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Why shut down? Give good officer to Sanjivani: Farmers

No need to shut down Sanjivani sugar factory. Also no need to set up a new factory. Just give one good officer. And give him enough time to set it up professionally. Let cooperation minister Govind Gaude personally look into this. This is how progressive and young farmers have started reacting. The accumulated loss of Sanjivani Sugar factory has crossed …

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TCP Minister promises to review conversions done under 16B amendment

TCP Minister Babu Kavlekar promised the house that he would review all the change of zone cases under 16 B amendment to the Goa Town and Country Planning (Amendment) Act. He said there were 5500 applications but only 30 applications have been approved. Babu, the newly appointed TCP minister, was answering a question  asked by Cuncolim MLA Clafasio Dias.

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Sanjivani Sugar factory won’t start, Govt exploring alternates

The fate of Sanjivani Sugar factory is sealed. Goa government has announced that the factory won’t start in November in the crushing season to produce sugar. However, government will buy sugarcane of farmers at market price. Instead of sugar, government is thinking of alternate products like Ethanol. Cooperation Minister Govind Gaude made it clear in the Assembly on Wednesday that …

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Scarlet Keeling Murder: HC convicts one, acquits the other

The decision was long overdue. But finally the Bombay High Court held Samson D’Souza guilty of culpable homicide, outraging modesty of British teen Scarlet Keeling. However, it acquitted the other accused Placido Carvalho from all charges. The arguments on quantum of sentence would be heard on July 19. Eleven years ago British teenager, Scarlett Eden Keeling, half nude battered body …

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Karnataka Co shortlisted for beach cleaning, price up from 9 Cr to 40 cr

Government has shortlisted Karnataka Commerce and and Industrial Pvt. Ltd for beach cleaning contract. Tourism Minister Babu Azagonkar said this company is the lowest among the five bidders. However, he did not tell the House why the contract price has gone up from 9 crore rupees to 40 crore rupees since 2014. Beach cleaning has been the topic of heated …

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CM refutes allegation that drugs are sold in colleges

The Assembly witnessed an uproar on Tuesday over the allegation that drugs have reached schools and colleges. CM Pramod Sawant strongly refuted it asking Congress MLA Alex Reginald Lourenco to file a complaint. But Reginald refused and demanded police action. The question was raised by BJP MLA Francis Silveira. St. Andre MLA Francis Silveira had asked for more police force …

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Police catch Canacona rape-accused in Bengaluru

Rape-accused Ramchandrappa Yellappa who had escaped from police custody on 28th June has been re-arrested in Bengaluru. He was brought to Goa by Goa Police on Tuesday. Ramchandrappa had escaped through the toilet vent when he was brought to the Margao Sessions Court for a hearing from Colvale Central Jail. He was arrested for the rape of a British woman …

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CM assures dairy farmers that SUMUL issue will be sorted out

Chief Minsiter Pramod Sawant has directed management of SUMUL to accept the milk from Goan farmers after a meeting with the farmers and SUMUL officials on Tuesday. Around 70 farmers held a protest at Porvorim pouring milk on the roads after SUMUL rejected their milk after some antibiotics were allegedly found. The CM had conevened a meeting on the issue. With …

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Communidades unite to oppose Govt bill

Comunidades of Goa want the government to consult them before passing the bill in the assembly to amend the code of comunidades. The comunidades also oppose the regularisation of illegal structures on comunidade lands.  It was for the first time that more than 50 comunidades from all over Goa came together recently in Mapusa to oppose the amendment bill. State …

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For not removing footwear, librarian mercilessly beats a student

A student of Std VIII was assaulted with feasts and blows. His head was hit on a wall. His hand got fractured. Why? Because he entered the library wearing footwear. Three days after this horrific incident, Ponda police have now booked Amit Sawant, librarian of S S Samiti School of Dhavali. And now another boys has also complained about similar …

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