Wednesday , 17 October 2018

Goa News

Govt formed 1,423 committees since 2007, says opposition

PANAJI:  Admitting that too many committees have been constituted by the government, with many of them not holding a single meeting since their inception, the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat on the opening day of the monsoon session of the state assembly assured the House that he would ask the director of panchayats and the director of municipal administration to monitor such committees constituted at the panchayat and the municipal levels, respectively.

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State seeks Union ministers’ help to resolve row over MPT expansion plans

PANAJI:  Stating that the government is fully aware of the disastrous consequences resulting from the major expansion plans of the Mormugao Port Trust, the Chief Minister, Mr Digambar Kamat on Monday said that he has invited the Union Minister for Shipping, Mr G K Vasan and the Union Minister for Environment and Forest, Mr Jairam Ramesh to Goa, for attending a joint meeting with the government and the MPT officials, so as to reach a solution in the matter.

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HC grants stay in defamation case

PANAJI: The High Court of Bombay at Goa has stayed further proceedings in a criminal complaint filed by the Sanathan Sanstha before the Judicial Magistrate First Class, Panaji, against the Marathi weekly magazine ‘Chitralekha’ for allegedly publishing defamatory articles.

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Khandola resident knocked down

PONDA: Santosh Parab, aged 52, a resident of Khandola, Marcel died on the spot after he was knocked down by a motorcycle at Khandola on late Sunday night, informed Ponda police. The motorcyclist fled from the scene after the accident, police added.

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Monsoon session of state assembly to begin today

PANAJI: The three-week-long budget session of the state assembly beginning on Monday is expected to be most fiery one that the present government might have faced since it was formed just a little over three years ago, with the opposition having already announced its intent to “expose” the misdeeds of the government during its tenure.

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