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Claude all for mining dependents, wants Govt recovery also for them

Claude Alvares has promised all help to mining workers, retrenched or otherwise, and stakeholders who had come to meet him on Monday.He said that they should all go to the chief minister, mines minister, mines secretary and ask them why the government has not used crores of rupees recovered from illegal mining was not used for the welfare of mining …

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Margao Advocate takes Formalin Row to courts

The formalin issue has reached the courts on Monday.After the issue was hotly discussed in the assembly and outside, now an advocate Rajiv Gomes has filed a petition in the court seeking directions from it to the police to investigate and get to the bottom of the matter.

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Govt pushing for pro-real estate amendments: Goencho Avaz

Goencho Avaz has claimed that the government is trying push for pro-real estate amendment to the TCP act like Transfer of Development Rights and zone changes.They threatened that in case any such amendments are passed, then they would be forced to approach the courts.The NGO recalled that in 2005 when Goa was under the President’s rule the then governor stopped …

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Mining Engineers come to rescue of Goan miners, support ordinance

Now mining engineers of Goa have come to the rescue of Goa’s mining lease holders.They held a seminar on Saturday and strongly proposed to amend the MMDR Act to immediately resume mining in Goa.According to them, neither auction nor government corporation is a viable solution.It was a day-long seminar organized by Goa Chapter of Mining Engineers Association of India and …

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FDA finds artificial ripener in mangoes at Cancona

The Canacona police arrested Hubli native, Fakirappa Uppin, for using prohibited substance calcium carbide to artificially ripen mangoes.The arrests were made after an FDA team tested and found the presence of calcium carbide.

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Make a good Goan cinema, get Rs 82 lakh from Govt, Film Finance Scheme out

After a long wait, the Entertainment Society of Goa has finally announced revised scheme for financial films in Konkani, Marathi, Hindi and English by Goan producers.Films made in 2016 and 2017 will finally get the government finance. If a good film is made and wins awards, it can get up to 82 lakh rupees under this new scheme.

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Gambling rules, gaming commissioner by Dec: CM

Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar promised that he would appoint a judicial commissioner and notify the Gambling rules by December this year.The Chief Minister gave this assurance while replying to a private members resolution by Congress MLA Reginaldo Lourenco on the appointment of a gaming commissioner to check persons entering in designated gaming areas without tourist permits.

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Soon, action against those releasing sewage in Sal

The issue of river Sal contamination was discussed in details in Assembly on Friday. CM Parrikar said he is mulling to bring in legislation to make release of sewage in the river a cognizable offence.Congress recommended ordinance route to speed up the process. CM said he will consider the suggestion.

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Mikky to contest for Assembly on UGDP

Former Tourism MLA Mikky Pacheco on Friday said that he would join the United Goans Democratic Party and contest for Nuvem Constituency from that party.The former Nuvem MLA lost in 2012 to Congress MLA Wilfred D’ Sa. He had last won in 2007.

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Mining loss not 35000 Cr; Shah commission mistaken: CM

Chief Minister Parrikar has stated that the Shah Commission estimate of 35,000 Crore rupees loss of revenue was wrong as it was based on extraction from 578 hectares out of lease areas. But a survey conducted by the state government showed it to be only 10 hectares.Parrikar said that it would take around 2-3 months for all the fact-finding teams …

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