GOA: FEAST OF ST FRANCIS XAVIER TO GO-GREEN THIS TIME

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  • November 21, 2017

Rupesh Samant

 

Old Goa:  The  Church is contemplating the possibility of making one of state’s most revered festival celebrating St Francis Xavier to be made eco-friendly banning the use of plastic or bio-degradable material during the event to be held on December 4.

 

The feast of St Francis Xavier at Old Goa, where his relics are preserved, would be held on December 4 while Novenas will begin from November 25 onwards which would be participated by thousands of pilgrims.

 

Fr Patricio Fernandes, Rector of Basilica of Bom Jesus where the relics are…

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GOA: MAHILA CONGRESS MEETS CM; SEEK SUPPORT FOR PASSING OF WOMMEN RESERVATION BILL

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  • November 20, 2017

Panaji (Goa): Goa Mahila Congress has called on Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar seeking his support for introducing and passing of Women Reservation Bill in Lok Sabha, which speaks about 33 percent reservation for women in Parliament and State Assembly.

The Mahila Congress delegation led by President Adv Pratima Coutinho today morning submitted memorandum to Chief Minister requesting him to write to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to introduce the Women Reservation Bill in the upcoming winter session of the Parliament.

“The introduction of the bill during the winter session of the Parliament is imperative to ensure the reservation is in place for…

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CONGRESS OPPOSES NATIONALIZATION OF RIVERS

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Panaji (Goa): Congress party has expressed serious concern over nationalization of six rivers stating that the State will have no control over the rivers, thereafter.

Speaking to reporters today, Goa Pradesh Congress Committee (GPCC) president Shantaram Naik said that Section 3 of the National Waterways Act, 2016, itself says that “it is expedient in public interest that the Union should take under its control the regulation and development of the waterways specified in the schedule for the purposes of shipping and navigation to th extent provided in the Inland Waterways Authority of India Act, 1985’.

He said that if one reads…

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GOA: COURT GRANTS INTERIM ANTICIPATORY BAIL TO DIGAMBAR KAMAT

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Panaji (Goa): In a major relief, special court today granted  interim anticipatory bail to former chief minister Digambar Kamat who is facing investigation by Crime Branch’s Special Investigation Team (SIT).

 

Judge Irshad Agha while granting interim anticipatory bail fixed the next hearing of the case on November 27. Kamat has been summoned by Crime branch to appear before them tomorrow, November 21.

 

The court which heard the petition for anticipatory bail today granted relief to Kamat till November 27 ordering that “in case of his arrest by the SIT, he should be bailed out on a personal…

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GOA: KASHINATH SHETYE SUMMONED BY GOA ASSEMBLY’S PRVILEGES COMMITTEE TOMORROW, MONDAY

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  • November 19, 2017

 

Porvorim (Goa): Goa Legislative Assembly’s Committee of Privileges has summoned RTI activist Kashinath Shetye on Monday, November 20 in connection with the complained filed against him.

Under Secretary (Legislature) Ligia Godinho has asked Shetye to remain present before the committee on November 20 at 3.30 at State Legislative Assembly complex.

“Whereas a complaint raising alleged breach of privilege on your part has been referred to the committee of privileges and the said committee is seized of the matter, you are hereby summoned to appear in person, without fail before the committee on Monday, November 20,” the notice which was signed on…

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GOA: SHANTARAM NAIK DEFENDS DIGAMBAR KAMAT IN MINING CASE

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Panaji (Goa): The Congress party in Goa today firmly stood behind its former chief minister and current legislator Digambar Kamat over the recent police investigation against him for condoning delay in renewing the mining leases in the State.

Special Investigation Team of the Crime Branch has summoned Kamat for interrogation on Tuesday (November 21), while the former chief minister has already moved an application for anticipatory bail plea before District Court. The petition would be heard on Monday, tomorrow.

Goa Congress Chief Shantaram Naik told reporters today that the actions of Kamat, prima facie, seems to be using his…

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GOA: EX-CM KAMAT APPLIES FOR ANTICIPATORY BAIL IN MINING CASE, TO BE SUMMONED FOR QUESTIONING ON TUESDAY 

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  • November 18, 2017
Panaji  (Goa): A day after IAS officer Rajiv Yaduvanshi accused ex-chief minister Digambar Kamat of pressuring him to carry out illegal mining, the latter has moved the local court seeking anticipatory bail. 
 
Yaduvanshi, former principal mines secretary in the then Congress-led government from 2006-11, deposed before magistrate last evening where his statement was recorded under section 164 of the code of criminal procedure. Sources said the officer alleged he was pressurized by Kamat to take decisions although in the know it would cause a huge loss to the State exchequer. Kamat was a chief minister from 2007-12…

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ट्रैक का मरम्मत कार्य करनेवाली महिलाओं को एक्सप्रेस ने उड़ाया, तीन महिलाओं की मौत

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मुंबई – मुंबई में रेल्वे ट्रैक का काम करनेवाली महिलाओं को एक्सप्रेस ट्रेन द्वारा उड़ाए जाने से तीन महिलाओं की मौत और एक महिला की स्थिति गंभीर बतायी जा रही है. यह चारों महिला ट्रैक मरम्मत का काम किया करती थी, लेकिन अबतक महिलाओं की पहचान नहीं हो पायी है. 
 
यह घटना  मालाड रेल्वे स्टेशन के पास करीब दोपहर 12.30 के करीब घटी. वांद्रे-इंदौर इस हॉलीडे एक्सप्रेस ने मालाड और गोरे गांव के दरम्यान चार महिलाओं को टक्कर दे मारी. एक्सप्रेस की टक्कर से तीनों महिलाओं की जगह पर ही मौत हो गई और एक महिला बुरी तरह घायल हो गई….

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महाराष्ट्र के लातूर में बस और ट्रक की भीषण टक्कर में 6 लोगों की मौत, 16 लोग घायल

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लातूर – महाराष्ट्र के लातूर जिले में एसटी बस (परिवहन बस)  और ट्रक की आमने-सामने टक्कर होने से भीषण सड़क दुर्घटना हुई है. इस भीषण सड़क दुर्घटना में 6 लोगों की मौत हो गई है और 16 से ज्यादा लोग घायल हुए हैं. यह घटना शनिवार की दोपहर तीन बजे के करीब हुई है. यह सड़ दुर्घटना लातूर के चलबुर्गा पाटी के पास लातूर-निलंगा बस और ट्रक के आमने-सामने टकराने से हुई है. यह टक्कर इतनी जबरदस्त थी कि बस चकनाचूर हो गई है. यह बस (एमएच 20 डी 9611) लातूर से दोपहर तीन बजे के करीब चलबुर्गा पाटी…

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GOA: GEL TO IDENTIFY BOGUS BENEFICIARIES OF SOCIAL WELFARE SCHEMES

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PANAJI (GOA): The State government has decided to appoint Goa Electronic Limited (GEL) to conduct survey of the beneficiaries of various social welfare schemes implemented by it. 

Dayanand Social Security scheme (DSS) is being implemented by social welfare department since 2002 and Laadli Laxmi and Griha Aadhaar by women and child development department from 2013.

The decision to survey the beneficiaries was basically to identify the bogus beneficiaries. Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar had made the announcement on the floor of the House to review all the social welfare schemes. 

During the survey, to be carried out taluka wise, documents and income proof…

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