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Calangute: Calangute MLA Michael Lobo alleged that the owners of dance bars in the coastal belt are trying to restart their bars following the recent Supreme Court order directing the Maharashtra government to allow dance bars to function.
MARGAO: Colva panchayat is considering filing a case in the Lokayukta against the Goa coastal zone management authority (GCZMA) for giving clearance to a hotel owned by former environment minister Aleixo Sequeira in Colva.
Margao/Cuncolim: During a special meeting held at the Cuncolim municipal council recently, a unanimous resolution was passed to go ahead with a 19crore beautification plan under the Jawaharlal Nehru national urban renewal mission (JNNURM).
PANAJI: Goa People's Forum, a citizens' group has said that the non-filing of statements of assets and liabilities by eight MLAs and other public functionaries has brought into focus how weak the Goa Lokayukta act is in dealing with errant elected representatives.
PANAJI: How weak the Goa Lokayukta act is to act against legislators who fail to file their statements of assets, has once again become clear now as the Lokayukta is unable to take the errant legislators to task, a citizens' group has said.
BICHOLIM: Deputy chairperson of Sakhali municipal council Dayanand Boryekar was voted out of power on Friday.
PANAJI: Blame games over the occupancy certificate to the hotel project belonging to former power minister Aleixo Sequeira continued on Friday between Sequeira and the Colva village panchayat.
MARGAO: United Goans Democratic Party (UGDP) vice-president Radharao Gracias on Friday demanded the "immediate sacking" of health minister Laxmikant Parsekar for the state government's handling of the postgraduate admissions to the Goa medical college (GMC).
PANAJI: Former PWD minister Churchill Alemao's daughter Valanka Alemao may face a tough time in getting elected as the president of Goa Pradesh Youth Congress (GPYC) as few a Congress MLAs, GPCC president Subhash Shirodkar, and office bearers have come together to defeat her.