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CM trying to put a lid on ongoing politics over garbage

There’s too much garbage everywhere. Now its time to clean it up. This is the message sought to be conveyed by the government. But before this is finally brought under control the controversy over the Saligao garbage treatment plant has to be cooled down. First, it was clash between Calangute BJP MLA Michael Lobo and Saligao Goa Forward MLA Jayesh …

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Who is responsible for Zuari stopping production?

Why production of 45-year old Zuari Agro has stopped for the last three months? Is it because of the economic slowdown in the country? The drought in Maharashtra? Or because of mismanagement of the company? There are conflicting claims. But in the bargain, the cloud of shutdown has started moving over the heads of over 2000 workers. The Zuari Agro …

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Whats happening? Garbage politics or politics over Garbage

The garbage fight has become even smellier. In retaliation for garbage trucks from Panaji not being allowed to dump garbage at the Saligao Garbage plant, on Wednesday the Corporation of the City of Panaji stopped and sent back 28 trucks from the North Coastal that were headed for the Tonca Sewage treatment plant on Wednesday. On the other hand a …

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Badge, 15 year domicile, police clearance mandatory now to drive taxis

Transport department has now made badges compulsory for taxi drivers. Not only badges, but 15 years domicile and police clearance are also brought back. When the Supreme Court had ordered that badges won’t be required to drive taxis, the government had issued a notification enforcing that. Now a new notification has been issued super-seeding that.

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HC directs govt to file action plan on potholes in 2 days

The High Court on Monday directed the Government to file an action plan with time lines within 2 days on the proposed measures to tackle the potholes dotting Goa roads. Adv Jamshed Mistry, who was the amicus curiae in the Maharashtra petition on potholes, appeared for the petitioner and submitted before the court the interiom and final orders in the …

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Saligao garbage battle hots up

Lets not make politics of garbage and the attitude of not in my backyard should be stopped, Solid Waste Minister Michael Lobo told villagers opposing Saligao garbage treatment plant. Lobo said garbage of 27 panchayats will be allowed into the plant. But no more panchayats will be allowed to dump garbage. Lobo also directed panchayats to cover their garbage and …

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Locals opposition to marina in Zuari intensifies

The Marina project supposed to come up in the Zuari has got the locals up in arms. They say that the will oppose the project tooth and nail by whatever means are at their disposal. They have submitted a memorandum to the governor and met the chief minister on the issue. The Marina project has been threatening to come to …

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Does Goa need separate circle for postal jobs to Goans?

Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant has demanded a separate Goa circle for postal services. Because hardly any Goan gets employed in postal service. But Goa Hit Rakhan Manch counters this claim. According to them, Goans can get jobs in postal service even in the existing Maharashtra circle. But knowledge of Konkani should be made essential for vacancies in Goa region. …

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Meeting at CCP: Stakeholders want Blue Flag certification scrapped

There was opposition to the Blue Flag certification of beaches with the Corporation of the City of Panaji jurisdiction at a meeting was held at a meeting held in Panaji. The meeting also saw complaints that the inputs given by traditional fishermen did not reflect on the prepared plans. The CZMP has been facing opposition from all quarters. However there …

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International Girl child day celebrated

International Girl Child Day was celebrated on October 11. In Goa various programmes were held to mark the day.  The International Day of Girls initially began as a project of plan international a NGO. As on 2014 more than 62 million girls around the world had no access to education, a USAID report said. And globally, one in four girls are …

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