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Colleges were told of administrative fee in May 2013 Goa University

PANAJI: Students of some self-financed degree courses in the state had objected to an administrative fee of 1,000 being collected from them by their colleges at short notice earlier this week & had held Goa University responsible. But Goa...

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SIT arrests another director of mining firm

SIT arrests another director of mining firm

28 Mar 2014 No comment 72 hits
PANAJI: The special investigative team (SIT) looking into the illegal mining scam has arrested Ravindra Prakash, resident of Haryana & director of Magnum Pvt Ltd in connection with alleged illegal extraction & export of iron ore from Goa.

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Shot in arm for Ravi Naik as Agnelo Joseph join hands

CALANGUTE: In a development that is expected to help the Congress in the forthcoming parliamentary polls, all 11 Calangute panchayat members, including de facto leader Joseph Sequeira & sarpanch Geeta Parab, on Friday joined the Congress party at...

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Manohar Parrikar Lobo meet Calangute VP members to seek support for BJP

CALANGUTE: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar visited the residences of some ward members of the Calangute village panchayat early on Friday morning to persuade them to campaign for the BJP candidate in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, as news...

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BJP misusing machinery for elections AAP Goa

BJP misusing machinery for elections AAP Goa

28 Mar 2014 No comment 61 hits
Margao/PANAJI: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in Goa has filed three complaints before the chief election commissioner (CEC) accusing the BJP in Goa of election malpractice including the act of wrongly booking the Lohia Maidan, Margao, for the entire...

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Illegal houses in Sirvoi will be regularized CM

Quepem: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar has assured the people of Sirvoi, Quepem, that his government will regularize illegal houses, while also sparing the houses that are in the way of the to-be-built, four-lane NH 17-4-A.

He said a provision to...

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The not so better-off half

The not so better-off half

27 Mar 2014 No comment 89 hits
GOA: Parliamentary elections are an unequal battlefield for Goa's women politicos.

Since the state's first parliamentary polls in 1967, the track record of political parties, especially national outfits, in giving tickets to women candidates for...

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Regional party leaders back Congresss Lourenco

Regional party leaders back Congresss Lourenco

27 Mar 2014 No comment 63 hits
Cuncolim: A large crowd from Velim constituency attended a public meeting held at Chinchinim to gather support for South Goa Congress candidate Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco. At the meeting, United Goans Democratic Party (UGDP) vice-president Radharao...

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CPI has a good shot to form govt in 16th LS polls

Ponda: Regretting that the Left lost the opportunity to form the Union government during the 13th Lok Sabha polls, Communist Party of India (CPI) South Goa candidate Raju Mangeshkar predicts a better future in the 16th Lok Sabha. CPI opened its...

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GSAI members call for meeting

GSAI members call for meeting

27 Mar 2014 No comment 61 hits
MARGAO: The new decision of the Goa Seamen Association of India (GSAI) executive committee to extend support to the BJP in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections did not bode well with its members who have called for a general body meeting.

Former...

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Two complaints against BJP netas for code violation

MARGAO: Congress on Thursday filed two complaints with the Quepem police station, South Goa, returning officer & chief electoral office against chief minister Manohar Parrikar & South Goa BJP candidate Narendra Sawaikar for violating the election...

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EC tells Parrikar officials to delete pro-BJP FB post

PANAJI: Election Commission of India has asked joint secretary to the chief minister, Siddharth Kuncalienkar, & special assistant to chief minister, Giriraj Pai Vernekar, to remove a post promoting BJP from Facebook, chief electorial officer...

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Ban Sene in Goa Congress

Ban Sene in Goa Congress

27 Mar 2014 No comment 76 hits
PANAJI: Apprehensive about the entry of Sri Ram Sene president Pramod Muthalik in Goa, Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) spokesperson Durgadas Kamat demanded that the state government ban the organization.

Karnataka-based Sri Ram Sene had...

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Shalom trains guns on Lourenco

Shalom trains guns on Lourenco

27 Mar 2014 No comment 97 hits
MARGAO : Former Congressman Shalom Sardinha has accused South Goa Congress candidate Aleixo Reginaldo Lourenco of playing a part in bringing about the mining ban in Goa by misguiding former environment minister Jayanti Natrajan & congress...

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SC will fix cap on ore extraction in Goa

SC will fix cap on ore extraction in Goa

27 Mar 2014 No comment 66 hits
NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Thursday reserved its order on putting the annual cap on volume of iron ore to be extracted in Goa which has been banned in the state for nearly one & half years.

The Supreme Court said it will pass the order in a...

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Hold handling of 20MT of ore dump ISM

Hold handling of 20MT of ore dump ISM

27 Mar 2014 No comment 73 hits
PANAJI: The Goa government's move to export 20 million tonnes of iron ore from dumps may face a roadblock if the Supreme Court accepts the recommendation of the Indian School of Mines (ISM), Dhanbad, which has said that any handling of active...

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Sack Sardinha Valanka Babush tells Cong brass

Sack Sardinha Valanka Babush tells Cong brass

27 Mar 2014 No comment 74 hits
MARGAO: Appealing to Congress senior leaders to put their house in order, St Cruz Congress MLA Atanasio 'Babush' Monserrate demanded that the party sack sitting South Goa MP Francisco Sardinha & youth Congress president Valanka Alemao.

Monserrate...

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Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority MoEF CoP directed to file affidavits

PANAJI: The high court of Bombay at Goa has directed the Goa Coastal Zone Management Authority, ministry of environment & forest & Captain of Ports to file affidavits within eight weeks on a public interest litigation alleging illegal construction...

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More power to panchayats promises AAP

More power to panchayats promises AAP

27 Mar 2014 No comment 61 hits
PANAJI: Aam Admi Party's (AAP) first official public interaction in Panaji on Thursday attracted around 100 individuals with whom party candidates for North & South Goa --Dattaram Dessai & Swati Kerkar-- discussed the broad stand of the party on...

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Cong deserters will not be taken back Chella Kumar

Kumar's declaration endorses the announcement made by local leaders of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee recently that deserters would not be allowed to rejoin the Congress.
    





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Charmo takes a toll on paddy in Bicholim Sattari

KERI: Rice blast fungus locally known as charmo has damaged paddy crop in many areas of Bicholim & Sattari talukas.

Though the zonal agriculture officers at Bicholim, Sattari & Sakhali have taken needful steps, information about the disease was...

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Cruise ship M V Costa Deliziosa visits Mormugao port

VASCO: Cruise ship M V Costa Deliziosa arrived at the new cruise berth of Mormugao port on Wednesday with passengers mostly foreigners, giving a boost to cruise tourism in the state.

The ship arrived with 1,975 passengers & had 891 crew members...

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