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No casino policy, no alternative site, so far

Panaji: It appears that the government’s plan to shift all offshore casino vessels from  the Mandovi could be a difficult task as no alternative site could be zeroed in on so far due to strong opposition from all corners. Sources said the government has asked the home department to set in motion the process for drafting a casino policy. The …

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State sees over 40% drop in foreign tourist arrivals

Panaji : Although  the state has got into the peak tourist season, the scenario appears to be bleak for the tourism industry as the arrival of tourists, especially foreigners, has been much below the expectation. With an estimated 40-50 per cent drop in foreign tourist arrivals so far and no fallback from the domestic segment, the ongoing season of 2019-20 …

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Winter yet to set in Goa

Panaji: Although the month of December  has already begun,   winter is yet  to set in over Goa.  The region may not see the typical winter chill until December 10. The onset of winter is likely to delay in the state because of cyclonic circulations that have built up over southeast Arabian Sea,  adjoining Lakshadweep  and over Southwest Arabian Sea. Goa …

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60-year limit pricks BJP veterans

RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR | NT Panaji : The 60-year age limit imposed by the Bharatiya Janata Party on the candidates for the election of its new state president has given a clear indication that the Goa BJP unit is now moving into the hands of a ‘young brigade’, with the local party veterans expected to take a back seat …

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Panchayat to help Bethoda woman

Ponda: The Bethoda panchayat has decided to help Bhima Gaonkar (75), who has lost her nest egg of Rs 52,000 to the 2016 demonetisation of bank notes. Bethoda sarpanch Tejas Shetkar, deputy sarpanch Jaanvi Gaonkar and panch member Chandrakant Samant visited the elderly woman at her residence  at Taiginyem in Bethoda  in Ponda taluka on Tuesday. Samant said the panchayat …

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Reis Magos-Portais waddo locals irked over buffer zone issue

Reis Magos: The residents of Portais waddo of Reis Magos have strongly objected to the marking of fifty metres buffer zone in the draft CZMP as there are old houses located in the said ‘zone’. The GCZMA had sent an official from the land survey to explain to the people regarding the CZMP as most of the people are not …

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House burglary attempts at Bicholim, Sankhali

Sankhali: Unknown persons effected entry into a house at housing board colony in Bordem-Bicholim on Monday late night, but could not steal away valuables from the house due to alertness of councillor Vijaykumar Natekar. According to Bicholim police, three unknown persons entered the house of Deepak Joshi by breaking open a door and made an unsuccessful attempt to steal valuables. When …

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Gold theft at wedding venue: car in which accused travelled traced

Panaji: Panaji police, probing the theft of gold ornaments worth around Rs 30 lakh during a wedding reception at a venue in the city last week, have located the car that was reportedly used in the crime. The car has been traced in Gujarat from where the accused 25-year-old Savant Sisodiya was arrested. According to the police, the accused along …

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CM to launch Manohar Parrikar Pratishthan on December 13

Mapusa: With an aim to take forward ideology and legacy of former defence minister and ex-chief minister Manohar Parrikar, a non-political organisation ‘Manohar Parrikar Pratishthan’ has been formed that will hold a three-day lecture series in Mapusa, commencing from Parrikar’s birth anniversary. The organisation will be launched at the hands of Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on the birth anniversary of …

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Mapusa’s water problem remains unresolved

Mapusa: Water problem continues to ‘haunt’ the Mapusa residents – they are not receiving regular water supply. Taps go dry and the locals here are forced to rely on water tankers to meet their requirement of water. Despite of the several assurances in the past, the water problem is still continuing in Mapusa. After a regular interval, the water problem …

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