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Calangute mla Michael lobo wants sunburn event to take place in his calangute constituency maintaining proper traffic management rules

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13-10-2013 … Having said that views of saying no to sun burn event in candolim were only of the tourism minister dilip parulekar and not of the state government Calangute mla Michael lobo on Friday said that he would like to see event like sunburn taking place in his calangute constituency maintaining proper traffic management rules maintained during the three day sun burn event

It may be noted that Tourism minister Dilip Parulekar had recently stated that he was not in favour of Sunburn, an annual electronic dance music festival, being held in Candolim as the event caused traffic jams and inconvenience to the people of Candolim ..

Vice chairman and managing director of percept harindra singh had also agree with the statements of the tourism minister and the state administration stating that candolim was a very restricted area as there was too much of commercial activity with even after experimenting with the movement in the past few years there was still lot of congestion due to which he was also of the opinion that sun burn had to move in more open space and therefore had given a couple of options to the government if sunburn had to grow in goa

Speaking to goanreporter calangute mla Michael lobo said that though Government has not said that sunburn would not happen in candolim but it is only the views of the present tourism minister dilip parulekar due to certain traffic congestion taking place in candolim area but at the same time he also have raised similar views on it stating that if sunburn has to take place in candolim then there has to be some rules and regulations for it

On asked about the tourism minister stating that 102% he was confident that this time candolim wouild not host sunburn event in goa Michael said “I once again say that Government has never said no to candalim its the honorable tourism minister view points though he strongly felt that sun burn should not go out of goa

 

former tourism minister and nuvem mla micky Pacheco has said that his goa vikas party could filed candidates both in south and north goal ok Sabha seats for the forthcoming parliamentary elections

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12-09-2013 … Even though months are left for the lok Sabha elections to take place in the country former tourism minister and nuvem mla micky Pacheco on Friday said that his goa vikas party could filed candidates both in south and north goal ok Sabha seats for the forthcoming parliamentary elections …

It may be noted that the ncp party supremo sharad Pawar’s has been trying to rebuilt its contacts with the goa vikas party which has two MLAs in the present assembly led by its supremo, Francisco ‘Mickky’ Pacheco, along with its another party MLA Caitu D’Silva.

sources stated that Pacheco had received an offer to merge his party with the NCP but the same was denied to by the nuvem mla micky Pacheco while speaking to goanreporter 

Micky said that he would not show any interest of joining any other political party or merging his goa vikas party and infact would think of fielding candidates for the upcoming lok Sabha elections both in south and north goa

On asked if there was a need for a change in south goa seat where in Francisco sardinha was the present south goa mp Micky said that time had come for a change in south goa even though he had personally worked for the south goa congress mp Francisco sardinha for last two elections

ccp chalks out plans for tackling garbage issue for the up-coming iffi festival 2013

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11-09-2013 … Even though two months are left for the state to hold the 44th international film festival of india in goa officials of the corporation city of Panjim have already chalked out their plans of tackling the garbage issue for the up-coming iffi festival 2013 ….

It may be noted that last year the Corporation of the City had tackled the garbage issue in a different way and for the first time, CCP has decided to do away with use of plastic at the film festival banning the use of plastic at the venue and directing the stall owners to use only metal or melamine plates which could be washed and reused.

Every year around four tonnes of garbage is being generated during the film festival inside the city jurisdiction while Garbage bins are normally installed at various points and staff being deputed to guide the delegates during the festival too.

Last year the corporation has received Rs ten lakh to collect garbage generated during the festival,

Speaking to goanreporter ccp commissioner sanjit rodrigues said ccp would follow the same procedure which was done last year the four way segregation of waste at various place along with city bajao campaign during the film festival

Sanjit said that all ccp garbage management rules would be made applicable also during the iff festival too this year

state government all set to notify Deendayal infrastructure scheme for village panchayats in the state of goa

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Having already finalised the Deendayal infrastructure scheme for village panchayats in the state of goa the state government is all set to notify the scheme in the next few days according to director of panchayats narayan sawant.

