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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 ...
Paris Hilton

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.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Parrikar calls all-party meet on mining tangle

Source: TwoCircles. net
Panaji : Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said Wednesday that an all-party meeting will be called to discuss ways to negotiate the imbroglio caused by the Supreme Court-imposed ban on mining in the state. "Leaders of all political parties will be ...

Goa: IAS officer to probe illegal sale of used cars

Source: indiablooms
Panaji, Oct 17 (IBNS) The Goa government on Wednesday appointed an IAS officer to inquire into the illegal sale of used cars involving government officers of two different enforcement agencies and criminals, after South Goa's Additional Collector ...

Stunning images of Goa and Maharashtra beaches | Mahindra ...

source: mahindrahomestays .com
With mesmerizing beaches dotting their palm-fringed coastlines, Goa and Maharashtra are a beach lovers paradise. We pick out some of our favourite coastal ...

EC to MHA: Probe Cong, BJP donations

Source: Deccan Chronicle
According to an EC official, the donation, prima facie violates Section 29-B of the Representation of the People's Act that states, “No political party shall be eligible to accept any contribution from any foreign source defined under clause (e) of ...

Goa port should diversify, not just export iron ore, says MP

Source: Newstrack India
Panaji, Oct 17 (IANS) Iron ore should not be the only major export for Goa's Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) and mining in Goa should be nationalised in the interest of protecting India's natural resources, Tapan Sen, Communist Party of India-Marxist leader ...

British MP takes up cudgel against mining in Goa

Source: TwoCircles.net
By Alfred de Tavares, IANS,. London : 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 ...

Church wants withdrawal of cases against anti-mini

Source; Zee News
Panaji: Goa Church has demanded that the government withdraw all the criminal cases filed against anti-illegal mining activists across these years as their stand is vindicated after the tabling of the Justice M B Shah commission report. The Council for ...


Restart legal mining in Goa: All India Trade Union Congress

Source: Economic Times
The Supreme Court recently halted the transportation and extraction of ore in Goa pending report from the Centrally Empowered Committee, which has been given four weeks time to probe the illegal mining in the state. The labour union, under the banner ...

Mining scam a wake-up call for Goa: Church

source: Herald Publications
PANJIM: The Church in Goa through a Press statement issued through the Council for Social Justice and Peace (CSJP), on Tuesday made its most unambiguous statement yet on the rampant illegalities in the mining sector that have led to the suspension of ...

In Goa, Navratri marks worship of earth mother goddess

Source: Times of India
KERI: 'Navratri' is the festival of nine nights when Durga, the goddess of creativity and procreation, is worshipped throughout Goa as Bhumika, Sateri, Navdurga, Bhagvati, Kalika, Mahamaya, Shantadurga and so on. Goa is considered the land of goddess ...

Economic development corporation notice to DLF for its failed 'mall'

Source: Times of India
PANAJI: Trouble continues to haunt the Delhi-based infrastructure company DLF, as the state government-run economic development corporation (EDC) has decided to issue a show-cause notice to the company as to why the lease should not be cancelled ...

School bars 'slow learner' from class

Source: Times of India
PANAJI: A 10-year-old Class V student has been barred from attending classes at an aided school in Canacona since July, allegedly because she is a slow learner. Angered child rights activists, who have been appealing her case with the school's ...

Corruption 'keeda' eating 'atma' of country: VK Singh

Source; Times of India
PANAJI: Former army chief general V K Singh has said, "If the situation in the country is not good anyone can exploit it." His comments assume significance amid a number of multi-crore scams being exposed in the country recently. Delivering a talk on ...

South Goa collector on panchayat visiting spree

Source: Times of India
MARGAO: South Goa district collector N D Agarwal is to visit all the village panchayats across the district. Agarwal kick-started his initiative on Tuesday with a visit to Shristhal panchayat in Canacona taluka. Speaking to TOI after interacting with ...

HC disposes 'Laadli' plea

Source: Times of India
PANAJI: The high court of Bombay at Goa on Tuesday disposed of the petition challenging the requirement of signing the Laadli Laxmi scheme application forms only before an MLA or MP. A division bench comprising Justice A P Lavande and Justice U V ...

