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Goa News: 14 govt officials suspended for 2 days by Revenue Minister Rohan Khaunte for coming late

Panaji: Goa Revenue Minister Rohan Khaunte on Wednesday suspended 14 district-level officials for two days for coming late to their respective offices in Mapusa town. Khaunte conducted a surprise inspection at offices of Mamlatadar, block-development officer, land survey department and deputy collector in Mapusa, which is the headquarters of North ...

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Goa News: Declare Mhadei/Mandovi and Zuari living entities says Kashinath Shetye in a Public interest litigation

PANAJI: A public interest litigation (PIL) praying that Mhadei/Mandovi and Zuari rivers, with all their tributaries and streams be declared as living persons has been filed before high court of Bombay at Goa by social activist, Kashinath Shetye and others. The matter was mentioned on Monday for a hearing on ...

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Has Churchill Alemao lost his political mojo?


Churchill has lost his political significance. His political opportunism has taken him miles away from being a political leader, either of a group of MLAs or a political party. Nobody trusts him anymore. His joining the NCP was just a survival attempt, says SANDESH PRABHUDESAI. Churchill Alemao, considered to be ...

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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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Goa News: No visas for students enrolling at ‘unrecognized’ institutes


PANAJI: The ministry of home affairs (MHA) has decided to stop granting visas to foreign students pursuing short-term courses at unrecognized educational institutes. On an average, Goa receives around 100 foreign students from Middle Eastern countries like Yemen, Egypt, Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Oman, etc. Currently, there are around 54 ...

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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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Now Goa GPCC head Luizinho Faleiro joins the blame game, says Digvijaya said letter to Goa Governor wasn’t needed


Continuing with the blame game related to the Congress fiasco on forming the new government in Goa, its state unit President Luizinho Faleiro on Friday said the central leadership failed to collect signed letters of support from potential alliance partners. Faleiro said a letter about emergence of Congress as the ...

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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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OMG! Mumbai model offers Rs 50k to person who flings rotten coconut at Vijai Sardesai


Piqued about the fact that Fatorda MLA Vijai Sardesai, leader of the Goa Foward Party and his two MLAs who were elected by the people of Goa, because of their anti BJP stance have now joined the BJP and were crucial in forming the government in Goa, Mumbai-based model and ...

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