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Congress for special assembly session to discuss Goa mining issue


September 21st, 2012 - 3:11 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 21 (IANS) The Congress Friday demanded a special one-day session of the Goa legislative assembly to discuss the illegal mining issue, even as a mining department official suspended ... Read more...

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‘Activist’ demands Kamat’s arrest in mining controversy


September 11th, 2012 - 6:08 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 11 (IANS) Those implicated in the Justice M.V. Shah Commission report, including former chief minister Digambar Kamat, should be arrested and the Rs.35,000 crore illegal mining controversy probed ... 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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Kasab yet unaware of Supreme Court verdict


August 30th, 2012 - 9:45 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Aug 30 (IANS) Even though a day has passed since the Supreme Court upheld Ajmal Kasab's death sentence, the jailed Pakistani terrorist remains unaware of his fate, a prison ... 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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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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Genelia stands out in ‘Naa Ishtam’ (Telugu Movie Review)


March 25th, 2012 - 5:11 pm ICT by IANS
Film: "Naa Ishtam"; Cast: Rana Daggubati, Genelia D'Souza, Harshavardhan Rane, Nasser, Brahmanandaam, Ali, Raghubabu; Director: Prakash Tholeti; Producer: Paruchuri Kiriti; Composer: Chakri; Camera: Venkat Prasad; Rating: **"Naa Ishtam", which is Rana ... Read more...

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After ousting Congress, BJP has to deliver on promises (Goa Newsletter)


March 24th, 2012 - 2:08 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 24 (IANS) The March polls marked a tectonic alteration in Goa's political topography, which for nearly three decades has been dominated by the Congress.The extent of the ... Read more...

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Rajendra Arlekar elected Goa assembly Speaker (Lead)


March 19th, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 19 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Rajendra Arlekar was Monday elected unopposed as the speaker of Goa's 12th legislative assembly.Arlekar, elected in the March 3 polls ... Read more...

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Rajendra Arlekar elected unopposed as Goa speaker


March 19th, 2012 - 2:42 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 19 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Rajendra Arlekar was Monday elected unopposed as the speaker of Goa's 12th legislative assembly.Arlekar, who was elected in the March ... Read more...

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Family raj over and out in Goa? Think again


March 7th, 2012 - 5:23 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 7 (IANS) The record 82 percent-plus voting in Goa may have seen two political families being voted out of electoral contention, but if you think 'family raj' ... Read more...

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Sloppiness, embarassing scenes at PM’s Goa rally


February 29th, 2012 - 10:53 pm ICT by IANS
Sanquelim (Goa), Feb 29 (IANS) The Congress party, which is facing an anti-incumbency wave and suffering from accusations of mal-governance, could have done without the sloppiness and embarrassing scenes witnessed ... Read more...

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Five Christians in BJP’s first list of Goa poll candidates


February 6th, 2012 - 1:39 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Feb 6 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has announced its first list of 22 candidates for the March 3 assembly polls in Goa. The list includes five ... Read more...

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Ahana Deol to design for a cause (With Image)


January 25th, 2012 - 7:19 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Fashion designer Ahana Deol, daughter of veteran actors Hema Malini and Dharmendra, is set to put her design instincts to good use for a cause. ... Read more...

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NGO demands ‘cover up’ for Shiv vada-paav stalls


January 10th, 2012 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 10 (IANS) A Mumbai NGO wants all Shiv vada-paav stalls in Mumbai, Thane and other parts of Maharashtra to go under cover like the statues of Mayawati and ... Read more...

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Goa NCP legislator resigns from seat, party


December 30th, 2011 - 9:59 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 30 (IANS) Former Goa tourism minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) legislator Francisco Pacheco Friday resigned from his seat and the party, claiming that the Congress-NCP led ... Read more...

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Mario Miranda was a quintessential Goan: Shyam Benegal


December 11th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 11 (IANS) Noted filmmaker Shyam Benegal was inspired by the legendary Goa-based cartoonist Mario Miranda -- who passed away Sunday morning -- into making "Trikal", a movie ... Read more...

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Unemployed Goa youths cleaning toilets abroad: Speaker


December 5th, 2011 - 8:23 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Dec 5 (IANS) Unemployment is making youngsters in Goa desperate and forcing them to "clean toilets in countries abroad", state assembly Speaker Pratapsing Rane said Monday.Speaking to reporters at ... Read more...

