GOA: GOVT IMPOSES SECTION 144 IN THE PANJIM CITY

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  • November 18, 2017

PANAJI (GOA):  Ahead of upcoming nine-day IFFI 2017, the North Goa Collector has imposed section 144 IPC in the capital city, that will host thousands of international and national delegates for the event. 

The District Magistrate, North Goa has ordered that the Campal Parade Ground and Azad Maidan,  Panaji, will be the only two designated location of organizing protest rallies, morchas, processions, hunger strikes, dharnas, agitations and other forms of protest in Panaji city. 

“The order is been issued in view of the various upcoming state organised functions like IFFI and Feast of Saint Francis Xavier, etc,” the order stated.

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GOA: DR PRAKASH BABA AMTE MESMERISES CROWD DURING ‘NEUTRAL FEST’

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Panaji (Goa): World renowned social worker, Padma Shree Dr Prakash Baba Amte and his wife Dr Mandakini Amte, who has also won equal accolodates, were cynosure of all eyes as they walked up to the stage of Neutral Fest on Friday evening at Taj Vivanta in Panaji.

The event marked one year of our Neutral View Private Limited group which has an English fortnightly, Marathi fortnightly ‘Yeva Kokanat’ and a website. Amte couple who has been serving the humanity and wild since last 44 years had travelled from their village of Hemalkasa near Nagpur to Goa to attend the…

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IAS OFFICER TURNS WITNESS IN MINING CASE  

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Panaji  (Goa): IAS officer and former Chief Minister Digambar Kamat’s close aide has turned into a crucial witness in mining case in what could give the politician sleepless night ahead of his anticipatory bail hearing. 

 
Rajiv Yaduvanshi, principal mines secretary in the Congress-led government from 2006-11 deposed before a local magistrate to record his statement under section 164 of CrPC. It is learnt through sources that he has accused political pressure for every decision then.
 
However, no officer has confirmed the contents of the statement. SP Kartik Kashyap has only confirmed recording of statement before…

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GOA: THREE APPLY FOR SHIFTING LIQUOR OUTLETS TO PREMISE IN NON-SC ORDER PURVIEW

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  • November 17, 2017
 
Panaji (Goa): Despite an offer that could save their liquor outlets from a permanent shut down, only about three liquor operators – amongst over a thousand affected due to Supreme Court order banning sale of liquor on highways – have sought shifting their premises to an alternate location. 
 
The State Commissionerate of Excise is in receipt of three applications from the owners of liquor premises requesting shifting their outlets to locations out of SC order purview. 
 
The department however does not consider it a poor response considering that Manohar Parrikar-led government has given a breather…

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GOA: VIJAY FOR VIJAI SARDESAI IN CORRUPTION CASE

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Margao (Goa): South Goa court today dismissed the plea filed against State agriculture minister Vijai Sardesai.

South Goa Principal District and Sessions Court dismissed the plea filed by a social activist seeking directions to file FIR against State Agriculture Minister Vijai Sardesai in connection with the prevention of corruption act.

Judge B P Deshpande today dismissed the plea filed by social activist Aires Rodrigues ruling that “the mandatory sanction from the State government required under section 19 of Prevention of Corruption Act was not taken.”

Special Public Prosecutor Saiesh Mahambrey represented police department including…

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IT’S TODAY, BE THERE SHARP AT 4.30 PM AT TAJ VIVANTA FOR NEUTRAL FEST, WE ARE WAITING FOR YOU

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Panaji (Goa) The maiden edition of Neutral Fest will have world acclaimed social reformer and Padma Shree Award winner Dr Prakash Baba Amte addressing the gathering today on November 17 at 5 p.m. at Hotel Taj Vivanta.

The Neutral View Group would be celebrating its first anniversary by hosting the ‘Neutral Fest’, an event which would be a regular feature on the social calender of Goa henceforth.

To begin with, the fest will host Padma Shree Prakash Amte who has been working with the downtrodden adivasi community since 1974. He has also been working in the…

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WILL THE ‘LUCKY’ EX-CM APPEAR BEFORE SIT SANS COURT RELIEF THIS TIME? 

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Panaji  (Goa) As former Chief Minister Digambar Kamat’s close aide – Goa’s former Principal Mines Secretary Rajiv Yaduvanshi will undergo sixth round of questioning in the mining scam today; the Special Investigation Team (SIT) is keeping its fingers crossed that the Congress MLA does not move the court for anticipatory bail. 

 
While his anticipatory bail hearing in connection with the main mining case is slated for tomorrow, SIT had this week issued him summons to appear in a separate mining related investigation on Tuesday
 
Kamat has already been quizzed in the…

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GOA: ONLY TEN MINES OPERATIONAL IN GOA THIS SEASON

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  • November 16, 2017

Panaji (Goa): After the monsoons, the iron ore extraction activity has been slowly picking up in the State with only ten out of total 89 mines beginning their operations, a senior government official said today.

The current mining season, which begun from November 1 after the rains receded, has been slow-paced due to poor prices for the low-grade ore in the International market coupled with several local issues.

“Only ten mines which have got consent to operate under Air and Water Pollution Control Act have been operating for this season. Till date, 0.839 Million tonnes of ore has been extracted by…

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GOA: FILE SEDITION CASES AGAINST HINDU MAHASABHA LEADERS: SHANTARAM NAIK

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Panaji (Goa): Mr Shantaram Naik ex-MP and President of Goa Pradesh Congress Committee have said that Madhya Pradesh Government should register an FIR against Hindu Mahasabha leaders and charge them of an offence of sedition, for constructing a temple at Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh, devoted to Nathuram Godse, killer of Mahatma Gandhi.

 

   Mr Naik said that all those leaders who are prima facie involved in the construction activities of a temple , directly or indirectly, should be arrested by police and their custodial interrogation has to be sought.

 

Mr Naik further…

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GOA: PARRIKAR SAYS SALARY OF MLAS SHOULD BE INCREASED

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Panaji (Goa) Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today said that the salaries paid to the members of the legislative assembly will be increased in near future to meet up with their financial liabilities arising out of the post.

Parrikar was addressing National Press Day function organized by local journalists’ union in the city this morning.

“I am going to increase the salaries paid to the MLAs from Goa legislative assembly.  I am the only person who has bluntly said all the time that, if MLAs don’t get proper funds, they will have a reason to…

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