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Mining loss not 35000 Cr; Shah commission mistaken: CM

Chief Minister Parrikar has stated that the Shah Commission estimate of 35,000 Crore rupees loss of revenue was wrong as it was based on extraction from 578 hectares out of lease areas. But a survey conducted by the state government showed it to be only 10 hectares.Parrikar said that it would take around 2-3 months for all the fact-finding teams …

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Mhadei diversion: Goa to file contempt case against K’taka

Goa Govt to file a contempt petition in 2 days before water tribunal hearing the matter on Karnataka diverting Mhadei illegally to Malprabha river, informed Water Resources Minister Vinod Palayekar.The Mhadei issue was raised as a calling attention motion by MLAs Rajesh Patnekar and Reginaldo Lourenco.

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High Court issues notice on coal petition

The High Court of Bombay at Goa has issued notices to Mormugao Port Trust, South West Port Ltd, Adani Mormugao Port Terminal, Vedanta and others on a public interest litigation filed by citizens and associations.The PIL seeks a complete ban on the handling of coal at the Mormugao Port Trust. The Court has directed the respondents to file their replies …

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GFDO threatens to go to court over illegalities in Mopa contract

Goans for Dabolim Only has threatened to go to court over illegalities in the Mopa airport contract with GMR company.GFDO has written to the chief secretary of Goa to conduct a Vigilance inquiry into it.GFDO has also sought a meeting with chief secretary of Goa to apprise him of the illegalities.

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Can’t force industry to employ Goans: CM

Government cannot force any company to employ Goans.The only way we can do it is by trying to incentivize industries by giving them subsidies. And this is what the government is doing. This was what the chief minsiter Manohar Parrikar had to say in the assembly on Tuesday. Listen to the question and the chief minister’s answer.

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Arossim tense over hotel project, vehicles blocked

Arossim village witnessed tense moments on Monday evening after several villagers blocked a heavy vehicle carrying items for a proposed starred hotel project in the village.Mormugao Joint Mamlatdar Shripad Majjik also visited the site and held talks with the agitated locals.The residents have filed a case against the project before the Directorate of Panchayats.

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‘Fish Market’ fight within the coalition?

It all started with a public squabble between Minister Francis D Souza and Deputy Speaker Micheal Lobo, they were reprimanded by the Chief Minister. Next was Govind Gaude’s open allegation of corruption against Sudin on commissions over road building. And latest – the fish market fight between Government’s two top ministers. TCP Minister Vijai Sardesai & Health Minister Vishwajit Rane.

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Goencho Avaz Expose round 2 on Sunday

The round two of Goencho Avaz expose is scheduled on Sunday. They claim to reveal more names of politicians who have converted their land to the settlement zone.The meeting will be held on Sunday at Tilak Maidan, Vasco at 3.30 in the afternoon.

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Congress to move court over #FormalinFiasco

The formalin in fish issue is set to reach the judiciary with the Congress threatening to approach the courts if no action is taken by the government against the guilty.Also with the refrain that selling formalin coated fish is like murder Margao activist lawyer Rajeev Gomes has filed a complaint against 17 truck owners.

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2 crucial days of #GoaMonsoonAssemby wasted. Logjam continues

First two days of most awaited monsoon assembly session were washed out without transacting any business. The ruckus over Formalin fiasco ruled the house. While CM called it Congress’ cheap publicity stunt, the opposition accused Government of being non-serious. Speaker showed the rulebook. Each one has a different version to narrate. Can adjournments solve Goa’s problems?Few pertinent issues that were …

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