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Parrikar urged to act on RP 2021

PANAJI: Civil society, on Wednesday, met the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar, to push for action on the Regional Plan and anomalies in the Old Goa part, members said.

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SGZP members to meet CM to seek more powers, funds

MARGAO: Members of South Goa Zilla Panchayat  (SGZP) adopted a resolution at the ordinary meeting to meet the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar on Thursday at the Secretariat to urge him to implement the BJP manifesto which has promised more powers to the ZP and increase in its annual funds to Rs 9 crore besides bringing the control of primary health centres and RDA under the office of the ZP.

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Eduardo for use of Konkani in govt offices

PANAJI: The outgoing Commissioner for Non Resident Indian (NRI) Affairs, and ex-Union minister, Mr Eduardo Faleiro, on Wednesday, said that he was in favour of English as the medium of instruction, but wanted Konkani to be used in government offices for administrative purposes.

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Ponda Municipal Council chief faces no-trust motion

PONDA: The fate of  the chairperson of Ponda Municipal Council (PMC), Mr Kishore Naik, will be decided on March 20 at a special meeting convened to decide on the no confidence motion moved by seven councillors of the 13-member civic body.

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Move on ore mining cap causes jitters

PANAJI: The impending enforcement of a cap on specified quantum of iron ore extraction by the Parrikar government has caused jitters in the mining industry and allied sectors.

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Goa’s strength lies in infrastructure, quality of life: Arindam

PANAJI: Professor Arindam Das Gupta, Goa Institute of Management (GIM), said that Goa’s strength lies in its infrastructure and quality of life, which is reflected in a comfortable standard of living of its citizens and the healthcare services.

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Churchill cries foul over ‘family raj’ charges

MARGAO: Former PWD Minister, Mr Churchill Alemao on Tuesday cried foul while reacting to statements made by the GPCC president, Mr Subhash Shirodkar, Dabolim MLA, Mr Mauvin Godinho and former chief minister, Mr Digambar Kamat that ‘family raj’ led to Congress downfall.

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Surge in consumption of petrol on the cards


PANAJI: The move of the Chief Minister, Mr Manohar Parrikar to reduce petrol prices by Rs 11 per litre from April 2, 2012, in fulfillment of his pre-election promise, will lead to a big surge in fuel consumption.

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