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Accept House Committee Report: CM To NHAI


Chief Minister Digambar Kamat along with PWD Minister Churchill Alemao called upon the new Union Surface Transport Minister and new Chairman of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) and told them to adhere to the House Committee recommendations with regards to widening the National Highways in Goa.
Briefing media persons at Margao, Digambar Kamat pointed out that it was necessary to meet the new guards in the surface transport ministry since not only the minister but even the Chairman of NHAI were changed.

Mogacho Bhav Released

Konkani Film Mogacho Bhav, produced and directed by Seby Pinto de Benaulim was released at Ravindra Bhavan, Margao, Thursady evening.
The film’s music is composed by Edwin Pinto while the cinematography has been done by Ben Evangelisto. Some of the artists in the film are Ben Evangelisto, Elvis Mascarenhas, Dolla, Nancy Gomes, Menino de Bandar and Petson Barbosa.
The story of the film revolves around three brothers, two of which two are working on as hip and the younger one is at home. The younger one who is pampered by two brothers turns to be a spoilt brat. 

MMC CO Orders Action Against Market Inspector


Chief Officer of Margao Municpal Council, Prasanna Acharya on Friday afternoon directed the officials to take stern action against Market Inspector Mohan Arlekar posted at the Gandhi Market. “He should be transferred immediate but better would be to suspend him,” he said.
The action was taken following a complaint from former councilor Rajendra Azgaonkar who is the leader of the Gandhi Market Vendors Association that the market inspector was not taking action against hawkers sitting on the road side selling vegetables and fruits.

Carnival Of Colours At Ruchika Art Gallery

On the occasion of Ruchika Art Gallery’s fourth anniversary, Carnival of Colours, a painting exhibition at the Gallery, Miramar was inaugurated by Governor of Goa Dr. S. S. Sidhu on Thursday. The exhibition will be open till 25th February for all art lovers.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Sidhu said that paintings help people to express their feelings, emotions, and ideas on a canvas artistically. He said that the artists need to be complimented for their creativities and quality of work.

Goa Villagers Oppose Raheja Project At Carmona

{youtube}8rzf_wPKaC0{/youtube} Around 200 people under the banner of Villagers Voice of Goa gathered at the residence of Chief Minister Digambar Kamat at Margao to protest against the Raheja’s mega project...

Goa to host hacking conference

Xiarch is pleased to announce its association with NullCon, India’s only hacking conference be held at GOA from 25th to 26th Feb. 2011. On this occasion Kunal Kaul, VP- Sales and marketing said “We feel honored to associated with NullCon, this is our way of supporting the budding hacking community”
NullCon is an active cyber security community which organizes monthly meets and regular information security awareness camps at various Institutions and Organizations nationally. It is a group of computer security enthusiasts who like to share their technical expertise and hacking skills with each other and spread awareness among the common people about the good, the bad and the ugly side of computers and technology.

Carmona Villagers demand revocation of construction license to Raheja

Residents of Carmona, supported by the organization Village Groups of Goa (VGG), marched to the Malbhat residence of chief minister Digambar Kamat on Thursday demanding revocation of the construction license granted to K Raheja Universal Ltd for a mega project in the village. However, due to the chief minister’s absence, a memorandum regarding the issue was submitted to his office.
Pointing out that the town and country planning (TCP) department had recently granted the final no objection certificate (NOC) to K Raheja Universal Ltd to develop 8, 8000 sq m of land on the River Sal in Carmona, the memorandum also stated that there was no proper road access to the said property.

Stop cricket stadium construction, MoEF tells Goa Govt

Union Environment and Forests Ministry has stayed its clearance granted to Goa government to construct an international cricket stadium in Thivim, 15 kms from here.
State government officials said MoEF’s Deputy Conservator of Forests N S Murali has written a letter to Goa government stating that the NOC granted for cricket stadium project has been kept on hold for a period of one month.
Goa Cricket Association (GCA) has been constructing this stadium with the sitting capacity of 50,000.

Activist moves SIC on Cipriano issue

With the public information officer (PIO) of the Goa Medical College and hospital refusing to give information regarding Cipriano Fernandes’ alleged custodial death, human rights activist Jowett D’Souza has approached the State Information Commission (SIC).
Despite an order passed by the appellate authority to furnish the information sought under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, the PIO has provided information to only a few of the 12 questions asked.

Goa FDA, GPMA plan to set up CDSCO at MPT

The Goa Foods and Drugs Control Administration (FDA) along with Goa Pharmaceutical Manufacturers’ Association (GPMA) is going to have a meeting with P Mara Pandiyan, chairman of Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) to discuss about the proposed plan to set up a Central Drugs Standards Control Organisation’s (CDSCO’s) zonal-cum-Assistant Drug Controller’s (ADC’s) office in premises of MPT.
This is the second meeting to be organised for the purpose after the whole process was initiated by the DCGI in September last year. The industry is hopeful that the delayed project may soon resume and finally will be in process after this meeting.