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Escape Route for Drinkers In Supreme Court Order

THE Supreme Court order to shut down all liquor shops on state and national highways by March 31, 2017 could have a major adverse impact on the liquor business and state economy. Two national highways pass through the state – NH 17 (changed to NH 66) and NH 4A (changed to NH 748) covering a distance of 224 kilometres. There …

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A Missionary Policy To Promote Goan Culture

CHIEF Minister Laxmikant Parsekar’s statement that his government granted permission to 94 new primary schools in Marathi and Konkani medium and to not a single primary school in English medium during its five-year term might not satisfy the section that accuses the BJP of going back on its 2012 election promise of discontinuing grants to the existing English-medium schools. The …

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How Goa Can Make Up Loss Of Revenue

OWING to demonetisation Goa is staring at a loss of about Rs 800 crore in government revenue.  Revenue collection in the current financial year had been witnessing a positive growth till November 8.

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Why Goan Pao Is Losing Taste

For centuries ‘pao’ has been an essential food item on the dining table of Goans. Goans are virtually addicted to it and cannot do without it, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner. But in recent years the taste and texture of pao have changed, thanks to the new class of bakers giving up the traditional method of baking and using …

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More Money In Less Space

Every day hoards of new currency are being seized across the country and Goa is no exception. The law enforcing authorities have seized around Rs 3 crore mostly in new currency in different parts of the state.

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A Sound Strategy For Job Creation

Employment generation has been problematic for all the previous governments, and the case was no different for the government of Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar. However, he has promised again that if his party is voted to power it would work towards employment generation.

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Obstacles In The Path Of Cashless Economy

Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar’s plan of making Goa cashless as a resolve toward fulfilling Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s dream may have to overcome several problems. One of the major problems is poor connectivity.

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Developing Goa As An Educational Hub

Notwithstanding opposition from some locals, the state government has decided to have an Indian Institute of Technology in an area of 120 hectares at Loliem, Canacona. Chief Minister Laxmikant Parsekar emphasizes the decision is in the interest of Goan youth. The opponents give a variety of reasons why IIT should not be set up on the site: it is an …

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Why Goa’s Panchayats Are Financially Weak

As many as 110 of 190 panchayats in the state are classified as “financially weak.” They survive on special grants from the state government as the revenue generated by them is inadequate. The revenue of a number of panchayats is less than Rs 40 lakh, which leaves them little after paying staff salaries for any developmental work. There are 12 …

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