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Karnataka detains Goa engineers in Kunkumbi as Goa files contempt petition

It appears Karnataka is committing contempt after contempt Goa on Wednesday filed one contempt petition before the Mhadei tribunal for secretly diverting Mhadei water to Malprabha.On the same day, Karnataka police prohibited and detained 8 Goa WRD officials from visiting the site at Kankumbi.

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Backlash over Rane’s ‘London remark’ continues

Goans are not happy with Congress merely distancing itself from Pratapsing Rane’s statement made on Goans working in London.They are demanding something more through the social media.And political parties and social activists have also joined them.The anger is building day by day.

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I am on hit list of China: Dr Nandkumar

Goa’s eminent scientist Dr Nandkumar Kamat claims that he is on the hit list of China. And why? Because he has exposed China’s design to import Goa’s low grade ore at high price and is extracting gold from Goan soil.He also disclosed that this would be exposed on the world platform on 11th September in an international conference in Norway

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Salcete truck owners allege cheating by MPT on rates

Salcete Truck Owners Association alleged that they are not being paid the proper rates for coal transportation from the Mormugao port.The association submitted a memorandum to the South Goa Collector and threatened to come on the streets in protest.On Tuesday morning, the members of the Salcete Truck owners along with opposition Congress leaders met the South Goa Collector.

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Mining resolution passes, now onus on Centre

The house unanimously passed the resolution that the Centre amend the Goa, Daman and Diu Mining Concessions (Abolition and Declaration as Mining Leases) Act, 1987 and the MMDR act so as to restart mining in the state.The chief minister is slated to leave for Delhi by the 7th with the sense of the house. He promised a way out of …

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Michael & Cabral to replace Francis & Madkaikar?

It is now certain that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will drop his two ailing ministers – Francis D’Souza and Pandurang Madkaikar. Right now, two names are being speculated as the replacement – Nilesh Cabral and Michael Lobo.But the final decision would be taken only after Parrikar returns from the USA after his treatment. He is leaving on the 9th of …

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Rs 108.43 Cr loss by Mines department: CAG

CAG report tabled in the house on Friday pulled up the Mines department for failing to correctly assess the amount of stamp duty and registration fee amounting to a loss of 108.43 crore rupee loss.The report also pointed out loopholes identifying beneficiaries under the Dayanand Social Security Scheme and Griha Aadhar Scheme.

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Aug 3rd import ban ends; Govt opens two entry points

Fish import ban in Goa ends on August 3rd. The Government, Friday onwards has decided to open only two entry points at Patradevi and Pollem.All other entries are shut. Special teams will be placed at both the check post keep a strict watch. Two entry points for the fish transporters are Polem in South Goa & Patradevi in North Goa.

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No funds for infrastructure until National Games: Babu

Sports Minister Babu Azgaonkar told the house that all state sports infrastructure besides the one needed for the National Games 2019 will be done only after the completion of the games due to the paucity of funds.He said that the government is now focusing on the upcoming National Games to be held in Goa early next year

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Mhadei diversion: CM says Goa acting against K’taka

At the beginning of the Assembly session, water resources minister Vinod Palyekar had promised to file contempt case against Karnataka over illegal Mhadei diversion within 2 days but that didn’t happen.On Thursday, it issue was raised by Congress’ Alexo Reginald. Chief Minister Parrikar though refrained from disclosing Goa’s strategy yet confirmed that action against neighbouring state is taken as per …

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