Oscar as Union transport min brings hope to Goa

PANAJI: With "Goa-friendly" Oscar Fernandes taking over as Union minister of road transport and highways (MORTH), PWD minister Ramkrishna 'Sudin' Dhavalikar's hopes of expediting the widening of the national highways have soared.

PANAJI: The 2014 Lok Sabha polls are still months away, but the political waters in North Goa are already churning.

Goans for Dabolim Only meet Shripad, Wagh

MARGAO: In continuation with its ongoing programme to appraise the elected representatives of Goa on the Mopa airport issue, Goans For Dabolim Only (GFDO) met with North Goa MP Shripad Naik and St Andre MLA Vishnu Wagh, stated a press note issued by the forum.

BJP's national executive 2nd time in Goa

PANAJI: Chief minister Manohar Parrikar was giving finishing touches to the arrangements for the three-day conclave at a Panaji-based five star resort beginning Friday even as the BJP has made the route from Dabolim airport to Dona Paula a colourful one with huge cutouts of national leaders.

Shripad launches Margao Shigmo

MARGAO: The cloud of uncertainty hanging over who would organize Shigmo festivities in Margao was cleared after North Goa MP Shripad Naik inaugurated the first day of the 5-day long Shigmo programmes organized by the group headed by BJP spokesperson Damu Naik, at Ana Fonte garden, Margao, on Wednesday.

PANAJI: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Goa has decided to reveal to all who its supporters and, in effect, its voters are.

MPLAD funds used in rural areas: Naik

PANAJI: North Goa MP Shripad Naik on Tuesday said central funds have been used to build 86 community halls and 66 crematoriums all over the district for the benefit of people.

PANAJI: Iron ore worth over 61,000 crore was exported from Goa over the last three years, according to a reply given in parliament by the union minister for mines.

PANAJI: The South Goa MP, Mr Francisco Sardinha on Saturday said that the budget presented by the Union Minister for Finance, Mr P Chidambaram, earlier this week is a national financial statement and one should not try to find state-wise provisions such as a financial package for mining dependent people from Goa in it.

SANQUELIM: The Bangalore High Court on Thursday disposed of a petition challenging work on the Kalsa-Bandura project to supply water to Hubli-Dharwad and 13 other towns, after the Karnataka state government submitted that no work would be taken up in the forest areas until a clearance was obtained from the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests (MoEF).

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