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Union immigration bureau takes over in Goa
2012-06-02 06:21:00
The Bureau of Immigration (BOI) of the Union home ministry on Friday took over the management of the immigration desks at Dabolim airport, the seaport at Mormugao and the foreigner’s registration office (FRO) in Goa, SP (Immigration) Tony Fernandes said. Fernandes told TOI that for now the Goa policewill continue to operate the immigration counters ...
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Goa?s second medical college likely at Margao district hospital
2012-06-01 22:11:00
The state government is considering setting up a medical college to be housed in the 500-bed district hospital under construction in the commercial capital, Margao. ”The proposal will be placed for discussion in the July session of the state assembly before seeking the approval of the Medical Council of India,” health minister Laxmikant Parsekar told mediapersons ...
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Goa bans swimming, water sports on beaches for monsoon
2012-06-01 15:29:00
Ahead of the coming monsoon, the Goa government Friday banned water sports on Goa Beaches along the state’s 105-km coastline. It also cautioned tourists and local residents against swimming in the sea which gets churned dangerously by the lashing monsoon winds.”The permission granted by the Captain of Ports for plying off water sports vessels within ...
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Shah Rukh Khan may buy stake in Dempo SC: Reports
2012-06-01 15:28:00
Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan is likely to buy a stake in champion Indian soccer side Dempo Sports Club, media reports said on Friday. According to reports, Khan will buy a 50 percent share in the Goa n club. Owner of Dempo SC, Shrinivas Dempo, was quoted as saying to The Economic Times that he met Khan ...
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CM to discuss Goa mining policy with officials
2012-06-01 15:01:00
Chief minister Manohar Parrikar has decided to hold meeting with officials to discuss and deliberate on the much talked Goa mining policy this month. State government has asked the ministry of environment and forest not to issue any environment clearance till the state government finalized the mining policy. ”The aim of mining policy would be to have ...
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Goa police fabricated records in Dudu case: Central Bureau of Investigation
2012-06-01 11:42:00
Goa police has done several mistakes in the investigations into the alleged police-drugs mafia nexus case and has also fabricated records making it difficult to file a charge-sheet based on current evidence, the CBI special court was informed on Thursday. The special court gave eight days police custody to the five anti-narcotics cell (ANC) constables ...
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Probe to dig out bigger drug racket involving Goa cops: CBI
2012-06-01 07:13:00
A day after arresting five Goa Police constables for allegedly planting drugs on an Israeli national during his arrest in 2010, the Central agency plans to dig deeper into the racket. The constables, then attached to Anti-Narcotics Cell, were arrested yesterday for planting drugs on Israeli national David Driham alias Dudu. Sub-Inspector Sunil Guddlar was arrested ...
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Guidelines followed scrupulously in reshuffle:Chidambaram on transfers
2012-05-31 17:04:00
Notwithstanding objections from Chief Ministers of Delhi and Goa, Home Minister P Chidambaram on Thursday defended the reshuffle effected in AGMUT cadre officers saying laid down guidelines were “scrupulously” followed. Addressing a press conference, Chidambaram said transfers and postings of officers of Arunachal Pradesh, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territories (AGMUT) cadre are not done by ...
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Green Tribunal approached for protecting Western Ghat Eco Sensitive Zones
2012-05-31 09:06:00
A group of non-government organisations (NGOs) have approached the National Green Tribunal in Delhi, seeking ban on projects in Eco Sensitive Zones (ESZs) identified by Professor Madhav Gadgil panel in the Western Ghat region. Five NGOs have pleaded the tribunal that the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest (MOEF), state governments, respective pollution control boards ...
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Goa CM Hints of Criminal Case in Alleged Scam in Land Allotment to Set Up S
2012-05-31 08:49:00
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has hinted of a criminal case in alleged scam in the land allotment to set up Special Economic Zones (SEZ) by state-controlled Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). Parrikar told reporters on Wednesday, May 30 that the IDC?s Board of Directors (BoDs) meeting , which will be held soon, will take up the ...
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Bandh call gets government support in Goa
2012-05-31 06:58:00
CM Manohar Parrikar said the government will not be unnecessarily ply KTC buses on Thursday as this could lead to the buses being damage. “We have issued instructions to KTC to run skeletal services depending upon the number of passengers stuck,” Parrikar said. He said once the bandh ends KTC can run normally. He added ...
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Goa police constables held for ?planting? drugs on accused
2012-05-30 18:17:00
The CBI today arrested five constables of Goa Police for allegedly planting drugs on an Israeli national during his arrest in 2010. All the accused policemen were attached to the Anti Narcotics Cell in 2010 when David Driham alias Dudu was nabbed from Anjuna village, allegedly with “cocktail of drugs”. Hirmayya Gurayya, Mahabaleshwar Sawant, Naguesh ...
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Probe ordered into recruitments done ahead of Goa polls
2012-05-30 14:18:00
Smacking of corruption, the Goa government today ordered a vigilance inquiry into the recruitments done in the Health department immediately before the State Assembly elections here this year. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar told reporters today that the vigilance department will enquire into every aspect of the recruitment, which was done with an eye on the ...
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Two Karnataka policemen held for smuggling out petrol from Goa
2012-05-29 17:09:00
Goa Police today arrested a sub-inspector and a constable of Karnataka Police for trying to smuggle out petrol and liquor from the coastal state in their official vehicle. Police Sub Inspector Babu Madhav and driver Yallappa Madhav, both attached to Ramnagar police station, were found to be carrying petrol loaded in cans in their official ...
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Goa MoI decision by next month
2012-05-29 13:34:00
The Goa government will announce its decision on the Medium of Instruction (MOI) before the academic year commences mid-next month. Speaking on the sidelines of an event here this evening, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that his government is in the final stages of decision making. ?We are taking into confidence all stake holders and experts. ...
