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‘Fixing’ between government, opposition and mining companies?

Panjim: With hopes of restarting mining in Goa continuously dashed, the State government is set to take the ‘ordinance’ route for resumption of the industry at the earliest.Sources told Herald that two senior MLAs, one from the North and one from the South have sent private members resolutions to the …

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Francis D’Souza admitted in Mumbai hospital

Panaji: Urban Development Minister and Mapusa MLA Francis D’Souza has been admitted in a Mumbai-based private hospital to undergo some medical tests for an unknown ailment. The ailing senior BJP legislator has not attended the ongoing monsoon session of the state assembly so far and now has informed the Speaker’s …

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Dhavalikar, Almeida attend Assembly session

Panaji: The Minister for Public Works Ramakrishna ‘Sudin’ Dhavalikar, who was taken ill and underwent a surgery at a Mumbai-based hospital, earlier this month, as well as the Vasco MLA, Carlos Almeida, who suffered a paralytic stroke earlier this year, arrived at the state legislative assembly, late Monday evening. Dhavalikar …

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Maulingtad locals fear flooding due to breach of mining pits

Bicholim: The residents of Maulingtad in Sanquelim fear that accumulated water would breach the mining pits and flood their homes. They also claimed that water from these pits is seeping into their houses during heavy rainfall. There are 30 houses at the foot of the hill where mining was carried …

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Narcotics grown in Goa, but no action taken: Congress MLA

Porvorim: Curtorim Congress MLA Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco told the State Legislative Assembly on Monday that narcotics are being produced within the state, while no action is taken against them by the police. Lourenco was talking on the floor of the House during ongoing monsoon session on demands for grants of …

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Surla passes resolution to revoke licence to liquor bars

Valpoi: Surla villagers on Sunday passed a resolution to revoke all eight NOCs granted to liquor bars operating in the village. Around 300 locals were present for gram sabha held in the temple. There were arguments between the villagers and the bar owners including an altercation between a village group …

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Haphazard parking leads to traffic chaos in Bicholim

Bicholim: Haphazard parking and encroachment on footpaths by shopkeepers has led to a traffic chaos in Bicholim. The traffic jam occurs from the road stretch starting from Bicholim KTC bus stand, Government primary school near market road, Chattrapati Shivaji Maharaj maidan, old bus stand to traffic circle near Shri Shantadurga …

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Monsoon session begins on stormy note

Panaji: The first day of the monsoon session of the state legislative assembly was washed out, with the Opposition Congress party disrupting the proceedings and forcing Speaker Pramod Sawant to adjourn the House five times, over the issue of the formalin-preserved fish imported from other states being sold in Goan …

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South Goa taximen object to doing away of commercial licences

Cavelossim: Members of the South Goa Tourist Taxi Owners Association (SGTTOA) on Thursday held an urgent meeting against the central ministry’s decision to do away with commercial licences for driving taxis. During the meeting, it was resolved to object the decision and will instead take the matter to court. Speaking …

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