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Goa government cozying up to 5-star hotel lobby: Shack operators


September 17th, 2012 - 11:04 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 17 (IANS) Operators of thatched beach shacks, which are among the most regular features on Goan beaches, claim to be under assault from the Goa government and accuse ... Read more...

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Goa temporarily suspends all mining operations


September 10th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 10 (IANS) In a major development, the Goa government Monday temporarily suspended operations of all the working mines in the state, pending verification of documents relating to mining ... Read more...

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3 Russians saved from drowning off Goa beach


September 10th, 2012 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 10 (IANS) Three Russians have been saved from drowning at the Colva beach, 40 km from here, officials of a private lifeguard agency said Monday.A spokesperson for the ... Read more...

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RTI activist booked for sting operation


September 6th, 2012 - 1:21 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 6 (IANS) A right to information (RTI) activist was Thursday booked after a sting operation he conducted caught officials of the Goa government's transport department seeking bribes at ... Read more...

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Parrikar dares Centre to find, shut illegal Goa ore mines


September 5th, 2012 - 4:25 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 5 (IANS) The escalating war of words between Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) central government just got hotter.Speaking at a Teachers ... Read more...

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Jayanthi Natarajan to arrive in Goa amidst mining controversy


September 5th, 2012 - 4:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 5 (IANS) Union Minister for Environment and Forests Jayanthi Natarajan is expected to arrive in Goa next week, even as the state government is at loggerheads with the ... Read more...

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Mining dumps in Goa the next Congress-BJP battleground? (With Image)


September 5th, 2012 - 1:52 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 5 (IANS) Till recently it was considered mining waste - all 700 million tonnes of it. With technology now available to extract low grade ore from the ... Read more...

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Probe against officials for illegal mining in Goa


September 3rd, 2012 - 7:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 3 (IANS) Stepping up his attack on the central government, Goa's BJP Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Monday said officials from the union ministry for environment and forests would ... Read more...

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Helmets must for bikers, pillion riders: Transport minister (Goa Newsletter)


September 1st, 2012 - 6:05 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 1 (IANS) Goa's most popular festival, Ganesh Chaturthi, which will be celebrated Sep 19, is the deadline set by the state government to make wearing of helmets compulsory ... Read more...

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Goa’s crusading church NGO website hacked


August 31st, 2012 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 31 (IANS) A website of a Roman Catholic Church-run NGO has been hacked by unidentified people for the third time in recent years, said a church official Friday.The ... Read more...

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Police case in Goa over video clip on northeast people


August 18th, 2012 - 11:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 18 (IANS) While continuing interactions with the northeastern community settled in Goa, police Saturday filed a first information report (FIR) against unknown people for circulation of a violent ... Read more...

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Police file case over Goa land allotment


August 18th, 2012 - 6:46 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 18 (IANS) After nearly six years of delay, Goa Police Saturday filed a first information report (FIR) against "unknown" people in connection with an alleged multi-crore ... Read more...

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Goa warns against spread of MMS showing violence


August 18th, 2012 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 18 (IANS) A day after the Goa government reassured people from the northeast of their security, the state police Saturday warned against the spread of an MMS, which ... Read more...

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Goa government says state safe for northeast immigrants


August 17th, 2012 - 10:03 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 17 (IANS) In a bid to make the northeastern immigrant population in Goa feel secure and at home, the state government Friday issued a formal statement pledging itself ... Read more...

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Congress parliamentarian wants ban on ‘Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum’


August 17th, 2012 - 7:43 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 17 (IANS) The clamour to ban Ekta Kapoor's film "Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum" just got stronger, with a Congress parliamentarian Friday demanding a ban on ... Read more...

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Congress demands ban on ‘Kya Super Kool Hain Hum’ in Goa


August 16th, 2012 - 7:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 16 (IANS) The Congress in Goa Thursday demanded a ban on the Ekta Kapoor produced film "Kya Super Kool Hain Hum," saying the film offended the sensibilities ... Read more...

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Goa Police ‘ashamed’ of planting drugs on Israeli


August 15th, 2012 - 4:07 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 15 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) arresting five state police officials for implicating an Israeli national in a drugs case is a matter of shame, a ... Read more...

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Goa imposes Rs.5 lakh fine for transporting illegal ore


August 14th, 2012 - 3:57 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 14 (IANS) In a severe warning to iron ore transporters ahead of the mining season, scheduled to begin in a few weeks from now, the Goa government ... Read more...