Restart legal mining in Goa: AITUC

Source: Business Standard
"A rainbow of coalition of mining dependent people is on the anvil," he said. The action committee has decided to hold meetings throughout Goa, especially in the mining belt, before calling for a mega convention in Margao and Panaji cities ...

Civil supplies no longer under mamlatdar

Source: Times of India
"The file has been approved by the North and South Goa collectors and has been sent to the administrative reforms department (ARD) for clearance. The personnel and finance departments will give their clearances and the file will come to the cabinet for ...

Seminar to discuss 'alternative delivery models' in IT

Source: Times of India
PANAJI: While Goa has all the prerequisites of good infrastructure, availability of skilled talent pool and high literacy for a thriving IT industry, the state still has to look outside the traditional delivery models towards new ones that will drive ...

CSJP calls for humane solution to mining issue

Source: Times of India
PANAJI: The suspension of mining activity is a time for stakeholders to ponder on finding alternate resources to live in dignity through nature and also looking the negative consequences of excessive mining activity, stated the council for social ...

I cannot see any quality bowler: Dilip Vengsarkar

source: Times of India
PANAJI: Former India captain and chief selector Dilip Vengsarkar feels the absence of quality fast bowlers is hurting India in international cricket. Since winning the World Cup in majestic fashion a little over a year ago, India has not been able to ...

Ponda woman held for 7th cheating case 

Source: Times of India
Police said she has been arrested now in connection with a new case lodged by Darshana alias Shefali Raikar, a resident of Kawlem in Ponda on October 11. Raikar complained that the accused took four gold bangles weighing about 44.9g on September 8 ...

Women's group takes up case of 'slow learning' student 

Source: Newstrack India
Panaji, Oct 16 (IANS) Women's activists in Goa Tuesday rapped the state government's doors to ensure a "slow learning" 10-year-old girl, who has been shuttled between different schools over issues related to grasp of syllabi, gets back to school.
Speed claims Emirati life abroad in Goa crash
Source: The National
Police said Mr Al Qassimi had arrived in Mumbai with a friend last Wednesday and the two had taken the train to Goa on Saturday. "They went to Arambol and were staying in a guest house. But he [Sheikh Saqr] did not like the place and checked out the ...

EC for probe into donations for Congress, BJP

Source: Hindustan Times
the I-T department, has found that both the parties had received about Rs. 5 crore each from two subsidiaries of the Vedanta group -- Sterlite Industries and the Sesa Goa group. The donation, prima facie, violates section 29 B of the Representation of ...

A Day of Adventure in Goa

Source; Travel Daily Media
From kite boarding to trekking with elephants and curries to cocktails, you can pack all the adventure into one day and spend the rest of your Goa holidays relaxing on the beach, or spread the thrills out over your sun-kissed trip. It's up to you ...

Goa: 370 charter tourists from Russia kick-start tourist season

Source: indiablooms
Panaji, Oct 16 (IBNS) Two chartered flights from Russia carrying a total of about 370 passengers arrived in Goa on Tuesday heralding the beginning of tourist season for the year 2012-2012. The first flight – Nord Wind Airlines from Moscow landed at Goa ...

Goa Government to subsidise 3 additional LPG cylinders

Source: Economic Times
PANAJI: BJP-led Goa government has decided to subsidise three more LPG cylinders for the people in addition to the six cylinders subsidised by the Union government. BJP Goa unit president Laxmikant Parsekar said the state government will ensure that ...

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Online Shopping: 5 Ways to know the site you are using is safe

Source: Moneylife
Online shopping sites are proliferating at a rapid rate. From Flipkart.com to Snapdeal.com to Myntra.com to Jabong.com to ols.com, dozens of ecommerce sites have sprung up. Customers find it easy to shop online and ecommerce sites and their backers ...

