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Meeting of Mining Ministers on key issues held in Goa 19.1.2018 Govt of india: PIB

A meeting was held today in Goa under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble Union Minister of Mines Shri Narendra Singh Tomar, the Hon’ble Chief Minister of Goa Shri Manohar Parrikar and the Hon’ble Ministers in-charge of Mining Department of major mineral ri

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ISL: Pune eager to cement semis spot (Preview) 19.1.2018 General News
FC Pune City will be eager to secure their place in the semi-finals when they host defending champions ATK in an Indian Super League (ISL) match here on Saturday.
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Goa should be marketed as gateway to India: US consul general 19.1.2018 General News
Edgard Kagan, the United States consul-general in Mumbai, today said that marketing Goa to Americans as a stand-alone tourism hot-spot may not work, as many other beach destinations are closer for them. Kagan was speaking to reporters after meeting Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar here. "Because of the distance and travel time, marketing Goa as a stand-alone tourism destination is not possible. "If you want a beach vacation, there are many destinations which are closer to the US," Kagan said, responding to a question on promoting Goa as a tourism destination for the US citizens. "Goa is a world-class tourist destination with incredible beaches, incredible culture but that is also a place that gives an access to so many incredible destinations in India," he said. "In my view...Goa should project that coming here will give you an opportunity to travel to other incredible destinations of India," he said. Over five lakh foreign tourists visit Goa's beaches every year, with ...
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Abolish export duty on medium grade iron ore: Parrikar 19.1.2018 General News
Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today demanded the abolition of export duty on medium-grade iron ore with a Fe (ferrous) content of upto 60 per cent. Parrikar made the demand during the meeting of mines ministers held here today which was chaired by Union Minister of Mines Narendra Singh Tomar. "I have raised the issue with the union minister to abolish export duty on medium grade ore of up to 60 per cent Fe so that the product becomes competitive in the global market," Parrikar told reporters after the meeting. He informed that, presently, there was no export duty on low grade ore with a ferrous content of upto 58 per cent. Parrikar, who attended the meeting as he holds the mines portfolio in the Goa government, said that there was no demand for Goan ore within the country and it was, therefore, exported. "Even the ore which has 60 per cent Fe does not have much demand internally. Though I would love to do everything in the state itself, but under certain ...
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Nearly 600 registrations for KTM in just 4 days 19.1.2018 General News
Kerala Travel Mart 2018,to be held in September this year, has seen nearly 600 registrations in just four days for Indias flagship tourism event, a top official said today. From domestic buyers alone, KTM received 485 applications and 105 registrations from international buyers, a KTM release said here today. July 28 is the closing date for the registration. Baby Mathew, President of Kerala Travel Mart Society, said the huge initial response from buyers was a clear indication of a larger number of tourism stakeholders getting attracted to the stellar tourism gathering over the years. "No doubt, nearly 600 applications in four days is very encouraging. We are expecting a record number of registrations for this years edition," he said. Mathew said business-to-business meets offered by the KTM contribute to a great deal in attracting potential buyers. Acclaimed as the largest gathering of tourism industry stakeholders in India, the KTM 2018 will be inaugurated in Kochi on ...
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Auction of mine leases expiring in 2020 to be taken up 19.1.2018 General News
The process of auctioning of mining leases which expire in 2020 would begin with immediate effect to ensure mineral production does not come down in the future, Union Mines Minister Narendra Singh Tomar said today. Tomar, who today chaired a meeting here of mining ministers from 21 states, said, "The Union and state governments today unanimously decided that the auctioning process of these mines, whose leases expire in 2020, should begin from today onwards so that they are auctioned before their expiry date and production does not stop." He added that mining leases which had lived a life of 50 years would be taken up for re-auctioning as per the latest amendment in the Mines and Minerals (Development and Regulations) Act. He informed that during the financial year 2017-18, 72 mining blocks would be auctioned, while in 2018-19, another 51 blocks would be auctioned. He said the Geological Survey of India had identified 100 blocks for future explorations of which 58 would .
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Hosts FC Pune City look to repeat away show against ATK 19.1.2018 General News
FC Pune City, looking to hold on to the third place, lock horns with defending champions ATK in the Indian Super League (ISL) here tomorrow, as the race for one of the four semi-final spots heats up. Bengaluru FC, Chennaiyin FC and to some extent FC Goa should be happy with their campaign in the first leg that propelled them to the top half of the table. FC Pune City have also done reasonably well but are still to convince that they are the real contenders for a place in the knockout stage. With 16 points from 10 matches, they are currently placed third on the table but will know that there are others circling around to knock them off and occupy that slot. Once such team surely is ATK, and when they face off against each other at the Shree Shiv Chhatrapati Sports Complex Stadium, it would make for an interesting contest. Both teams know that semi-final spots are limited and they would need to displace the other if they are to work their way to the top. Pune, in ...
