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Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Saarn to be swept back into Goan households
Source: Herald Publications
If one goes by plans mooted by the Goa Handicraft Corporation, the broom may once again find its way in Goan household. The first GHRSSIDC board meeting under the chairmanship of Lavu Mamledar has resolved to ...
Dim Diwali for Goa
Source: Herald Publications
PANJIM: Diwali celebrations were dampened in North Goa on Tuesday after a failure on ... it was restored in time,” said Kapil Pednekar from Khandola-Marcel.
Misal to lead Goa team for Nayudu trophy
Source: Deepika
Panaji, Nov 13 (UNI) Goa Cricket Association (GCA) announced its 15 member team for Goa State U-25 for the Col C K Nayudu trophy cricket tournament between Goa and Saurashtra, to be played at Rajkot from November 17 to 20. Goa team: Darshan Misal ...
Bhutia interim coach of United Sikkim
Source: The Hindu
... coach till the right person is available to undertake such responsibility,” the statement said. The team will be practicing in Kolkata for two days before flying to Goa on Thursday to play its sixth I-League match against Sporting Clube de Goa on ...

Mapusa: 'Jinnechea Som'dirant', Book on Value Education Released
Source: Daijiworld.com
'Jinnechi Vatt' (2011) has been transliterated into Kannada script by Fr Valerian Fernandes of Mangalore Diocese. 'Jinnechi Vatt' has received Best Essay Book Award-2009 from Thomas Stephen Konkani Kendra (TSKK), Goa Konkani Academy (GKA) and ...

 

Sporting Clube de Goa welcome 3 new foreign recruits
Source: Goal.com India
Sporting Clube de Goa have not had the best start to the I-League season. Ekendra Singh's side have only a solitary win from five matches. Their below-par performances have been attributed to the absence of foreign players. The club management have ...
 
Konkani film screened where it was shot
Source: Times of India
MOPIRLA: How does it feel to be in a village with lush green and hilly landscape and see the same locales on the screen at the same time? Morpirla villagers went through this wonderful experience on Saturday evening while watching the internationally ...

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Comunidade land survey almost done

Source: Times of India
Speaking to TOI, South Goa collector N D Agarwal said that the survey department has requisitioned bush cutting machine for clearing the overgrowth of vegetation so as to facilitate the demarcation work. The machine will be provided by the MMC soon, it ...

Comunidade land survey almost done

Source: Times of India
Speaking to TOI, South Goa collector N D Agarwal said that the survey department has requisitioned bush cutting machine for clearing the overgrowth of vegetation so as to facilitate the demarcation work. The machine will be provided by the MMC soon, it ...

HC stays conversion sanad to builder in Quepem

Source: Times of India
... commercial complex in agricultural land previously earmarked for the market complex in Quepem town has come under legal scrutiny as the high court of Bombay at Goa has granted stay on the conversion sanad issued by additional collector, south, to ...

GMC switches to e-surgery for knee operation

Source: Times of India
PANAJI: In, perhaps, a first for government hospitals in the country, the orthopaedics department of the Goa medical college (GMC) and hospital, Bambolim, performed a computer-navigated knee replacement surgery. The live surgery on a 75-year-old female ...

GMC switches to e-surgery for knee operation

Source: Times of India
PANAJI: In, perhaps, a first for government hospitals in the country, the orthopaedics department of the Goa medical college (GMC) and hospital, Bambolim, performed a computer-navigated knee replacement surgery. The live surgery on a 75-year-old female ...

Panchayats members urged to introspect on staff's role

Source; Times of India
... Right to Information Act, economic empowerment for self-help groups, panchayat raj and the role of gram sabhas. The seminar was organized by the Goa panchayat mahila shakti abhiyan, Bardez block, in association with the Calangute village panchayat.

Govt transfers junior scale officers

Source: Times of India
PANAJI: The government on Thursday transferred the following junior scale officers of the Goa civil services with immediate effect. Ashok Rane, assistant commissioner of commercial taxes, has been posted as assistant commissioner of excise II ...
98 shacks for South Goa, 19 for Benaulim
Source: Times of India
PANAJI: The tourism department allotted a total of 98 shacks in South Goa, but did not hold the draw of lots for eight temporary structures in Palolem awaiting a clearance from the Goa coastal zone management authority ( GCZMA). "The allotment will be ...

Panaji rally demands resumption of legal mining operations

Source: Times of India
PANAJI: A large group of mine workers held a protest march in the city on Thursday demanding that the government restart legal mining soon. Under the banner of Goa mine workers union, they marched from the KTC bus stand to Azad Maidan in Panaji.

Calangute cops nab Pune extortionists 

Source: Times of India
CALANGUTE: A Pune resident claiming to be a human rights activist and his three accomplices from Ratnagiri, Maharashtra, were arrested by Calangute police in an alleged extortion racket after a hotel owner from Anjuna complained to the police. The ...

British MP takes up cudgel against mining in Goa - Hindustan Times

Source: Hindustan Times
A campaign mounted in Britain over environmental damage in Goa due to mining has received support from a British parliamentarian who has so far tabled two motions in parliament. Carmen Miranda, through her London-based Save Goa Campaign UK ...

There's life beyond iron ore: Ficci

Source: Times of India
PANAJI: With mining in the state currently banned and iron ore production almost certain to come down even if mining is restarted, the Federation of Indian chamber of commerce and industry (Fihas suggested that Goa should look towards alternate ...

