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Tuesday - Apr 23, 2013
BICHOLIM: Vegetable markets in Sanquelim and Bicholim were affected to some extent, due to the strike by transport operators from Karnataka and Maharashtra, and also because the market in Belgaum is closed on Mondays. An abundance of local vegetables made up for the absence of fresh vegetables in the Bicholim market.
Tuesday - Apr 23, 2013
PORVORIM: The draft of the Goa Lokayukta (amendment) Bill, 2013, seeking to reduce the penalty for frivolous complaints, was circulated among the MLAs on Monday. The controversial amendment bill to increase the quantum of the penalty was passed by the assembly amidst protests by the opposition in January, 2013. The bill had envisaged 10,000 as the amount of penalty
Monday - Apr 22, 2013
PONDA: Major general SCN Jatar, a senior RTI activist, has demanded that the Goa government must upload all its house committee assurances with an action taken report on official websites for the information of the general public. Jatar, who was in Goa for the first 'Rural All Goa RTI Convention' held at Marcaim on Sunday, told TOI that governments always give several assurances to the house
Monday - Apr 22, 2013
PANJIM: It seeks special status for State to regulate ownership of land. After a two-hour-long debate, the Goa Legislative Assembly unanimously passed a resolution on Monday seeking special status for the State, aimed at “regulating ownership and transfer of land” to protect Goa’s identity. Citizens’ groups had been putting pressure on the government for long on the issue.
Monday - Apr 22, 2013
CORTALIM: The opposition to the proposed airport at Mopa reverberated at Sancoale with calls to oppose the airport in favour of Dabolim airport only. The issue figured after the 362nd birth anniversary celebrations of Blessed Joseph Vaz, where Sanctuary Rector and Convenor for ‘Goans for Dabolim Only’ Fr Eremito Rebelo made a passionate appeal to Goans to oppose
Monday - Apr 22, 2013
PANJIM: Both the Congress and the BJP supported casinos while in government, but opposed them while in the Opposition, a US diplomatic cable, declassified and made available by Wikileaks, revealing what exactly US diplomats were reporting back home. “Bharatiya Janata Party’s government decision to permit casinos to operate in Goa when gambling
Monday - Apr 22, 2013
PANJIM: The Federation of Film Fraternity of Goa (FFFG) has urged the Speaker of the State Legislative Assembly, Mr Rajendra Arlekar to conduct an inquiry into the recent congratulatory motion passed by the House congratulating the makers of the Konkani film ‘Digant’ for being “the first Konkani film to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival,” which opens
Monday - Apr 22, 2013
MARGAO: Upset with the fact that students were forced to take part in an event that involved the mass display of surya namaskar recently, an NGO, the catholic association of Goa (CAG) has written to the written to the governor, the chief minister, the archbishop the education minister as well as the chairman of the National Minorities Commission complaining
Monday - Apr 22, 2013
QUERIM: Villagers of Chorlem have demanded a control mechanism be put in place for visiting tourists. The locals, from the Chorlem ghat's Surla, Satari area, have demanded that the state government and the police adopt precautionary measures to control the eve-teasing incidents committed by visiting tourists, especially those from Karnataka. Locals have stated that the visiting tourists
Monday - Apr 22, 2013
BICHOLIM: BJP spokesperson Pramod Sawant, while advocating the decision of the state government of imposing tax on goods-carriers from outside Goa, said the decision taken is right as it has been in the larger interests of the state even as some opposition members have "exaggerated" the issue.
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