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Mahila Congress holds gherao over price rise in city

The Goa Mahila Congress has given 10 days ultimatum to the Government to reduce the price of LPG, petrol, diesel and LPG cylinders.On Tuesday, the Mahila Congress held a protest rally accompanied by dhols and cymbals right in the centre of the capital dramatizing the price rise. The cost of LPG, Petrol and diesel is almost unaffordable. On Monday once …

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Leave BJP led govt, Cong to allies

As the political situation refuses to settle down, the Congress has appealed BJP allies to withdraw their support in the state’s interest.It also attacked the government for not releasing the facts about the chief minister’s illness or releasing a health bulleting for the public.Congress also alleged that there were no formal cabinet meetings held, the administration has collapsed even as …

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Congress hits back at govt, says will file complaints, approach courts on illegalities

The Congress party on Monday gheraoed the office of the Investment Promotion board demanding a clarification that the recent board meeting was held with the chief minister chairing it through video conferencing.The Congress party also said that it was looking at filing complaints and even approaching the courts on the various issues it had found out.

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2 arrested for the murder of 48-year-old

The Margao Police arrested 2 persons for murdering 48 year old Suresh Kumar Singh in Navelim. Kumar died on Sunday while undergoing treatment.On 19th of October, two, 20 year old Preetesh Chavan from Rumdamol – Davorlim and 21 year Vikas Naik from Mandop Navelim, both were having snacks at Navelim on the 19th evening when the deceased Suresh Kumar almost …

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Sand transporters demand ban on outside trucks, restart local sand business

Margao Sand Transporters Association has demanded that government stop trucks from outside the state from transporting sand into the state.They also demanded an immediate restart of local sand business.On Monday they met chief secretary, directorate of mines and TCP minister Vijay Sardessai on this issue.

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Implement SC order, recover Rs 3000 Cr from miners: Goa Foundation

Goa Foundation has demanded that the government obey the Supreme Court order and expedite the recovery of dues from mining companies.Its Director Claude Alvares said the total amount recoverable is ion excess of 3000 crore rupees and as far as their knowledge goes not a rupee has been recovered so far.Claude said the assets, accounts and buildings of the lease …

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IPB Meet via Video Conferencing a Scam: Cong

Congress has called Investment Promotion Board meeting a big scandal.The opposition party has questioned how Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar could hold as meeting via video conferencing According to Section 4 of the IPB Act, only the chairman can preside over the meeting and no other can do so.

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Bicholim Industrial area facing power cuts for past 2 months

Bicholim industrial association is upset over the frequent power cuts over the last two months.Fed up, on Saturday they marched to the electricity department demanding that the authorities do something. Industry in Bicholim is facing problems over this issue for last 2 months and inspite of several complaints nothing is being done.

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No hanky panky in land deal, Rs 70 Cr is my rightful money: Subhash

Why did Subhash Shirodkar defect from the Congress and join the BJP? Everyone says it’s a land deal of 70 crore rupees.But Subhash claims there is nothing hanky panky in the land acquisition.The land was put for acquisition in 2011 and he got the award only after going to the court. He claims it’s his rightful money. The land was …

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Will improve infrastructure to allow more power into the state: Nilesh

The newly appointed power minister Nilesh Cabral said that he would concentrate on improving infrastructure to bring in more power into the state.There is a power shortage as power is not enough during peak times and the state suffers from power breaks, especially in the industrial belt.

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