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Congress for special assembly session to discuss Goa mining issue


September 21st, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 21 (IANS) The Congress Friday demanded a special one-day session of the Goa legislative assembly to discuss the illegal mining issue, even as a mining department official suspended ... Read more...

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Goa’s mining prowess a matter of pride: Parrikar


September 18th, 2012 - 2:13 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) Even as the shockwaves of an estimated Rs.35,000-crore illegal mining scam continue to rock Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has claimed that the state "occupies a ... Read more...

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Wendell Rodricks closes boutique to protest illegal mining


September 17th, 2012 - 11:08 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 14 (IANS) Green activists have welcomed ace designer Wendell Rodricks' move to close down a boutique in a five-star resort which was run in collaboration with a company ... Read more...

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Elephant tusk pieces seized, three arrested


September 17th, 2012 - 11:06 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 15 (IANS) Three elephant tusk pieces worth more than Rs.1 million were seized in a Goa village Saturday and three people arrested, police said.Police Inspector Nolasco Raposo said ... Read more...

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Indian TV fest in Goa rescheduled


September 14th, 2012 - 4:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 14 (IANS) The Indian Broadcasting Foundation (IBF) has rescheduled the first Indian TV Fest, earlier set to be held Nov 2-3 in Goa, with the new ... Read more...

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Natarajan suspends green clearances to all 93 Goa mines


September 12th, 2012 - 7:49 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 12 (IANS) Union Minister for Environment and Forests Jayanthi Natarajan Wednesday announced suspension of the environment clearances (EC) granted to all the mining operations in Goa with immediate ... Read more...

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Santosh Hegde to guide Goa activists in mining scam


September 11th, 2012 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 11 (IANS) Former Karnataka Lokayukta Santosh Hegde, who exposed the illegal mining scam in his state, will now give civil society activists in Goa tips to bring to ... Read more...

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(HOLD) Kamat was aware of illegal mining: Shah commission


September 8th, 2012 - 4:33 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 8 (IANS) Former Goa chief minister Digambar Kamat and two key bureaucrats have been indicted by the Justice M.B. Shah Commission, which has established a Rs.35,000 crore iron ... Read more...

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Commission pegs Goa mining scam at Rs 34,935 crore, BJP wants Kamat booked (Lead)


September 7th, 2012 - 11:25 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 7 (IANS) The Justice M.B. Shah Commission report, which was tabled in parliament Friday, says that Goa's iron ore mining scam is worth nearly Rs.35,000 crore. The ... Read more...

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Marathi actor arrested in Goa parlour raid


September 7th, 2012 - 12:24 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 7 (IANS) Marathi actor Sachit Pati was arrested along with five others when police raided a Goa massage parlour and rescued five women, officials said Friday.The six were ... Read more...

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Five women rescued from Goa ‘massage parlour’


September 7th, 2012 - 1:24 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 6 (IANS) Five women were Thursday rescued from a massage parlour in Goa's Porvorim where they were made to provide sexual services to patrons and a Marathi film ... Read more...

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Surprise in store for Natarajan: Parrikar


September 6th, 2012 - 11:31 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 6 (IANS) There is a big surprise in store for union Environment Minister Jayanthi Natarajan when she arrives in Goa Sep 11, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who has ... Read more...

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Urban bodies must mend financial reporting to access funds: CAG


September 5th, 2012 - 1:48 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 5 (IANS) Concerned over crumbling urban infrastructure, Comptroller and Auditor General Vinod Rai Wednesday said it was vital for local bodies to access funds to tackle the ... Read more...

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Mozambique seeks Indian investment to develop tea industry


September 4th, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Sep 4 (IANS) Mozambique has sought Indian expertise and investment to develop its tea industry.A delegation from the African country, led by Agriculture Minister Jose Pachecho, held a ... Read more...

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Malaria morbidity set to rise in Goa


September 4th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 4 (IANS) The mosquito has been making a big buzz in Goa, hogging space in the media. The coastal state expects to see a larger number of malaria ... Read more...

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Federation Cup: Pune FC placed in tough draw


August 31st, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Pune FC has been clubbed with Salgaocar SC, Prayag United SC and United Sikkim SC in Group D of the 34rd Federation Cup that begins ... Read more...

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Benefica may soon play with Goa soccer team


August 30th, 2012 - 2:24 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 30 (IANS) Benefica, one of the top football clubs in Portugal, could soon challenge footballers in Goa to a match, according to organisers of an Indo-Portuguese cultural exchange.Organisers ... Read more...

