goa state

Should I shoot my officers for doing wrong, asks Natarajan


September 12th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 12 (IANS) Grilled over the role of officials from her ministry in the Rs.35,000 crore illegal mining scam in Goa, an exasperated Environment and Forests Minister Jayanthi Natarajan ... Read more...

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Environment clearance of 93 Goa mines suspended (Second Lead)


September 12th, 2012 - 10:17 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 12 (IANS) The union environment ministry Wednesday suspended the clearance of 93 mines in Goa on account of companies flouting forest laws."The ministry has suspended clearance of all ... Read more...

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Environment clearance of 93 Goa mines suspended


September 12th, 2012 - 8:39 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 12 (IANS) The union environment ministry Wednesday suspended the clearance of 93 mines in Goa on account of companies flouting forest laws, officials said."The ministry has suspended clearance ... Read more...

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Goa mining scam worth Rs 34,935 crore: Justice Shah Commission


September 7th, 2012 - 10:46 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 voluminous report ... Read more...

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Goa orders shutdown at soot emitting plant


August 28th, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 28 (IANS) A Vedanta Resources-owned company has been asked to shut down for 48 hours its coke oven plant in Goa's mining belt by the pollution control authority.The ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Mormugao port causing Vasco’s coal dust pollution: Minister


August 7th, 2012 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 7 (IANS) Goa's environment minister Alina Saldanha Tuesday said the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) was responsible for the coal dust pollution in the port city of Vasco, 35 ... 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...

Posted in Environment |

‘40 percent of Goa mining operations without clearances’


June 14th, 2012 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 14 (IANS) Nearly 40 per cent of the 100-odd mining operations in Goa are possibly functioning without requisite clearances, says a report by an international human rights organisation, ... Read more...

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Football federation, Goa plan centre of excellence


May 9th, 2012 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, May 9 (IANS) The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has joined hands with the Goa government to build a state-of-the-art centre of excellence in Goa, an official said ... Read more...

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Goa modifies poll code to allow booze, food till late night


May 1st, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 1 (IANS) The Goa State Election Commission (SEC), overseeing the May 16 state-wide panchayat polls has just played lifesaver to lakhs of Goans and tourists who love a ... Read more...

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BJP’s conduct of panchayat polls undemocratic: Goa church


April 23rd, 2012 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 23 (IANS) In its first critique of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government, the Goa Church has accused it of being "undemocratic and unjust" and interfering with ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

40 mining companies in Goa issued notice


April 6th, 2012 - 4:15 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 6 (IANS) Over 40 mine operating firms have been issued notice by the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) for extracting iron ore beyond the limits stipulated in ... Read more...

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Child labour at Goa’s top medical facility?


March 30th, 2012 - 5:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 30 (IANS) Goa's top state-run medical facility could have emerged as the end destination of a child trafficking racket, an official said Friday.Chairperson of the Goa state commission ... Read more...

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Football will be Goa’s official sport: Parrikar


March 26th, 2012 - 6:24 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 26 (IANS) Football-crazy Goa has taken the sport to a new pitch altogether.Presenting his first budget after coming to power, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar proposed that football ... Read more...

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‘Poll officer not removed for stopping Vadra’s convoy’ (Lead)


February 7th, 2012 - 10:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) Tuesday described as "baseless" reports that a district election officer (DEO) in Uttar Pradesh was transferred for stopping the convoy ... Read more...

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EC denies poll officer removed for stopping Vadra’s convoy


February 7th, 2012 - 1:42 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) Tuesday denied reports that a district election officer (DEO) in Uttar Pradesh was transferred for stopping the convoy of Robert ... Read more...

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Trinamool opens Goa unit


January 2nd, 2012 - 4:43 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 2 (IANS) With elections to the Goa state assembly less than two months away, the Trinamool Congress has opened its Goa chapter and has installed a former chief ... Read more...

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Goan dances enthrall Trinidad and Tobago audience


August 13th, 2011 - 1:25 pm ICT by IANS
Port-of-Spain, Aug 13 (IANS) Fast-paced Goan music and dance set the audience's feet tapping at a performance held in Trinidad and Tobago's capital city that has a rich Indian diaspora.A ... Read more...

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Goa’s illegally operated mines asked to shut down


August 3rd, 2011 - 1:56 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 3 (IANS) Nineteen out of the 100 odd operational mines in Goa have been ordered to be shut down by the state's top pollution control authority for ... Read more...

