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Goa government cannot solve mining crisis: CM

Porvorim: An amendment to the Goa Daman and Diu Mining Concessions (abolition and Declaration of Mining Leases) Act 1987 is the only option for resumption of iron ore mining activities in the State, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told the State Legislative Assembly on Thursday. The House on August 3 will …

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TCP Act amendment bill introduced

Porvorim: With a focus on drafting the new Regional Plan for the horizon year 2031, the State government on Wednesday introduced the Goa Town and Country Planning (amendment) Bill on the floor of the House, which proposes to put in place new concepts like accommodation reservation’, ‘transferable development rights (TDR)’and …

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‘Loss due to illegal mining is between ‘3,000 cr – 4,000 c

Panaji: Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday said that the Shah Commission’s report on illegal mining in Goa is erroneous in pointing out that the state has lost Rs 35,000 crore due to illegal mining, when the actual loss is estimated to be between Rs 3,000 crore and Rs 4,000 …

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Two Romanians arrested for fitting skimmer to ATM machine at Margao

Margao: Fatorda Police arrested two Romanians who had fitted a skimmer to an ATM machine of State Bank of India situated at the Osia Commercial Arcade at Margao and succeeded in getting two days custody also. The duo was nabbed within 12 hours of registering the complaint. SBI Manager on …

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Meat Complex to start by August 22: Mauvin

Animal Husbandry Minister Mauvin Godinho on Wednesday assured the House that operations at the Goa Meat Complex would start by August 22, in time for Bakri-id. After coming in for severe criticism for non-functioning of the complex, Godinho replying on the cut motions on Animal Husbandry said there are many …

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South Goa district hospital inauguration likely by November

Porvorim: After missing several deadlines, the new South Goa District hospital may begin operations from this October-November in a phased manner.Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said that it may not be possible to shift all the Hospicio hospital facilities to the new premises in one go. “The Hospicio hospital is the …

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Goa tourism policy by October

Panaji: Tourism Minister, Manohar ‘Babu’ Ajgaonkar on Tuesday informed the state assembly that the government will declare the tourism policy of the state in the next three months. Replying on demands on tourism, Ajgaonkar said that the work of drafting the tourism policy is under the process and the government …

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Govt slammed for failing to rehabilitate Selaulim evacuees

Sanguem: Curdi Wadem panchayat member Kushta Gaonkar has criticised the government for failing to rehabilitate the people evacuated for building Selaulim dam even after 20 years. Addressing a press conference, Gaonkar claimed that even after 20 years of their rehabilitation, a large number of families still have not been provided …

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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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