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Goa’s ‘Amit Shah’ is back; grand welcome to Satish Dhond

BJP’s strongman Satish Dhond is back. And with a bang. Hundreds of slogan shouting workers greeted him at the party headquarters in Panaji . He met the 40 office bearers of the party. But neither he nor any other party leader spoke to the media.This is the third time Satish Dhond is coming back to Goa, after he was shunted …

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Velingkar meets laid off mining workers at Sirgao; wants Lok Sabha boycott of BJP

GSM will contest 35 assembly seats in the state and present BJP government has totally failed.This is what former RSS Goa head and now GSM chief Subash Velingkar said on Saturday after he visited Bandekar mines workers in Sirigao.The workers are protesting after the company asked them to leave from 1 January. Velingkar has demanded that mineral foundation and government …

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Third edition of Serendipity Arts Festival kicks off

Cultural fest, Serendipity Arts Festival, an eight-day fest, starts on Saturday in the capital city, Panaji. With the arrival of this festival, the city has transformed into a vibrant cultural space with multiple exhibitions, performances, workshops, and other arts.The Serendipity Arts Festival aims to bring together performing arts, visuals and culinary practices of India and abroad.

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Goa Bandh during Christmas as no assurance on mining restart

The mining dependents spent three days in Delhi holding a dharna.But there has been no firm assurance on bringing a bill in the Parliament from any national leader.They didn’t even visited the dharna.Their leader Puti Gaonkar is furious. He is planning a Goa Bandh during Christmas week.The dharna began on 11th December, two days Ramlila Maidan and one day at …

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Long wait of the sugarcane farmers finally over; crushing season begins

After lot off recriminations and false starts the Sanjivanee sugar factory has finally started production on Thursday.This after it missed two deadlines.Officials say that this is a trail and the official crushing season will start by Saturday with a lot of fanfare.However, farmers say that for them the crushing has started as of Thursday.

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Mining ‘staheholders begin protest at Delhi

Thousands of mining Goan stakeholders held a silent protest at Ramlila Maidan in Delhi.The protesters were from the Goa Mining People’s Front, a union of people who were involved in mining.The protest will be for three days from Tuesday.The protesters were backed by Goan ministers from both the BJP and the coalition partners.

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Illegal shacks demolition drive suspended under mysterious circumstances

The illegal shacks demolition drive near turtle nesting site at Morjim beach took an unusual turn.The tourism department officer who had come to Morjim beach in order to demolish illegal shacks turned back after former Mandrem MLA and now GTDC chairman Dayanand Sopte paid Morjim beach a ‘coincidental visit..’

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Sanjivani’s pollution monitoring system in place; factory to start by Dec 15

The Sanjivanee sugar factory at Dharbondra has missed two deadlines to start production.Now the factory is scheduled to start on 15th December.The sugarcane is harvested and stacked in factory premises.Now the factory has installed an online pollution monitoring system in the factory as demanded by pollution control.

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Can’t help, we have to divert Panaji-Madgao traffic via Vasco: Sudin

It’s now confirmed by PWD minister Sudin Dhavalikar. To reach Panaji from Madgao, you have to take a 18 km long detour.From Verna to Airport, Chicalim to Kutthali circle.That too for a minimum one year.Sudin says he can’t help it. The decision has been taken in Delhi.

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