LOKAYUKTA JUNKS PARSEKAR’S OBJECTION IN MINING RENEWAL CASE
AGENCIES|PANAJI The Goa Lokayukta has rejected preliminary objections raised by the former chief minister of the state Laxmikant Parsekar in a case related to alleged illegal renewal of iron ore mining leases during his tenure. NGO Goa Foundation has filed a petition before Lokayukta P K Misra alleging that Parsekar, then Mines Secretary Pavan Kumar Sain, and Director of Mines and…READ more..
‘GOVERNMENT HAS NO SPACE IN BEDROOMS’: THAROOR ON SECTION 377 VERDICT
AGENCIES|NEW DELHI Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor on Thursday described the Supreme Court decision decriminalising homosexuality as a “dawn of freedom” as the “government has no space in bedrooms“. Talking to reporters, Tharoor said, “We allowed the government to interfere in our private lives but the apex court has stood up to uphold the dignity of the people. This is…READ more..
ZUARI BRIDGE IS SAFE, MAINTENANCE WORK CARRIED OUT TIME TO TIME: SUDIN DHAVALIKAR
PANAJI PWD minister Sudhin Dhavalikar has hit back at Goa Pradesh Congress president Girish Chodankar over Zuari bridge issue. Dhavalikar said that Zuari bridge is safe and its maintenance work is carried out regularly. Dhavalikar also criticized Chodankar for not having faith in him and questioned why Congress party president sends his party workers to MGP party officials with an…READ more..
GIVE FAIR COMPENSATION AND REHABILITATE 4500 FAMILIES DISPLACED BY MOPA AIRPORT PROJECT: KMSS
PERNEM Pernem Kul Mundkar Sangharsh Samiti (KMSS) has raised questions on NGT’s decision to allow work of Mopa airport. They have asked about the steps taken to rehabilitate 4500 families who will be displaced due to the project. Speaking to the reporters, members of KMSS said that the NGT has given green signal for the construction of Aiport at Mopa saying…READ more..
GMPF DEMANDS Rs 25,000 MONTHLY COMPENSATION FOR PEOPLE AFFECTED FROM MINING BAN
AGENCIES|PANAJI Goa Mining People’s Front (GMPF), an umbrella body of people dependent on Goa’s now-defunct mining sector, has demanded that those who had lost their livelihoods due to a ban on iron ore extraction should be given a monthly compensation of Rs 25,000. Goa Mining People’s Front chief Puti Gaonkar said that this compensation amount should be given before Ganesh Chaturthi…READ more..
SONIA GANDHI, PRIYANKA VADRA ON PRIVATE VISIT TO GOA
PANAJI Former All India Congress Committee (AICC) President Sonia Gandhi, her daughter Priyanka Vadra and her son-in-law Robert Vadra are on a private visit to Goa. According to party sources, they had arrived in the state on Friday and checked-in a resort. They were likely to be in the state till the weekend, sources added.READ more..
PARRIKAR’S CONDITION IS STABLE, HE WILL BE BACK WITHIN A WEEK: PRAMOD SAWANT
PANAJI Goa Legislative Assembly Speaker Pramod Sawant today said that Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar will be going to the USA this evening for treatment as his ailment has developed minor complications. Sawant told reporters that Parrikar will be flying to the USA by a flight at 5 p.m. from Mumbai where he is currently admitted in Lilavati…READ more..
PARRIKAR TO FLY TO USA AGAIN FOR MEDICAL TREATMENT: OFFICIAL
AGENCIES|MUMBAI Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who is currently admitted at Lilavati hospital in Mumbai, would be flown to the US tonight for further medical treatment, his office said today. Parrikar, 62, underwent treatment in the US for three months earlier this year for a pancreatic ailment and returned in June. He went there again for a follow-up earlier this month. Parrikar was…READ more..
PARRIKAR SEEKS DONATION FOR KERALA
PANAJI Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Monday appealed to the public in the state to donate for relief work in flood-hit Kerala. In a statement issued here on Monday, Parrikar, who is currently undergoing treatment for advanced pancreatic cancer in a Mumbai hospital, asked Goans to reach out to Kerala, where more than 400 people have died on account of…READ more..