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Russian, Israeli tourists more of menace to Goa: Faleiro


August 14th, 2012 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 14 (IANS) Tourists from Russia and Israel to India cause more menace than benefit to the tourism scenario in Goa, a former union minister of state for external ... Read more...

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Women’s group claims Goa government in cahoots with casinos


August 13th, 2012 - 2:48 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 13 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led coalition government in Goa is hand in glove with the casino industry, a leading women's organisation here alleged Monday.Sabina ... Read more...

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Goa’s draft mining policy soft on capping ore extraction (Goa Newsletter)


August 10th, 2012 - 1:45 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 10 (IANS) After making a vocal case for sustainable mining, Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's much-awaited draft mining policy appears to have turned its back on a crucial ... Read more...

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Casino revenue could fund Goa’s old age homes: Parrikar


August 8th, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 8 (IANS) The casinos of Goa could now fund old age homes, among other social initiatives of the state government, said Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar in the state ... Read more...

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Goa’s water share important than party: Parrikar


August 7th, 2012 - 5:42 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 7 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Tuesday said that he would not listen to central leaders of his BJP if they press him to sacrifice Goa's ... Read more...

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Goa earned Rs.30 crore from casino entry fee


August 6th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 6 (IANS) Nearly 3.5 lakh gamblers and gambling enthusiasts hit the offshore and onshore casinos in Goa over the last two-and-a-half years, government statistics show.Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar ... Read more...

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Goa assembly to probe ex-minister’s son’s role in drugs case


August 3rd, 2012 - 3:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 3 (IANS) The Goa government Friday appointed a house committee of the state assembly to probe the involvement of one "Roy" in the state's infamous drug mafia-police-politician nexus.Chief ... Read more...

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Wary Goa tracking dam construction in Karnataka


August 1st, 2012 - 4:27 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 1 (IANS) Goa officials are taking photos and making videos of an under-construction dam in Karnataka over fears that it may cut off water supply to the state, ... Read more...

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Goa government pitches for fish-devourable Ganesh idols (With Image)


August 1st, 2012 - 2:34 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 1 (IANS) With Ganesh Chaturthi, the most popular religious festival in western India to be celebrated next month, Goa's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led coalition government is pitching ... Read more...

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Goa, Israel come together to promote rural tourism


July 28th, 2012 - 5:06 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 28 (IANS) Goa plans to learn from Israel in order to promote and pursue its model of rural tourism, which is a hit in that country.According to Goa ... Read more...

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Goa mulls law barring politicians from sports bodies


July 27th, 2012 - 12:19 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 26 (IANS) The Goa government could soon bring a law banning active politicians from heading sports associations, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Thursday said."Sports should be left to ... Read more...

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Goa’s pro-women flagship scheme hits rough weather


July 26th, 2012 - 4:05 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 26 (IANS) The Goa government's 'Laadli Laxmi' scheme, a flagship social initiative which grants Rs.1 lakh to women at the time of marriage, has hit rough weather.The ... Read more...

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Goa to probe if excessive mining causing cracks in houses


July 26th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 26 (IANS) After cracks developed in land and houses of a town in Goa, the state government has suspended mining in the area and ordered a detailed investigation ... Read more...

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Goa to spend Rs.36 crore to battle sea erosion


July 25th, 2012 - 2:32 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 25 (IANS) The Goa government will spend Rs.36 crore to save the popular Sinquerim-Baga beach stretch in north Goa from sea erosion.The beach stretch, located a short distance ... Read more...

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‘Save Goa’ campaign attracts 9,000 at British Goan fest


July 24th, 2012 - 3:35 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 24 (IANS) A record crowd of an estimated 9,000 British Goans attended the annual British Goan Festival in Hounslow, the organisers said. Two British MPs, Keith Vaz and ... Read more...

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SEZs would have doubled Goa’s population: Minister


July 24th, 2012 - 3:22 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 24 (IANS) Setting up seven Special Economic Zones (SEZs) in Goa would have resulted in immigration and doubled the population of the state and threatened its unique culture, ... Read more...

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‘Mining rejects can be used to buffer Goa water bodies’


July 21st, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 21 (IANS) Goa's Water Resources Department (WRD) is advocating an innovative use of low-grade ore, cast away as mining rejects, to buffer up slopes surrounding water bodies instead ... Read more...

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