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    Mumbai: Centre may form single tribunal to resolve inter-state water disputes

    Mumbai: A regional conference of western states on water resources was held in Mumbai on Monday to discuss the contentious issues among the five western states viz. Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Gujarat and Goa. Arjun Ram Meghwal, Union Minister of State for Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation who chaired the conference, hinted that a single tribunal may soon be formed to resolve the inter-state water disputes.

  • IAS officers welcome Arvid Kejriwal’s appeal, open for talks

    New Delhi: IAS officers in Delhi on Monday welcomed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s appeal regarding their safety and security, saying they are open to discussions on issues of governance in the national capital. The IAS AGMUT (Arunachal, Goa, Mizoram and Union Territories) Association tweeted that the officers looked forward to concrete interventions for their security and dignity.

  • Fight against colonial rule in Goa yet not over: CM Manohar Parrikar

    Panaji: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar, in his first public address after returning from the US, today said the fight against colonial power in the state was yet not over. He also expressed his government’s resolve to make the state free of plastic this year.

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    DRI raids ketamine units in Maharashtra, Goa, Guj; busts international syndicate

    Mumbai: In a three-day operation code-named “Operation Vitamin”, the Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI) has busted an international drug syndicate, a statement issued by the enforcement agency on Wednesday said. The DRI officials have seized 308 kg ketamine and a huge quantity of raw material from various sites in Goa, Maharashtra and Gujarat, and arrested 10 persons including two British nationals and one from Vietnam.

  • Goa government to take up repairs of Portuguese-era Bridges

    Panaji: Nearly 80 Portuguese-era bridges in Goa are in a dilapidated condition and their repair work would be taken up immediately, a state minister said today. The Goa government had last year begun an audit of all the Portuguese-era bridges in the coastal state. The exercise was taken up after the bridge across Sanvordem river in South Goa district, had collapsed in May last year, killing two people. “We have identified 80 bridges, most of

  • Former Goa Congress Chief Shantaram Naik passes away at 72

    Panaji: Former Rajya Sabha MP and ex-Goa Congress chief Shantaram Naik died after suffering a heart attack today, party officials said. Naik, 72, was taken to a private hospital in Margao town from his residence after he complained of uneasiness where he was declared brought dead,  Goa Pradesh Congress Committee General Secretary Altinho Gomes told PTI.

  • Southwest monsoon to hit Goa on June 7: IMD

    Panaji: The southwest monsoon is expected to arrive in Goa in the next 24 hours with heavy rains being predicted at isolated places in the coastal state, Met department said today.

  • Holiday over, Shruti Haasan is back to work

    Shruti Haasan is back from London and has started shooting for a sequence of her upcoming film, helmed by Mahesh Manjrekar, in Goa. After shooting in Mumbai, Manjrekar moved his entire team to Goa to shoot a schedule of his gangster drama. The yet untitled film is a period drama and also stars Vidyut Jammwal.

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    Patient in Goa hospital tests negative for Nipah virus

    Panaji: A Kerala-based man, who was kept under observation at a hospital in Goa after showing symptoms of Nipah virus, has tested negative for the deadly infection. The blood samples of the patient, sent for testing to the National Institute of Virology in Pune, have come out negative for the virus, Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said today.

  • Goa gangrape: All three tourist accused from Indore arrested by Goa police

    Panaji, Goa Police on Saturday arrested three persons in connection with a gang-rape at the popular Colva beach late on Friday night, even as a Goa Minister has bemoaned the quality of tourists visiting the coastal state. The three accused-tourists from Indore have been charged with robbing and gang-raping a 20-year-old girl late on Friday, while she was visiting Colva beach along with her 22-year-old boyfriend.

  • Won’t support BJP in Lok Sabha polls if mining operations don’t resume: GFP

    Panaji, The Goa Forward Party (GFP), a constituent of the BJP-led Goa government, today said it will not support the saffron party in the next Lok Sabha elections if it fails to resolve the ongoing mining crisis in the state. The GFP said the BJP will land in “trouble” if the mining activities don’t resume immediately. The mining operations in the state have come to a halt from March 16 after the

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    Goa Health Services Director Dr Sanjeev Dalvi attacked

    Panaji: Goa Health Services Director Dr Sanjeev Dalvi was today attacked allegedly by a doctor with a blunt weapon in his official chamber at the Directorate of Health Services (DHS) building at Campal here, the police said.

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    Grabbing power through unethical means BJP’s new policy: Shiv Sena

    Mumbai: Accusing the BJP of adopting unethical means to grab power, its estranged ally Shiv Sena today questioned why the party had a different sets of rules while forming governments in Goa, Manipur and Karnataka. The Sena claimed that although BJP chief Amit Shah had inadvertently called B S Yeddyurappa “most corrupt”, the party faced the “ignominy” of making him the chief minister of Karnataka once again.