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Wednesday, 7 November 2012

Goa News snippets 07112012

Film festival delegate registration crosses 7000 mark
Times of India
PANAJI: The delegate registration for the 43{+r}{+d} International Film Festival of India (Iffi) 2012 - to be hosted in Panaji from November 20 to 30 - has already crossed the 7,000 mark. The registration had been thrown open to film enthusiasts from ...

Pirates! Beware!, says Captain who Writes
Panaji, Nov 7 (IANS): Goa-based Norbert Rebello sails through words with the same ease as he navigates bulk tankers across the oceans. He readies this week for his second novel, also on a theme set at sea, giving hint of how diverse interests show up ...

Goa CM involved in 'fixing' over illegal mining issue: Pacheco
Daily News & Analysis
"Parrikar looks like he is involved in the match fixing over the illegal mining issue, as he has not punished people involved in the illegalities," Goa Vikas Party legislator Miccky Pacheco told reporters. Pacheco has also objected to the appointment ...

Goa Police probe mysterious blank CDs in circulation
Panaji, Nov 7 (IBNS) The Goa Police are inquiring into mysterious envelopes containing blank compact discs being circulated to gullible people, in the name of Goa University (GU). GU Registrar Vijayendra Kamat has lodged a complaint at Agassaim police ...

Lecture on European Union at Goa University
Times of India
The department of Portuguese, Goa University (GU), Taleigao plateau, will organize of lecture by Dr Antonio Menezes, former ambassador of the EU, on November 7, from 11am to 1pm, at GU's arts faculty seminar hall, Bock B. Manovikas' state-of-the-art ...

Mining stakeholders attend 'fruitful' meet with Sinha
Times of India
President of the Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GManguirish Pai Raikar who led the delegation, told TOI that the meeting with the RBI deputy governor was fruitful. The RBI's regional director (RD) will talk to lead banks to sort out the loan ...

Man nabbed for trying to sell a gun
Times of India
Speaking to mediapersons, Dy SP Serafin Dias said a Mapusa police team led by PI Tushar Vernekar conducted a raid and arrested Sheikh outside Tivim industrial estate at Karaswada, Mapusa. The accused was found in illegal possession of a revolver, ...

Two years later, girl, 'kidnapper' found
Times of India
PONDA: The Ponda police have traced a girl allegedly kidnapped two years ago from Tisk-Usgao to a hutment in the industrial workers' colony in Bhosari-Pune in neighbouring Maharashtra. She has been living there with the alleged kidnapper and they have ...

Skeleton of missing girl recovered
Times of India
MARGAO: Curchorem police on Tuesday evening recovered the skeletal remains from an isolated place at Mirabag, Curchorem, suspected to be that of a 15-year-old girl who had gone missing from the area since September 26. Sharanamma Viresh Amu ...

International meet of rural health to address key challenges
Times of India
PANAJI: Around 70% of doctors serve 30% of the population, who are based in urban areas, and 30% of the doctors serve the remaining 70% of the population in rural areas. This was stated by Dr Ashok Patil, president of international association of ...

Mangesh's 'Scholars' feat inspires his peers
Times of India
PANAJI: Mangesh Sonawane was selected for Times Scholars from over 40,000 applicants across the country last week. But for his teachers, friends, classmates, neighbours, relatives and nearly anyone who knows Mangesh, the coveted scholarship was ..

Tillari closure will not affect Bardez water supply: PWD
Times of India
PANAJI: The PWD has sought to dispel apprehensions in the minds of citizens that the stoppage of Tillari water will severely hit water supply to Bardez. Senior PWD engineers told TOI that the PWD has arranged for enough alternative sources of raw water ...

Spiritual, religious leaders converge in state
Times of India
PANAJI: The movement for peaceful inter-religious co-existence has been taken to a new level which saw many spiritual and religious leaders from different sectors converge in the state. The inter-religious 'Peace and Harmony Conference', which is the ...

Alina's latest: Segregate or pay the price
Times of India
PANAJI: Environment minister Alina Saldanha has decided that all village panchayats must get their garbage segregated at the household level-citizens will have to compost their wet waste, and the dry garbage will be disposed through contractors ...'

'No digging of roads sans PWD permission'
Times of India
PANAJI: The PWD has issued a circular to all departments and agencies directing them to take permission from the PWD authorities concerned and to deposit necessary reinstatement charges before digging of PWD roads for laying telephone and electricity ...

Decide objection with reasons: HC
Times of India
PANAJI: The high court of Bombay at Goa has set aside a report recommending acquisition of land to construct a motorable road at Deussua village in Salcete as the deputy collector (land acquisition officer) did not provide reasons for rejecting ...

Modernity to replace History
Times of India
The project is being executed through the Goa state infrastructure development corporation (GSIDC). In addition to the reconstruction of the Panaji jetty, the port department has also submitted a proposal to demolish the jetty-canopy and to build a new ...

Churchill resurfaces, so does Mopa airport issue
Times of India
When it was pointed out that he had raised the airport issue when he was contesting on a Save Goa Front (SGF) party ticket and again in the run up to the Cortalim by-election, Alemao dismissed the connection between the two. "Why am I bringing up this ...

Zambia await AIFF nod for Goa visit
Times of India
PANAJI: African Cup of Nations champions Zambia's proposed tour to Goa later this month is hanging by a thread after the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said they are yet to hear from the visitors. Konkola Copper Mines, a subsidiary of Vedanta ...

Mining ban hit MPT to offer VRS to employees
Times of India
PANAJI: With mining operations in Goa halted since September, Mormugao port trust is looking to reduce its workforce and is introducing a special voluntary retirement scheme for its employees. MPT has around 2,800 employees on its rolls and 4,000 ...

Should the Calangute-Candolim beach stretch be made hawker-free?
Times of India
The issue of clearing the beach stretch is a vicious cycle. While it would be convenient to have a clear beach stretch, an alternative arrangement needs to be put in place. We cannot deprive people of their livelihood. Some provisions need to be made.

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