Tuesday , 18 December 2018

Goa News

‘Finance dept’s view needed before terminating Shimnit agreement’

PANAJI: Acknowledging that the tender document of M/s Shimnit Utsch India Pvt Ltd, a company which was awarded the work of supplying high security registration plates to the vehicle owners in the state, was not prepared as per the CPWD manual and the tender was floated suo motto, the Minister for Transport, Mr Ramakrishna Dhavalikar told the House on Tuesday that the agreement with the said company would be terminated at the earliest. 

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Sharp conflict between state, Centre likely at IFFI meet

PANAJI: The sharp differences between the state and Centre could crop up at the meeting convened by the Ministry for Information and Broadcasting at New Delhi on July 28, to discuss issues pertaining to the International Film Festival of India 2010, especially on topics such as appointment of an event management agency and fine tuning of the Memorandum of Understanding between the Entertainment Society of Goa and the directorate of film festivals.

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Councils to have reservations for STs, OBCs: Joaquim

PANAJI: The Urban Development Minister, Mr Joaquim Alemao on Tuesday informed the State Legislative Assembly that the government had decided to have appropriate reservation in every municipal council for Scheduled Tribes as well as Other Backward Classes communities in the forthcoming municipal elections and that notification to the effect would be issued at an appropriate time.

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Law panel asks govt to create more posts of PPs, APPs

PANAJI: The first report of the demands related to ad hoc House committee on law tabled in the state assembly by its chairman, Mr Francis D’Souza on Monday has expressed shock at
the lower availability in strength of public prosecutors as compared to total number of existing courts, stating that lack of representation hinders the due process of law, thus rendering the trial unfair.

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Mhadei row: SC gives Centre 6 weeks to set up tribunal

PANAJI: The Water Resources Department Minister, Mr Filipe Neri Rodrigues on Monday informed the state legislative assembly that the Supreme Court of India has given six weeks to the central government to set up a water dispute tribunal to resolve the difference between Goa and Karnataka over diversion of water from the Mhadei basin. The case came up for hearing in the Apex Court on July 26, it was informed.

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Two cells to monitor disputed forest lands

PANAJI: The government will set up two cells under the department of forests, one for each district, within a month’s time for monitoring the disputed forest lands in the state, especially those claimed by the private parties, after the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party pointed out that the government is set to lose forest land valued at Rs 1,600 crore to the private parties.

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