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Centre refuses to extend leases of Goa mines

The mining issue in Goa has suffered a major setback. While Goa is waiting for the centre to take a decision to restart mines, the centre has rejected a proposal to extend leases of non-captive mines beyond March next year. And in Goa, most of the mines are non-captive. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant says he needs time to study it. …

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Rane, Vijai, Sudin joining BJP; all dismissed as rumours!

Political rumours have started floating once again. First it was Prtapsing Rane quiting Congress to become Haryana Governor. Then Goa Forward leader Vijai Sardesai and MGP leader Sudin Dhavalikar joining the BJP. But Rane as well as Vijai have dismissed it as rumours. And CM also says it cannot happen. BJP had dropped both Goa Forward and MGP from the …

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2 buses meet with accidents, both due to dug up roads, potholes

Two bus accidents were reported in the last 24 hours. And because fo potholes an ddug up roads. On Monday, one bus carrying 22 passengers plunged into paddy fields at Raia trying to escape potholes injuring 15 of them. Injured passengers were shifted to a nearby hospital. In another incident passenger bus travelling from Panaji to Ponda stand fell on …

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Shacks likely to get delayed as NGT stays shack policy; Babu hits out at NGO’s

The government has expressed shock at the National Green Tribunal staying the Goa government beach shack policy as the Coastal Zone Management Plan had not been submitted. The NGT has directed the government to submit the plan to the NGT latest by November 15.   The government had cleared the shack policy well in advance this year at the request …

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Vishwajeet threatened me & shut down GMC canteen: Mayekar

Canteen contractor of GMC at Bambolim Ranjan Mayekar has alleged that health minister Vishwajeet Rane threatened him and shut down his canteen using police force.  He has also alleged that Rane has conspired to keep all Goans out of canteen business by making it compulsory to give EMD of one crore fifteen lakh rupees. No Goan can afford this.

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YC attacks govt on flip flop in job applications

The Youth wing of the Congress party has raised the question whether the flip flop over job applications in the Goa medical college was an attempt by the Health minister to corner the majority of jobs for Valpoikars. Varad Mardolkar, Youth Congress president has also questioned the policy paralysis of the government of the government with regard to job creation …

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Call this no….. get potholes filled, says minister

The government has put out a whatsapp number 7796667373. The contractors who had constructed the roads and which were under warranty would be then instructed to repair them. The PWD minister has requested public to click photographs of any potholes they find and send it to that number. And this would be redressed.     Looks as if the government is finally …

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CM, Ministers, MLAs meet, recruitment, problem solving discussed

Only government posts needed urgently in department will be filled on a priority basis. Minister should sit should sit for at least once a month along with MLAs to sort out issues and ensure smooth functioning of government. Proper importance should be given to the smooth functioning of all departments. These were some of the issues discussed by the chief …

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Court throws formalin application out, complainant to take it further

The court has thrown out the application filed before it that a FIR be registered against unknown persons for using Formalin in fish. However, the complainant says that he would file a revision petition in the appropriate court on the issue. The much discussed formalin issue has been regularly hitting the headlines. However, this application by advocate Rajiv Gomes on …

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Consumer Protection Council to document potholes

Potholes have brought misery to a lot of people and the victims could not do anything about it. Not any more. In the latest accident at Colmorod, the rider’s leg was fractured. The South Goa District Consumer Protection Committee is now planning on documenting potholes measuring their depth and size. They will also help victims file cases against the concerned …

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