Union AYUSH minister Sripad Naik’s courtesy visit

Union AYUSH minister Sripad Naik paid courtesy visit to the office of `The Neutral View Magazine’ at Porvorim on Friday. During his brief visit, Naik glanced through the news magazine and appreciated the efforts in bringing out the fortnightly with fresh outlook towards Goa’s current issues. Naik also was informed about the functioning of our website www.theneutralview.com which…

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Special Assembly Session to pass GST Bill on May 9

The Goa Governor Mridula Sinha has summoned one-day State Legislative Assembly session on May 9, to pass the Goods and Service Tax (GST) Bill. The Assembly session has been summoned at 11.30 am. With the July 1 target to roll out the unified indirect tax regime just over two months away, the States have to pass the bill…

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Govt wants to promote Goa as coal Hub, accuses Congress

Goa: Amidst the ongoing opposition to the Mormugao port Trust’s (MPTs) coal berth expansion from cross section of society including locals, the Congress party has accused the State and Central Government of trying to promote Goa as coal hub at the cost of living of the people. Congress media cell chairman Adv Yatish Naik said that party strongly supports those…

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Trajano D’Mello expelled from Congress

Congress party today expelled its state spokesman Trajano D’Mello for anti party activities. “At the meeting of the executive committee of Goa Pradesh Congress committee took strong notice and cognizance of the anti-party utternances, activities and acts of D’Mello,” says the press note released by party’s Goa Vice President M K Shaikh. The party has said that the utterances of D’Mello…

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Goa has unique position in India’s unfolding tryst with destiny: Prez

President of India Pranab Mukherjee minced no words to appreciate the efforts of Goa University and the coastal state. “Goa has a unique position in India’s unfolding tryst with destiny. It is a shining example of our cultural pluralism and co-existence, and a symbol of a Cosmopolitanism which is essential for a modernizing society,” Mukherjee said addressing the convocation of…

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Prez conferred with Di Litt by Goa university

President of India Pranab Mukherjee was bestowed doctor of letters degree by Goa university today. Mukherjee was bestowed the doctor of letters  (D. Litt) degree during twenty ninth annual convocation held at Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee stadium near here. Governor Mridula Sinha who is also Chancellor of Goa University awarded the degree to Mukherjee. State chief minister Manohar Parrikar was present as…

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Manohar Parrikar partially lifts ban on new recruitment

The Manohar Parrikar led coalition government has finally lifted the six month old recruitment ban imposed by its predecessor on the educational institutions and health sector in the first phase, within immediate effect. The ban is been lifted for Grant-in-aid institutions, educational institutions, Goa Medical College, Dental College, Institute of Psychiatric and Human Behavior and Directorate of Health Servvices and…

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Revolt in  Congress as Trajano D’Mello demands sacking of Faleiro

The revolt within the Congress party is likely to spur in Goa, with one of its senior leader demanding sacking of State Party president Luizinho Faleiro, holding him accountable for party’s failure to form the government, despite emerging as single largest party. In a press statement issued on Monday, the Congress general secretary Trajano D’Mello, has demanded that the…

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Panchayat polls postponed to June 17, San Joao is wet now

In a bid to avoid clashing dry-day with the traditional San Joao festival, the State Government on Monday decided to prepone the elections to 186 village panchayat to June 17. The Government had last week announced to hold the elections on June 25. The five-year term of the panchayats end on May 20 and based on…

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Digvijaya Singh admits it was mistake not to align with Vijai

Around one-and-half month after it failed to grab the opportunity to form government in Goa, Congress party has admitted its mistake of “not having pre-poll alliance with Goa Forward headed by Vijai Sardesai.” “Our mistake was not to go for a pre poll alliance with Goa Forwarded headed by Vijay (Vijai) Sardesai which was seen to be anti Parrikar and…

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