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Parrikar cabinet grants 6 more months to casinos in Mandovi

The cabinet took its first major decision after chief minister Manohar Parrikar was moved to the USA. And that’s regarding casinos.No, not to move it out. To keep it in river Mandovi for six more months. Because the earlier extension is expiring on 31st of March. It was a decision taken by circulating the cabinet note, from America to Goa.

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HC stays transportation of ore

The High court on Wednesday stayed the transportation of ore. The interim order came after a contempt petition filed by Goa Foundation Goa Foundation had moved the court after the Directorate of mines had allowed the transportation of ore.However, in court on Wednesday the director of mines refused to take responsibility for the transportation.

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Fish folks concerned over polluted Baina beach

Baina fisher folks, environmental and social activists from Vasco have criticized Gammon India officials and the PWD for releasing piling slurry and sewerage into Baina beach.Recently the State government spent over Rs 2 crore for beautifying Baina beach.But ironically on the other side sewerage is being discharged onto the beach.

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Vishwajeet firm on GMC charging, but prepared for MOU with Mah

The Goa government will not back down from threats from across the border on charging Maharashtra patients in GMC. We will do what we have to do, Health Minister Vishawajit Rane has said once again. But as there were BJP governments in both the states,

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Caurem activists to file contempt petition for transporting ore

Activists of Caurem in Quepem taluka have decided to file a contempt petition before the Supreme Court next week.They allege that the lease holder has illegally extracted the ore and stocked it outside the lease area. The same ore is now being transported with the permission of mines department.

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ED attaches properties of Narvekar & GCA gang in bank fraud

The Enforcement Directorate has finally acted in GCA scam. It has attached properties worth 4 crore 13 lakh rupees belonging to former minister Dayanand Narvekar, Chetan Desai, Vinod Phadke and Akbar Mulla.All are former Office bearers of Goa Cricket Association.

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Cong wants Mopa land losers be paid 4 times the market rate

Congress has claimed that the compensation scheme to Mopa land losers is a fraud.The Congress Party has demanded the government should pay 6000 rupees per square meter or 4 times the market rate.GPCC President Shantaram Naik says they are paid only 90 rupees per square metre.The government had taken an administrative decision to increase the compensation three times the initial …

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Don’t believe rumours, Govt is strong: BJP

The BJP has reacted strongly to purported comments by AICC general secretary Chella Kumar that the Congress would form a government anytime as there was a leadership crisis in the state.BJP has reassured that the government is strong. There is no leadership crisis. And Chief minister Manohar Parrikar is in charge and will be coming back to the state after …

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“All mining leases are scrapped, other than 88 mines can’t start with old leases”

The one option which is being thought of to continue mining in Goa is to start mining on other leases than the 88 leases which are scrapped by the Supreme Court.Union minister Nitin Gadkari said this during his recent visit to Goa.But the environmentalists are saying that the court has scrapped all the leases. Not from now. From 2007.

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