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How To Attract High-End Tourists

THE launch of helicopter services is good value addition to Goa tourism to attract high-end tourists. Helicopter services were earlier operated at the site without inviting any objections. But to this service local panchayat and local residents have raised objections. The government should have taken them into confidence beforehand by creating awareness of the project’s benefits and allaying their fears …

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Sharif Can’t Mean What He Says

PAKISTAN Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Saturday “vowed” that his government would “go to any lengths” to uncover the alleged use of its soil in the January 2 attack on the air base in Pathankot by suspected Jaish-e-Mohammad terrorists. “The investigation into the Pathankot incident is underway and we will make its findings public soon. Whatever facts come out we …

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Making Goa’s Power Department Smart

THE Joint Electricity Regulatory Commission (JERC) for the state of Goa and Union Territories has found that Goa’s power department has a much larger number of employees in proportion to Goa’s population and the number of sub-stations and wants it to be reduced.

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Tough Challenges Before New Party 

As we approach elections to the state Assembly in over a year, a new regional party, Goa Forward, has been formed, adding to over half a dozen regional parties – MGP, UGDP, GVP, GSRP, Shiv Sena and Goa Praja Party.

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No Dancing To The Tune of EDMs

The Goa State Pollution Control Board has found that Supersonic, one of the two electronic dance music (EDM) festivals held last December crossed the noise limits that could make the organizers liable for penalties when the National Green Tribunal (NGT) hears the case based on the inspection reports of the GSPCB.

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Be Realistic About Security, Mr Parrikar

Not taking anything to chances following receipt of a letter purportedly written by the ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria), the Goa police top brass has advised Union Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar to accept Z plus security cover during his stay in the state. The letter threatened to harm Parrikar as well as Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Parrikar, by …

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Save Goa’s Own Dairy

The government decision to allow Gujarat-based Surat District Cooperative Milk Producers Union Ltd (SUMUL) to enter Goa has set off a cry that Goa Dairy, the lone dairy built over four decades in the co-operative sector in the state, could face a crisis of survival.

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Save the Sea From Plastics

The findings of the National Institute of Oceanography about considerable presence of micro plastics in water along Goa’s beaches, including those less frequented by tourists, should send out alarming signals to environment-conscious citizens and put environmental activists of the state into some real ground action.

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Unspeakable Horrors of Islamic State

INDIAN intelligence agencies have gathered inputs that suggest the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) have prepared some boys aged 12-15 for a fidayeen attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The inputs have to be taken seriously. There is nothing the Islamic State cannot do. They are inspired by a savage medieval kind of ideology in which anyone not …

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Kill The Disease, Not The Monkeys

Five patients afflicted by Kyasanur Forest Disease (KFD), commonly known as monkey fever and prevalent in parts of Sattari taluka since last year, have lost their lives, the latest victim being a 60-year-old woman from Mauxi village. The disease affected over two dozen people of the taluka. The health authorities were found groping in the dark until a team of …

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