FR SAVIO BARRETTO SAYS GOOD BYE TO BASILICA

Old Goa (Goa): It is an emotional moment for hundreds of parishioners at Basilica de Bom Jesus as Fr Savio Barretto is all set to end his fruitful 13 year old service here. “I thank God for the privilege to serve here at the Shrine of St. Francis Xavier for the last 13 years. During this time I have been…

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ANGRY VILLAGERS TOOK ON GSPCB AND DMG OVER UNCONTROLLED ORE TRANSPORTATION

Panaji (Goa): Several villagers from the mining belts of Quepem, Curchorem and Sanguem on Wednesday took on the chiefs of Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) and the Directorate of Mines and Geology (DMG) over the rampant and non monitored iron ore transportation taking place through their villages. The citizens highlighted the gross violation of Goa (Prevention of illegal mining, storage…

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Work on mining corridors to begin post monsoon, this year

Sanvordem (Goa): The State government’s ambitious dedicated mining corridors project, for ferrying the ore from lease site to the jetties bypassing the thickly inhabited areas, will take shape in next three years. The nodal agency for the project- Goa State Infrastructure Development Corporation (GSIDC)- has decided to commence the work on the construction of three-phase mining corridors post upcoming monsoon season. “It…

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‘The Neutral View’ website hits 25,000 mark

  Porvorim (Goa): Within a fortnight of its inception, The Neutral View website (www.theneutralview.com) has hit 25,000 mark making it to be most viewed website in this segment in Goa. The website was officially inaugurated by State Revenue Minister Rohan Khaunte and since then it has been getting the patronage all across the world. The website has been most…

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Mining activities at Sonshi to remain suspended till May 13

Panaji (Goa): The iron ore mining activities at Sonshi village in Sattari will remain to be suspended till May 13, as the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) failed to take any decision on granting consent to operate to 12 leases during their meeting on Friday. The Board has deferred the meeting till May 13, wherein the mining…

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MINE, MINE! Rs 115 crore and no utilisation

Panaji (Goa) Goa government is dragging its feet on deciding over implementation of projects under district mineral fund which is collected from various mining firms and accumulated in the state treasury. State mines and geology Director Prasanna Acharya confirmed that fund to the tune of Rs 115 crore is pending with the State government which is yet to be utilised…

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Nadkarni to continue represent Goa before SC and NGT

Panaji (Goa): The State Government in an order issued on Thursday has appointed Additional Solicitor General Atmaram Nadkarni to continue appearing on behalf of Goa in sensitive matters like mining before the Supreme Court and National Green Tribunal (NGT). In a notification issued by Under Secretary (law) Trupti Manerkar, it is been said that Nadkarni will continue to appear…

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State to spent Rs 1330 crores on power purchase this year

Goa government is expected to spend whopping Rs 2816 crores on purchase of 8,080 million units (MUs) of electricity for the State for next two years ending March 2019. In a petition submitted before the Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC), the State Electricity Department has said for the current financial year, it will be spending Rs 1330.98 crores on purchase of…

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No Mining Activities at Sonshi till May 5: GSPCB

The villagers of Sonshi in Sattari taluka will have a break from the dust pollution till May 5, as the Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has decided to keep the iron ore mining activities in this area under suspension. The Board last week had refused to grant Consent to Operate to 12 of the 13 mining leases operational…

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Dr. Murty takes over as Acting Director

Renowned scientist Dr. VSN Murty has taken charge as the Acting Director of CSIR-NIO on May 1, 2017. Dr. Murty joined NIO in April 1980 as a Junior Scientific Assistant and as a scientist in July 1982 and has been actively involved with his research in the field of Physical Oceanography specialising in large scale ocean processes, circulation and air-sea…

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