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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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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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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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Parrikar’s mining flip flop angers activists


July 17th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 17 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar's volte face on illegal mining has riled anti-mining activists and has given the Opposition an opportunity to attack the Bharatiya ... Read more...

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Parrikar flip-flop: Says no illegal mining in Goa


July 16th, 2012 - 2:46 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 16 (IANS) In a sharp turn-around, the Bharatiya Janata Party-led government said Monday there was no illegal mining underway in the state."There are no illegal mines operating ... Read more...

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Be humane, employ people: Goa church


June 28th, 2012 - 4:52 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 28 (IANS) The Goa Church Thursday asked the BJP government to show "humane consideration" and employ the 200-odd field supervisors in the mining and geology department whose ... Read more...

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Colonialism’s shadow lingers over Goa village (Letter from Goa)


June 22nd, 2012 - 12:05 pm ICT by IANS
Mayem (Goa), June 22 (IANS) Even 50 years after liberation from Portuguese rule, the shadow of colonialism still looms over this little village in Goa about 30 km from state ... Read more...

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Lokayukta to probe sensitive cases after appointment: Parrikar


April 30th, 2012 - 8:48 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 30 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Monday said sensitive cases involving politicians and mining mafia would be handed over to the lokayukta once the ombudsman is ... Read more...

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Poll delays bonus for Goa employees, again


April 25th, 2012 - 9:01 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, April 25 (IANS) Goa government employees, waiting for a one-time bonus announced to them Dec 19 last year, have again been hit by the election code of conduct jinx.The ... Read more...

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Vasan Bala’s ‘Peddlers’ selected for Cannes Critics’ Week


April 24th, 2012 - 3:26 pm ICT by IANS
Cannes, April 24 (IANS) Indian director Vasan Bala's debut feature film "Peddlers" has been selected to represent India at the 51st edition of Cannes Critics' Week, a parallel ... Read more...

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Illegal mining report looms large over Goa (Goa Newsletter)


March 17th, 2012 - 3:52 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 17 (IANS) The spectre of the Justice M.B. Shah Commission report on illegal mining in India looms large over Goa.The findings of the report, submitted to the ... Read more...

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Parrikar’s innings at office begins with chaos at swearing in


March 9th, 2012 - 8:49 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 9 (IANS) Elected to power on the plank of good governance and promise of administrative performance, newly-elected Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar and his cabinet Friday had their swearing-in ... Read more...

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Holi horror: Chemical dye kills teen, sends 235 to hospital (Lead)


March 9th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 9 (IANS) A 13-year-old boy died and 235 people, mostly children, continued to be in hospital Friday after they mistook a chemical dye to be Holi colour, officials ... Read more...

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Mumbai celebrates Holi with fun, frolic and revelry


March 8th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 8 (IANS) As Mumbai woke up to the festival of colours - Holi - young and old started the day not only with colours, but also with fun, ... Read more...

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Congress leaders meet to review poll performance (Lead)


March 7th, 2012 - 1:31 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 7 (IANS) Congress president Sonia Gandhi met key leaders here Wednesday to take stock of the party's dismal performance in the assembly elections in five states.According ... Read more...

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Two Goa ex-chief ministers, six ministers defeated


March 6th, 2012 - 7:02 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 6 (IANS) Two former Goa chief ministers of the Congress were among the key losers along with six sitting cabinet ministers of the party-led government, as results ... Read more...

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Eight incumbent cabinet ministers lose polls in Goa


March 6th, 2012 - 5:17 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 6 (IANS) Eight of the 11 cabinet ministers who contested the assembly elections here have had to bite the dust after a massive anti-incumbency wave knocked out the ... Read more...

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Over 42 percent voting in Goa (Third Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 2:06 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 3 (IANS) Over 42 percent ballotting was reported in Goa by noon Saturday to elect a 40-member assembly.North Goa district which reported 43.16 percent voting has 23 ... Read more...

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20 percent voting in first few hours in Goa (Second Lead)


March 3rd, 2012 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 3 (IANS) Around 20 percent balloting was reported in Goa in the first two hours of elections to pick a 40-member assembly Saturday.North Goa district which reported ... Read more...

