Stop illegal sand mining, NGT tells Goa government

 Continuous illegal sand mining in defiance of its orders and the authorities' inaction have prompted the National Green Tribunal to direct the Goa government to use armed police, if required, to stop the menace.

Vedanta to restart iron ore mining operations in Goa

Anil Agarwal-led mining firm Vedanta on Monday said it has received necessary government approvals and will resume operations from today at its biggest iron ore mine at Codli in Sanguem taluka in Goa.

Pacheco can attend Goa Assembly session next month: Speaker

Even as Goa government gears up for the three-week-long state Legislative Assembly session commencing next month, Speaker Rajendra Arlekar Thursday said imprisoned legislator Fransisco Miccky Pacheco can participate in the House proceedings.

Goa schools to reopen on June 8 clarifies state government

A day before the academic year commenced, the state of Goa was hit by a rumour that the date of commencement of the academic year would be postponed.

No more electronic dance music festivals on Goa beaches?

The state government has resolved against holding electronic dance music festivals on Goa beaches and suggested a shift in the venue, noting that the mega events cause damage to the coastal areas.

Govt gives nod to sea plane landing in Goa waters amid protest
Govt gives nod to sea plane landing in Goa waters amid protest

The Goa government today went ahead with its tourism proposal amid protests by fishermen community and conducted trial of sea plane landing on Mandovi river in the heart of the state.

Police-drug peddler nexus: Goa govt reinstates suspended cops

Goa government Tuesday reinstated two senior police officers and five constables who were suspended and arrested for their involvement with narcotics lobby in the state in 2010.

Probe begins in Goa on 'harassment' claims for 'anti-Modi' posts

The Goa government's department of public grievances has started looking into the harassment complaints of a shipbuilding professional Devu Chodankar, whose Facebook posts on Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar created a stir last year.

Mining dependent borrowers in Goa opt for OTS to settle debts

A large number of people dependent on mining industry in Goa who had huge bank borrowings have now opted for One Time Settlement Scheme launched by the state government fearing bad debts.

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Goa govt seeking from banks loan details of mining dependents

Expediting the process of providing subsidy on loan granted to people dependent on mining in Goa, the state government has asked financial institutions, including nationalised banks, to submit the details of loan liabilities by September 30.

Goa defers iron ore e-auctioning after slump in international prices

The Goa government has put on hold the fifth e-auctioning of iron ore, which was scheduled to be held this week, owing to falling prices in international markets.

'Infrastructure for IFFI to be at par with Cannes festival'
'Infrastructure for IFFI to be at par with Cannes festival'

 Goa government plans to set up infrastructure for International Film Festival of India (IFFI) here at par with Cannes film festival, a senior official said today.

Goa MLA demands private `paid` beach for women in bikini

Panaji: An MLA belonging to the Maharashtravadi Gomantak Party (MGP), the alliance partner of BJP in Goa government, has sparked off a controversy with his demand for demarcation of a private `paid` beach where women would be allowed to wear bikinis.

Goa government faces flak over tourism junkets

The Goa BJP government faced criticism from all sections after documents tabled in the state assembly here revealed Rs 13.24 crore were spent on tourism junkets in the state, since the party came to power in 2012.

Goa proposes pension scheme for sportsmen above 60

The Goa government has proposed a new pension scheme for sports personalities above 60 years of age, who have represented the state at the national and international level.

NCP attacks Goa government after governor`s speech

The opposition NCP attacked the Manohar Parrikar government in Goa Monday, a day after Governor BV Wanchoo shared the stage with senior Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) leader Indresh Kumar at a function organised by a Sangh-backed forum.

24X7 call centre launched in Goa to tackle power consumer woes

The Goa government has launched round the clock call centre for power consumers in its efforts to streamline the complaint mechanism.

Goa government wants ailing police chief replaced

The Goa government wants the state`s Director General of Police (DGP) Kishen Kumar to be transferred out of Goa because he is afflicted with leukemia and is "unable to pay undivided attention to his work".

Infighting in drug gangs behind Nigerian`s killing: Report

Ministry of External Affairs on Friday said it has received a report from the Goa government in which preliminary leads indicate infighting between possible drug- related gangs behind the killing of the Nigerian in that state last week.