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Goa police not reigning in goons, drug peddlers and pimps: attack on Vasai tourists including women and children proves police hand-in-glove: Flynn Remedios


Panaji: It took a brutal attack on tourists including women and children by history-sheeters and goondas to wake up Goa CM Manohar Parrikar. While we have been crying hoarse about the connivance of police with criminals in Goa, no Goa politician, neither from the ruling party or its allies, nor ...

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Why lie-detector test on only one youth, asks GCAF? Alleges Goa Police shielding the guilty


DEC 9, 2015:  The Goa Citizens Action Forum or GCAF today alleged that the Goa police are shielding the guilty youth and others involved in the dastardly murder of Fr Dias. Reacting to news reports that the JMFC Panaji, has permitted the Crime Branch which is investigating the mysterious case of ...

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Goa’s Tourism Economy could be very hard hit this season, as European, Russian Tourist arrivals to fall in 2017


Thanks to the war in Syria and the almost direct confrontation of the USA with Russia, the Tourism economy in Goa is likely to be really hard hit in the coming tourist seasons of 2017-18, as foreign tourist arrivals during the monsoon season will decline to almost zero. To add ...

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Goa Govt mulling beef ban, to decide within three weeks, says former minister Ramesh Tawadkar


According to sources, some sections within the newly-formed Goa government are for a partial beef ban in the state. There have been hushed discussions among hardliners and rightists for at least a partial beef ban on the lines of UP and Maharashtra. However, Goa CM Manohar Parrikar has brushed off ...

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Manohar Parrikar very busy with Casinos, Goa BJP website still shows old MLA list, Parsekar as CM, Parrikar as DM

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In spite of all the big talk by the BJP supremo and Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi on Digital India, Make in India, etc, as of writing this report, at 21.30 HRS on 30th March 2017, the official Goa BJP website goabjp.org showed the old list of MLAs ...

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Foreign Tourists turn Yoga gurus in Goa, reap the moolah as craze for Yoga grows


Canacona/Mandrem: European and Russian travelers on tourists’ visas have taken to yoga in a big way and seem to be minting money in collaboration with the locals, as training classes have mushroomed along the state’s coast from Arambol to Patnem. Instead of local and Indian yoga gurus, a sizeable section ...

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Was the Holy Spirit Church or Margao church designed and built according to an astronomical calculation?


Margao: Was the Margao church designed and built according to an astronomical calculation? The answer could be derived from the date, March 21 — vernal or spring equinox. At 6.15pm, beams of sunlight entered the three windows on the upper level of the church’s front façade, reports the Times of ...

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Goa Forward Party’s Vijai Sardesai discussed joining BJP with Michael Lobo on day of elections


According to a “South Goa Congress MLA close to both Vijai Sardesai and Michael Lobo” the duo had a detailed discussion on the prospect of Sardesai joining the BJP the day the elections got over in Goa – 4th Feb 2017. Says the South Goa Congress MLA, “Lobo was insisting ...

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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 ...

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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 – ...

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