FINALLY! IRON ORE TRANSPORTATION TO COMMENCE FROM TOMORROW

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  • November 24, 2017

 

Panaji (Goa) After much logjam with the State government and mining companies, the truck operators have finally agreed to commence the transportation of iron ore from the Codli mine of Sesa Goa Vedanta from tomorrow.

The transportation will commence on both the routes of Codli to Capxem and Codli to Amona, which was suspended on November 13 following agitation and stone pelting by the truckers.

The truck operators have agreed to the government rates that is  Rs 12.50 per tonne per km from 0 to 10 km and Rs 52 for diesel per litre, while for…

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GOA: WAH! PRASHANT PAIGINKAR ALLEGEDLY COMMITS ILLEGALITY, AND HE ONLY INQUIRES INTO IT

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Panaji (Goa) Shiv Sena Goa has decided to take to the logical end, the issue illegal sale of liquor in Neturlim panchayat. Sena’s spokesman Rakhi Prabhudesai Naik said this in a press conference today:
 
Shiv Sena Goa unit is reacting with the caution to the action of Excise department to cancel licence granted to Ms Asha Gawas who had fraudulently got it in connaivance with the local officers of the department.
 
After Shiv Sena complained to the Excise Commissioner and Vigilance department, the action…

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FIRST COCHLEAR IMPLANT SURGERIES ON THREE KIDS AT GMC ON SATURDAY

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Panaji (Goa) The first batch of three kids would undergo cochlear implant surgeries at Goa Medical College and Hospital (GMC) on Saturday, under the special MOU signed with the Central government.

GMC in June had signed MOU with the Central government over the cochlear implant to the children suffering from a hearing disability.

A cochlear implant is a small, complex electronic device that can help provide a sense of sound to a person who suffers from severe or profound deafness.

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GOVT GIVES FINAL WARNING TO AGITATING PARA TEACHERS

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Panaji (Goa) The State government today made it clear that the contracts of para teachers, who are currently agitating over regularization of their service, will stand withdrawn from, if they fail to join the duty by Saturday.

Government has assured that the para teachers will be regularized in their service from the next academic year 2018-19.

“All those para teachers who are joining on or before 25.11.2017 will continue to remain in the service on contract as per their offer letter. Those who have not joined by25.11.2017, the offer of contract appointment stands withdrawn,” project director for Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, NG Honnekeri,…

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GOD KNOWS EVERYTHING: KAMAT AFTER APPEARING IN MINES INVESTIGATION 

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Ribandar (Goa): Sitting Congress legislator Digambar Kamat was grilled for two hours in the ongoing probe into condonation of delay, which was allegedly illegally granted during his tenure as Chief Minister and Mines Minister of the State of Goa. The Special Investigation Team (SIT) (Mines) quizzed him on various file notings which had Kamat’s signatures, when he was the CM from 2007-12. 
Kamat, who was accompanied by his personal assistant and lawyer to the office of crime branch, told the waiting media that he cooperated with the investigation. “I have replied to whatever questions were asked to me. The Almighty knows…

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MOPA AIRPORT NOW UNDER PDA

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Panaji (Goa) The proposed Greenfield International Airport at Mopa will be now part of planning and development authority.

The town and country planning board has recommended formation of Mopa PDA, in a bid to fast track the work of the second international airport, which is being built by GMR Airport.

Total 81.29 lakh sq mtrs of area will be brought under planning.  

The GMR airport has already commenced the work of the airport at the site and the international airport is expected to be ready for its first flight by mid-2020.

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कोल्हापुर में बस में लगी भीषण आग, दो यात्रियों की मौत

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कोल्हापुर – महाराष्ट्र के कोल्हापुर में एक बस में अचानक आग लग गई, इस दुर्घटना में दो यात्रियों की आग में जलकर मौत हो गई. यह आत्माराम ट्रैवल्स की बस थी, जो गोवा से कोल्हापुर-पुणे मार्ग मुंबई जा रही थी. प्राप्त जानकारी के अनुसार गगनबावडा मार्ग पर लोंघे गांव की सीमा में करीब सुबह 4.30 बजे के करीब यह घटना घटी. एसी में तकनीकी खराबी के कारण बस में भीषण आग लग गई थी और कुछ ही मिनट में बस पूर्ण रुप से जलकर खाक हो गई.

इस घटना के दौरान बस से सफर कर रहे 2 यात्री…

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KAMAT DEPOSES, SIT COMMENCES HIS QUESTIONING

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Ribandar  (Goa): The beleaguered former chief minister Digambar Kamat has appeared before the special investigation team (SIT) in connection with probe into illegal condobation of 40 mining leases. 
 
The investigating officer has begun his questioning. 
 
Accompanied by his Personal Assistant, Kamat appeared at Crime Branch office Ribandar a while ago even as the media is waiting for his reaction once the interrogation concludes. 
 
A senior officer said that the questioning is likely to continue till afternoon hours. While he is being given quizzed in illegal condonation, his close relatives are under scanner for holding positions as…

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GOVT TO CONDUCT SOCIAL AUDIT OF FAIR PRICE SHOPS

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Panaji (Goa)  The Local bodies like panchayats and municipalities will now conduct Social Audits of the fair price shops in their areas in order to ensure transparency in the implementation of Public Distribution System (PDS)  and proper functioning of fair price shops.

All the records of the fair price shops will be made available to the general public through social audit.

State Government on Friday notified the Goa Food Security (Grievance Redressal Mechanism, Transparency and Accountability) Rules, 2017.

The department of civil supplies has made it clear that as per the Rules, all records related to…

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GMC LIKELY TO CHARGE OUTSTATION PATIENTS 20% OF THE RATE UNDER DDSSY; COMMITTEE RECOMMENDS

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Panaji (Goa) The committee headed by joint secretary health Sunil Masurkar in its report to the State government has recommended that non-Goan patients be charged 20 percent of the rate applicable for intervention under the Deen Dayal Swasthya Seva Yojna (DDSSY) for availing medical services at Goa medical College and Hospital (GMC).

From December 1, it is most likely that GMC will charge outstation patients for availing services. However, the fees will not be levied in case of emergencies.

The Committee has submitted its report to the government for execution. “The committee has proposed to charge 20 percent…

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