It may be noted that the scheme would enable village panchayats in the state to undertake projects like construction of new panchayat ghars, parks, market complex, jogging tracks, shopping complexes, crematoriums, recreation centers etc as the scheme has been formulated with the aim to create necessary and enduring infrastructure for village panchayats in Goa.

Speaking to goanreporter director of panchayats narayan sawant said Under this scheme every panchayat would be provided a maximum amount of one crore for setting up an infrastructure development project in a village and the project would be taken up by the agency like gsidc or another agency ..

Sawant said se as per the scheme the project would be decided by the panchayat as what type of project they want while the executing agency would be gsidc or other agency to have a good quality project and also could be audited by village also but we want it to be a quality project

Sawant also stated that such projects were needed to go through gram Sabha

 

 

state government in process of appointing consultancy services for construction of two of zuari and khandepar bridges in goa says pwd minister dhavlikar

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09-09-2013 … Pwd minister sudhin dhavlikar has said that the state government was in the process of appointing consultancy services for the construction of two bridges of zuari and khandepar in goa  

The consultants will prepare detailed project reports (DPR) for the two bridges after which tenders would be invited for the construction of the bridges ..

It may be noted that the go-ahead came when Dhavalikar called on the Union minister for road transport and highways Oscar Fernandes recently and extending his support, Fernandes had asked for preparation of DPRs when Dhavalikar had met him in New Delhi recently.

Dhavalikar said that the DPRs will take at least three months to prepare and that they will provide the estimated costs and the kind of technology to be used and once the tenders are awarded, the government expects the Zuari bridge to be constructed over NH 17 within three-and-a-half years and Khandepar over NH 4-A in a two-year period.

Speaking to goanreporter pwd minister sudhin dhavlikar said the central union minister for ministry of road, transport and highways mr Oscar rebello had given its approval for the state to appoint consultant for both the bridges in goa and by end of September even the technical as well as financial bid of the same would be opened

For more than a decade, the government has been trying to pursue for a parallel Zuari bridge considering that it had faced some minor problems in the past. Some years ago, it was to be a part of the four/six laning of NH 17 which was a project of National Highway Authority of India (NHAI). But with protests over land acquisition and demolition of houses, the project was abandoned. The BJP government has tried to get permission from the Centre to go ahead with the bridge which is pending since November 2012.

Dhavlikar said that the state government could not decide on constructing the two bridges unless dpr was prepared and approved by the central union ministry

 

st andre mla Vishnu sury wagh expresses the need of getting entertainment events like sun burn under esg

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08-09-2013 … Stating that the concept of Sun burn event was very bad which was spoiling the youth though Vice chairman of entertainment society of goa Vishnu sury wagh on Monday expressed the need of getting entertainment events like sun burn under the entertainment society of goa where in such event could have a regulatory body to keep an eye on and also to get out some benefits out of the event to the state

 Sunburn Goa is considered to be Asia’s biggest electronic dance music event sprawling over 3 days in December …

 According to the organizers the line-up of artists this year in 2013 would show-case several of the most renowned in dance music hand-picked from around the globe, along-side the shining stars of India,

even early bird tickets are to go on sale from the 11th of September, going live 12 noon at concerned website of www.sunburn.in even though the state government is yet to give its permission for holding the event this year

 Wagh that sun burn was nothing but just dj and trance music and therefore he felt that instead of sun burn he had proposed of having an international western music contest where in the state could invite 150 groups from all over the world to goa and have music for three days and three nights  which would be better where in there won’t be djs or trance

Wagh also stated said that there was a need for the state government to declared entertainment as an industry from which the state could get minimum 3000 crore revenue per year and even get events like sun burn under the ambit of entertainment where in the state could also get revenue from sun burn

tenth edition of the international film festival of India to be held in goa this year could have south Indian superstar rajnikhant as the chief guest for the opening ceremony which could be held at the upcoming stadium at goa university at taleigao

