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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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Goa expects more from its 40 legislators

It was February 2011, the 50th year of Goa’s Liberation and Dr Raghunath Mashelkar was delivering the inaugural lecture in the D D Kosambi Festival of Ideas on the topic ‘Making Impossible Possible’. At that point of time he was also chairing the Goa Golden Jubilee Development Committee that was …

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Fouziya elected SMC dy chief

Sanguem: Fouziya Imtiaz Sheikh was unanimously elected as deputy chairperson of Sanguem Municipal Council.At the election held on Tuesday in the council office, Fouziya was declared elected unopposed as no other candidate filed nomination papers for the post of deputy chairperson. The election to appoint the new deputy chairperson followed …

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Parrikar calls party workers to counter false propaganda

Panjim: Setting the tone for the Lok Sabha elections 2019, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday called upon the BJP Karyakarta’s to buck up to counter opposition’s false propaganda against the saffron party regime, while also appealing to them to approach cross sections of society, especially minorities, with the present …

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Govt’s welfare schemes, development projects benefitting all sections: BJP’s Minority Morcha

Panaji: The first state executive committee meeting of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s newly elected Minority Morcha passed a resolution stating that the Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar-led government has been proactive in providing different welfare schemes and development projects benefitting all sections of the society. “However, the opposition Congress and …

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HC dismisses disqualification petition against Madkaikar

Panjim: The High Court of Bombay at Goa has dismissed an election petition seeking the disqualification of Cumbharjua MLA Pandurang Madkaikar from his membership of the Legislative Assembly. Congress candidate Xavier Fialho, in his petition before the High Court, had contended that during the campaign Madkaikar, adopting a corrupt practice, …

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Congress seeks intervention of Chief Secretary on CRZ notification 2018

Panjim: Congress on Wednesday sought the intervention of Chief Secretary Dharmendra Sharma to ensure that opinions of local bodies and people are taken into consideration while making the State’s submission to the Union Ministry o Environment and Forest (MoEF) on the draft Coastal Zone Regulation (CRZ) notification 2018. In a …

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Proposed bus stand site at Mapusa a breeding ground for mosquitoes: Cong

Mapusa: Criticising the pathetic condition of the proposed new bus stand site at Mapusa, the North Goa Pradesh Congress Committee on Wednesday claimed that the area is a perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes due to the water stagnation following heavy downpour. Three years after the land acquisition, the new Mapusa …

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Cong flays govt on CRZ notification

Panaji: The Congress Legislature Party (CLP) came down heavily against the government for not taking into confidence the stakeholders on the draft CRZ notification. It stated that a public hearing should have been held on the issue as people had raised several concerns. Goa Pradesh Congress Committee president Girish Chodankar …

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