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Youth movement led by girls important for Goa: Bedi

PANAJI: Giving a clarion call to Goans to put before the new government taking the office after the 2012 assembly elections, a Goa Development Plan 2012, the former IPS officer, Ms Kiran Bedi on Friday said that Goa should also set up a committee comprising best of its lawyers and social scientists to draft the Goa Lokayukta Bill.

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Temporary landing permits could boost tourism in Goa

PANAJI: Goa might not have the visa on arrival facility but group landing permit facility for foreigners, as allowed by the Union home ministry, could more than compensate for it and if judiciously used by local travel agents and tour operators the provision could give further boost to tourism in the state.

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GSPCB orders Bicholim mine to stop all operations

BICHOLIM: The Goa State Pollution Control Board (GSPCB) has issued a show cause notice to the management of a mine company, at Sarvan-Bicholim, and has asked the mine company not to undertake any mining activity, without first obtaining permission under Section 21, from the GSPCB.

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Railway subway at Majorda inaugurated again ‘officially’

MARGAO: The railway subway was inaugurated again by the PWD Minister, Mr Churchill Alemao in the presence of Power Minister, Mr Aleixo Sequeira; Benaulim MLA, Mr Francisco Pacheco, South Goa Zilla panchayat member, Ms Nelly Rodrigues, Ms Visitation D’Silva were stopped by the police on the other side of the bridge and prevented from reaching the venue.

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Terekhol residents oppose golf course

MAPUSA: The prestigious project of the tourism department, to have a golf course at Terekhol, seems to have run into rough weather with residents opposing the project and threatening to agitate if the project is not scrapped. In this regard a memorandum opposing the golf course has been submitted to the director of Tourism.

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