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Mining: PM promises soln within law

Dekhta Hoon. I will see what I can do. This the only assurance Goa got from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, after waiting for 11 months to meet him.In spite of BJP leaders claiming that they have found a new solution to resolve the mining crisis, he has not given any firm assurance. The delegation had gone to Delhi with a …

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Govt will collapse if MGP contests against BJP: Vijai

Goa Forward minister Vijai Sardesai has predicted that the coalition government would collapse if Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party contests against the Bharatiya Janata Party in the forthcoming bye-elections.That’s the reason, he said, Plan B is kept ready. But he doesn’t want to disclose what the Plan B is. Vijai refuses to accept the concept of friendly fight within the coalition partners. …

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Burglars loots gold worth 7 lakhs in Chicalim

Unknown burglars struck it rich on Wednesday afternoon and decamped with gold worth 7 lakhs from the flat of one Santosh Sharma situated at Surekha Harmony building near Vidya Mandir School, in Chicalim.The burglary occurred in broad day light in the afternoon between 12.30 and 1. According to residents, the lady had gone to work and had returned back home …

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At last, PM meeting Goa MPs/MLAs on mining issue on Wed morning

At last, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has agreed to have a meeting on Goa’s mining crisis. It’s on Wednesday at 9.30 in the morning.With all the three MPs, mining belt MLAs, BJP’s allies in the government and the Goa Mining People’s Front. MGP MLA from Sanvordem Deepak Pavaskar confirmed with the media that Modi will meet the Goa MPs & …

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Atal Setu thrown open for regular traffic

The signature third Mandovi Bridge – Atal Setu was thrown finally thrown open for regular traffic on Tuesday.The cable stayed bridge has got mostly positive reviews from people and looks quite a sight after it is lit up in the night. The bridge was inaugurated on 27th January at the hands of Union Minister Nitin Gadakari and Chief Minister Manohar …

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Cong reiterates allegation of corruption in new bridge

The Congress reiterated its allegation that there is corruption in the illumination of the new Mandovi bridge.GPCC president Girish said the contract for illumination of bridge is not originally within the scope of L&T but the chief minister Manohart Parrikar has directed that it be included in the original contract. Girish had earlier alleged illumination of third Mandovi bridge is …

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Labour, employment card; National Generic Document Registration System launched

The government on Monday launched the National Generic Document Registration System.NGDRS is a national level initiative to register properties and documents. The government also launched the labour and employment card at the secretariat earlier in the day. Law minister, Nilesh Cabral said that Goa had taken a lot of initiative to ensure smooth implementation of the NGDRS in all 12 …

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Mining by 13th or possibly never: Nilesh

If mining does not start by the 13 of this month then there are possibilities that it won”t start at all.This is what the power minister Nilesh Cabral, told media on Monday on the sidelines of a function in the secretariat.After the closure of mining by the courts in the state there have been a lot of efforts to get …

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New online electricity bill payment system creates chaos in Margao

Chaos prevailed at the Aquem-Margao Vidhyut Bhavan as Saxitkars sought to pay their bills after the new app for online payment was released and banks refused to accept bill payments Consumers had to rush from one corner to another corner to pay electricity bills. Many lost their cool as the lines were extremely long. Also, staff was themselves not sure …

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Did Vijai compared Parrikar to Jesus, or misquoted?

There in an uproar in public and social media, claiming that Goa Forward minister Vijai Sardesai compared chief minister Manohar Parrikar with Jesus Christ.Congress even had a press conference on it on Friday, alleging that Vijai is bringing religion into politics and comparing Parrikar to Lord Christ.

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