Also directs firm to pay Rs 3 lakh donation

The High Court, though allowed two days to a mining company to transport ore through Shirgao village during festival time, it has been directed to pay Rs 3 lakh as donation to the management of the temple, Shri Lairai Saunsthan.

India has won over its third fight for independence when it signed the nuclear deal last year, said eminent scientist and an insightful visionary Dr Raghunath Mashelkar, who was conferred honorary doctorate by Goa University today.

Chairman of the Goa Pollution Control Board, Dr L U Joshi has said it has become a fashion to point fingers at the Board for pollution when implementing agencies created under various Legislations are responsible to curb the same.


Believe it or not, Goa has 226 stone crushing units as identified by the Department of Industries, Trade and Commerce whose operations could be a hazard to the State's environment. Almost three years after the Saleli incident, the issue on stone crushing units continue to haunt the State and has even knocked the doors of the High Court in Goa. The Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) which has come under heavy fire after Saleli is presently investigating all operations of stone crushing units and is likely to submit a report to the High Court next week.

Residents of Kalay-Sanguem are outraged over the proposed mega carbon project, which is likely to come in the village. Speaking to Herald, a villager, Vinay Gaonkar, said a signature campaign is underway and the representations would be forwarded to the authorities. The villagers are expected to gather in large numbers for the gram sabha, which is scheduled for May 25. Villagers have claimed that the company, despite having large-scale mining operations in the village, has not paid any heed to grievances of the villagers.

Government plans to dump dry waste from Sonsodo to the KTC bus stand for land filling came in for strong opposition from the BJP, even as the Margao Municipal Council floated a tender of Rs 17 lakh fo

The Government has sanctioned a grant of Rs 35 lakh to Bicholim Muncipal Council (BMC), to purchase space for the disposal of garbage at Lakherim in Bordem-Bicholim.

The United Goans Democratic Party has said it is deeply disturbed by news reports that the imposition of a 50 rupees cess per ton on extraction and sale of minerals is a mere ploy to extort money from