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Auction illegal mines: Goa Congress


September 18th, 2012 - 4:23 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 18 (IANS) All illegal mining sites in Goa should be divided into blocks and auctioned to the highest bidder, Congress leader and former union minister of state for ... Read more...

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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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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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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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(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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China using up Goa’s iron ore: Report


September 8th, 2012 - 2:31 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 8 (IANS) China prominently features in a probe report on illegal iron ore mining in Goa, which warns that while the eastern neighbour is gobbling up India's iron ... 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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Nuclear power as safe as air travel: Kakodkar


September 4th, 2012 - 4:50 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 4 (IANS) Nuclear power is actually as safe as air travel, even though people perceive it as dangerous, top nuclear scientist and ex-chairman of the Atomic Energy Commission ... 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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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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Mining and casino-friendly Parrikar is like Chanakya: Congress


August 30th, 2012 - 10:36 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 31 (IANS) The Congress Thursday compared Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar with ancient master tactician Chanakya, saying that he was "cozying up" to the players in mining and ... Read more...

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Sesa admits to causing pollution in Goa village


August 29th, 2012 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 29 (IANS) Sesa Goa Ltd (SGL) Wednesday admitted to "accidental misfiring" of two burners at its coke plant here causing pollution in nearby areas. But it refuted allegations ... 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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Bio-access soon to Bombay High Court


August 24th, 2012 - 3:02 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 24 (IANS) As part of enhancing security measures, the Bombay High Court will soon instal a bio-access system for all advocates and staffers, an official said here Friday.Initially, ... 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 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 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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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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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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Rename India as Bharat, says Congress MP


August 9th, 2012 - 5:52 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 9 (IANS) India should be renamed Bharat in the constitution of the country, a Congress parliamentarian has demanded in a constitutional amendment bill introduced in parliament Thursday.Congress MP ... 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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Parrikar too was hooked onto gutka


August 7th, 2012 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 7 (IANS) The shocking image of a Class 6 boy shaking the contents of a gutka (tobacco-laced areca nut pieces) pouch into his mouth was one of ... Read more...

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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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Russian arrested in Goa for overstaying


August 3rd, 2012 - 11:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 3 (IANS) A Russian national was arrested in Goa for staying beyond the period of his visa, police said Friday.Nikolai Sokolov was held in the coastal village of ... 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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Erosion threatens Goa’s beaches, says minister


August 1st, 2012 - 4:39 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 1 (IANS) Erosion threatens one-fourth of Goa's sandy beach stretches along the 105-km coastline, a minister told the state assembly Wednesday.In a written reply to the legislative assembly, ... 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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Eight held with snake venom in Goa


July 31st, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 31 (IANS) Eight people have been arrested in Goa for illegally possessing snake venom worth Rs.1.5 crore, police said Tuesday.Police said the eight, who were arrested on a ... Read more...

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Goa lawmakers slam dance bars, signages in Russian


July 31st, 2012 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 31 (IANS) The mushrooming of dance bars and the overwhelming influence of the Russian Cyrillic script in Goa's coastal belt, including in temples, is damning the image ... 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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7 sailors rescued off Goa beach


July 28th, 2012 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, July 28 (IANS) A tragedy was averted when alert lifeguards rescued seven fishermen stranded aboard a malfunctioning fishing trawler off Goa's Colva beach.According to a spokesperson for Drishti Special ... Read more...

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