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Health Centres in Goa run out of life-saving medicines as in CM Parrikar’s Panaji constituency, diabetes and other essential medicines not available 


BY FLYNN REMEDIOS: In most Health Centres in Goa – rural or primary and community as well as the urban health centres – essential and emergency medication and treatment for a range of serious ailments and diseases like diabetes, hypertension, blood pressure, etc are completely out of stock or not available most of the time. Even when the medicines become ...

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Ponda group Sanatan Sanstha, Sadhvi Saraswati’s thugs from outside Goa, behind vandalisation of crosses, idols in Goa, alleges GCAF

The Goa Citizens Action Forum or GCAF has directly accused and held responsible the Ramnathi Ponda-based right-wing Hindu organisation Sanatan Sanstha and henchmen of Sadhvi Saraswati’s group  Sanatan Dharma Prachar Seva Samiti of Chhindwara in MP of being the masterminds and perpetrators of the continuous desecration  of crosses, cemeteries and religious idols and places of worship in Goa over the last one ...

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Former Goa CMs Parrikar, Parsekar and ex-MLA Mandrekar directly responsible for Rs 16-crore illegal Siolim Jetty scam, in conspiracy with WRD officials, alleges GCAF

BY FLYNN REMEDIOS: The Goa Citizens Action Forum (GCAF) has alleged that the illegal Siolim jetty project which was clandestinely sanctioned at a cost of Rs 13-16 crore by hoodwinking several departments including the Village Panchayat and the people of Chapora-Siolim concerned was masterminded by former MLA and WRD Minister  Dayanand Mandrekar in a criminal conspiracy with the Executive Engineer P ...

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Amit Shah Meet: Goa BJP leaders coerced and threatened Dabolim airport and CISF officials, told them to shut up, mind their own business?


BY FLYNN REMEDIOS: While almost everyone in Goa has been fuming and tearing their hair out over the illegal and unauthorized party meeting and the blatant abuse of power by the BJP leadership in Goa, what everyone seems to have overlooked is that fact that some local BJP leaders had actually coerced, threatened and even bamboozled Airport and CISF officials over ...

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Goa Mining Scam: Over 400 fake mining traders, fake addresses and fake companies


Kancha Gaunder, without quite realising it, has become a lighthouse and a signpost in the rough sea for the Special Investigation Team going after close to 400 traders, illegal fly by night mining traders, the real stink in Goa’s illegal mining scam. Very closely linked to politicians and in some cases, mining companies themselves, the story of Kancha Gaunder is ...

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Is Parrikar “fed up” of Vijai? BJP-GFP honeymoon over as cracks surface in Goa coalition


Are Vijai Sardesai and Manohar Parrikar heading for splitsville, as BJP-GFP honeymoon is now officially over?   BY FLYNN REMEDIOS | Panaji: What both Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar and his coalition partner from the Goa Forward Party, Vijai Sardesai will never tell you – is the fact that they are both kinda “fed up” of each other. While they ...

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Will “anti-Casino” Vijai Sardesai and Goa Forward Party do a U-Turn and renew Casino licenses on March 31?


Casino licenses in Goa are expiring on March 31st this year! And do you know who was the most vocal and outspoken anti-Casino spokesperson and activist in Goa over the last 5 years. Well it was none other than our friend-turned-foe Vijai Sardesai and then his party the Goa Forward Party. It was the Goa Forward Party which would send ...

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With licenses up for renewal on March 31, Goa Casino Lobby was keen on having Vijai Sardesai on its side: How Goa Forward became Goa Coward on Casino issue


BY FLYNN REMEDIOS:  When the Goa Elections’ 2017 results were announced on March 11, the floating casino industry on the Mandovi river in Goa were on pins and needles, awaiting news on the fate of their operations. Their bosses were eagerly awaiting the news that Parrikar and the BJP – as the exit polls had earlier predicted were safe – ...

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Is Mridula Sinha Goa Governor, or a BJP Central Minister, ask Goans?


Certain acts of the Goa Governor Mridula Sinha over the last 4 days, have promoted several people in Goa to ask this question above. With questions being raised on social media on the dubious role of the Governor and the blatant misuse of the office of the Governor, IndiaNewsNet.IN conducted a quick telephonic poll in Goa and spoke to a ...

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