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Drinking part of Goa`s culture, no prohibition: BJP leader

Drinking part of Goa`s culture, no prohibition: BJP leader

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 17:44

Prohibition cannot come in Goa because drinking is part of Goa`s culture, BJP state vice-president Wilfred Mesquita said on Friday.

`Goa`s open-cast mines can generate hydel power`

`Goa`s open-cast mines can generate hydel power`

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 17:24

Goa`s 90 odd open-cast iron ore mines, currently closed for nearly two years following a mining ban, could be tapped for generating hydel power, says wildlife conservationist Bittu Sahgal.

Civil societies harp on citizens` inputs in Goa Police Bill

Civil societies harp on citizens` inputs in Goa Police Bill

Last Updated: Friday, August 22, 2014, 14:45

Members of various civil societies in Goa Friday demanded that reforms in the proposed Goa Police Bill need to be discussed at grassroot level including in Gram Sabhas and municipal meetings.

After apology over `negro`, Goa CM drags Tarun Tejpal into row

After apology over `negro`, Goa CM drags Tarun Tejpal into row

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 21:38

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, who earlier apologised for the use of word `negro` in a written reply in the Legislative Assembly, accused that senior journalist Tarun Tejpal might be behind the coverage of the issue.

Former judges not willing to become Lokayukta in Goa: Manohar Parrikar

Former judges not willing to become Lokayukta in Goa: Manohar Parrikar

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 20:43

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that Supreme Court judges were reluctant to take up post-retirement assignments in Goa, fearing "character assassination".

Goa seeks reversal of proposed hike in iron ore royalty rates

Goa seeks reversal of proposed hike in iron ore royalty rates

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 19:53

The Goa government will demand a rollback of hike in royalty rates of low grade iron ore proposed by Centre, saying profit margins of mining industry have shrunken due to a steady fall in international prices since 2011.

Illegal construction offenders in Goa may get imprisoned

Illegal construction offenders in Goa may get imprisoned

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 15:12

The Goa government is contemplating to enact a new legislation which attracts imprisonment for those indulging in illegal construction.

Goa CM apologises for calling African a `Negro`

Goa CM apologises for calling African a `Negro`

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 14:45

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar Thursday apologised for using the word "Negro" in one of the answers tabled on the floor of the House here after the alleged racist slur evoked strong reactions from the members.

Ram Sene banned in Goa at behest of mafia, alleges Muthalik

Ram Sene banned in Goa at behest of mafia, alleges Muthalik

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 13:27

Controversial right-wing outfit Sri Ram Sene`s chief Pramod Muthalik has alleged that the Goa government banned his organisation at the behest of drug lords and pub mafia.

Goa Cong opposes usage of word `negro` for African nationals

Goa Cong opposes usage of word `negro` for African nationals

Last Updated: Thursday, August 21, 2014, 01:08

Goa Congress on Wednesday objected to the usage of the word "negros" in the official documents by the state government to refer to the African nationals.