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Two arrested for peddling cocaine


August 28th, 2012 - 10:45 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 28 (IANS) An Indian and a Nigerian were arrested in a drug trafficking case, Delhi Police said Tuesday.Manvinder Singh Marwah, 26, resident of Bareilly in Uttar Pradesh, ... Read more...

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‘Tough to get IPS officers transferred from Goa’


August 28th, 2012 - 3:01 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 28 (IANS) It is difficult at times to transfer police service officers from a soft posting like Goa and sometimes officers have a vested interest in resisting tough ... Read more...

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Congress demands auction of Goa iron ore mines


August 27th, 2012 - 1:34 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 27 (IANS) The ongoing controversy over the alleged Rs.1.86 lakh crore coal block allocation scam could have lessons for the multi-million dollar iron ore mining industry in Goa.The ... Read more...

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Goa officer files complaint against RTI activist


August 25th, 2012 - 2:14 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 25 (IANS) In a bizarre incident, a senior civic officer has filed a police complaint against a Right to Information (RTI) activist claiming that the latter has been ... Read more...

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Israel keen on helping Goa meet its dairy deficit


August 25th, 2012 - 12:05 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 24 (IANS) Israel is keen on partnering with dairy industry majors in Goa to increase milk production in the state, an official here said Friday.The state faces a ... Read more...

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Federation Cup: Holders Salgaocar in tough group


August 24th, 2012 - 9:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 24 (IANS) Defending champions Salgaocar have been clubbed with Pune FC, Prayag United and United Sikkim FC in Group D for the Federation Cup football tournament and ... Read more...

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Morphed photo of Goa politician on Facebook, case lodged


August 23rd, 2012 - 1:23 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 23 (IANS) Police in Goa Thursday registered a case after unknown people uploaded on Facebook a woman politician's face morphed with actor Vidya Balan's body on a ... Read more...

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Kanda may also face destruction of proof case


August 22nd, 2012 - 10:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 22 (IANS) A fresh case of destruction of evidence will be slapped on Gopal Goyal Kanda, Haryana's former minister arrested for abetment to suicide of his ... Read more...

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Congress accuses BJP of ‘U-turn’ on casino, illegal mining


August 22nd, 2012 - 4:35 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 22 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led coalition government has compromised on issues related to illegal mining as well as keeping tabs on the casino industry in ... Read more...

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Indian Panorama section at IFFI to screen 47 films


August 21st, 2012 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 21 (IANS) As many as 47 films will be screened in the Indian Panorama section at the 43rd International Film festival of India (IFFI), which will be held ... Read more...

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Ideas about item numbers have not changed: Aruna Irani


August 19th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 19 (IANS) Aruna Irani once sizzled on silver screen with item numbers such as "Chadti Jawaani". She says people's ideas about item numbers have not changed much ... Read more...

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BJP chief ministers meet, discuss economy


August 18th, 2012 - 12:30 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 18 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief ministers and key party leaders from all states Saturday met here to discuss economic situation in the country.The meeting, ... Read more...

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Goa will achieve 15 percent growth rate: Parrikar


August 15th, 2012 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 15 (IANS) Goa will achieve a growth rate of 15 percent in the coming years, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said at an Independence Day function here Wednesday.He also ... Read more...

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Goa governor, chief minister condole Deshmukh’s death


August 14th, 2012 - 10:26 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 14 (IANS) Goa Governor B.V. Wanchoo and Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Tuesday condoled the death of union minister Vilasrao Deshmukh."I am deeply grieved to learn the sad demise ... Read more...

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British man arrested for theft in Goa


August 12th, 2012 - 10:40 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 12 (IANS) A British national was arrested Sunday for breaking into a supermarket in the coastal beach village of Anjuna in Goa and stealing goods worth several thousand ... Read more...

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Congress MP uses dialogue to describe Parrikar’s work ethic


August 11th, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 11 (IANS) A Congress MP Saturday used a dialogue from the iconic film 'Sholay' to describe what he believed was the work ethic of the 12-member Goa ... Read more...

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Goa to start cell for special children


August 11th, 2012 - 12:49 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 11 (IANS) The Goa education department will soon start a cell to cater to the requirements of students with special needs, according to a member of a special ... Read more...

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Kanda hunt on, Geetika’s autopsy confirms no foul play


August 11th, 2012 - 12:34 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 10 (IANS) Hunt for Haryana's ex-minister Gopal Kanda, charged with driving former air hostess Geetika Sharma to suicide, continued Friday even as her autopsy report confirmed there ... Read more...

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