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The mining industry, which is all set to resume operations in Goa, finds itself in a tight spot as it faces the twin problem of a huge tax load and softer iron ore prices in the global market. The miners in the state have announced that the preparatory work for resuming mining activity will start from October. The industry had been closed since September 2012 after authorities spotted large-scale irregularities. “With lower prices and high taxation, it becomes challenging to move out ore and this needs rationalisation of taxes,” GoaRead More
The Goa Police is likely to issue a non-bailable arrest warrant against former Louis Berger official James McClung, who had revealed that bribe was paid to win a consultancy contract in Goa. “Crime Branch had sent summons to McClung last month asking him to appear before the investigating officer within 15 days. He has not responded to the summons. We are now in the process of issuing him a non bailable arrest warrant,” a senior police official told PTI on conditions of anonymity. McClung along with Richard Hirsch (61) ofRead More

Posted On September 3, 2015By Akshay LadIn Local, Top Stories

Dead Body of Missing Mapusa Youth Found

A day after a youth from Mapusa Valentino Godinho drowned at Arvalem waterfall, the Navy divers on Thrusday recovered body of one of missing Godinho from the river. Valentino Godinho, 18, from Mapusa, had drowned at Arvalem waterfall on Wednesday, while swimming in the river along with his friends. Bicholim Police said a group of seven youth from Mapusa had visited Arvalem waterfall for sightseeing on Wednesday evening. After enjoying the beauty of the area, they could not judge the depth of the river and started drowning, shouting for help.Read More
The circular issued to all government, government-aided, middle and high schools has asked teachers to show students video clips educating them on the issue Children in Goa will be sensitised to be kind to animals, with the State Council of Educational Research and Training (SCERT) asking the schools to teach a program on ‘compassionate citizen’. SCERT Director N C Honnikeri in a circular issued to various schools has asked them to follow a brochure issued by PETA (People for Ethical Treatment Towards Animals) for sensitising students against cruelty of animals.Read More

Posted On September 3, 2015By Akshay LadIn Crime, Local, People, Top Stories

Youth Takes Selfie Moments Before Death

Valentino Godinho, 18, from Mapusa, is suspected to have drowned at Arvalem waterfall on Wednesday, while swimming in the river along with his friends. Bicholim Police said a group of seven youth from Mapusa had visited Arvalem waterfall for sightseeing on Wednesday evening. After enjoying the beauty of the area, they could not judge the depth of the river and started drowning, shouting for help. This was noticed by the other four friends who successfully rescued two of them, but could not trace Godinho, who they suspect has drowned toRead More
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