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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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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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Auction iron ore from Goa, CM told


September 10th, 2012 - 12:18 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 10 (IANS) Iron ore generated from Goa's 90 plus mines should be auctioned and extraction be brought down from over 50 million tonnes to 10 million tonnes, an ... Read more...

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FIR against Kamat, Rane within 15 days: Parrikar


September 8th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 8 (IANS) Former Goa chief ministers Digambar Kamat and Pratapsing Rane and other government officials will be booked within 15 days in connection with the Rs. 35,000 ... 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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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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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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Two Goa mines to shut down operations


August 30th, 2012 - 12:21 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 30 (IANS) Two open-cast iron ore mines operating within a short distance of a wildlife sanctuary in Goa have been asked to shut down operations by the union ... 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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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’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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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 to ban sale of alcohol in sachets: Parrikar


August 3rd, 2012 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 3 (IANS) Fearing a bad influence on school students, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Friday said that he would ban sale of liquor in cheap plastic sachets."I am aware ... 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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Legislator objects to Goa depiction in ‘Kya Super Kool…’


August 1st, 2012 - 5:37 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 1 (IANS) A Goa legislator wants the chief minister to complain to the censor board over the depiction of the state and Christian priests in the film ... Read more...

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Even animals won’t eat Mid-Day Meal in Goa: Parrikar


July 31st, 2012 - 4:46 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 31 (IANS) The food given to school children in Goa under the Mid-Day Meal Scheme is unfit even for animals, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told the legislative assembly ... Read more...

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One child abused every three days in Goa: Parrikar


July 27th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 27 (IANS) One minor has been abused every three days in Goa until June this year, while in 2011 one child was abused every four days, according to ... 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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Will cancel 40 illegal mining operations: Parrikar


July 26th, 2012 - 12:24 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 25 (IANS) Operations of 40 out of Goa's 100-odd mines which were running without clearances for the last few years will be cancelled within two weeks, Chief Minister ... Read more...

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Teachers accused of misconduct to be kept away: Parrikar


July 25th, 2012 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 25 (IANS) Any school teacher who is accused of molestation or sexual misconduct will be kept away from teaching chores until the case is probed, Chief Minister Manohar ... Read more...

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Goa to lose Rs.165 crore over low petrol prices


July 23rd, 2012 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 23 (IANS) Goa, where petrol prices are the lowest in the country, has earned the distinction at some cost to the government - about Rs.165 crore, which ... Read more...

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Menus, signages in Russian could be removed in Goa


July 23rd, 2012 - 5:00 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 23 (IANS) Menus written only in the Russian Cyrillic script could be off restaurant tables along with foreign language signages if Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has his ... Read more...

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Central government to blame for illegal mining: Parrikar (Lead)


July 23rd, 2012 - 4:17 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 23 (IANS) Goa's Bharatiya Janata Party Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Monday blamed the Congress-led central government for illegal mining in Goa, saying it gave environmental clearances without ... Read more...

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24 instances of illegal mining in Goa, says Parrikar


July 23rd, 2012 - 3:14 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 23 (IANS) A week after saying there was no illegal mining in Goa, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Monday admitted that there were 24 instances of illegal mining ... Read more...

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936 from St. Andre opted for Portuguese citizenship


July 21st, 2012 - 4:00 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 21 (IANS) At least 936 Indian citizens from the St. Andre assembly constituency, 15 km from here, have opted for Portuguese nationality in the last five years, Goa ... Read more...

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