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Hectic politicking as elections draw near

The election pitch is becoming shriller. Hectic politicking is happening both behind the scenes as well as in the open.The latest confirmed news is that former BJP minister Mahdev Naik will join Congress on Sunday. The parde ke peeche news confirmed by reliable sources say that in case MGP’s Deepak Dhavalikar stands in Shiroda against BJP candidate than two MGP …

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Polln Control board unfair on Vascoites, alleges Mahila Cong

The Congress has criticised the action of the Goa State Pollution Control board of imposing a fine for the alleged pollution cause due to coal handling in Vasco and then letting the coal handling continue.Mahila chief Pratima Coutinho called it a collusion among various parties and said that they would bring out a morcha to the Goa State Pollution Control …

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Not our fault that mining stopped, says Shripad

Mining has been stopped by the Apex court on allegations of illegal mining in the state as per the Justice MB Shah report that was presented in Parliament.The union Minister Shripad Naik on Friday has categorically stated that the state and central governments have no responsibility in the current mining ghotalo.

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Dr Claude accepts Cabrals’ challenge to become Chairman, restart mining

Director of Goa Foundation Dr Claude Alvares has accepted the challenge thrown by BJP minister Nilesh Cabral.He is prepared to take over Chairmanship of Goa government’s mining corporation and restart mining in Goa.But mining dependents say there is no market for Goa’s low grade iron ore. It was the Rannamalem of Goa365 on What is the solution for mining crisis?

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Defence minister launches offshore patrol vessel

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitaraman has appealed the private and government companies to sell defense equipment to other nations and strengthen the Indian Navy and Coast Gaurd. She was speaking during the launching of Offshore Patrol Vessel at Goa Shipyard in Vasco.Defense Minister further said it is the dream of Prime Minister Narendra Modi make India a international center for manufacturing …

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Port town residents held silent protest against coal

The voices against the coal is rising day by day with only demand to stop coal handling in MPT.A group of Mormugao citizens held a silent protest rally on Thursday against the coal pollution in Vasco.The rally was supported by various social activists, Congress and NCP. Residents had gathered near Damodar Temple, Vasco for a protest rally.

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Congress opposes conversion under 16 B

Congress has objected to land conversions being allowed under 16 B saying that the matter is sub judice.The Congress said that on 10th January the court has passed interim order stating that those indulging in zone change will be subject to the outcome of this petition. Congress spokesperson Tulio D’souza said TCP Minister Vijay Sardessai has issued guidelines for zone …

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Cong evasive on Luizinho statements on govt formation

GPCC President Girish Chodankar has refused to join issue with Luizinho Faleiro statements on senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh viz a viz government formation in 2017.He said he was not in the picture then and did not know what transpired between the Congress leaders.Luizinho had blamed senior leader Divijay Singh was responsible for the delay in submitting the letter from …

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Mining issue will be solved sooner than later: BJP VP

BJP’s national Vice-President Vinayak Shahastrabudhe said that the Goa’s mining issue will be solved sooner rather than later.But he was non-committal as to whether it would be solved before the Lok Sabha election or post election.He said the issue has become a bit tricky as the judiciary was involved in it.Vinayak said BJP’s Lok Sabha manifesto will be formulated after …

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Kashmiris in Goa shut down shops, protest Pulwama terror attack

Kashmiris living in Goa displayed their patriotic feelings through action. Almost 200 Kashimiri shopkeepers in Canacona shut down their shops for one day, on Tuesday, to protest against the terror attack in Pulwama and paid tributes to the 40 Indian CRPF Jawans who were killed in the terror attack.There are around 200 shops run by Kashmiris in Canacona, all along …

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