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KTC drivers submit memo to MD, serves 15 days deadline, threatens agitation

Kadamba Transport Council Drivers and Allied Employees Association has submitted a memorandum to Managing Director of KTC Venancio Furtado regarding the various pending grievances KTC employees. General Secretary of Aituc Christopher Fonseca said the Kadamba employees are yet to get the benefits of 7th Pay Commission recmmendations. He said if their grievances are not resolved then the KTC employees will …

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Suggestions for Goa budget, please, go online & send it to CM

Want this year’s budget as per your requirements? Goa government is giving you an opportunity to put forth your opinions. Government has launched website where people can log in and give their suggestions and ideas for upcoming budget 2020-21. The last date to submit the opinion is 31st January and deadline is before 6 in the evening.

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Khola chilly gets GI tag, more products like to get the tag soon

In a milestone in agricultural field, the government has given GI tag to Khola chilly. Science and Technology Minister Michael Lobo said the government is also trying to give GeographicaI Indicator tag to coconut vinegar, Harmal chilly, Goan khaje, Mandolli bananas, Mancurad mango, cashew nuts, bebinca sweet, local rice and brinjal. The GI tag to agriculture produce will help farmers …

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Cong calls BJP undemocratic for terming anti-CAA rallies illegal

Congress has came down hard on BJP State President Sadanand Tanavde for calling anti-CAA, rallies illegal. Congress said the statement of Tanavade clearly shows that he has no value for democratic procedures. Tanavade however dubs anti-CAA rallies as mere entertainment since act is already passed. Speaking to Goa 365 exclusively, BJP State President Sadanand Tanavde termed anti-CAA rallies illegal.

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Ongoing protests against CAA & NPR are illegal: BJP

The ongoing protests against CAA and NPR are illegal, state BJP president Sadanand Tanavade said on Saturday. He is also confident that ongoing protests against CAA won’t affect the BJP in upcoming ZP elections or even the assembly elections. Goa 365 spoke to newly elected State BJP president Sadanand Tanavde after the massive rally held by the church at Margao.

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CAA: Catholic BJP MLAs want debate to allay fears

The church backed anti CAA, NPR, NCR rally in Margao was huge. Goa 365 spoke to many of the BJP Catholic MLAs and ministers as well as MLAs backing the government on the issue. Their take on the issue was that there should be a debate and doubts in the minds of all communities should be removed. They are also …

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Don’t allow dirty politics of casteism in Goa: Governor

Use of money and caste are two major problems in today’s era during elections. But in India nationalism has defeated caste based politics twice. The first was after death of Indira Gandhi and second when Narendra Modi came to power, Goa Governor Satyapal Malik said on Saturday. He said that the dirty politics of casteism should not be allowed in …

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Church rally against CAA pulls huge crowd, no BJP MLA of Saxtti attends

Finally, Goa’s Church has entered the anti-CAA movement spread nationwide. And with a huge rally in Madgao, the MLAs belonging to minorities in the ruling BJP are now under pressure. None of them attended the rally. Only MLAs of Saxtti belonging to Congress, NCP and Goa Forward were sitting down. And the rally was addressed by leaders belonging to all …

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Finance commission, praises, pulls up state government as it winds up visit

Progress has been made. But lot more improvement has to be still made. The 15 Finance Commission was in Goa for two days. After consultation with various stakeholders of the Goan economy, including the government, it made it clear that the state needs to increase and improve its own revenue generation especially to fund its welfare schemes.

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I accept CM Sawant’s challenge for debate on CAA, NRC: Valmiki Naik

As a lay man, I am ready to debate and discuss CAA and NRC. You decide the time and date, I’ll be there. This is the challenge thrown by APP leader Valmiki Naik in reply to Chief Minister Pramod Sawant’s challenge on Friday. On Thursday, the Chief Minister  Pramod Sawant alleged that some politicians and leaders were trying to divide …

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