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Now a Singapore Co will transfer naptha, in next 15 days

The experiment of transferring naphtha from the grounded ship using hydraulic pump has failed. Now, one of the two Singaporean companies would be engaged. And in next 15 days, they would transfer the naphtha as well as salvage the grounded ship. And the cost would be borne either by the ship owner or the MPT. Director General of Shipping is …

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Javadekar seeks 10 days to resolve Mhadei row, claims not aware of letter

The all-party delegation of Goa met union environment minister Prakash Javadekar in Delhi on Monday. And he also assured to sort out the matter in 10 days in Goa’s favour. But, more interesting than this is that Javadekar has expressed total ignorance over his ministry granting environment clearance to Karnataka. And also about his tweet which made the matter public. …

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10 groups come together to fight Mhadei, Ex-RSS & AAP join hands

Looks like agitation over Mhadei will not be over even if centre withdraws the environmental clearance given to Karnataka. On Monday, 10 organisations came together and formed a broad-based forum to fight Mhadei issue. But Mhadei Bachao Abhiyan, which was a front of all organizations, is not part of it. Former IAS officer Arvind Bhatikar, who took initiative for this, …

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Rajinikanth to get ICON IFFI 50 award, Big B to attend

: It’s official. Super star Rajanikanth will be awarded with Icon of IFFI50 this year. And the opening ceremony would be graced by Big B Amitabh Bachachan. And this year’s IFFI would also honour women filmmakers. The lifetime achievement award to a woman as well as 50 world class cinemas directed by women. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar made …

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Roads blocked, ‘Mhadei’ starts flowing on national highway

Goa has started burning on the issue of Mhadei. While CM is planning an all-party delegation to Delhi, the opposition parties have come on the streets. On Friday afternoon, opposition MLAs and workers of different parties blocked the national highway at Porvorim for around an hour. And from Pedne the Congress has started its street demonstrations. Progressive Democratic Front had …

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Opposition wants all-party delegation to meet PM on Mon, not Jawadekar, on Mhadei

Goa’s all-party delegation will meet union minister for environment Prakash Jawadekar on Monday morning. If he doesn’t scrap the EC granted to Karnataka, then the delegation would meet the Prime Minister. But opposition parties feel the delegation should meet only the PM, not Jawadekar. Water Resources Minister Philip Neri Rodrigues on Friday evening announced that Jawadekar has confirmed the appointment …

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Dr Nandkumar quits MBA over Mhadei, demands Water Policy

On one hand political parties have started agitation over Mhadei issue. And on other hand, environmentalist Dr Nandkumar Kamat resigned from the Mhadei Bachao Abhiyan. He has blamed MBA leaders for their failure in getting the state water policy implemented in Goa. Politicians are furious over centre issuing environmental clearance to Karnataka government to construct Kalsa-Bandura canal to divert Mhadei …

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Are HSRP illegal? Collector suspends installation

High Security number plates are legal or illegal? Not only opposition MLA Vijai Sardesai calls it illegal, even RTO admits that these plates are illegal and they would fine such number plates. But the contractor from UP claims his number plates are fully legal.  Due to this confusion, South Goa Collector has temporarily stopped the work of installing new number …

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Political & people’s movement required to save Mhadei: Congress

The Centre’s decision to give environmental clearance to Kalsa Bahndura is a political decision, not a legal decision. Therefore, a political movement is required along with people’s movement, GPCC president Girish Chodankar said while announcing a State wide people’s movement to save Mhadei. Girish alleged that Chief Minister Pramod Sawant was indeed taken into confidence by Centre while taking a …

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Govt directed to hold public hearing on Panaji -Reis Magos ropeway

The Union Environment Ministry has cleared the way for a public hearing to be held of the long pending Resis Magos – Panaji ropeway, a project of the former chief minister late Manohar Parrikar. The project will provide facilities for recreation and entertainment, tourism activities such as a Gondola restaurant, 4D aquarium, zip line, and revolving restaurant. M/s Royal Rides …

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