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ZP elections again on party lines? Mauvin asks why ZP? Increase Assembly seats

Zilla Panchayat elections are three months away. But majority ZP members don’t want it to be held on party lines again. And among the political parties, only Congress is strongly supporting party-level elections  BJP is still undecided. But Panchayat Minister Mauvin Godinho prefers more Assembly seats by dissolving the ZPs. The BJP government in Goa had held last ZP elections …

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Ship won’t crack as MPT claims, naphtha to be out in 15 days: CM

Goa government continues denying the claim made by MPT in the court that the grounded ship could break and naphtha may leak out. All is well, claims Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant. He is still expecting the tender of Singapore agency to be finalized by Wednesday and naphtha to be pumped out in next 15 days.

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Goa airport has become a money making racket: Reginald

Congress MLA Alexio Reginaldo Lourenco on Tuesday alleged that Dabolim Airport has turned into a money making rackat. He has demanded an inquiry against the former airport director blaming him.   Reginald said that there are many airports in Goa who do not charge to entry free. He said that he had a list of these airports and said that he …

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Mining areas deprived of rightful funds, 186 Cr lying unused with Govt

It is shocking. Mineral Foundation has collected almost 187 crore rupees in last four years to help the mining-affected areas. Total 12 projects of public utility have been identified. But only one crore has been spent till date. That too only on drinking water. Which is hardly half a per cent of the total funds. Watch this website of Directorate …

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Naphtha? Even CM doesn’t know when it would be removed

embed width=”500″ height=”400″ ]https://youtu.be/vlCvjCvUbtU[/embed] Sorry, we still can’t give you the day when the operation to remove naphtha would begin. After giving Tarikh Pe Tarikh, chief minister Dr Pramod Sawant now says it would start only after experts review the quotations of Singapore companies and then DG Shipping giving its approval. When? Even he doesn’t know.  After hydraulic pumps bought …

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Parrikar to feature in IFFI 50, special tribute at Opening

embed width=”500″ height=”400″ ]https://youtu.be/G7tu2rY0Yos[/embed] Fifteen years after he brought IFFI to Goa, this year’s Golden Jubilee IFFI would open with screening of a film on Manohar Parrikar. Vice chairperson of ESG Subhash Phaldessai said that as a tribute to the man who got IFFI to Goa, a journey film on Manohar Parrikar will be screened at the opening ceremony of …

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If Mhadei diverted, Karnataka will divert 12 more rivers flowing to Goa: Kerkar

43 per cent of Goans would be deprived of drinking water if Mhadei is diverted by Karnataka. And the neighbouring state has plans also to divert 12 more rivers flowing to Goa, even in the South. But Goa government and politicians are simply not bothered to approve and implement the State Water Policy. This is what Mhadei Bachao Abhiyan Secretary …

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MPT still undecided over who’ll remove naphtha from grounded ship

Operation to pump out naphtha from the ship grounded off Dona Paula is postponed still further. MPT is yet to decide which Singapore-based company would undertake this operation and also salvage the ship. To monitor this, DG Shipping has formed a five-member committee. Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant has made it clear that the responsibility lies with DG Shipping and …

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CM involved in naphtha case: Rohan

Independent MLA Rohan Khaunte has directly targeted the chief minister. He alleges that Dr Pramod Sawant is also involved in the confusion created over removing naphtha from the grounded ship. All of them want take benefit of the situation. He asks why the CM had to go to Vasco and sit there? To protect whom? Rohan calls the naphtha-carrying grounded …

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MoEF didn’t give EC on Mhadei, told Karnataka to take Goa’s EC: CM

The ministry of environment did not give environmental clearance to transfer Mhadei water to Malprabha river. It was a reply to the inquiry made at officers’ level asking if environmental clerance is required to transfer water between two rivers for the purpose of drinking water. But even this letter would be withdrawn. This is what chief minister Dr Pramod Sawant …

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