Tag: Goa

Supreme Court panel against rail double-tracking project in Goa

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court-appointed Central Empowered Committee has said it does not find any justification for undertaking the rail double-tracking project in Goa, which is being opposed by environmental experts. The panel, in its report on April 23, said a project of this nature will destroythe fragile eco-system of the Western Ghats, which is […]

Goa governmen defers implementation of new Motor Vehicle Act

PANAJI: The Goa government has decided to put on hold its decision to enforce new changes under the Motor Vehicle Act, entailing higher penalties for traffic offences, from May 1. Chief Minister Pramod Sawant told reporters on Thursday that the central Act was harsh on motor vehicle users and considering the current pandemic situation, the […]

Five more states get additional borrowing of Rs. 2,094 crore

NEW DELHI: Reform linked additional borrowing permissions are stimulating reforms in Power Sector in the states. As a part of reform process, five more states namely, Bihar, Goa, Karnataka, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand have successfully met the target set by the Ministry of Power for reduction in Aggregate Technical & Commercial (AT&C) losses or achieved the […]

Goa government will reduce coal handling at Mormugao Port Trust

PANAJI: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Wednesday said the coal handling at the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT) would be brought down by 50 per cent within a year. The CM’s remarks came against the backdrop of protests against proposed expansion of the national highway linking Goa to Karnataka and double-tracking of the South Western […]

Prestige Group to invest Rs 2,000 crore on 4 new housing projects in Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Goa

NEW DELHI: Realty firm Prestige Estates Projects Ltd will develop four new housing projects in Bengaluru, Goa and Hyderabad with an investment of nearly Rs 2,000 crore amid recovery in demand for residential properties. The Bengaluru-based company will develop nearly 3,400 housing units in these four projects over the next three and half years. “We […]

Examining RORO services, ropeways for coal handling: Goa Chief Minister

NEW DELHI: RORO services and ropeway transportation systems could soon reduce the dependency on handling of coal at Goa’s only major port, the Mormugao Port Trust (MPT), Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Sunday. Sawant said that if the two projects are cleared by a special committee appointed by the Union Minister of State for […]

Income Tax Department conducts searches in Delhi- NCR, Haryana, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Goa

NEW DELHI: The Income tax Department has carried out a search and seizure action on 26.10.2020 on a large network of individuals running the racket of entry operation and generation of huge cash through fake billing. The search operations have been conducted on 42 premises across Delhi- NCR, Haryana, Punjab, Uttarakhand and Goa. The search […]

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant to chair meeting next week to resolve mining deadlock

NEW DELHI: Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant will next week chair a meeting with Chief Secretary Parimal Rai and representatives of the Goa Mining People’s Front, a collective of workers, truck and barge operators dependent on the iron ore mining industry, to discuss ways to resolve the deadlock in the non functional mining sector. This […]

Goa to develop a parallel city on lines of Mumbai’s Navi Mumbai township

PANAJI: The Goa government is planning to develop a parallel city at a short distance from Panaji, on the lines of Mumbai’s Navi Mumbai township, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday. Speaking at a function organised by the state government-run Economic Development Corporation, Sawant also said that the parallel city will be developed in […]

Goa IT body seeks bypassing of Central approval for investment

NEW DELHI: Involvement of government Ministers in matters of facilitation of investment in the Information Technology sector is proving to be a bottleneck for the industry’s growth, the Goa Information Technology Professionals Association said on Wednesday, urging the state government to bypass centralised permissions for IT projects. In a statement on Wednesday, the association also […]

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