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Goa News: Budget takes care of BJP MLAs Milind Naik, Alina Saldanha and Nilesh Cabral without cabinet posts


PANAJI: Allocation of a sizeable quantum of funds for infrastructure development in key towns and villages in the Goa budget 2017-2018 is likely to accommodate the aspirations of some BJP MLAs, who missed out cabinet berths in the new government. Mapusa, Bicholim, Mormugao, Curchorem, Calangute, among others, are some of ...

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Goa Liquor association writes to CM Manohar Parrikar for relief


PANAJI: The Goa Liquor Traders Association has requested chief minister Manohar Parrikar to file a review petition in the Supreme Court for relief to all affected liquor outlets in the state that are in the vicinity of state and national highways. The association in a letter to Parrikar has pointed ...

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Goa witnesses 19.5 per cent growth in tourism during 2016 claims Economic Survey report

Panaji :  Goa has witnessed 19.5 per cent growth in the tourism footfalls during last year with 63.31 lakh tourists visiting the coastal state, the Economic Survey report has revealed. During 2016, Goa has witnessed 19.5 per cent growth in the tourism footfalls, with 63.31 lakh tourists visiting the coastal ...

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Goa Tourism Minister Manohar Azgaonkar flags off GTDC-Honda Navi Goa Hunt, 2017

Goa Tourism Minister Manohar Azgaonkar today flagged off the two-day Goa Tourism Development Corporation Honda Navi Goa Hunt 2017 at the Paryatan Bhavan in the city. Speaking on the occasion, Mr Azgaonkar said, “Goa Tourism has associated with Honda to organize the Goa Hunt 2017, which will serve as a ...

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Congress Protests Goa Governor’s Address with black bands, Stages Walkout

PANAJI: The Goa Legislative Assembly today witnessed protests during the speech by Governor Mridula Sinha with Opposition Congress legislators staging a walkout midway. The members, sporting black bands, were protesting Governor’s action of not inviting them to form the government in the state despite emerging as the single largest party ...

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Churchill Alemao, Vijai Sardesai NAMARD hein, model offers Rs 75k to persons who fling rotten coconuts at Vijai, Churchill


Mumbai based model and actress Arshi Khan today hiked her offer – she is now offering Rs 75k to the persons who fling rotten coconuts at Churchill Alemao and Vijai Sardesai. In a vitriolic attack on the two, on Twitter, she said, Churchill Alemao and Vijai Sardesai NAMARD (they are ...

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Digvijaya came to Goa for ‘luxury, not work’: Parrikar post floor test win


Panaji: Soon after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerged successful in the crucial floor test with the support of 22 legislators, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar on Thursday trained his guns on Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh and said that the latter had come to the coastal state for luxury and ...

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Goa top cop Dy SP Sammy Tavares claims Catholic saint helped him track Irish tourist’s killer


Panaji:  A police officer who led the probe into the brutal murder of an Irish tourist in Goa on March 13 has claimed that his patron saint, St. Anthony of Padua, helped him track the killer. In a Facebook post uploaded late on Wednesday, Deputy Superintendent of Police (Canacona) Sammy ...

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Goa Cyber Warriors declares CYBER WAR on Goa BJP, Vijai Sardesai and Goa Foward Party


The Goa Cyber Warriors – a Facebook group of Goan youth – both in Goa and out of the State, has declared a cyber war against the Goa BJP party, Manohar Parrikar, Vijai Sardesai and the MLAs of the Goa Forward Party who supported Vijai Sardesai without even a word ...

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Goa Elections 2017: Vijai Sardesai is a Liar, deal with BJP was struck before results were announced: Congress


Elected representatives from the Congress party in Goa have gone into overdrive, blaming the over ambitious Vijai Sardesai of the Goa Forward Party for whatever happened in Goa. According to a senior Congress leader who spoke to IndiaNewsNet.IN, the deal between the BJP and Vijai Sardesai was worked out even ...

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