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Ministers cite opposition to tiger reserve in Goa


July 19th, 2011 - 3:23 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 19 (IANS) In a setback for wildlife enthusiasts rooting for creating a tiger reserve in Goa, state Environment Minister Aleixo Sequeira said Tuesday there was popular resistance ... Read more...

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Mike Pandey urges centre, Goa to bury IFFI hatchet


July 19th, 2011 - 12:58 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 19 (IANS) Renowned filmmaker Mike Pandey, who is chairman of the steering committee of the International Film Festival of India (IFFI), has said the squabbling between the ... Read more...

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Governor not in RTI ambit? Court asks for affidavit


July 18th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 18 (IANS) The Panaji bench of the Bombay High Court Monday asked the Goa governor to state on oath that he, the president of India and speakers of ... Read more...

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Goa to launch e-tendering initiative


May 26th, 2011 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, May 26 (IANS) The Goa government Thursday is launching an e-tendering initiative, which will enable contractors to bid, compete and be paid for government work projects online, Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Ships from Japan not allowed to de-ballast in Goa ports


April 22nd, 2011 - 4:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 22 (IANS) Fearing transmission of radiation, ships coming in from Japan at the Mormugao port in Goa have been asked not to de-ballast water from its holds, a ... Read more...

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Goa panel delaying viewing of ‘Dum Maaro Dum’: Distributors


April 18th, 2011 - 5:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 18 (IANS) A high-level panel set up by the Goa government for the pre-release screening of "Dum Maaro Dum", which the government apprehends portrays the state negatively, is ... Read more...

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Congress leader’s poem on sex worker irks women activists


April 16th, 2011 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 16 (IANS) A poem about a sex worker written by Goa Congress vice president and award-winning writer N. Shivdas has sparked outrage among women's groups here.Several women's groups, ... Read more...

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Police complaint against ‘Dum Maaro Dum’ makers


April 8th, 2011 - 8:14 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 8 (IANS) The Goa State Women's Commission (GSCW) Friday filed a police complaint against the makers of Bollywood film "Dum Maaro Dum" for making derogatory remarks against ... Read more...

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Fate of 40 Goa mines to be decided Friday


March 3rd, 2011 - 11:14 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 3 (IANS) The fate of 40 open cast iron ore and manganese mines in Goa will be decided by the state pollution control board Friday.Speaking to reporters Thursday ... Read more...

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‘Goa land grab behind spat with port trust’


March 3rd, 2011 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 3 (IANS) The Goa government's controversial decision to divert a plot of land, meant for the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT), for building a private residential colony is the ... Read more...

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Fugitive Indian casino king seeks truce with Nepal


February 28th, 2011 - 3:31 pm ICT by IANS
By Sudeshna Sarkar Kathmandu, Feb 28 (IANS) A controversial Indian businessman who enjoyed monopoly over Nepal's multi-billion rupee casino industry but had to flee the country after growing disputes with the government has ... Read more...

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Criminal complaint against NCP leader for illegal mining


February 14th, 2011 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 14 (IANS) Right to Information (RTI) activists in Goa Monday filed a criminal complaint against Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) national secretary Jitendra Deshprabhu and several top bureaucrats for illegal mining ... Read more...

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Proposed Goa police law has many defects, says Church


January 22nd, 2011 - 6:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 22 (IANS) The Roman Catholic Church in Goa Saturday said the draft state police bill had "several defects" and criticised the select committee of the legislature for not holding public ... Read more...

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Goa governor gets X-mas gift - copy of RTI Act


December 25th, 2010 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 25 (IANS) A ribbon-wrapped copy of the Right To Information Act (RTI) Act - that's one Christmas gift Goa Governor S.S. Sidhu might not forget for a long while. Sidhu, ... Read more...

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Spanco bags Rs.85 crore Goa IT project


December 23rd, 2010 - 8:25 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 23 (IANS) Technology infrastructure company Spanco Ltd. Thursday said it had bagged an infotech (IT) project worth Rs.85 crore from Goa State Electricity Board. "This is Spanco's fourth ... Read more...

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IPL, Ranji players booked for threatening journalist


November 24th, 2010 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Nov 24 (IANS) A Goa-based cricketer attached to the Indian Premier League (IPL) team Bangalore Royal Challengers has been booked along with a state level Ranji cricketer for threatening a ... Read more...

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