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PM Modi is the last hope for mining amendment, pressure builds

The law and mining ministries of central government have rejected the proposal of amending the MMDR Act to restart mining in Goa immediately.The last hope is now Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The mining dependent have already met the PMO.And after Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, they also want Goa Governor Mridula Sinha and union minister Suresh Prabhu to mediate with the …

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CM health bulletin: case adjourned as govt fails to file reply

The High Court of Bombay in Goa has fixed the date of the hearing on the chief minister health issue for the 6 of December.The government has been directed to file its reply on Wednesday, the petitioners lawyer told Goa 365 after the hearing. The goverment argument was that it could not file its response on Tuesday owing to the …

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CM meets MLA’s, bureaucrats; discussion on finance, admin, bottlenecks

Mining and administration were the two main issues that were discussed during the BJP MLA’s meeting with Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.Job recruitment would start soon Panchayat Minister, Mauvin Godinho told reporters after the meeting.Earlier in the morning the chief minister met officials from the finance, personnel, waste management, and the CMO and discussed financial issues including clearance of administrative hurdles …

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Incase of change CM should be on BJP: Gaude

I had supported the BJP party with Manohar Parrikar as the Chief Minister.But incase if there is a need of change in CM it should be from the BJP only, to get my support, Art and Culture minister Govind Gaude made it clear on Saturday.There has been a talk and pressure from various quarters on the next chief minister given …

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Tussle over fish ban among BJP MLAs

The Formalin in Fish issue just refuses to die down.And now there seems to be encroachment on each others turf within the government.After the statement by the speaker that he had met the chief minister on the issue, the Health Minister said that he had already met and briefed the chief minister on Friday on the issue.

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CM is fine, watching movies, no leadership change required: Vijai

Goa Forward minister Vijai Sardesai has ruled out any possibility of leadership change immediately.He claims that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is in very good health and watches movies.He also congratulated MGP minister Sudin Dhavalikar for his Portugal trip.Sudin had in the past criticized any association of Goa government with Portugal.

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Order on MGP’s petition on Subhash-Sopte next week

The high court has completed the hearing on the petition filed by Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party, challenging resignations of former Congress MLAs Subhash Shirodkar and Dayanand Sopte.The hearing was held on Friday on the additional affidavit filed by MGP lawyer Adv Shashikant Joshi.

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Pillar locals oppose Milroc’s mega project, Vijai visits, assures

Priests of Pillar seminary, the locals as well as Congress MLA Francis Silveira are up in arms against a new mega project coming up at Pillar as Milroc Colina.Almost 350 apartments.They don’t want this housing project.TCP Minister Vijai Sardesai inspected the project site on Friday and said he would decide about it in the next board meeting.He also alleged that …

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Rohan admits his Govt has become corrupt in CM’s absence

Revenue Minister Rohan Khaunte not only talks about collapse of adminitration but he also complains about rising corruption in his own government in the absence of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.But he is primarily targeting top bureaucracy. He says that he has still not started going to the Secretariat.

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Shripad says it’s ‘possible’ that mining bill will come up before Parliament

Will one month long Parliament session introduce and pass the bill to amend MMDR Act to continue mining with the same old mining lease holders of Goa?Union minsiter Shripad Naik says the file has reached the office of Prime Minister and would come up before the cabinet.But regarding the passing of the bill, he says it is possible.

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