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Conduct public hearing on marina project after CZMP : Fishermen

Traditional fishermen have submitted a memorandum to the Additional Collector of Panaji asking the public hearing on marina project at Nauxi be held after the CZMP is finalised . The fishermen also accused the MPT of acting like a state within the state and leasing a long stretch of land in Nauxi to a private company for 30 years. The …

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For whose benefit Casinos to Aguada, Mr Michael?

For whose benefit Michael Lobo wants to get casinos to Aguada bay? Do Goans benefit financially with casinos? Then why is the state Government still in debts? These are some pertinent questions raised by Michael’s constituents from Calangute. The Calangute Forum has strongly condemned their MLA’s move. On Thursday members of the Calangute Constituency Forum along with Saligao & Pilern …

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Top politician behind organizing a nude party?

Who is behind the nude party organised in Pedne? The main politicians from Pedne itself. This is an allegation made by Goa Surkasha Manch chief Subhash Velingkar. Supporting his contention, Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party has gone a step ahead and demanded that chief minister should expel these politicians. GSM chief Velingkar has come down heavily on the BJP government. He claims …

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Banning single use plastics is a step forward in Gandhi’s thoughts: CM

Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said it may not be possible to take all of Gandhiji’s thoughts forward, but the government has taken one step in cleanliness and banned single use plastics. He said it is a three-step move : awareness, availability and avoidance. The Father of the Nation Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary was observed  at Old Goa. The chief minister …

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Dhavalikar says reduction of road tax proposal ill conceived

The former PWD and Transport Minister Sudin Dhavalikar has come out strongly against the government policies on repairing potholes as well as action promised against erring government contractors. Also the proposal to reduce road tax. The circular that the government has sent out – saying that hot mix plants cannot start before the 15th of November should be withdrawn. If not …

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Drugs sold in Sankhli, CM takes Velingkar’s challenge

Where are drugs sold in Goa? Right in the constituency of chief minister Dr Pramod Sawant. I’ll give names of the places. Let police raid and arrest the drug traders. This is a direct challenge thrown up by rebel RSS leader Subhash Velingkar at the CM. And CM has also taken up the challenge. Give the names, I will arrest …

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Beach tenders finalised, finally

The beach cleaning tender has been finally finalised after a lot of hue and cry. The chief Minsiter Pramod Sawant says that the tenderer would start work immediately and all beaches would be cleaned up in around 10 days. Goa is famous for its beach tourism. However, lately it has been facing flak for the state of its beaches; especially …

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HC tells Govt to begin allotting shacks, next hearing on 7th October

The Tourism industry had a mixed day on Monday. The High Court allowed the state to start the procedure for allocation of shacks. But asked it to refrain from finalising allocation till final orders. The next date of hearing in on October 7. The High court was hearing a petition against the National Green Tribunal order staying the implementation of …

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