Praying for an Indian miracle

PANAJI: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar's assertion that, given a choice, he would have not taken the Lusofonia Games 2013, came as a bolt out of the blue.

'CM preparing Goans for Lusofonia fiasco'

MARGAO: Fatorda MLA Vijai Sardesai criticized chief minister Manohar Parrikar for his stance on Dabolim airport and Lusofonia Games.

PANAJI: This will not be music to the ears of Alex Vong, the high-profile president of ACOLOP or the Association of the Portuguese Speaking Olympic Committees which organizes the Lusofonia Games.

PANAJI: The government will spend 216 crore on four major Lusofonia games projects in various parts of Goa, including Peddem-Mapusa, Bambolim, Goa university and Fatorda, chief minister Manohar Parrikar said on Wednesday.

MARGAO: The old railway station at Margao has been identified by the south Goa district administration as one of the probable sites for rehabilitating people affected by flooding during the monsoons.

MAPUSA: Goa is in danger of missing out on the deadline to complete all infrastructural work for the Lusofonia Games 2013 as the state government hasn't paid the contractors for work completed till date.

Vijai grills govt on Fatorda sports complex

PORVORIM: Fatorda MLA Vijay Sardesai on Thursday alleged that although the government was spending 46 crore on the Fatorda sports complex, it was not taking opposition MLAs into confidence.

PANAJI: The Kadamba transport corporation is planning to diversify into other operations in an effort to rake in profits and stop its loss-making run. The corporation has invited expressions of interest from private consultancy firms that will guide the corporation in its "restructuring" bid.

PANAJI: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar's tendency to get into power struggles with the central government are well known. He now seems ready to rub the centre the wrong way again, claiming on Thursday that he would go ahead with the construction of the new Zuari bridge by June even without the necessary permissions from the National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).

PANAJI: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar has succumbed to relentless pressure from sports minister Ramesh Tawadkar, forcing him to transfer Elvis Gomes out of the Sports Authority of Goa (SAG).

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