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Minors pushed into drug addiction? Cong demands action

A video of a minor boy admitted of having smoked Ganja has gone viral. The boy from North Goa admits that he got it free. Congress has taken up this issue. And has threatened to take out a morcha to the Chief Minister if doesn’t take immediate action and arrest these drug peddlers. GPCC president Girish Chodankar said that it …

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BJP Govt is real terror threat, alleges Vijai, threatens stir over Feni

BJP Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant says there is no terror threat for Goa. But Goa Forward leader counters the claim in his own style. He alleges that the real terror is Goa’s BJP government. And the issue he has highlighted is the excise duty imposed on Goa’s Feni. He wants it to be withdrawn. Otherwise he had threatened agitation …

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Govt is planning for sustainable mining, not for lease holders: CM

It was waiting for the Supreme Court all this time to restart mining. But now chief minister Dr Pramod Sawant has started playing a different tune. He said on Monday that his government has already worked out a plan for sustainable mining for the next 50 years. And not for the miners, but mining dependents and farmers. Chief Minister Pramod …

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Bishop is my leader, but I support CAA: Clafacio

After shifting over to BJP from Congress, Cuncolim MLA Clefacio Dias has taken very interesting stand on amended Citizens Act, which Church has opposed. He says Bishop is his boss, but he supports CAA. And if National Register of Citizens, that is NRC, is brought tomorrow, he will oppose it. The protests against CAA and NRC are still happening around …

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Cong also demands further postponement of ZP elections

After Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party, Congress has also now favoured to postpone the ZP elections further. It has already been postponed from 15th March to 22nd March. But leader of opposition Digambar Kamat says either take immediate decision on delimitation and reservation or postpone it even further. According to Digambar, the file regarding delimitation and reservations has still not reached the …

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Work of South District Hospital stopped, may miss April deadline

Congress fears the opening of South Goa District hospital may miss another deadline. Opposition Leader Digambar Kamat said government has not released money to the contractor. And he has stopped the work. Kamat also criticised lethargic attitude of GSIDC. Opening of South Goa District Hospital in Madgao has missed several deadlines. The opening of was now scheduled in April. However, …

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Govt does not have priorities in place: Sudin on ZP

The government does not have its priorities right, MGP Supremo Sudin Dhavalikar said on Friday condemning the decision to postpone the election dates. He also gave a deadline till the 15 of Febraury for the government to notify the reserved wards. The government had recently changed the dates of the ZP elections from 15th of March to 22 of March. Also …

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Goa and Corona virus

Is Goa really prepared for the Corona Virus? And are they really taking precautions? The authorities say that they are doing so. But with all the hype, panic is bound to creep in. Looks as if there is a need for the government to be a little proactive. This is an example how panic can spread. And the government seems …

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SGPDA fee to go up; could raise prices of fish even more

The fees at the SGPDA market are set to go up. This could possibly have an effect on the rates of fish. The market will also see a cold storage constructed. The MMC and SGPDA held a joint meeting on Friday. There it was decided that the SGPDA market fees would be increased, and a cold storage facility constructed. Present …

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38 arrested for trespass, destruction of property, molestation at Baga hotel

The police on Thursday arrested 38 assailants who had taken over La Calypso hotel in Baga. They allegedly molesting staff, interfered with guests and destroyed property. SDPO Porvorim Edwin Colaco said that police went to the hotel after a early morning distress call. It took the police almost 6 hours to control the issue. FIR has been filed after a …

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