Nationalise mining in Goa: CPI-M

Source: Zee News
Nationalise mining in Goa: CPI-M Panaji:All mining operation in Goa should be nationalised, the Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) demanded here Tuesday, alleging that mining barons have stashed away crores of rupees in foreign bank accounts.

New Maruti Suzuki Alto 800

Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., launched a new variant of its small segment car Alto 800
For Alto it was "Lets Go", this time company has come up with new slogan for new car,

"Let's Go Khisko"


Pricing of the Alto 800 as announced at its launch function are:

For Petrol Version
Std. - Rs. 2,44,000
Lx   - Rs. 2,76,500
Lxi  - Rs. 2,99,000
For CNG Version
Std. - Rs. 3,19,000
 Lx   - Rs. 3,33,000
Lxi  - Not known

Maruti claims the car will give best in class mileage of 22.7KMPL for its Petrol version and 30.46 Km/kg for CNG version, under standard conditions.


Wave front Design
  1. The new Alto 800's harmonious yet slick design packs quite a punch with the unique "Wavefront" design. The smooth long curves, the prominent wheel arch and wider lip adds to the side stance. All this makes the Alto 800 a design wonder.
  2. Unique "Wavefront" design and sloping window lines with a swaying roof.
  3. Jewel-finish rear combination lamps and pleasant design on the back door.
  4. Petal shaped headlamps along with stylish grille and bumper. 

1. Fresh & Spacious Interiors
The cabin in the new Alto 800 has a refined look and feel. The overall result is superior interior quality with more space and a comfortable environment. Also you get to chose from an option of brown and grey interiors.
  • More comfort with extra head and shoulder room in front along with extra legroom at the back.
  • Intelligently packaged slim doors to maximize interior passenger space and

2. Utility space in the centre console
The centre console has space for a can, coins and a 1-litre bottle. The power window has been relocated on the floor console for easy accessibility.

  • 3-spoke steering wheel with silver accents.
  • Utility spaces on the dashboard.


Easy Drive & Handling
  • Cable Type Gear Shift Mechanism for smooth gear shifting.
  • Detent Pin Technology (DPT) for precise shifting
  • Diagonal Shift Assist (DSA) adds to the comfort by assisting in effortless shifting from 5th to 4th gear.
  • Flat torque curve prevents frequent gear shifts.

The Alto 800 comes with optional driver side air-bag. Alto 800 uses high strength steel that provides for better occupant protection

Alto 800 is available in colors
  • New Frost Blue
  • New Blazing Red
  • New Torque Blue
  • New Granite Grey 
  • Silky Silver
  • Superior White


Alto 800 Alto 800 LX Alto 800 LXi
Wavefront Design
Stylish Front Bumper & Grille
Body Colored Bumpers
Chrome Accentuated Front Grille
Body Coloured Outside Door Handles
Wheel Covers Center Cap Center Cap Full
C Pillar Lower Trim           (Molded)
Cabin Light (3 Positions)
Floor Carpet
Floor Console
Interior Colour Grey Grey Grey / Brown
Seat Upholstery Double Vinyl Fabric Fabric
B & C Pillar Upper Trims
Silver Accent In Speedometer
Silver Accent Inside Door Handles
Door Trim Fabric Insert
Metallic Finish 3 Spoke Steering Wheel
Silver Accent On Instrument Panel
Sunvisor Dr Dr + Co Dr Dr + Co Dr
Assist Grips (Co-Dr + Rear)
1-Litre Bottle Holder
Can Holder
Dial Type Climate Control
Coin Holder
Driver Side Storage Space
Passenger Side Utility Pocket
Dual Tripmeter
Air Conditioner With Heater
Fr Door Trim Map Pocket (Dr)
Remote Fuel Lid Opener
Fr Power Windows
Power Steering
Digital Clock (In Speedometer Display)
Remote Back Door Opener
Outside Mirror-Internally Adjustable (Dr)
Head Light Levelling
High Mounted Stop Lamp
Front Wiper & Washer With Intermittent 2 Speeds
Collapsible Steering Column
Tubeless Tyres
Driver Airbag Opt

Source: marutisuzukialto800.com