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Lokayukta orders FIR against ex-CM Parsekar

Panaji: The state Lokayukta has ordered the Anti Corruption Bureau (ACB) to register a First Information Report (FIR) against ex-chief minister Laxmikant Parsekar, former mines secretary Pawan Kumar Sain and former director of mining and geology department Prasanna Acharya for their roles in the illegal renewal of 88 mining leases in 2015. The Lokayukta has also ordered that the case …

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Tiger kills 2 more cattle heads in Mhadei sanctuary

Valpoi: Two more cattle heads were killed by a tiger in two separate villages of the Mhadei wildlife sanctuary in Sattari taluka in North Goa on Monday night. According to forest department official Vikas Desai, two cows have been killed by a tiger.              “Two incidents of a tiger killing cows were reported; one at Satre village and another in the …

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‘Goa needs advanced cancer treatment facility’

Dr Mohandas K Mallath, a senior consultant in digestive oncology at the Tata Medical Centre, Kolkata, who is in Goa to deliver a lecture at the ‘6th Annual Goa Cancer Society Lecture’, in an interview with Rohan Shrivastav says that Goa needs to have advanced treatment facilities for cancer patients. Q: Please tell us about your recent study on cancer. …

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CM meets Sitharaman ahead of Union Budget

Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant met Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in New Delhi on Tuesday and discussed various issues related to the state. The meeting, which took place ahead of the presentation of the Union budget, also saw Sawant providing some budgetary inputs to the Union Finance Minister pertaining to Goa. “I discussed various issues pertaining to the state …

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What the Lokayukta order on mining states

Leases renewed with Lightning speed Only an ostrich with its head deeply buried in the pristine sand of Arabian Sea can say that the overnight renewals effected at a speed faster than that of the fastest jaguar or cheetah as was done during January 5 to 12, 2015, and particularly on January 12, 2015 itself had been routinely done in …

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Upcoming Budget session: Vijai, Khaunte object to ‘omission’ of questions

Panaji: Fatorda MLA Vijai Sardesai and Porvorim legislator Rohan Khaunte have both stated that the questions submitted by them for being taken up during the upcoming budget session of the state legislative assembly, have been either edited or omitted from the list. Khaunte has also written a letter to the Speaker of the Goa legislative assembly Rajesh Patnekar and the …

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Tiger killings: missing claws found from Golavli temple premises

Valpoi: In a major breakthrough in the recent case of tiger killings in the Mhadei wildlife sanctuary, the forest department on Tuesday recovered the missing claws of a tiger whose carcass was found near Golavli of Thane-Dongurli village panchayat in Sattari taluka. A forest department official said that 14 claws of the tiger carcass that was first found on January …

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Merces ex-sarpanch’s death: order on Wilson’s anticipatory bail tomorrow

Panaji: Opposing the anticipatory bail, the Old Goa police have sought custodial interrogation of Wilson Godinho, who was among the two who were booked for alleged abetment of suicide of former sarpanch of Merces Prakash Naik. Godinho had filed anticipatory bail application before the District and Sessions Court, Panaji. After the hearing, the court has reserved the order to Thursday. …

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Spice farming in Goa organic by default: agri director

Panaji: While cultivation of spices in the state is organic by default, local farmers are losing out on the organic market due to lack of certification, revealed Madhav Kelkar, director of agriculture on Tuesday. Speaking at the inaugural session of the National Seminar on Spices: Emerging Trends in Production, Processing and Marketing, on Tuesday, Kelkar said that local farmers need …

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Suman Patil takes Goa’s medal tally to 9

Panaji: Suman Patil won her second medal in swimming and took Goa’s medal tally to nine at the Khelo India Youth Games Guwahati 2020 being held in Guwahati. Suman , who had won a silver in the 50 mtrs butterfly ,won a Bronze Medal in the Girls U-21 , 50 Mtrs Freestyle Swimming competition  with a timing of 28:63 seconds. …

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