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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.

'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.

Parrikar government with casino, mining mafia: AAP

Manohar Parrikar-led government in Goa is siding with the casino lobby and the mining mafia in Goa, Aam Aadmi Party`s Yogendra Yadav said Thursday.

Goa govt pays monetary relief to victims of police action

Complying with National Human Rights Commission`s direction, Goa government has paid monetary relief to 737 villagers who were victims of police action during their protest against alleged illegal mining.

28 cases against government officers in Goa

Goa Vigilance Department is probing 28 cases against gazetted officers for various offences including one against a DSP, who had allegedly trafficked housemaids to Gulf countries through the local airport, the Legislative Assembly was told here.

Goa begins to mutate 122 properties owned by Pak nationals

Goa government has listed 122 properties owned by Pakistani nationals in the state and taken over their management while proposing to collect rent from their occupiers.

Goa is IFFI`s permanent venue only in name: Official

Goa is a permanent venue for the International Film Festival of India (IFFI) only for "namesake", a senior official in-charge of organising India`s biggest international film fest has said.

Goa govt to `eventually` let dance bars operate in state: NCP

NCP on Thursday expressed doubt over the "intentions" of the Goa government in not allowing dance bars in the state.

Goa govt not to issue excise licence to dance bars

The Goa government on Wednesday said it will not issue excise license to dance bars in the state.

Goa to distribute 15,000 laptops among students

Goa government will distribute 15,000 free laptops amongst students in the state by the end of July, sources said on Saturday.

Floating hotels will harm environment: Goa govt

The Goa government has opposed two floating hotel projects being pushed by the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT).

Goa cabinet reshuffle on cards, CM begins audit

The Goa Cabinet reshuffle is likely within a month as Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has started the audit of the performance of his ministers and their respective departments.

Goa may adopt two Uttarakhand villages for rehabilitation

Goa government plans to rehabilitate two villages of flood-ravaged Uttarakhand and announce a relief fund.