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Congress claim whittles, BJP coy over seats


March 2nd, 2012 - 10:48 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 2 (IANS) After consistently claiming that the Congress-NCP alliance would win 25 seats in the Goa assembly, Congress leader Francisco Sardinha has scaled down the assessment to ... Read more...

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Congress faces BJP charge in Goa (Goa Curtainraiser)


March 2nd, 2012 - 4:49 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 2 (IANS) As Goa votes Saturday, vying for the attention of over a million voters in 40 constituencies will be 215 candidates. The real faceoff will be ... Read more...

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PM skips illegal mining, dynasty politics in snag-ridden rally


February 29th, 2012 - 11:19 pm ICT by IANS
Sanquelim (Goa), Feb 29 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday skirted away from contentious issues like illegal mining and dynasty politics at the Congress's last major election rally in ... Read more...

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Congress keeping Goa illegal mining report under wraps: Munde


February 26th, 2012 - 7:25 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 26 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Sunday accused the Congress of keeping the Justice (retd) M.B. Shah report on illegal mining under wraps with an eye ... Read more...

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Congress promises free water, power in Goa manifesto


February 20th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 20 (IANS) Free water and electricity to poorer sections of society are two of the key promises made by the Congress in its poll manifesto, released Monday, ahead ... Read more...

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Six drowned in Goa as school bus falls into river (Second Lead)


February 18th, 2012 - 9:56 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 18 (IANS) At least six people, including four school children and two women escorting them, were drowned Saturday after their bus fell into a river in Goa, police ... Read more...

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Seven drowned in Goa as schoolbus falls into river (Lead)


February 18th, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 18 (IANS) At least six school children and their woman escort were drowned Saturday after a school bus carrying them drove straight into a river in Goa, police ... Read more...

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TMC accuses Goa CM’s men of burning poll material


February 17th, 2012 - 2:01 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 17 (IANS) A day after the Trinamool Congress (TMC) accused Chief Minister Digambar Kamat of being responsible for a $400 million-plus mining scam, a TMC candidate has accused ... Read more...

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Two new faces, 2 defectors in Congress list for Goa


February 4th, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 4 (IANS) The Congress Saturday released a list of 22 candidates for the March 3 polls in Goa to elect a 40-member assembly.The list contains only two ... Read more...

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Minister in trouble again, could alter poll pitch (Goa newsletter)


February 3rd, 2012 - 4:12 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 3 (IANS) An income tax (IT) paper trail claiming controversial Goa Education Minister Atanasio Monserrate got Rs.26.5 crore in kickbacks from shady real estate deals could change the ... Read more...

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Non-Goans cannot buy farm land, says Congress draft manifesto


January 23rd, 2012 - 6:07 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 23 (IANS) Non-Goans will not be allowed to buy agricultural land in Goa, according to the draft manifesto of the Congress party, a senior party leader said Monday.Speaking ... Read more...

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Congress, NCP set to seal Goa poll deal


January 23rd, 2012 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 23 (IANS) The Congress and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) top brass will meet in New Delhi Tuesday to decide on seat-sharing and candidates for the forthcoming ... Read more...

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Goa Congress likens illegal mining to ‘murder on the street’


January 23rd, 2012 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 23 (IANS) The Congress in Goa Monday compared the mega illegal mining scam to "a murder on the street", but claimed the Congress-led coalition government was not directly ... Read more...

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Nishikant Kamat in acting mode, ‘Force 2′ can wait


January 21st, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 21 (IANS) John Abraham may be in a hurry to start "Force 2", but he will have to wait a while until his director, Nishikant Kamat, wraps ... Read more...

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Goa Congress denies illegal mining charges


January 17th, 2012 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Jan 17 (IANS) The ruling Congress in Goa Tuesday shrugged off allegations of proximity to the multi-crore illegal mining lobby, even as it welcomed a politician arrested a ... Read more...

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Maharashtra governor recovering from arterial surgery


January 12th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 12 (IANS) Maharashtra Governor K. Sankaranarayanan, who underwent an arterial surgery to remove a clot in his left artery, is making excellent progress and has been shifted ... Read more...

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