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Beach tenders finalised, finally

The beach cleaning tender has been finally finalised after a lot of hue and cry. The chief Minsiter Pramod Sawant says that the tenderer would start work immediately and all beaches would be cleaned up in around 10 days. Goa is famous for its beach tourism. However, lately it has been facing flak for the state of its beaches; especially …

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Sancoale panchayat won’t clear PDA files till panch gets membership in MPDA

There’s tussle going in between the Sancoale panchayat and Mormugao Planning and Development authority. Sancoale Panchayat wants Sarpanch or a panch to be a member of MPDA committee. If MPDA does not agree to this, the Sancoale panchayat has decided not clear any PDA files in its jurisdiction. Sancoale Panchayat on Monday adopted a resolution on this. Sancoale Sarpanch Girish …

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HC tells Govt to begin allotting shacks, next hearing on 7th October

The Tourism industry had a mixed day on Monday. The High Court allowed the state to start the procedure for allocation of shacks. But asked it to refrain from finalising allocation till final orders. The next date of hearing in on October 7. The High court was hearing a petition against the National Green Tribunal order staying the implementation of …

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Subramanain Swamy criticises FM, proposes 3-tier formula to upgrade economy

Senior Parliamentarian and Rajya Sabha MP Subramanian Swamy has criticised the economic measures taken by the BJP government to streamline the economic slowdown. Instead, he has proposed a three-tier formula to upgrade Indian economy. Swamy was in Madgao on Sunday to deliver a lecture on Resurgence of Hinduism organised by Shiv Samrajya. He said India is already a Hindu Rashtra …

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Tejpal Rape Case: next hearing on Oct 7

The infamous rape case involving former Tehelka editor Tarun Tejpal has been fixed for October 7. The trail court posted the case in connection to the rape allegation by a journalist colleague. The victim had accused him of sexually assaulting him at a five star resort during a festival organised by Tehelka. Tarun Tejpal had approached the Supreme Court asking …

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Row erupts over proposed floating casino shift to Calangute

Casinos are to be shifted out of the Mandovi or not. It is still all talk. But a row has already erupted between former MLA Congressman Agnelo Fernandes who has attacked the statements of current MLA Michael Lobo that he would shift one to Calangute. Michael has never been one to keep quiet and he has reacted strongly to Agnelo …

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Invest in India, CM says at Asian engineers function

The challenge before the Indian economy is to become a 5 trillion dollar economy. The Indian Growth story is strong because of 4 factors – Democracy, demography, demand and decisiveness.  The chief minister Pramod Sawant welcomed investers and entrepeneurs to India as he inaugurated the Asian Civil Engineering Coordinating Council 20th anniversary celebration at a City 5 star.

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World tourism day celebrated

Government must help new and innovative tourism proposals and ventures for the betterment of Goan Tourism, TTAG President Savio Messias said, on World Tourism day.  He also wanted youth to make the most of opportunities available in Tourism sector.   Goa tourism is under a cloud due to various factors, the latest being the cloud over the shack policy and the …

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Thomas Cook shutdown: Govt-Hoteliers work out joint strategy

Government machinery in Goa is slowly gearing up to face a major blow to Goa’s tourism industry due to sudden shutdown of Thomas Cook UK, which was getting over 60,000 long-staying foreign tourists to Goa. Chief Minister Dr Pramod Sawant said his government is exploring tie ups with some other travel agencies and airlines. CM Sawant did not speak much …

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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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