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Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Friday said late Manohar Parrikar had transferred his “josh” (spirit) to him.(@DrPramodPSawant/Twitter)

Goa CM says he can work 15-16 hours a day. Explains how

By Press Trust of India | Panaji
UPDATED ON DEC 14, 2019 09:17 AM IST
Parrikar, a hugely popular politician who was also Union Defence minister under Prime Minister Narendra Modi, died in March this year after battling a pancreatic ailment.
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Traces of mercury, a neuro-toxic heavy metal, from coal particles have found their way into the Mandovi and the edible oysters harvested from the river(Bloomberg)
Traces of mercury, a neuro-toxic heavy metal, from coal particles have found their way into the Mandovi and the edible oysters harvested from the river(Bloomberg)

Coal particles contaminating Mandovi river, found in oysters too: Study

By Gerard de Souza | Panaji
PUBLISHED ON OCT 31, 2019 03:28 PM IST
The study suspects that the river gets the mercury most likely from coal handling at Goa’s Mormugao Port though the mercury content in oysters was found to be within permissible limits.
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The Goa government has fought a 15-year long battle with Karnataka over the waters of River Mahadayi that originates in the Western Ghats in North Karnataka along the border with Karnataka and flows into Goa as the Mandovi (in pic).(HT photo)
The Goa government has fought a 15-year long battle with Karnataka over the waters of River Mahadayi that originates in the Western Ghats in North Karnataka along the border with Karnataka and flows into Goa as the Mandovi (in pic).(HT photo)

How can a 800-crore river project not need an environmental clearance? Goa shoots of letter to Centre

By Gerard de Souza | Hindustan Times, Panaji
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2019 09:59 AM IST
Goa CM Pramod Sawant has written to Environment Minister Prakash Javadekar after his ministry exempted Karnataka’s Mahadayi project from green clearance
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Casino owners said these decisions, along with an earlier one to hike the annual licence fee would force them to close shop.(HT File Photo)
Casino owners said these decisions, along with an earlier one to hike the annual licence fee would force them to close shop.(HT File Photo)

From January 2019, only tourists to be allowed in Goa casinos

By Gerard de Souza | Hindustan Times, Panaji
UPDATED ON AUG 04, 2018 07:15 AM IST
Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar on Friday said that only tourists would be allowed entry into casinos starting next year
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