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Make Goa’s Restaurants Fully Fire Compliant

A major fire at a rooftop restaurant in a four-storey building in Mumbai snuffed out lives of 14 people. Most of the victims were part of a group that had come to the restaurant for celebrations of a young woman’s birthday. The total lack of fire safety at the restaurant turned the celebrations into a tragedy.

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Still Veiled Truth About Desecrations

Francisco Pereira, the prime accused in the serial desecrations across Goa in past two years, has been discharged by courts in 9 out of the 10 cases filed against him, leaving the police and the government red faced. When they arrested him, the police claimed they had caught the serial desecrator.

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Curbing Inflation Of Private Hospitals’ DDSSY Bills

THE state government has now made it mandatory for the private hospitals empanelled under the Deen Dayal Swasthya Seva Yojana (DDSSY), its flagship health insurance scheme, to take a written feedback from the patients on discharge. This has been done to rein in inflation in billing.

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A Game Of Political Chess In Karnataka

The Karnataka BJP is in a fix: the party state president B S Yeddyurappa’s move to get a letter of assurance from Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar of sympathetic consideration of the neighbouring state’s request for meeting drinking water needs in its northern districts with supply from the Mhadei river has not helped the party turn the resentment of the …

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Make Goa An Affordable Tourist Destination

Goa has seen a 30 per cent drop in tourist arrivals during the Christmas season, according to the hospitality industry. The occupancy in many middle and higher grade hotels during the second half of December is reported to be mere 32 per cent as compared to 60 per cent last year. According to industry sources, the smallest hotels have been …

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Avoid Politicking On Mhadei Water Sharing

Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar’s assurance in a letter to state BJP president B S Yeddyurappa of sympathetically considering Karnataka’s request for allowing it to draw water from the Mhadei basin for drinking water purposes in its northern districts seems to be leading nowhere with Karnataka Chief Minister K Siddaramaiah demanding that the Goa government file an affidavit before the …

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Making EDM Promoters Pay All Required Fees

THE Goa government must not repeat the mistakes it committed with the two EDM festival organizers in the past, Sunburn and Supersonic, and make sure that the organisers of the Timeout 72 EDM festival – Ahmedabad-based Watermelon Events LLP and the Sudarshan Entertainment Pvt Ltd. – scheduled from December 27 to 29 at Vagator pay them all the fees. Even …

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