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Congress, NCP workers’ clash blocks highway


November 7th, 2011 - 9:16 pm ICT by IANS
Ratnagiri (Maharashtra), Nov 7 (IANS) Traffic on the busy Mumbai-Goa highway came to a standstill Monday afternoon after supporters of two state ministers in the ruling Democratic Front alliance ... Read more...

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Mumbai’s molestor-killers sent to judicial custody


November 4th, 2011 - 10:39 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Nov 4 (IANS) A Mumbai court Friday remanded four youths, charged with the killing of two young men who protested their attempts to harass their women friends, in judicial ... Read more...

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BJP leader booked for defamation


October 20th, 2011 - 9:55 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 20 (IANS) Mumbai police has filed a chargesheet against the city unit chief of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), whom a 19-year-old girl has accused of defamation, ... Read more...

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Will sue BJP leaders over mining charge: Goa minister


October 10th, 2011 - 3:44 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 10 (IANS) Goa Health Minister Vishwajeet Rane Monday said he was filing a criminal defamation case against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Kirit Somaiya and leader of ... Read more...

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Goa speaker biased: Parrikar


October 8th, 2011 - 9:28 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 8 (IANS) A day after he was replaced as chairman of Goa assembly's public accounts committee (PAC), leader of opposition Manohar Parrikar of the Bharatiya Janata Party ... Read more...

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Mining scam rocks Goa politics


October 8th, 2011 - 1:01 am ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 7 (IANS) Politics over the illegal mining scam in Goa took a dramatic turn when in a late development Friday, Goa assembly Speaker Pratapsing Rane replaced Leader ... Read more...

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Goa assembly remembers ‘digital missionary’ Steve Jobs


October 7th, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 7 (IANS) The Goa assembly Friday paid tribute to "digital missionary" and Apple co-founder Steve Jobs, saying that he had made all our lives "better, communicable and comfortable"."He ... Read more...

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Truth will prevail: Kamat


October 5th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 5 (IANS) Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat said that "truth will prevail" in the state's Rs.3,500 crore illegal mining scam, in which his role as mining minister has ... Read more...

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Goa mining scam: PAC report blames nexus, takes no names (Roundup)


October 5th, 2011 - 8:26 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 5 (IANS) Triggering a political storm, the Goa assembly's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) probing the Rs.3,500 crore illegal mining industry, cited a nexus between politicians and officials for ... Read more...

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Goa mining scam: PAC mentions one politician, not Kamat


October 5th, 2011 - 2:18 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 5 (IANS) The Goa legislative assembly's Public Accounts Committee (PAC), chaired by Leader of Opposition Manohar Parrikar, probing the state's illegal mining, has linked only one politician to ... Read more...

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Congress MLA walked away with draft PAC report on mining: BJP


October 4th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Oct 4 (IANS) Goa legislative assembly's Public Accounts Committee (PAC) chairman Manohar Parrikar Tuesday accused a Congress legislator of walking away with a draft of the PAC's report ... Read more...

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Goa’s universal mediclaim scheme by Sep 30: Minister


September 16th, 2011 - 7:23 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Sep 16 (IANS) The Goa government will unveil by Sep 30 its ambitious universal mediclaim scheme in partnership with the ICICI-Lombard insurance company, Health Minister Vishwajeet Rane said Friday.The ... Read more...

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Court stops Goa from privatising hospital


August 12th, 2011 - 4:06 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, Aug 12 (IANS) The Bombay High Court in Panaji Friday put a stop to Goa's first attempt to partly privatise a district hospital, directing the government to reconsider the ... 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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Goa government’s PPP hospital project in trouble


June 16th, 2011 - 3:10 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 16 (IANS) The Goa government's decision to hand over a government-run district hospital to a private health care agency in public-private partnership (PPP) has hit rough weather.The ... Read more...

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ICICI Lombard to insure 3.5 lakh homes in Goa


June 13th, 2011 - 4:29 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, June 13 (IANS) One of India's biggest health insurance operators, ICICI Lombard Health Insurance Company (ICICI LHIC), will insure nearly 3.5 lakh households in Goa as part of the ... Read more...

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Chavan has taken contract for Jaitapur project: Uddhav


April 29th, 2011 - 7:12 pm ICT by IANS
Thane (Maharashtra), April 29 (IANS) Attacking Maharastra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan over the Jaitapur nuclear plant project, Shiv Sena executive president Uddhav Thackeray Friday said it seemed he has ... Read more...

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