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BJP stands exposed for cheating: GPCC

Panjim: Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) President Girish Chodankar, on Thursday, said the BJP Government stands exposed for cheating the mining dependants in Goa. Reacting to the news report on mining issue, he said, “BJP has achieved its objective of closing mining in Goa to deprive the Bahujan Samaj another …

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5 Pilgao panchayat members join GFP

Panjim: Five ruling panchas including the Sarpanch of Pilgao panchayat joined the Goa Forward Party (GFP) on Thursday, five days after the party claimed that it has established framework in eight assembly constituencies at present while their base would increase to double digit by next year. Sarpanch Pradip Naik, Deputy …

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Confusion, chaos amidst report of Centre’s ‘rejection’ on Ordinance to resume mining

Panjim: The unconfirmed reports in a national daily of Centre rejecting proposal for issuing ordinance for resumption of mining in Goa sent the stakeholders as well as the politicians into a tizzy. The Financial Express, quoting sources, said that the Centre was not keen on issuing ordinance to resume mining …

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Five ‘aggrieved’ BJP leaders discuss political developments

Mapusa: Five ‘aggrieved’ BJP leaders, who, in the recent past, criticized its core committee’s functioning, held a meeting at the house of the former urban development minister, Francis D’Souza at Mapusa on Thursday evening. The meeting was attended by Laxmikant Parsekar, Mahadev Naik, Dayanand Mandrekar and Anant Shet, who demanded …

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Fragile political alliances in Goa

The political developments in the last 30 days may have surely given Goans a sense of déjà vu. With BJP’s Laxmikant Parsekar appearing to revolt, and two Congress MLAs joining the BJP, Goans may have remembered the decades of political instability from the 1970s. The logical question to ask, therefore, …

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Pet dog bites power meter reader, owner booked for negligence

Canacona: A meter reader attached to the Electricity Department in Canacona taluka was bitten by a pet dog when he had gone to issue a bill to a consumer at Galiem in Poinguinim village on Thursday. Sources at Canacona police station said that a case is registered against a Poinguinim …

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CRT, CSJP meet to discuss Tourism Master Plan today

Panjim: As the deadline for submitting views on the draft Tourism Master Plan (Module 4) inches closer, few stakeholders have sought to know from the Goa government if any institution was consulted while drafting the comprehensive plan. Centre for Responsible Tourism, Caritas Goa and Council for Social Justice and Peace …

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Congress should learn from experience of past by-elections

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may have just taken on a task that it may find a bit too hot to handle. By engineering defections in the Congress, that will result in by-elections in the constituencies of Mandrem and Shiroda, BJP hoping to increase its numbers in the State Assembly, …

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Last year, Diwali saw spike in air, noise pollution

Panaji: As the government grappled to deal with the worsening air quality, Goa was witnessed to alarming air and noise pollution last year on the Diwali night as air and noise levels went northwards due to the bursting of firecrackers and the vehicular movement. According to ambient air quality data …

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CM on the mend, takes regular walks

Panaji: The health of Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has improved and he has started taking regular walks in his residential colony premises at Dona Paula. Confirming the news, the office of the Chief Minister stated that Parrikar has started taking walks for the past few days. “He is comfortable and …

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