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Govt likely to revise excise duty, fee on liquor

Panaji: Almost all the stakeholders in the state’s liquor industry have opposed the increase in excise duty and fee that has been proposed in the Goa Budget 2020-21, according to information gathered by this daily. Officials of the excise department are currently busy studying the objections the department has received from different stakeholders before forwarding recommendation to the government. The …

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Tourism policy, master plan in the offing

Panaji: The state government will soon notify the tourism policy and a tourism master plan as per which will set the strategy for development of tourism, Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar said on Wednesday. Interacting with media persons in Panaji, the Tourism Minister said, “We have finalised the tourism policy and a tourism master plan. Now we are waiting approval of …

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Centre committed towards 33% reservation for women: BJP women wing chief

Panaji: Stating that her party is in favour of 33 per cent reservation for women in Parliament and state assemblies, national Mahila Morcha president of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Vijaya Rahatkar said that she is confident that the central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi would introduce a bill in this regard in the Parliament soon. Addressing media …

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Panaji Shigmotsav set to start on March 10

Panaji: Due to the model code of conduct in force in view of the Zilla Parishad election, the Shigmotsav 2020 will be celebrated by the Corporation of City of Panaji (CCP) in association with the Panaji Shigmotsav Samiti from March 10 to 15, revealed the president of the samiti and chairman of Dempo Group of Companies Shrinivas Dempo. Addressing media …

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Betalbatim panch relieved as recounting finds no dispute in ‘vote count’

Margao: Following the High Court order for recounting of votes polled in ward one of Betalbatim village panchayat, the same was conducted on Wednesday and the current panch Minu Antonio Fernandes emerged as the winner. Sarpanch Constancio Miranda and panch member Minu Antonio Fernandes said they had faith in the government machinery despite having to face a similar recount of …

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Khorlim suicide: deceased father booked for murdering two minor sons

Mapusa : In connection with the Khorlim suicide case, Mapusa police has booked the deceased father for murdering his nine-year-old and two-year-old boys on Wednesday evening. An offence has been registered under Section 302 of the Indian Penal Code. On Wednesday the postmortem was conducted at Goa Medical College at Bambolim, following which four bodies including the two minors was …

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GSK seeks extension of timings for Shigmotsav float parade

Vasco: Gomantak Shigmotsav Kalakar (GSK) comprising of artists, members of cultural groups and residents of Vasco handed over a memorandum to the deputy collector and sub divisional magistrate Mormugao, requesting him to place the issue of extending the timings on restrictions laid on Shigmotsav float parade by 11.30 pm from 10 pm across the state of Goa.  In a memorandum …

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Tailor arrested for raping woman at Palolem

Canacona: A woman was allegedly raped by a man at Palolem who promised her a job after meeting an agent in Palolem on Monday.  According to Canacona police, the 20-year-old girl in her complaint stated that the alleged accused Gulsher Ahmed had asked her to come to Palolem to meet an agent who will later provide a job to the …

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CM: Goa will object to central nods to K’taka for Kalasa project

Panaji: Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Tuesday said that the state government will file applications before various central authorities objecting to the grant of any permission to Karnataka to proceed with work at the Kalasa-Banduri project site in the Mhadei river basin. Speaking to reporters at the BJP headquarters, Sawant said that the state government will write to the Ministry …

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