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Indian Navy's first-all women crew INSV Tarini crosses Cape Horn, hoists tricol... 19.1.2018 Hindustan Times - india
The Indian Navy’s first all-women crew of Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini, which was flagged-off from Goa in September, has rounded the Cape Horn through the Drake Passage
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Taxi strike in Goa leaves hundreds of passengers, tourists stranded at railway stations, airport 19.1.2018 Latest News India on Firstpost
Taxi operators on Friday kept their vehicles off the roads of Goa despite the state government on Thursday invoking the Essential Services Management Act (ESMA)prohibiting the strike
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Improved Indo-US ties not property of one person, or party in either country: Consul 19.1.2018 All News-IANS Stories
The improved Indo-US relationship goes back many years and has seen multiple heads of state from different parties in both countries and the shared bond is no longer the property of one person, or party on either side, US Consul General for Mumbai Edgard Kagan said on Friday.
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Indian Navy's first all-women crew crosses Cape Horn, hoists tricolour 19.1.2018 Deccan Herald - News
A six-member, all-girls team of Indian Navy on Friday rounded the Cape of Horn in South America - the roughest patch of the sea in the world as a part of their voyage to circumnavigate the globe. They crossed the notorious Drake Passage where the sea is extremely rough because of the meeting between the Pacific and Atlantic oceans and the nearest land mass is the Antarctica that lies 600 nautical miles south of the passage. "They rounded the Cape Horn earlier in the day. Its a huge feat akin to scaling Mt Everest in mountaineering. While crossing the Drake passage, they hoisted the tricolour in the mast of their sail boat INSV Tarini," said a Navy official. This is the second of the three great Capes that the Indian team has to cross in its voyage to qualify as a circumnavigation. INS Tarini crossed Cape Leeuwin in Australia on November 9, 2017. Skippered by Lieutenant Commander Vartika Joshi, the 56 ft long sailing boat with crew members Lt Cdr Pratibha Jamwal, P Swathi, and Lt S Vijaya Devi, B ...
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Tourists left stranded as 18,000 taxis go off roads in Goa 19.1.2018 Latest News
Hundreds of taxi operators gathered at the historic Azad Maidan in Panaji to express solidarity
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"PM Modi 'Best Doctor' To Cure India": Minister Arjun Ram Meghwal 19.1.2018 NDTV News - Top-stories
Union minister Arjun Ram Meghwal today said Prime Minister Narendra Modi may not have an MBBS degree but he certainly is the "best doctor" to treat the illnesses that plague the country. The Minister...
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Karnataka Assembly Election 2018: Siddaramaiah makes it 'secular' vs 'communal' as BJP awaits Narendra Modi's charisma 19.1.2018 Latest News Politics on Firstpost
Talk of elections in Karnataka and the most recent imagery that pops up is the public bickering between Chief Minister Siddaramaiah and his Uttar Pradesh counterpart Yogi Adityanath.
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Parrikar refuses striking taxi trade's speed governor demand 19.1.2018 General News
Even as taxi operators across Goa went on strike, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar today refused to accept their demand on the issue of speed governors in their vehicles. Parrikar told reporters that the installation of speed governors is mandatory as per Supreme Court guidelines and not installing them would attract provisions of contempt of court. He reiterated that February 24, 2018 is the deadline for taxi operators to install speed governors and vehicles without this equipment, post the deadline, would not get fitness certificates from the transport department. The strike has been called to protest the state's directive to install speed governors and over 18,000-odd taxis have been off the roads since morning today. The strike has left hundreds of passengers and tourists stranded at railway stations, the airport and hotels, officials said. Parrikar told reporters that no action would be taken against those who were maintaining peace during the strike. "My warning of ..
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Goa: Two women taken to hospital, hundreds evacuated after ammonia gas leak 19.1.2018 Hindustan Times - india
A tanker carrying ammonia overturned on the nearby highway connecting Vasco City to Panaji in Goa.
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In pics: First all-women crew of INSV Tarini crosses Cape Horn, hoists Indian flag 19.1.2018 Zee News : India National
In a huge achievement for the Indian Navy, its first all-women crew of Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini rounded the Cape Horn through the Drake Passage on Friday morning.
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Over 3000 tourist taxi operators go on strike in Goa 19.1.2018 Hindustan Times - india
Over 3,000 tourist taxis went off Goa’s roads on Friday, as taxi operators across the state made good their warning of a day-long strike
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Indian Navy's all-women sailing team crosses Cape Horn 19.1.2018 General News
Indian Navy sailboat INSV Tarini with an all-women crew rounded Cape Horn on Friday morning, completing one of the most difficult legs of its global circumnavigation tour.
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INSV Tarini crosses Cape Horn 19.1.2018 General News
The Indian Navy's first all-women crew of Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini, which was flagged-off from Goa in September, has rounded the Cape Horn through the Drake Passage, early Friday morning.The closest land of Antarctica lies 600 miles South across roughest stretch on planet known which is known as Drake Passage, which the Indian crew crossed today, Indian Navy Spokesperson said.Marking this achievement for India, all-women crew of Indian Naval Sailing Vessel (INSV) Tarini hoisted the Indian flag as they crossed Cape Horn.The women crew was trained in the Ocean Sailing Node at Goa.INSV Tarini is a 56-foot sailing vessel, which was inducted into the Indian Navy earlier this year and showcases the 'Make in India' initiative on the International forum.The expedition, titled 'Navika Sagar Parikrama', is in consonance with the national policy to empower women to attain their full potential.It further aims to showcase 'Nari Shakti' on the world platform and help ...
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