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Notices to 42 mining Cos for multi-crore scam, won’t spare anybody: CM

The government will send notices to 42 mining companies within a month. Those who have been found guilty by a committee of chartered accountants. Chief minister Pramod Sawant also assured the House that nobody would be spared. Almost entire Question Hour on Tuesday was spent on discussing one single issue. Mining scam. Congress members tried to corner the BJP Government …

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Govt is broke, salaries paid through Infrastructure funds: Opposition

The opposition alleged that the government is broke, in a debt trap and had used 859 crore rupees earmarked for infrastructure to pay salaries.  It also accused the government of giving different replies to different people on questions related to the economic situation in the state.   The government is borrowing to pay off earlier interest and loans, not for infrastructure. …

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Come from China, spend 28 days in isolation ward in Goa

Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said the government has taken all precautions as far as novel Corona virus is concerned. He said people coming from China will be kept in isolation for 28 days.  The Health Minister was replying to the question by  the Leader of Opposition over precautions taken prevent spread of novel Coronavirus in Goa.  Vishwajit said there are two isolation …

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Congress created Pak for Muslims, India for Hindus, claims CM

India is for Hindus. And Pakistan is for Muslims. This is what the chief Minister Pramod Sawant said during the congratulatory motion on the amendment of the Citizens Act or CAA as it is commonly known. The chief minister Pramod Sawant vigorously defended CAA. The motion was also defended by almost all the BJP minority MLA’s.

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Opposition alleges scam in private forest notification; demands inquiry

There is a huge scam in the reduction of private forest land from 21 sq kms to 4.91 sq mts, alleged the combined opposition on Monday in the assembly. They have demanded a discussion on the issue, an investigation by a house committee and a CBI inquiry. Leader of opposition Digambar Kamat gave a specific instance on within a short …

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Cong opposes 56 urban villages decision

The decision of the government to put 56 villages in the urban category will result in a rise of all taxes including house tax. How this will benefit the people of these villages, the Congress has questioned on Monday.  The revenue department had notified 56 villages as urban in a order dated 30th January. The Congress has termed this as an …

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Good intent, but long term effect, feels industry

It is a good budget. Intent is good. But the effect will be long term. As of now we don’t see how the budget will boost the economy, bring money into the pockets of industry or consumers immediately. This is what the industry had to say reacting to the 2 hour 43 minute budget speech of the Finance minister Nirmala …

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Mounting NPAs are because of govt policies: UFBU

The striking bankers under the banner of United Forum of Bank Unions, say the mounting non-performing assets is the primary reason their main demand of wage hike is not being met. They say they have many demands which the Indian Banks’ Association has not conceded despite there being 30 rounds of discussion.

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Lifeguards threaten to sit on indefinite hunger strike

Lifeguards have threatened to sit on indefinite hunger strike if government does not do a rethink on their demands. They have also decided to hold a protest at secretariat once the assembly starts. They want government to answer their queries before assembly session.

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Ore dumps belong to Govt, not the miners: Shivsena

The mining dump lying at the plots and jetties belong to the government, not the lease holders. This is a claim made by Shivsena. Accordingly, the ore transport has to be managed by the government and also exported by the government. But it’s a fixing by the ruling party to benefit the miners, alleges Shivsena. Supreme Court has allowed transportation …

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