“We demand that all coal-related infrastructure projects in Goa be stopped…”, demands Goa Congress unit

The Goa unit of Congress on Thursday demanded that all coal-related infrastructure projects in the state to be stopped. Coal is unloaded on the docks of the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) and then transported to the neighbouring state of Karnataka. These coal handling facilities are in the process of being expanded. Congress party spokesperson, Aleixo…

Goa Fisheries Minister claims to be targeted by the drug mafia with sex scandal

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Goa Fisheries Minister Vinod Palyekar has claimed that he maybe targeted with sex scandal by the drug mafia after taking a strong stance against them. This comes after an activist alleged that a video footage of the minister in a compromised position has surfaced. Lawyer-activist Aires Rodrigues has alleged that a video footage of the…

The Goa Arts and Literature Festival (GALF) to begin from December 7

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The 8th edition of the Goa Arts and Literature Festival (GALF) will begin from December 7 to 10. Noted writers, poets, journalists and artists from India and abroad take part in the four-day long literary fest held once a year. The event will be inaugurated at the Maquinez Palace in Panaji while the rest of…

Private bus owners to go on a hunger strike on Monday

Goa private bus owners hunger strike

To effectively demand the release of various subsidies and financial assistance assured by the government, All Goa Private Bus Owners Association has called for a one-day hunger strike in Panaji. General Secretary of the association, Sudip Tamankar, informed that the notice for the hunger strike was served to the Director of Transport, the Chief Minister…

More than 5,000 Goa government jobs will be open for recruitment in December

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Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has informed yesterday that more 5,000 vacancies in various government department will be filled up from December. For the last two years and a half years ,there is backlog of around 5,000 vacancies. There was a ban placed on recruitment in November of 2016 which was partially lifted later. Employees will…

Fisheries Minister slammed for ‘fish subsidy’ remark

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Goa Fisheries Minister Vinod Palyekar has been criticised by Goa Fishing Boat Owners Association (GFBOA) for his ‘subsidy remark’. GFBOA Secretary Simon Pereira asked the Minister to check the ground reality before making any comments about the subsidies being paid to the Fishermen. The Minister had told reporters that fish was not available at reasonable…

FIR filed against Vishnu Wagh over “Sudhir Sukta” to be withdrawn

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Goa Bharatiya Janata Party Vice President Anil Hoble has said that FIR filed against Vishnu Wagh over his book “Sudhir Sukta” will be withdrawn. The book is a collection of poems by Wagh. The poems are highly critical of state’s elite Gaud Saraswat Brahmin caste. Hoble made the announcement from the party headquarters yesterday. The FIR…

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