheraoed Assistant Engineer of the Electricity Department in Bicholim because of the frequent power failures during the Ganesh Chaturthi. However, the Assistant Engineer said lack of staff in Bicholim electricity substation has added to the woes of power failures. Youth Congress President Varad Mardolkar said the  Assistant Engineer has given an  assurance that proper …

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Cong attacks govt on GU CM proposed appointment, bridge corruption

The Congress has condemned and opposed the move to appoint the chief minister in the state as the pro councillor of the Goa university, calling it political motivated. Girish Chodankar, the state unit president also defended his allegations on corruption in the Atal Sethu light poles tender. The Congress has attacked the proposal to make the chief minister a part …

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BJP-Cong join hands to dislodge municipal councils led by MGP & Goa Forward

Goa’s politics is indeed strange. After BJP dropped MGP and Goa Forward from the ministry and 10 Congress MLAs joined BJP, the ruling BJP and opposition Congress are now coming together to dislodge municipal rule of Sudin Dhavalikar and Vijai Sardesai. New chairperson is already elected in Ponda. And no confidence motion is getting moved in Madgao. Dhavalikar’s chairperson Pradip …

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Govt declared 4 talukas as gaming zone, terminal to be constructed for casinos: AAP

Casinos are here to stay and the number of casinos will increase, Aam Admi Party has alleged on Wednesday.  AAP says government has shown 4 talukas- Pernem, Bardez, Tiswadi and Mormugao as gaming zones in the tourism policy. And also a terminal building is under construction on Captain of Ports jetty for casinos. They condemn it and will approach the …

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Will Goa get vegetables at cheap rates during Chovoth?

Souring prices of vegetables in the market has become a matter of concern for Goans when Chovoth begins next week. In such a situation, Congress wants government to subsidise vegetables during Chovoth. And chief minister Pramod Sawant wants Goa to be made self-sufficient in vegetable production.  It all started with monsoon floods also affecting neighbouring states of Maharashtra and Karnataka. …

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Govt to form new cell to solve internal issues of Sanjivani

Cooperative Minister Govind Gaude has decided to form a cell within the organisation in a bid to solve internal issues of Sanjivani sugar factory. Gaude said that lack of labors is delaying the harvesting of sugarcane. And to solve this problems the help of labors attached to sugar factories in neighboring states will be sought. Gaude admitted that farmer’s payment …

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MMC holds special meet on Sonsoddo after court order

The Margao Municipal Council resolved to deposit ten percent as arbitration fees in the court on the Sonsoddo issue. It also said that it would contest the fine of one crore imposed on it by the Goa State Pollution Control Board. The Margao council had a special meeting on the still unsolved Sonsodo garbage issue. The order passed by the …

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CCP declares Panaji as open-defaecation free

At a meeting held on Monday, Corporation of the City of Panaji declared Panaji as open-defaecation free. The CCP has also taken  a decision to have uniform sized commercial signboards in  new buildings that will come up in the city and may try to apply this rule to existing ones. The CCP will construct 310 public toilets in its jurisdiction. …

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Mining activities likely to resume by October, reiterates CM

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant has reiterated his assurance of restarting mining activity. He again said mining activities are most likely to start by October. He said that almost half of the dump has been e-auctioned as per plan and the entire dump will be auctioned by October so that local truck owners can benefit. Chief Minister was speaking during Shravani …

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