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Congress demands recall of Governor

Panaji: The Congress party, on Sunday, demanded recall of the Governor for “not acting like the constitutional head of the state.” Holding responsible the Governor Mridula Sinha for the “present constitutional crisis in the state,” the president of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee Girish Chodankar said that he would write to …

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7 comunidades adjourn polls for want of quorum

Margao: While elections of the new managing committee was scheduled at nine comunidades in Salcete on Sunday, but the polls were held at only two comunidades as there was no quorum at seven comunidades. The comunidades where quorum was not established were Calata, Seraulim, Deussua, Guirdolim, Davorlim, Benaulim and Assolna …

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Goa may be heading for mid-term polls

Panaji: With possibility of the state legislative assembly being dissolved looming large owing to the current political situation, there is now an indication that Goa may indeed have to face mid-term polls, as Chief Secretary Dharmendra Sharma has issued a circular to all the heads of the departments and District …

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Chicalim panch, opponent come to blows over fogging

Vasco: A sitting panch of Chicalim village panchayat and an opponent in the 2017 panchayat polls to ward 7 allegedly came to blows over the work of fogging in the area. Vasco police have registered cross complaints in this regard. Panch member Supresh Mayekar, representing ward 7, has lodged a …

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Tribunal stays notification over mineral mining green clearances

Panaji: In a setback to the Ministry of Environment and Forest (MoEF), the National Green Tribunal (NGT) has stayed the ministry’s January 2016 notification that allowed the District Environment Impact Assessment Authority (DEIAA) and District Expert Appraisal Committees (DEACs) to undertake environment assessment and grant environment clearances for minor mineral …

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Ambassador Mazumdar visits GSL

Vasco: Jaideep Mazumdar, the Indian Ambassador to the Philippines, visited Goa Shipyard Ltd on Tuesday. GSL CMD B B Nagpal conducted the ambassador around the shipyard and apprised him of the various shipbuilding, ship repair activities and the expertise available at GSL, besides the recent Export Projects, successfully completed by …

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Mahila Nutan wins Nakshatraaz 2018

“Shine like diamonds,” was the message from Govind Gaude, Minister for Art and Culture, Government of India to the students at the closing ceremony of NAKSHATRAAZ 2018 organised by Rotary Club of Margao Midtown held recently at Ravindra Bhavan, Margao. He then gave away prizes to the winners of various …

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Govt open to reviewing Sarzora land conversion: Vijai

Margao: TCP Minister Vijai Sardesai on Thursday said that the government was open to reviewing approvals to a particular case in Sarzora if the panchayat’s objections were valid. Speaking at a function to commission a sewerage project at Fatorda, Sardesai said the TCP amendment 16B brought to effect individual land …

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