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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.
Monday - Apr 22, 2013
MARGAO: Villagers, at the gram sabha of the Nuvem village panchayat held on Sunday, expressed their resentment over the recent statements made by chief minister Manohar Parrikar suggesting that the gramsabhas no powers to regulate the functioning of the village panchayats and that their role was limited to that of a watchdog.
Sunday - Apr 21, 2013
PANJIM: In a further setback to the Goa government and mining lobby, the high level working group chaired by K Kasturirangan has recommended a complete ban on iron ore mining in the eco-sensitive areas (ESA) in the state. “Current mining activities in ESA would be phased out within five years, or at the time of expiry of the mining lease, whichever is earlier
Sunday - Apr 21, 2013
PANJIM: Congress MP Fransisco Sardinha on Saturday expressed fears that imposition of entry tax on Goa borders may prove detrimental for growth of tourism industry in the state, as these charges might shoo away domestic visitors. "Tourists don’t come here out of love for Goa. They come here because there is Sun and Sand. If you start charging them on the borders,
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