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Centre seeks details on mining leases

PANAJI: The Union mines ministry has asked the state government to give the status of mining leases accused of excess production of iron ore and specify particulars if the leaseholders are working under deemed extensions.

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Govt for zero buffer zone around wildlife sanctuaries

PANAJI: Given the small size of the state, the government authorities have proposed zero buffer zone around some wildlife sanctuaries or a buffer zone that could go upto a kilometre in some other cases and have informed the central authorities that 10 km buffer zone was too big a corridor for a state like Goa and could not be implemented.

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Officials of Shah panel to arrive in Goa today

PANAJI: Officials of the Shah Commission, which is probing illegal mining in the country,  are set to revisit the state on Friday, while the CCF Karnataka, Dr U V Singh should be in the state on Sunday, officials informed.

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Govt asks Watson Pharma to stop expansion activities

PANAJI: The industries department on Thursday directed Watson Pharma to stop their construction activities, which are part of expansion of the unit, after illegalities were noticed in the allotment of the plot by the Goa Industrial Development Corporation, authorities said.

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Sale of court fee stamps on the rise in South Goa

MARGAO: With the Right to Information Act, 2005 in full force in the state, applications keep pouring into various offices of the government in South Goa seeking relevant information, and therefore, the sale of the court fee stamps has been on the rise.

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