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Goa’s grand youth festival kickstarts, Prashant Naik rakes up Mhadei

Goa’s grand youth festival has begun. This year, a total of 32 groups, including colleges and clubs, are participating in the two-day event.The Mahotsav has produced activists, who are part of important social movements in Goa such as the Goa Bachao Abhiyan, movement on a medium of instruction and Mhadei Bachao Abhiyan. Please like & share: Read More »

Day 2: Taxis off roads, tourists suffer

Looks like taxi operators are in no mood to budge & CM Manohar Parrikar is firm on his stand. Amidst all this, tourists are the most facing inconvenience.On Saturday morning at MPT port, as the cruise came on the ground, there were no taxis to receive the tourists. Please like & share: Read More »

Goa’s non-auctioned mines to be charged 30% extra tax

Goan miners have a mixed news from the conference of all state mines ministers held in Goa.Goa would continue to export its iron ore. But they will have to pay almost 30 per cent tax, besides the royalty.However, in case of auctioned mines, the miners will have to pay only 10 percent tax. And interestingly, not a single mine of ... Read More »

Tourist taxi strike causes inconvenience to tourists

Strike by tourist taxis caused inconvenience to tourists despite the arrangement made by the authorities. In South Goa, tourists were seen dragging their baggage. Even though there was no untoward incident in South Goa till afternoon, tourists did face inconvenience. Please like & share: Read More »

Taxi drivers defy Govt orders, strike is on

The Taxi strike has happened. Fiery speeches and defiance marked the gathering of taxi owners gathered in large numbers at Azad Maidan. And all this despite the government putting immense pressure and invoking ESMA to try and curb the protest. Tight security marked the run-up to the Taxi strike. Taxi owners and the government have had a love-hate relationship. Please ... Read More »

Mahila Congress organises Coconut flash sale!

Goan cuisine is incomplete without coconuts and when the coconuts get expensive, we are worried. Just to cash on this opportunity, Mahila Congress workers organized a flash sale in Panaji Market.Congress has accused BJP of indulging in the scam by intentionally surging the prices of coconuts and have given 10-day ultimatum to slash the prices. Please like & share: Read More »

GTDC threatens to bring in Uber, Ola-type apps if taxis strike

If the taxi operators go ahead with their strike and bring a bad name to Goa, Government will be forced to bring in Uber or Ola -type of services.This was the strong message given by Goa Tourism Development Corporation chairman.The Government, on the other hand, has invoked Goa Essential Services Maintenance Act, 1988 and prohibited the strike with immediate effect. ... Read More »

Baina Demolition Drive: 34 out of 121 structures down to rubble

In was something waiting to happen, the demolition drive that was to be undertaken in Vasco’s Baina area.On Thursday morning over 30 structures to down to rubble for violating CRZ norms The Office of Mormugao Mamlatdar with the help of South Goa Demolition Squad on Thursday demolished 34 structures that were allegedly constructed violating CRZ norms at Katem Baina on ... Read More »

GF & MGP on loggerheads on Dr Jack Sequeira’s statue

The coalition partners of the BJP-led government are on loggerheads on the issue of installing a statue of Dr Jack Sequeira in the Assembly complex.Goa Forward had its own Opinion Poll rally in Madgao on Tuesday evening.The party leaders and even ministers threatened to move out of the government on certain crucial issues. Please like & share: Read More »

All arrangements in place to deal with taxi strike: Sudin

All arrangements are in place to prevent inconvenience to the public, especially the tourists, if taxi operators go ahead with the strike.The Transport Minister Sudin Dhavalikar said that any violence would be strictly dealt with. He also termed the strike illegal. The taxi operators have threatened to go on strike on the 19th of this month to oppose the installation ... Read More »