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Govt buckled under pressure of fish agents in formalin case: AAP, Congress

It has been two months since Goans first learnt about the possibility of harmful formalin in their fish. Since then, till date, there have not been single FIR or investigation in the case. The FDA has failed to clarify whether there was formalin in it or not.But now Aam Aadmi party has obtained an internal inquiry report that exposes loopholes …

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Present bridges built with outdated technology; but safe as govt maintaining them

PWD Minister reassures Goans on safety of bridges, though they have been built with outdated technology – pre stressed cantilever.They are being maintained both by the PWD as well as the union ministry of surface transport.A team of IIT engineers have been employed by the government to keep a check on the bridges. The minister was brought out a lot …

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Tale of 21,000 sq mtr unutilised encroached land in Cuncolim

Aam Aadmi Party Convenor Elvis Gomes has written to the government over 21,000 square meter unutilized land in Panzarconi, Cuncolim. These are disputed properties under encroachment cases. Here’s the story This massive portion of land- approximately over 21,000 square meter land that was to be used by Housing Board in Panzarconi, Cuncolim has remained unutilized with cases of encroachment.

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Price Rise: Bharat observes ‘bandh’, Goa Congress distributes pamphlets

It was a Monday of protests. Not just in Goa but the entire country. Congress & Left parties hit the streets to protest against skyrocketing petrol diesel and LPG prices.While rest of the country saw some violent protests, in Goa it was peaceful. Congress party workers stationed themselves at key petrol pumps and distributed pamphlets.Congress claims, BJP has collected more …

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Power failure: AAP storms in electricity dept, stage protest

AAP volunteers gathered in large numbers in Panaji to highlight power failures in the state.Volunteers marched into the office of the electricity department targeting the Chief Electrical Engineer who was taken by surprise.They launched a direct attack on his continuation in the chair.

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FDA to conduct random checks on fish vehicles: Vishwajit

In the wake of increasing doubts over fish safety in Goa, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said that the FDA would conduct random checks on trucks carrying fish as well as restaurants to check on formalin in fish.He also said that the FDA would follow the circular to the ‘T’, to check the fish safety. Formalin in fish controversy just refuses …

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TCP’s new plan deceptive, to benefit Babush: Activists

The TCP Ministry has dropped 13 villages from the Greater Panaji PDA but the member of Goa against PDA have called Vijai Sardesai’s new plan deceptive to benefit Babush Monseratte. Claiming parts of Kadamba plateau and the large area of Goa university still under PDA, they have questioned government’s motive.

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FDA formalin test at borders unreliable: Activist

Activist Sanjiv Raiturkar has demanded that the testing of fish should be handed over to Food Safety and Standards Authority of India instead of FDA.He says officials of the Directorate of Food and Drugs Administration are incompetent and the test they conduct at the borders to check for the presence of formalin in fish is unreliable.

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Congress on the offensive, meets Governor, asks to fix governance

Stating constitutional crisis, Congress on Friday submitted their memorandum to Governor asking for her immediate intervention in what they called defunct government.Congress also demanded for the Chief Minister’s health report to be made public. In fact, one of their leaders also raises doubts if Speaker Pramod Sawant has been secretly elevated to minister’s rank. Here’s the story in details.

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