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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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".
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.