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Mining dependents give the deadline of Jan 20 to restart mining

Mining dependents have given a deadline of 20th January for mining to resume.If not, they would paralyze Goa.And BJP MPs as well as Goa’s BJP ministers have said the centre would bring a proper bill in the forthcoming Parliament session, not an ordinance. Congress has assured to support the bill even in Rajya Sabha.

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Public hearing for proposed MPT expansion plans postponed due to rain

The activists and environmentalists tried to impress upon the Goa State Pollution Control Board that the MPT projects will not only harm the environment but they will be detrimental to the people of Vasco and surrounding areas.People want environmentally sustainable projects that also generate employment for locals.The hearing could not be concluded because of rain and will be continued on …

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Spiraling fuel: Govt cuts excise duty on fuel prices by rs1.50, makes fuel companies cut by 1

The under pressure Narendra Modi government on Thursday reduced petrol and diesel prices by cutting excise duty by Two rupees Fifty paise per litre.The centre has also appealed to all the states to reduce VAT by two rupees fifty paise, so that fuel becomes cheaper by Five rupees per litre.Till date 10 BJP- ruled states have already reduced VAT. Goa’s …

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Rs.225 crore to be released by union government for National Games 2019, says SAG

The National games are happening in Goa in March next year.More than 225 crore rupees will be released by the union government. The Games Technical Conduct Committee said that the Competition Directors’ are satisfied with Goa’s preparedness for National Games 2019.Apart from the proposed multipurpose stadium at Campal-Panaji and Sawalwada-Pernem, most work is under control.

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Prove charges, will quit politics & work on Prashant’s florist shop: Tawadkar

Former BJP minister Ramesh Tawadkar has thrown an open challenge to Goa Forward leader Prashant Naik regarding his alleged involvement in the orchid scandal.If Prashant proves his involvement, he would quit politics and work free on his florist shop for two months. Two days ago, Goa Forward leader Prashant Naik had taken 21 tribal farmers to the police.

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Fuel prices skyrocket

Fuel prices in the country are going up, up and away.In Goa, the petrol price on Wednesday was 77.41 rupees per litre while diesel was 76.93 per litre.Possibly it might go up again on Thrsday.Gas, used by everyone has been raised by 59 rupees and almost touched 900 rupees per cylinder.In Mumbai the petrol prices have almost touched 90 rupees …

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Non-allotment of portfolios during Pitru Paksh comes under attack

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has decided to allot more portfolios only after Pitru Paksh, which is considered to be the non-auspicious period as per the Hindu scriptures.MGP minister Sudin Dhavalikar has thus said the allotment would be done after 9th of October, when Pitru Paksh would end.But this belief of the politicians has come under fire from rationalist writers like …

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Review meeting postponed as ministers out of town, says Sudin

The PWD minister Sudin Dhavalikar said that Wednesday’s council of minister meeting had to be postponed because 4 of the minister including Vijai Sardesai were out of state.Sudin also spoke on dissolution as well as Lok sabha elections saying that it did not matter to MGP whether the assembly was dissolved or continue for the full term as they were …

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Mining workers take back bandh call; to hold a hunger strike instead on 5 Oct

Mining stakeholders have cancelled their bandh scheduled on 3 Oct on assurances from State government and MPs.But mining they will have a protest. Around 2000 people will stage a one day hunger strike at Azad Maidan on the 5 of October.And they will also protest outside parliament when session starts is on.

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Janus Death: Crime branch takes over probe, Oppn demands judicial probe

The government has tasked the crime branch to conduct the investigation intoBut the opposition and civic society are not happy. The Congress wants a probe by a retired judge while the Aam Admi Party wants a judicial inquiry.Civic society wants a high court monitored inquiry into the episode. The Health Minister’s resignation too is part of the agenda. the disappearance …

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