Nothing insensitive in 'OMG' content: Paresh Rawal

Source: Indian Express
A right wing Hindu outfit is protesting against the film and its actor Akshay Kumar, who is set to inaugurate the forthcoming International Film Festival of India (IFFI) in Goa. "I feel those who are protesting against the film, they have not watched ...

Pollution control board notice to 16 companies in Goa

Source: Business Standard
Press Trust of India / Panaji October 18, 2012, 15:45. Sixteen companies in the state were today issued show cause notice by Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) for failing to install pollution monitoring equipment despite several warnings. GSPCB ...

Barge owners in Goa want sops after mining ban

sOURCE: Newstrack India
Panaji, Oct 18 (IANS) Owners of over 200 iron ore-ferrying river barges in Goa have sought sops from the union government following a Supreme Court ban on iron ore mining. They met Union Shipping Minister G.K. Vasan Thursday and sought an extension ...

Goa illegal mining case: Justice Khandeparkar committee to be notified soon

Source; Economic Times
Justice RM Khandeparkar Committee on illegal mining in Goa would be notified in the next few days, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has said. PANAJI: Justice RM Khandeparkar Committee constituted by Goa government to probe the illegalities pointed by ...
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paris hilton to perform as dj in goa fest

Source: Sahara Samay
Model and socialite Paris Hilton is all set enthrall the audience at the India Resort Fashion Week (IRFW) in Goa, starting Nov 28. Hilton will perform as a disc jockey (DJ) at IRFW. Confirming the news, IRFW creative show director, Aman Swetta said ...
 

Goa govt forms water sports policy  

Source: Zee News
The state Cabinet, which met yesterday evening, passed a 'policy for regulation of water sports in Goa', that makes it mandatory for operators of this tourism trade to shut down business by 6.30 PM or before sunset, whichever is earlier. State Chief ...

Govt petitioned over limited panchayat powers

Source :Times of India
MARGAO: Curtorim panch Santano Rodrigues has threatened to hold a dharna outside the Goa state legislative assembly complex on October 23 to highlight the plight of the panchayati raj institutions in Goa. His token protest, which would be in the form ...

Colva residents raise a stink over a rising stink

Source; Times of India
MARGAO: The stench at the Colva creek has yet again raised concerns of residents, who are upset that the government has failed to monitor and prevent the dumping of garbage, chemical waste and sewerage into the creek. Following complaints by locals ...

Margao municipal council terminates Asnani contract, work to go on

Source: Times of India
MARGAO: Attempting to set to rest all concerns over the Margao municipal council's (MMC) recommendation not to engage the services of P U Asnani as its solid waste management consultant to oversee the progress of the garbage treatment plant at ...

Tamankar wants CM's resignation

Source: Times of India
PANAJI: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar has failed to keep his promises to the people and should resign, said Congress spokesperson Sudeep Tamankar. Tamankar told mediapersons on Wednesday that after the Calvim tragedy on February 18, which ...

SC order aside, Shirgao mine readies for extraction

Source :Times of India
SHIRGAO: Despite the Supreme Court ban on all mining activities in the state, a mining pit in the Shirgao village of Bicholim taluka is busy pumping out water, seemingly in preparation for extraction. The mine-Monte de Sirigao iron ore mine on TC ...

Bird-hit Air India flight flight takes off 3 hours late

Source: Times of India
South Goa collector N D Agarwal has made it clear to the stakeholders that if there is any causality due to a bird hit, a criminal offence would be registered against the authorities responsible for the disposal of garbage in the areas close to the ...

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Clashes bring Pernem sand extraction business to a halt

sOURCE: Times of India
MAPUSA: With increasing demand and poor supply of sand for the booming construction activity in the state, there were frequent clashes between sand extractors and also between the extractors and locals on the banks of the river Tiracol, until the ...

'Subsidize interest for barge owners'

Source; Times of India
Panaji: The Goa chamber of commerce and industry has demanded an interest subsidy for barge owners. Manguirish Pai Raiker, president of GCCI, said, "Until a few years ago, the union ministry of shipping was providing interest subsidy on loans granted ...
Cabinet nod for govt to take back Tivim land from GCA
Source: Times of India
PANAJI: The state government on Wednesday took a decision to revert the land allotted to Goa Cricket Association (GCA) to construct the international cricket stadium at Tivim. The cabinet note states that the council of ministers accorded approval to ...

Plea against building at Mandrem

Source: Times of India
PANAJI: Advocate Norma Alvares has filed an application before the high court of Bombay at Goa alleging that a new building had been illegally constructed on a primary sand dune at the Mandrem beach, in violation of environmental norms. The application ...

Queue system put in place for water sports

Source: Times of India
The policy comes in the backdrop of an interim high court order directing the tourism department to regulate water sports activities by enforcing a queue system across Goa's beaches. The tourism department, in coordination with the captain of ports ...

100 of 237 shacks in Calangute-Baga

Source: Times of India
PANANJI/CALANGUTE: The tourism department allotted a total of 237 shacks in North Goa after a draw of lots on Wednesday. Of this, 100 shacks have been allotted in the Baga-Calangute beach belt alone; these are six short of the 106 shacks allotted last ...

Goa miners stashed money in offshore accounts, says CPM

Source: Daily Pioneer

Goa miners have stashed proceeds from illegal mining in Swiss banks and other black money havens abroad, the Communist Party of India (Marxist) has alleged while also calling for across the board nationailsation of all mining operations in the State.