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Most mining leases around wildlife sanctuaries: report
2012-05-29 13:30:00
After inordinate delay in accepting the Western Ghat Ecological Expert Panel (WGEEP) report, the Union Government has now kept it open for suggestions from the public, postponing the implementation of recommendations. The panel headed by Prof Madhav Gadgi, which had observed that mining activities had crossed the social and environmental carrying capacity of a small State ...
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Seeking justice through a social network
2012-05-12 13:43:00
A group of citizens has formed a Facebook group seeking justice for a Goan whose wife and unborn child died in a road accident in Gurgaon recently.   On May 5, Shailesh Shetye along with his pregnant wife Kshama Shetye, and parents were being driven back home by their driver Sanjay after a doctor’s visit ...
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Goa Vision 2035? document to be ready in June
2012-05-12 10:07:00
Five months after submitting preliminary report, a Government-appointed committee led by noted scientist Raghunath Mashelkar will present its final document on `Goa Vision 2035′ in the first week of June .   The committee, whose members met here this week, has decided to give a detailed report on `What should be Goa’s vision for 2035′. Sources ...
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1.32 crore tonnes of iron ore illegally extracted in 4 years: Goa Foundatio
2012-05-12 07:39:00
Over 1.32 crore tonnes of iron ore was illegally extracted in Goa between 2006 and 2010. This is alleged by NGO Goa Foundation in its reply to the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) which is conducting a personal hearing on the alleged excess production of iron ore by 48 leases. GSPCB had asked complainant, ...
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Goa govt issues notices to 8 mines for overloading vehicles
2012-05-11 17:42:00
Goa Mines and Geology Department today issued notices to eight mining firms for violating the norms under the Mines Act by overloading trucks with iron ore in Cauvrem and Rivona areas, a mineral rich-belt in South Goa.   Director of Mines Prasanna Acharya said that notices are issued to eight mining firms, as the trucks ...
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Goa world?s most valued destination?
2012-05-11 17:13:00
Popular for its beaches and unique architecture, Goa has been voted as the most valued and relaxed tourist destination of the world.Goa has left imprint on peoples’ heart and mind as readers of ‘Lonely Planet’ voted Goa as the ‘best value destination in India’ and the ‘best destination for relaxation’, the state tourism said in ...
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AIFF, Goa plan centre of excellence
2012-05-10 18:53:00
The All India Football Federation (AIFF) has joined hands with the Goa government to build a state-of-the-art centre of excellence in Goa, an official said. AIFF general secretary Kushal Das said that the Goa government, which had already declared football as the state sport, will be providing land and infrastructure while the federation will offer technical ...
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Goa NGO to be probed in juvenile smuggling case
2012-05-10 18:52:00
The role of Goa-based NGO Stop Child Abuse Now (SCAN), currently in the line of fire for its unprofessionalism, is likely to be probed if evidences of guilt are found against them. Superintendent of Police, North Goa Vijay Singh told reporters that if the inquiry reveals NGO?s involvement in the crime, a probe will be ...
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The story of St Estevam, the Goan island
2012-05-10 08:00:00
Situated just 22 km away from vibrant Panaji, the “isle of vegetables” as St Estevam is called in the local parlance, has been holding on to the unique legacy of getting their wards married within the village. However, vegetable cultivation is now on wane as youngsters in this Catholic-dominated settlement prefer jobs on ship to ...
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Legislation needed to rgulate service conditions of Government Servants : G
2012-05-10 05:43:00
MP has demanded that the Central Government as also State Governments, should enact legislations   to regulate the recruitment and provide for conditions of services of employees appointed by them in public services.   Naik said that Article 309 of the constitution of India provides for enacting such a legislation, however, hardly any Government has ...
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Mopa Airport-Goa: Proposed Airport Land Conflicts With Tribes? Future
2012-05-09 16:09:00
The proposed Greenfield airport project at Mopa has brought uncertain future for the members of the nomadic Dhangar tribes, as the state government has acquired land, where the tribes claim to have been living for generations together. The tribes, who claim that they have been living on the plateau since over a century, say they are ...
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Goa shipyard to build six patrol vessels for Coast Guard
2012-05-09 16:04:00
Goa Shipyard Ltd (GSL) has been commissioned to build six offshore patrol vessels (OPVs) for the Indian Coast Guard , a company statement said Wednesday. “The vessels are based on in-house design of Goa Shipyard Ltd, which has considerable expertise in designing and constructing a range of patrol vessels for the Indian defence forces,” the statement ...
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Navy preventing Goa Christians from praying at chapel: Congress MP
2012-05-09 13:58:00
A Congress MP Wednesday accused the Indian Navy of repeatedly barring Christians from praying at a sacred chapel on the Anjadip island, a few hundred metres off the coast in South Goa district. Shantaram Naik told the Rajya Sabha that the ‘attitude’ of the Indian Navy officials was not right and in violation of a written ...
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District collector verifying action taken in land-filling cases across Sout
2012-05-09 05:54:00
Following inspections of land filling sites carried out by the South Goa district collector, N D Agarwal, in the first week of May, the South Goa flying squad officials were asked to compile a list of all such inspections carried out by them in the last two years. According to the list submitted to the ...
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Goa govt not to induct Alina till bypoll: Goa CM . A set back to CM.
2012-05-08 16:30:00
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today announced that he had deferred the induction of Alina Saldanha into state cabinet, thus respecting the Election Commission. Parrikar said he was not going ahead with the induction of Alina, wife of former tourism minister Matanhy Saldanha into the state cabinet, although he has a right to do so ...
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