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Why one Thomas Cook matters to Goa tourism?

Why shutdown of one Thomas Cook is a major blow to Goa’s tourism? Especially when Goa gets 88 per cent Indian tourists and only 12 per cent foreigners? And this shutdown is only from UK when Goa gets foreign tourists from almost 30 countries all over the world. These are the latest figures of last year’s tourist season. Goa gets …

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Decision on shack policy hangs till Monday next week

The most awaited decision of the high court on revocation of stay on beach shack policy has been postponed to next week. Goa government has told the Bombay high court at Goa that it would file a petition before National Green Tribunal to allow to implement the shack policy. NGT had told Goa that it would not allow to set …

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Shack owners approach HC on shack policy; hearing on Tuesday

Jolted by the National Green Tribunal’s stay order on government’s shack policy, All Goa Shack Owners Welfare Society has approached High Court of Bombay asking it to vacate the stay order. The first hearing is on Tuesday. The shack owners also want the lottery system of shack allotment abolished and subletting of shacks banned altogether.

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Will suspend licenses of vehicles jumping single lanes at Agacaim & Cortalim: Mauvin

What is the main problem of frequent traffic jams on both the sides of Zuari bridge? Mismanagement by traffic police or vehicles creating multiple lanes when traffic halts for a little while? Transport Minister Mauvin Godinho has decided to come down heavily on these vehicles which jump the single lane. Especially the tourist taxis. He has ordered to suspend licences …

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Villagers oppose mega housing project in Sancoale

Hundreds of locals from Cortailim constituency along with activists held a peaceful protest rally from Chicalim to Sancoale plateau to oppose mega housing project behind MES College. They fear that such mega housing projects would have adverse effect on the civic amenities and natural resources like land, water and air. Social Activist Dr Claude Alvares said this upcoming massive housing …

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Keep AC at 24, save on bills remain healthy

Increasing one degree in your air-conditioner temperatures results in an increase of 6 per cent in your power consumption. Also keeping your ac temperature at an average of 24 degrees ensures that your health is not affected as when compared to when it is 18 degrees. And it reduces harmful carbon emissions as compared to when your ac temperature is …

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Hold inquiry, take action on state of potholes, money spent

Potholes are the flavour of the day in Goa. Social media and mainstream media have taken up the issue with programmes and stories. Now the civic society and opposition is taking cognizance of a programme on Goa 365 and has filed complaints asking for an inquiry into the state of the roads and the expenditure. Mohandas Lolienkar, a contractor made …

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Bus truck collide at Balli, 4 serious

An collision between a goods truck and a passenger bus resulted in 4 persons including the driver of the bus getting critically injured. The accident took place at Bali on the Cuncolim Canacona highway. A total of 15 people have been injured out of which 10 were shifted to Hospicio and 5 admitted to the local primary health centre.  The …

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Corporate taxes slashed to boost Indian economy: Nirmala

In an attempt to streamline the derailed economy of India, Government of India has slashed effective corporate tax to 25.17 per cent, inclusive of all cess and surcharges. Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman made this announcement in Goa. The revenue forgone for this move would be 1.45 lakh crore rupees per year. Nirmala Sitharaman is here in Goa to chair …

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Let’s have one election in the name of Education: Manish Sisodia

Let’s have one election in this country in the name of education, rather than caste, religion or regionalism. This is an appeal made by Delhi state’s revolutionary education minister Manish Sisodia. Aam Aadmi Party’s Delhi education minister Manish Sisodia was in Goa to release his book ‘Shiksha’ which narrates the experiments he made in Delhi in the field of education. …

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