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Goa: BJP defends Parrikar on offshore casinos' issue
Politics

Goa: BJP defends Parrikar on offshore casinos' issue

The BJP has defended Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar over the issue of casinos, hailing him as "the leader who has vowed to phase out offshore casinos."

Kamal Nath overruled official to denotify Goa SEZs: Wikileaks
Economy

Kamal Nath overruled official to denotify Goa SEZs: Wikileaks

Former union commerce minister Kamal Nath had overruled his ministry's secretary and favoured denotification of three special economic zones (SEZ) in Goa in 2008, suggest recently unclassified diplomatic cables available on Wikileaks.

Goa to file FIR against two former CMs in mining scam
India

Goa to file FIR against two former CMs in mining scam

The Goa government plans to file a First Information Report (FIR) against 151 people including two former Goa chief ministers, the son of a former Goa home minister, several state and central government officials, besides 100-odd mining firms in connection with illegal mining.

Forget Montek, Goa's Kamat wanted a Rs 20 lakh  AC toilet
India

Forget Montek, Goa's Kamat wanted a Rs 20 lakh AC toilet

Known for his acerbic wit, then leader of opposition and now chief minister Manohar Parrikar red-flagged the concept citing an even more compelling argument.

Not projecting me as CM candidate cost Cong dear in Goa: Kamat
Politics

Not projecting me as CM candidate cost Cong dear in Goa: Kamat

Outgoing Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat said the ruling Congress would have done better in the Assembly polls if he had been projected as the party's face for the top post.

Goa goes to the polls: 20 percent voting in first three hours
Election

Goa goes to the polls: 20 percent voting in first three hours

Brisk voting in the Goa polls today as Digamber Kamat and Manohar Parrikar vie for power in the state.

Ore exporters in the lurch, Goa govt to take up issue of export duty rollback with Centre
Economy

Ore exporters in the lurch, Goa govt to take up issue of export duty rollback with Centre

<br /><br /> The export duty was hiked from 20 percent to 30 percent from December 30, 2011 onwards, leaving the Iron Ore exporters in lurch.

Truth will prevail: Goa CM on mining controversy
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Truth will prevail: Goa CM on mining controversy

The embattled Goa CM said that ultimately, truth will prevail because there are records to support it.

CM Kamat is directly involved in all illegal mining activities: Parrikar
Politics

CM Kamat is directly involved in all illegal mining activities: Parrikar

Former Chief Minister of Goa Manohar Parrikar said illegal mining continues to be practiced in the state and blamed current CM and mines minister Digambar Kamat for it all.

PAC indicts Goa CM Kamat
Politics

PAC indicts Goa CM Kamat

Four Congress MLAs, who are also members of Manohar Parrikar-led PAC have refused to sign the report, which indicts senior Congress leaders, alleging that it was prepared without their confidence.

Goa Cong chief Brar to meet Sonia today; Kamat's fate sealed?
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Goa Cong chief Brar to meet Sonia today; Kamat's fate sealed?

Kamat set a record of sorts when he managed to control mining operations in the state for 12 consecutive years as the mines minister. Former Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar alleges that 25 percent of the mining operations in the state are illegal.

A bishop who uses his spare time to check-mate miners
Politics

A bishop who uses his spare time to check-mate miners

A bishop in north Goa uses his camera to capture every illegality indulged in by the state's illegal miners.

A Goan village besieged by mines is fighting back
Politics

A Goan village besieged by mines is fighting back

One Goa village is fighting heroically against miners who are drilling all around them and even hijacked their water sources.

Goa CM Kamat likely to lose job over illegal mining
Politics

Goa CM Kamat likely to lose job over illegal mining

The chickens are coming home to roost for Goa CM Digambar Kamat. The Congress high command is taking a dim view of his role in fostering Goa's illegal mining.

Cornered Kamat seeks way out of Goa mining mess
Politics

Cornered Kamat seeks way out of Goa mining mess

Due to the increasing media scrutiny over illegal mining in the state, Goa Chief Minister Digambar Kamat claimed innocence over the whole controversy.

Raja link emerges in Goa CM Kamat's mining scam
Politics

Raja link emerges in Goa CM Kamat's mining scam

Andimuthu Raja, the man behind the 2G scam, also seems to have had a hand in giving environmental clearances for Goa's mines - some of them illegal

PAC report on illegal mining in Goa to be tabled on 5 Oct
Economy

PAC report on illegal mining in Goa to be tabled on 5 Oct

The PAC report speaks in detail about the illegal mining trade in Goa and points to exchequer losses on this account which could be somewhere between Rs 1,200-10,000 crore.

Yeddy, Reddy, Kamat? Goa's Rs 800 cr mining scam is next
Politics

Yeddy, Reddy, Kamat? Goa's Rs 800 cr mining scam is next

The Goa chief minister has been sticking to the mines portfolio through thick and thin for 12 years. Little wonder illegal mining scams are tumbling out of his cupboard. Firstpost tells you how Goa's illegal miners are also in league with Kamat.

Goa illegal mining:Kamat holds discussion with Shah Commission
Economy

Goa illegal mining:Kamat holds discussion with Shah Commission

Eight teams of Shah Commission aided by state government have launched extensive investigation illegal mining in the state.

How Goa's illegal ore miners are in league with CM Kamat (Corrected version)
Politics

How Goa's illegal ore miners are in league with CM Kamat (Corrected version)

Former Goa CM Manohar Parrikar alleges that 20 percent of the mining in the state is illegal and the money involved is no less than Rs 4,000 crore. But the man at the centre of it all is Digambar Kamat, who has been mines minister for 12 years running.