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07-09-2013 … The tenth edition of the international film festival of India to be held in goa this year could have south Indian superstar rajnikhant as the chief guest for the opening ceremony which could be held at the upcoming stadium at goa university at taleigao

Preparations in the state have already been started for holding the tenth edition of the international film festival of India 2013 to be held from 21st of November to 2nd of December 2013 and the state government this year have made plans of holding the inaugural ceremony of iffi-2013 at upcoming stadium at the goa university which has a capacity of four to five thousand spectators and would be also used for the lusofonia games in November before iffi 2013 ……

Speaking to goanreporter vice chairman of entertainment society of goa Vishnu surya wagh said that the inaugural ceremony of iffi-2013 could be held in a more spacious stadium covering four to five thousand delegates and for this we have almost shortlisted the stadium which is coming up for lusofonia games at taleigao close to goa university which could be put to use also for opening ceremony of iffi 2013

On asked if the state was able to provide the required infrastructure permanently for holding iffi in goa every year wagh said that the state government was not able to create that type of infrastructure was due to dff who had still not signed a permanent or a long period agreement with the state for iffi

Wagh also stated that the entire budget would go up to 15 to 17 crores and goa government participation was about 85 percent in organizing iffi 2013 …

Hundreds of people streamed into the st Lourdes church at st cruz on Friday evening for the funeral of Noreen and aurita vaz the two family members of the vaz family

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06-09-2013 … Hundreds of people streamed into the st Lourdes church at st cruz on Friday evening for the funeral of Noreen and aurita vaz the two family members of the vaz family who were brutally murdered on last Monday over a property issue at the matias residence at st cruz

It may be recalled that a family dispute over property matters came to a gruesome end on Monday night when Norman Fernandes of Bambolim had allegedly stabbed his sister, Noreen, and her motherin- law, Aurita, to death, besides seriously wounding his brother- inlaw, Edgar, at their residence in Santa Cruz. Norman is also reported to have inflicted wounds on himself, before fleeing from the crime scene.

The “Service in Thanksgiving for the Lives of Noreen and aurita was held at St. Lourdes Church at st cruz which was attended by former st cruz mla victor gonsalves, political figure flaviano lobo, environmentalist claude alvares president of special Olympics-goa victor vaz and others.

Parish priest of st Lourdes church fr Alexandra peeira was the main celebrant along with fr emedio pinto ex parish priest of merces church for the funeral mass …

Meanwhile edgar husband of later Noreen as well as norman brother of norren were not seen at the final rites of aurita and norren though earlier it was reported that edgar vaz husband of late norren could attend the funeral mass to pay his last respect to his mother and wife for the funeral …

St andre mla Vishnu surya wagh dismisses rumours that he had offers to leave his bjp party and join another political party in the state

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05-09-2013 … St andre mla Vishnu surya wagh on Friday dismissed rumours that he had offers to leave his bjp party and join another political party in the state

Addressing media person the st andre mla Vishnu surya wagh said even though there might be offers for him to join another political party in the state he had no wish to do it as all party in the state were of the same nature

Wagh said his first priority was towards his st andre constituency and therefore his aim was to get developmental works for the betterment of st andre constituency

state congress party reiterates demands to auction the mining dumps through which the state government could get a revenue worth crores of rupees ..

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04-09-2013 … The state congress party on Wednesday reiterated the demand stating that the state government to auction the dumps through which the state government could get a revenue worth crores of rupees ..

Addressing media person at the party head office in Panjim congress spokesperson Reginald lourenco said though the Supreme Court was seized of the matter he was of the opinion that dumps should be auctioned

Commenting over the casino issue of casino caravela trying to move towards south Reginald said that his party would take a final call over the issue

Meanwhile reginaldo also accused chairman of law commission narendra sawaikar of being involved in fertilizer scam